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Two Week Cultural and Historical Tour In Ethiopia

On this tour lecturer, writer and photographer Chris Bradley will guide us through Ethiopia's unique history, myths and legends. We visit many of the country's natural and cultural highlights, including the Tississat Falls and the rock-cut churches of Tigray and Lalibela. We also explore Fasiliadas' castle complex at Gondar and the 3000-year-old temple at Yeha.

Tour Highlights

  • Travel with Chris Bradley - Learn about the history and archaeology of Ethiopia from a knowledgeable lecturer.
  • Tigray & Lalibela - Explore impressive churches carved in rocks.
  • Bahar Dar - Walk to the top of Tississat Falls, the 'Water that Smokes'.
  • Axum & Yeha - Obelisks, temples and palaces in the final resting place of the Ark of Covenant.
  • Simien Mountains - Rugged and spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Gondar - Exceptionally well preserved castles from the 17th Century.


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  • 1
    Join tour Addis Ababa

  • 2
    To Debre Markos via the holy site of Debre Markos

  • 3
    To Bahar Dar via the Blue Nile; visit the Tississat Falls

  • 4
    Boat trip on Lake Tana; drive to Gondar

  • 5
    In Gondar; visit Debre Berhan Selassie church and castle complex

  • 6
    Drive to Debark; walk in the Simien Mountains

  • 7
    Drive to Axum; the former capital of the Ethiopian empire

  • 8
    Sightseeing in Axum

  • 9
    Drive and visit Yeha and Adwa; continue to Adigrat

  • 10
    Visit Tigray churches; continue to Mekele

  • 11
    Scenic drive to Lalibela

  • 12
    In Lalibela; visit rock cut churches

  • 13
    Fly Addis Ababa. Tour ends.

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Ethiopia's Historical Highlights
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Included meals 12 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Flight
10 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Hotel
Tour Staff
Local Guide(s), Boat Crew, Muleteer(s), Guest Lecturer
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16