Eight Day Explore Ethiopia
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Transfer from Airport to Hotel
Day 2: This morning fly to Gondar. Situated close to the border of Sudan, Gondar is home to some of Ethiopia’s oldest castles. Explore Gondar with a guide this afternoon. Visit the Fasil Castle complex, Three Trinity Cathedral and the site of the ancient Baths.
Included Activities: Gondar ½ day City Tour
Day 3:Today we head into the Simien Mountains, one of the major mountain regions of Africa, home to RasDejen, the 4th highest peak on the continent at 4543m. This National Park is home to the famous Gelada Baboons, gentle creatures that will allow you to get up close and personal, unlike other baboon species. We will be camping in the National Park for the next 1 night.
Day 4: Spend the day hiking the mountains, meeting the locals and searching for the elusive Ethiopian Wolf and Walia Ibex. The jagged peaks and high mountain ranges make for some spectacular views and drive back to Gondar.
Included Activities: Hiking
Day 5: Today we head to Lalibela. This medieval town is home to 13 monolithic churches, hewn from rock in the 12th century.
Day 6: Spend the day visiting the rock hewn churches.
Included Activities: Churches Tour
Day 7: Fly back to Addis for the next 2 nights.
Day 8: Today is a free day to explore the city. Recommended sights are The Holy Trinity Cathedral complex which is the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and the Ethnological Museum, situated in Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of the Addis Ababa Ethiopia University. (Dinner at the traditional club in Addis )