North and South in 11 days


North and South in 11 days

Day 1- International flight to Addis Ababa and continue by domestic flight to Bahir Dar. If arrival time in Addis Ababa is in the morning, our staff will welcome you at the airport and you will proceed to a short city tour of Addis Ababa before flying to Bahir Dar

O/N- Hotel in Bahir Dar.   

Day 2- Boat Trip on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

After breakfast you will go on a boat excursion in Lake Tana to visit some of the monasteries known for their religious attributes and decorations as well as for their impressive display of illuminated bibles written in Ge'ez.

In the afternoon drive to the famous Blue Nile falls on a gravel road. Then take a pleasant walk from Tisa Abay town, named after the water fall which means “smoking Ababy”, for around two hours round trip. From here you head back to the river for a short boat ride to meet your vehicle on the other side.

O/N- Hotel in Bahir Dar

Day 3 –Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar via Awra Amba and City Tour of Gondar  

Drive to Gomdar with multiple stops for country house visits, photo stops & to explore Awra Amba Community. Awra Amba community & its members are distinct from the rest of the surrounding society for addressing deep rooted social glitches. The community addresses Gender equality, Basic human rights, and support for the elderly & disables in its utmost level.  Religion plays no role for the principles mentioned above. It is to some degree similar to the former Kibbutz in Israel.

Upon arrival in Gondar check in to your hotel and after lunch explore historic sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings, Debre Birhan Selassie church decorated with the surprisingly beautiful angle faces on the ceiling and the bath of king Fasiledes at which thousands of Ethiopians celebrate the Timkat festival every January.

O/N-Hotel in Gondar

Day 4- Excursion to Simien Mountains National Park

After early Breakfast drive to the Simien Mountains National Park and trek for two to four hours within the magnificent mountainous sceneries, during your hike you will see the precious endemic Chelada Baboons who roam the mountainous area and enjoy having your lunch box in the beautiful scenery. While driving back to Gondar you will stop at Woleka (Ethiopian Jewish community old Village) to visit a synagogue that used to be active until 1980th (Until Operation Mosses) and to see the village. 

O/N–Hotel in Gondar  

Day 5- Fly to Lalibela and visit the rock hewn churches of Lalibela

You visit the first cluster of the rock-hewn church before lunch and the second cluster in the afternoon. These churches are cut from solid rock, some are “fully monolithic churches” and some are Semi monolithic. The most famous church is Bête Giorgis, named after a patron saint of Ethiopia, carved in the form of a Greek cross. It is exceptionally well preserved and the most stunning of all churches.

O/N- Hotel in Lalibela

Day 6- Fly to Arba Minch via Addis Ababa and drive from Arba Minch to Jinka

Upon arrival at Arba Minch airport you will meet our driver, who will be waiting at the airport terminal, then drive 260KM to Jinka with photo stops. Lunch box will be provided upon arrival, Dinner at Jinka.

 O/N- Lodge/ Hotel in Jinka

Day 7 Jinka - Tourmi

After breakfast you will visit the Mursi village within Mago National park. The Mursi tribe women are known for their lower lip and earlobe Plates.  After lunch visit the Ari Tribe and drive to Tourmi, the home town of the Hammer people. Dimeka market on Tuesday and Saturday. Upon arrival in Tourmi visit the hammer tribe village.

 O/N-Lodge/Hotel/camping in Tourmi

 Day 8 - Excursion to karo Tribe and Dassenech Tribe

After breakfast drive to the Karo tribe village. The karo are well known for their body painting & decorations. The Karo people are also the Smallest of all tribes.  After visiting karo drive to Omorate and cross the Omo River using locally dug out boats made of wood to visit the Dassenech tribe whose people come from multiple ethnic groups. There are eight clans which make up the Dassanech tribe; each clan is defined by its territory and you will visit one of them.    

O/N- Lodge/Hotel/camping in Tourmi

Day 9 – Drive from Tourmi to Arba-Minch 

After early Breakfast drive from Tourmi to Arba Minch with Multiple stops to visit Bena Tribe, Tsemaye Tribe, Konso village. The Konso tribe is well known for their well-organized & fenced village in order to protect themselves from the neighboring tribes. The Konso tribe is also famous for their UNISCO acknowledged and highly efficient terrace-making tradition

                                                                              O/N- lodge /hotel in Arba Minch

Day 10- Dorze Tribe & fly back to Addis Ababa 

After breakfast drive to mountain Guhe were the Dorze people live. Dorze people are known for their Elephant shaped houses made of bamboo wood & false banana leafs.

. Fly to Addis Ababa,  Dinner at Traditional music Club

O/N- Hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 11- City tour of Addis Ababa and Fly back home

After early breakfast proceed to the National Museum which houses some of Ethiopia’s Historic treasures, were the oldest hominid ever found in the world is kept, known as Lucy or Dinkinesh continue to the Ethnographic Museum and the Holy Trinity Church which is the main cathedral and the resting place to the remains of Emperor Haile Selassie. After lunch proceed to the largest open market in Africa, Merkato and then to Entoto. Palace of Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa is located on Entoto Mountain, and offers magnificent views of the surrounding eucalyptus forest and Addis Ababa below.