21 Days tour to the North historic route, Danakil Dessert & South Omo Valley – Ethiopia

Duration : 21 Days
Transportation : Flight and Surface
Destination : Bahir dar, Gonder, Simien Mountains National park, Axum, Mekelle, Hamdela, Dodome, Erta Ale, Labella, Awassa, Arbaminch, Dorze village, Lake Chamo, Turmi, Omorate,, Jinka, Mursi Village, Konso

Day 01 : Arrival of Addis Ababa  and Sight seeing

Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Yama Ethiopia Tours representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

Day 02 :  Fly to Bahirdar & Boat Trip on Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls

In the morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent.

Day 03 :  Driver to Gonder and Sightseeing of Gonder

In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Also, visit DebreBerhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.

Day 04 : Drive to Simien Mountains National park

Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer.

Day 05 : Drive to Axum

Drive to Axum Through beautiful escarpment of Siemen Mountains and Tekeze river valley

Day 06 : Sightseeing in Axum

Morning after breakfast explores the city of Axum. Visit the interesting museum in stelae field, the impressive Stelae Fields and also the grounds of the 16th-century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion, home of the original Ark of the Covenant.

Day 07 : Drive to Mekelle

In the morning after breakfast drive to Mekelle and on the way visit beautiful landscape view and Yeha temple and may be Debredamo monastery ( which is only for Men )

Day 08 : Drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to Danakil Desert.

In the morning after drive to Hamedela. At Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. On the way you will also admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town.

Day 09 : HamedEla – Dodome – Erta Ale

In the morning drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake.

Day 10 : More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamadela

Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set., then drive to Hamedela.Late after noon visit camel caravan.

Day 11 : Excursion to Daloll depression drive back to Mekele

After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius. Then drive back to Mekelle.

Day 12 : Drive to lalibela

In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela and on the way visit some local market and lakeAshenge.

Day 13 : Full day excursions in Lalibela

After breakfast visit Lalibela rock hewn churches, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches.

Day 14 : Fly Back to Addis and drive to Awassa

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Addis and transfer to Awassa to the rift valley lakes region.

Day 15 : Drive to Arbaminch via Dorze village

After breakfast visit Awassa Fish market and drive to Arbaminch through Chencha village to visit Dorze people.

Day 16 : Boat trip on Lake Chamo & drive to Turmi

Morning after breakfast make boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the largest crocodiles in Africa which measure up to 7 Mts. Then drive to Turmienroute visiting Tsemay and Benna tribes. Then walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colorful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people.

Day 17 : Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes across the Omo river by wooden local boat then come back to Turmi in the afternoon to visit the nearby hammer tribe village, also possibility to see special occasion ceremonies like wedding and ritual.

Day 18 : Drive to Jinka

Early Excursion to Karo village for the visit of Karo tribes with their interesting body decorations and scarification; Then drive to Jinka.

Day 19 : Excursion to Mursi

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribe village known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips.

Day 20 : Drive to Arbaminch via Konso Village

After breakfast drive to Arbaminch en route visit Konso tribes village. The king village is very interesting.

Day 21 : Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure.

After breakfast drive back to Addis and on the way visit Tiya and Melkakunture archeological site. Evening fare well dinner and transfer to airport for fly back home.

 

 

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Ethiopia - Main Office

Haile G/Selassie Avenue
Haile Building 5th floor # 507
P.O.Box: 62747
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251-116-628710
+251-116-180989
+251-930-034888 ( Mr.Tariku W.Yadete)

Branch office in USA

Yama Ethiopia Tours
4431 Renaissance Drive
San Jose, CA
95134
Tel: +1408 5293959
Mr. Habtamu Abuhay
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Get in touch

Ethiopia - Main Office

Haile G/Selassie Avenue
Haile Building 5th floor # 507
P.O.Box: 62747
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
+251-116-628710
+251-116-180989
+251-930-034888 ( Mr.Tariku W.Yadete)

Branch office in USA

Yama Ethiopia Tours
4431 Renaissance Drive
San Jose, CA
95134
Tel: +1408 5293959
Mr. Habtamu Abuhay
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]