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Blue Nile & Lalibela ET

Visiting: Ethiopia
Tour Duration 14 Days
  • Castle of Gondar
  • Gelada baboons
  • Entertaining the local children
  • Castle at Gondar
  • Typical Ethiopian Coffee ceremony in Axum
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Standard

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Ethiopia Historic Tour

Join us for a journey through one of Africa's least explored countries. On our journey along the Historic Route we visit rock-hewn churches, ancient obelisks and the forbidden medieval town of Harar. We also see many of the country's astonishing natural wonders, from the dramatic Tississat Falls (the source of the Blue Nile) to the rugged Simien mountain range.

Tour Highlights

  • Lalibela - Explore impressive churches carved in rocks.
  • Bahar Dar - Walk to the top of Tississat Falls, the Water that Smokes.
  • Axum - 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.
  • Harar - A medieval walled city and the cradle of Islam in Ethiopia.
  • Awash Saba - A National Park dominated by a dormant volcano, home to mammals and predators.


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Addis Ababa, fly Dire Dawa, drive Harar

  • 2
    In Harar; exploring the medieval city on foot

  • 3
    Drive to Awash Saba; visit Awash National Park

  • 4
    Drive to Addis; orientation tour

  • 5
    Fly to Bahar Dar

  • 6
    At Bahar Dar; visit Tississat Falls

  • 7
    Drive to Gondar

  • 8
    Drive to Debark; walk in Simien Mountains

  • 9
    In the Simien Mountains

  • 10
    Drive to Axum

  • 11
    Sightseeing in Axum

  • 12
    Fly to Lalibela; visit rock cut churches

  • 13
    In Lalibela; mule trek

  • 14
    In Lalibela, fly Addis, tour ends

Tour notes

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Included meals 13 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Flight
5 nights Simple Hotel
8 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew, Muleteer(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16