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12-Day Ethiopia Highlights Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Culture, History

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, French


This comprehensive program showcases the full spectrum of Ethiopia's magnificent natural landscape and intriguing cultural history. Overnight in Addis Ababa before flying to Bahir Dar, the base for exploring the monasteries of Lake Tana and visiting the Blue Nile Falls. Explore Simien Mountains National Park, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, and more in this 12-day tour!

  • Marvel at the beauty of Blue Nile Falls
  • Visit castles and palaces in Gondar
  • Discover the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  • Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa expand_more
    • Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer.

    • Go on a city tour.

  • Day 2: Bahir Dar expand_more
    • Fly to Bahir Dar from Addis Ababa.

    • Visit the Nile Falls in the morning.

    • Go on a Lake Tana trip in the afternoon.

  • Day 3: Gondar expand_more
    • Drive to Gondar from Bahir Dar.

    • Visit the Nubian style castles and palaces.

  • Day 4: Simien National Park expand_more
    • Visit Simien Mountains National Park, the largest National Park in Ethiopia.

    • Marvel at the panoramic views of sheer cliffs and the lowlands below.

  • Day 5: Axum expand_more
    • Drive to Axum.

    • Visit Tekeze gorge and make several stops for the view around.

  • Day 6: Axum - Sightseeing expand_more
    • Visit the Stele - Obelisk of Axu.

    • Go to Axum Tsion- an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

    • Explore the museums and tombs in Axum.

  • Day 7: Gheralta expand_more
    • Drive to Hawuzen.

    • Visit the ruins of the great Yeha temple.

    • Explore the Tigray rock churches.

  • Day 8: Mekele expand_more
    • Drive to Mekele.

    • Visit Abraha Atsbeha - a 10th-century church and one of Tigray's finest.

    • Explore Debre Tsion Mariam - an Ethiopian orthodox church.

  • Day 9: Lalibela expand_more
    • Drive to Lalibela.

    • Visit the village/people along the way.

  • Day 10: Lalibela - Sightseeing expand_more
    • Visit the three group of monolithic rock-hewn churches in Lalibela.

  • Day 11: Lalibela - Sightseeing expand_more
    • Visit Yimrahine Kristos Cave Church - an 11th/12th-century Ethiopian orthodox church.

    • Explore Asheten Mariam - a small monastery carved in a mountain.

  • Day 12: Addis Ababa expand_more
    • Fly back to Addis Ababa.

    • Continue sightseeing with the balance of the city tour.

    • Transfer to airport for departure back home.

What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • stave

    We spent 12 days with Fruitt Fsaha(fish), a federal guide based Addis Ababa. Fruitt is a very pleasant person, with excellentservicesand an excellent knowledge about the history ofEthiopia. He is also a sociable. During the 12 days we spent a spectacular time with him, He organize for us a visit in a rare attraction , a visit to a natural destinations, and meetings with rural people on several location with coffee ceremony. All was organized on the professional way. I recommend him for every one that is looking for a guide in Ethiopia.

  • darrlo

    My brother and I had a wonderful tour of Ethiopia, led by our guide, Fruitt Lij, in February 2016. We have been fortunate to have traveled to many different countries, and had a lot of guides. I would say, with out a doubt, Lij was the best guide we had in Ethiopia.He is open, and honest. He encourages you to ask about anything that you might wonder about, and he will answer truthfully. His knowledge and enthusiasm for his country is boundless. He managed our bigg group of 19 thrugh out the north and south of Ethiopia flawlessly. I must say that Ethiopia is a phenomenal destination, but Lij had made it, for my Brother and I, a trip that one might describe as ‘life-changing”…I recommended Lij as your travel guide, with out reservations, and with enthusiasm.

Starting From


USD USD---- 1938.00
USD 1938.00 / adult

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