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15 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Uncover History And Culture Of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Aksum, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Nechisar National Park, Arba Minch, Gondar, Hosaina, Jinka, Mago National Park, Turmi

Culture Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Visit Ethiopia, a hidden gem, though a mystery for many people invites you with its beautiful sceneries, historical monuments, sky touching mountains to unique tribes.

DAY 01

Arrive Addis Ababa

  • Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer.

  • If it is daytime, we shall do sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

  • Hotels are centrally located, very simple.

DAY 02

Fly to Bahir Dar

  • Visit the Blue Nile Falls.

  • Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Hotel 35 km to falls 1 hour Moderate 30 minutes walk to the falls. Walking shoes preferable.

DAY 03

Drive to Gondar

  • Visit the 16th-century Royal enclosure, that is famous for its castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. 

  • Hotel is 180km to Gondar. (Non-flight day; simple sandal or shoes suitable.)

DAY 04

Fly to Axum

  • Visit the archeological sites and St. Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church, which is the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. 

  • Hotel sites and hotels are centrally located 30 minutes, moderate to tough optional hiking 30 minutes - 2 hrs. (walking shoes are required.)

DAY 05

Fly to Lalibela

  • Visit the Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world. 

  • Hotel 25 km, from the airport to hotel 40 minutes moderate, few big steps, sandal shoes with socks.

DAY 06


  • The remaining churches and one of the monasteries outside Lalibela. 

  • Hotel 10 - 50 km based on choice, non-flight day, simple to tough walking based on interest.

DAY 07

Fly Back to Addis Ababa

  • Retire the remaining day or optional activities. 

  • Hotel is 25 km from Lalibela, centrally located, about 1 - 2:30 hours based on the available flight.

DAY 08

Drive to Arbaminch via Hosaena

  • Tiya stelae field is a UNESCO world heritage site Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church, Gurage and Oromo people and their villages. 

  • Hotel 432 km the longest in the route 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with the activities. It is a busy day with a long drive and activities, sandal, shoes are good for drive and sightseeing.

DAY 09

Full day in Arbaminch

  • Nechisar National Park game drive.

  • Boat trip on Lake Chamo for birding and spotting hippos and crocs. 

  • We go to the hotel after 70-80 km, round trip to the park. 12 km till the lake.

  • In the afternoon from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm we can go to the park. 

  • 30 minutes to Lake Chamo tough driving to the park with moderate walking. Walking shoes are preferable.

DAY 10

Drive to Jinka

  • Visit Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their village markets, if this day coincides with the market days. 

  • Hotel 245km, 6 hours tough driving with a simple walk. Sandal and shoes are good for the drive and sightseeing.

DAY 11

Excursion to Mago

  • We go to meet the Mursi Tribe, their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with a stick.

  • Drive back to Jinka and continue to Turmi.

  • On the way Ari and Bana people.

  • Dimeka market (Saturday and Tuesday). Camping 300km. 

  • Tough drive and busy day with activities. Walking shoes are better. 

  • The car parks at the site that needs a very short walking.

DAY 12

Full Day in Turmi

  • Excursion to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe.

  • Go to Turmi market (Thursday).

  • Boating on the Omo River.

  • Hamer tribe and their villages.

  • Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite, occasional and optional.

  • Camping 70km to Omorate 38 km to Dimeka market, 2 hours to Omorate and 1 hour to the market.

  • Moderate walking within the market and to the villages. Walking shoes required.

DAY 13

Drive back to Arbaminch

  • Visit Erbore and Konso tribes on the way.

  • Camping 285km for 6 - 7 hours.

  • The walk is moderate, walking shoes are better.

DAY 14

Drive to Awassa

  • Detour for Dorze people.

  • Back to the road and head to Awassa. 

  • Hotel 275km, 6 hours moderate drive with simple activities.

DAY 15

Fish Market at Awassa and birding

  • Drive back to Addis Ababa.

  • Retire for remaining day or choose optional activities.

  • Let us have an Ethiopian traditional night. 

  • Hotel 275km 5 hours, moderate drive with simple activities.

  • 2889 USD Per Adult (* 2-4 travelers )
  • Specially qualified local guide for northern historical sites. Fulltime private guide for south of Omo Valley, scout fees in parks and villages fees.

  • All mentioned Hotels/Lodges.

  • All accommodations are based on Single/twin room occupancy.

  • Meals out of Addis, on full board basis.

  • All entrance fees at sites, churches, parks and villages.

  • All transfers and visits sites using well maintained and air-conditioned tourists class Toyota Van vehicle for historical sites (Bahir Dar, Gonder, Lalibela, Axum and Addis Ababa) according to the itinerary.

  • All transfers and visit  southern Omo Valley using well maintained and air-conditioned tourist class 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Vehicle 1-4clients one Car + driver according to the itinerary.

  • All ground transportation including insurance, fuel and all costs of the driver.

  • Boat trip on Lake Tana and Chamo lake.

  • International and domestic flights.

  • Lunch and dinner in Addis Ababa.

  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks.

  • Video filming and photographing fees.

  • We offer 15 days combined historical and cultural tour in Ethiopia, we serve this tour with a group of 2 and above travelers.

  • The above price doesn't include the internal flight as Ethiopia airline offers with huge difference prices on domestic flights in terms of your international flight status.

Addis Ababa, Aksum, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Nechisar National Park, Arba Minch, Gondar, Hosaina, Jinka, Mago National Park, Turmi

Culture Tour
History Tour
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