Historical Tour Package
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STT 001-Historic route by Surface


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 001

Category: Historic

Transport: Land

Duration: 14 Nights, 15 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis to Debre Markos. Visit Debre Libanos Monastery & Blue Nile Gorge. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar & Sightseeing tour. Visit Open-air Market and panoramic view of the city. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Bahir Dar. Visit Blue Nile Fall & Monasteries of Lake Tana O/N Hotel

Day 5: Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar. Visit Castle compound, Bath of Fasildes, Debre Berhan Silassie church and Quskuam monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive Gondar to Axum. Visit the magnificent mountain scenery. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Axum. Visit archeological sites & Church .O/N Hotel

Day 8: Drive Axum-Adigrat. Visit Yeha Temple & Debre Damo Monasteries. O/N Hotel

Day 9: Drive to Mekele. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel

Day10: Drive to Lalibela. Visit spectacular Mountains scenery. O/N Hotel

Day 11: Lalibela. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel

Day 12: Excursion from Lalibela to Asheton Mariam or Yemrehane Kirstos. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel

Day 13: Drive to Kombolcha. Hayk Istifanos Monastery .O/N Hotel

Day 14: Drive to Addis. En route visit the Amhara and Oromo village. O/N Hotel

Day 15: Sightseeing tour of Addis and departure

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STT 002-Historic route and Harar by flight


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 002

Category: Historic

Transport: Flight

Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days


Itinerary



Day 1 - Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2 - Fly to Bahir Dar. O/N Hotel

Day 3 - Bahir Dar. O/N Hotel

Day 4 - Fly Bahir Dar to Gondar. O/N Hotel

Day 5 – Gondar-Semien Mountain National Park-Gondar. O/N Hotel

Day 6 - Fly to Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 7 - Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 8 - Fly to Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 9 - Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 10 - Fly to Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 11 - Fly to Dire Dawa - Harar. Visit Chat Market &Museums. O/N Hotel

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STT 003-The Classic Historic route


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 003

Category: Historic

Transport: Flight

Duration: 7 Nights, 8 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival. O/N – Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar. Visit the Blue Nile Fall & Boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries. O/N - Hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Gondar. Visit the Castle compound, Bath of King Fasilades, Debre Berhan Silassie church. O/N – Hotel

Day 4: Fly to Lalibela. Visit the first and third groups of rock churches. O/N -Hotel.

Day 5: Morning optional excursion to Ne’akuto Le’ab Cave church or to Semi-hewn church of Asheten Mariam on Mule back and back to Lalibela to visit the remaining second group of rock churches. O/N – Hotel

Day 6: Fly to Axum. Visit St. Mary Zion Church, Stele compound, Ruin palaces, archeological museum & tombs. O/N - Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis. Time for leisure and Shopping. O/N -Hotel.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Addis. That includes: Museums, Monuments, Churches, Market and Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of the city. Evening farewell dinner party and then departure.

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STT 004-The World Heritage Sites


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 004

Category: Historic

Transport: Flight

Duration: 10 Nights, 9 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole international Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Gondar and Visit the 17th & 18th century magnificent castles. O/n Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Simien Mountain National Park “the roof of Africa” to admire the spectacular Mountain landscape & endemic mammals. Then, drive back to Gondar. O/N - Hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Lalibela, famous for its remarkable 11- rock churches hand carved by King Lalibela in late 12th and early 13th century AD. O/N - Hotel.

Day 5: Visit the three groups of rock Churches at Lalibela. O/N - Hotel.

Day 6: Fly to Axum, the cradle of Ethiopian civilization and visit St. Mary of Zion church, magnificent Steles, tombs, Museum, and Queen of Sheba palace. O/N -Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis and Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Fly to Dire Dawa. Up on arrival drive to Harar “City within a city”, it is considered to be the 4th Islamic holies city in the world. Visit the 16th century marvelous wall, Museums, colorful market and the Hyena man at night. O/N - Hotel.

Day 9: Drive to Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis. O/N - Hotel.

Day 10: Excursion trip to Tiya to visit the 12th century AD unique Stelea. Back to Addis. Evening farewell dinner party and departure.

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STT 005-Full Historic route by drive


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 005

Category: Historic

Transport: Drive

Duration: 10 Nights, 11 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Drive Addis to Debre Markos. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Bahir Dar. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Morning visit in Bahir Dar & afternoon drive to Gondar. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Morning visit in Gondar. In the afternoon drive to Debark. O/N Hotel

Day 5: Visit Semien Mountain national park and then drive to Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Drive to Mekele. O/N Hotel

Day 8: Drive to Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 9: Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 10: Drive to Kombolcha. O/N Hotel

Day 11: Drive to Addis.

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STT 006-Historic route+Awash+Harar


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 006

Category: Historic

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport for your flight to BahirDar. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monasteries. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Early morning visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch visit of the Bahir Dar town’s most popular open-air market and the viewpoint by the late emperor’s place. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar visit the 17thC. Castles, the Bath of Fasilades, the monastery of Qusquam and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. Overnight Hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Visit the St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, museum, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast drives to Yeha an old temple of 500 BC and continues the 6thC A.D monastery of Debre Damo (access able by a rock to climb and allowed only to men) and proceed to Mekele. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Addis. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Drive to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight lodge.

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STT 007-Axum+Lalibela


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 007

Category: Historic

Transport: Flight

Duration: 5 Nights, 5 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Upon arrival visit the churches in Lalibela. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. In the afternoon, visit the second and third group of Churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Visit the St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, museum, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 6 Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Addis. Sight seeing tour of Addis and evening departure

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STT 008-Historic route+Awash+Bati+Harar


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 008

Category: Historic

Transport: Flight

Duration: 17 Nights, 18Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Drive through Debre Zeit crater Lakes to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Lodge.

Day 2: After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rambau’d house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast through the beautiful scenery drive to Awash Sebat Kilo. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast drive through Bati Market here the Amhara, Oromo and Afar tribes exchange their good. Proceed to Kembolcha for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Lalibella have stop over at Hayk to visit the 13th century monastery of Hayk Istifanos and continue driving to Lalibella for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7: After breakfast visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: After breakfast drive to Mekele through the very beautiful landscape stop at Zengena Lake to spot birds. Overnight Hotel at Mekele.

Day 10: After breakfast drive to Adigrat have stop over at Wekro to visit the rock-hewn church of Wekro Cherkos and continue driving to visit the rock-hewn church of Abrha Asbeha and proceed to Adigrat for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Debre Damo (accessable by a robe to climb and allowed only to men) to visit the 6th century monastery and continue driving to Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C. unique Temple along with the 4th century A.D. church of Aba Afse with its treasure. Proceed to Axum-the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archeological Museum, Stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13: After breakfast drive through the spectacular scenery to Gondar-the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia known for its magnificent castles. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14: Sight seeing tour of Gondar that includes: Castles compound, Fasilades bath, Qusquam monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan Silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 15: After breakfast drive to Bahar Dar. After check into the Hotel in the afternoon make a boat excursion on lake Tana to visit the ancient monastery of Ura-Kidanemehret at Zege Peninsula and Kibran Gebrael with their very old treasure. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16: Early morning drive 35 kms south east of the town to visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch visit of the Bahar Dar town’s most popular open-air market and the viewpoint by the late emperor’s place. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17: After breakfast drive through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge stop at Debre Libanos to visit the 13th century monastery and the 17th century Portuguese Bridge. Continue driving to Addis for overnight Hotel.

Day 18: Sightseeing tour of Addis and in the evening transfer out to the airport for your departure back to home.

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STT 053- Axum + Rock Hewn Churches of Tigray


Overview

Tour Code: STT 053

Category: Historic

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 7 Nights, 8 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Drive through Debre Zeit crater Lakes to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Lodge.

Day 2: After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rambau’d house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast through the beautiful scenery drive to Awash Sebat Kilo. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast drive through Bati Market here the Amhara, Oromo and Afar tribes exchange their good. Proceed to Kembolcha for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Lalibella have stop over at Hayk to visit the 13th century monastery of Hayk Istifanos and continue driving to Lalibella for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7: After breakfast visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: After breakfast drive to Mekele through the very beautiful landscape stop at Zengena Lake to spot birds. Overnight Hotel at Mekele.

Day 10: After breakfast drive to Adigrat have stop over at Wekro to visit the rock-hewn church of Wekro Cherkos and continue driving to visit the rock-hewn church of Abrha Asbeha and proceed to Adigrat for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Debre Damo (accessable by a robe to climb and allowed only to men) to visit the 6th century monastery and continue driving to Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C. unique Temple along with the 4th century A.D. church of Aba Afse with its treasure. Proceed to Axum-the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archeological Museum, Stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13: After breakfast drive through the spectacular scenery to Gondar-the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia known for its magnificent castles. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14: Sight seeing tour of Gondar that includes: Castles compound, Fasilades bath, Qusquam monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan Silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 15: After breakfast drive to Bahar Dar. After check into the Hotel in the afternoon make a boat excursion on lake Tana to visit the ancient monastery of Ura-Kidanemehret at Zege Peninsula and Kibran Gebrael with their very old treasure. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16: Early morning drive 35 kms south east of the town to visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch visit of the Bahar Dar town’s most popular open-air market and the viewpoint by the late emperor’s place. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17: After breakfast drive through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge stop at Debre Libanos to visit the 13th century monastery and the 17th century Portuguese Bridge. Continue driving to Addis for overnight Hotel.

Day 18: Sightseeing tour of Addis and in the evening transfer out to the airport for your departure back to home.

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STT 040- All in One History+Culture+Nature…


Overview

Tour Code: STT 040

Category: Combined

Transport: Surface

Duration: 27 Nights, 28 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival. O/N - Hotel

Day 2: Addis - Debre Libanos Monastery - Blue Nile Gorge- Debre Markos. O/N - Hotel

Day 3: Debre Markos- Amhara tribal village – sightseeing of Bahir Dar. O/N - Hotel

Day 4: Bahir Dar (Blue Nile Falls & Boat excursion to visit monasteries). O/N - Hotel

Day 5: Bahir Dar- Gondar and visit the castle compound & Churches. O/N -Hotel

Day 6: Gondar- Sanka Ber- Debark (Headquarter of Simien Mountains NP). O/N - hotel.

Day 7: Debark- Mountains scenery- Tekeze River Gorge- Axum. O/N - Hotel.

Day 8: Axum- St. Mary Zion Church, Stele compound, Ruin palace, archeological museum & tombs. O/N - Hotel

Day 9: Axum- Yeha Temple- Debre Damo Monastery (Allowed only for male visitors) - Adigrat. O/N - Hotel

Day 10: Adigrat- Rock churches of Tigray- Mekele. O/N - Hotel.

Day 11: Mekele - Mountains scenery- Lalibela. O/N - Hotel.

Day 12: Lalibela (11 rock churches). O/n same hotel

Day 13: Lalibela- Hayk Istifanos Monastery- Dessie. O/N -Hotel.

Day 14: Dessie- Afar tribal village- Awash. O/N - Hotel.

Day 15: Awash- Awash National Park- Harar. O/N - Hotel.

Day 16: Harar (Museums, open-air market, Hyena men, Mosque and wall). O/N - Hotel

Day 17: Harar - Oromo tribal village- Lake Beseka- Nazareth.

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STT 011- Afar + Awash National Park


Overview

Tour Code: STT 011

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 7 Nights, 8Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole international airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: After break fast drive to Awash national park. Sight seeing, game viewing and bird watching in the park. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Drive to Asayita to visit the Afar people. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 4: Drive to lake Abe. Overnight Asayita

Day 5: Drive to Serdo and visit lake Afdiera. Overnight camping

Day 6: Trekking around the lake. Overnight Awash at the kereyou Lodge.

Day 7: Drive back to Addis visiting some crater lake of Debrezeit. Overnight Addis hotel.

Day 8: Sight seeing tour of Addis and in the evening transfer out to the airport for your departure back to home.

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STT 012- Visiting the Surma tribes-Westrern Omo and Gambella


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 012

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 13 Nights, 14Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa. O/N - Hotel.

Day 2: Drive Addis – Nekemte visiting the Oromo people. O/N - Hotel

Day 3: Drive Nekemte - Dembi Dolo through very green-forested area. O/N -Camping

Day 4: Drive Dembi Dolo - Gambella. O/N - Hotel

Day 5: Excursion to visit the Agnuak people. O/N – same hotel

Day 6: Excursion to visit the Nuer people. O/N – same hotel

Day 7: Drive Gambella – Mizan Teferi. O/N - Hotel

Day 8: Drive Mizan Teferi – Tulgit visiting the Dizi and Surma people. O/N -Camping

Day 9: Drive Tulgit – Kibish visiting the Surma people. O/N - Camping

Day 10: Kibish - Visit of Surma Villages. O/N - same

Day 11: Drive Kibish – Bebeka. O/N -Hotel

Day 12: Drive Bebeka – Jimma. O/N - Hotel

Day 13: Drive back Jimma – Addis. Visiting the Gurage and Oromo people. O/n Hotel

Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Addis, farewell dinner party and Departure

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STT 013- Lower Omo Valley


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 013

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 10 Nights, 9 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Drive Addis to Arbaminch. O/N Hotel.

Day 3: Visit Nech Sar and Lake Chamo. O/N Hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Turmi. O/N Camping.

Day 5: Turmi - Omorate - Turmi. Overnight camping.

Day 6: Turmi - Murulle O/N Camping at Murulle.

Day 7: Murulle - Mago National Park. O/N Camping at Mago.

Day 8: Mago - Mursi - Jinka. O/N Hotel.

Day 9: Jinka - Yabello. O/N Local Hotel or Camping

Day 10: Yabello- Wondogenet. O/N Wabishebele Hotel

Day 11: Wondogenet - Addis. Night departure.

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STT 014- Grand Expedition to Ethiopia (Cultural+Historic+Natural sites)


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 014

Category: Cultural/Historic

Transport: Surface

Duration: 22 Nights, 23Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole international Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar. In the afternoon visit the ancient island monasteries on Lake Tana. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Early Morning visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After noon city tour of Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Gondar visit the 17thC castles, the Bath of Fasiledes, Qusquam Monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berehan Silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Fly to Lalibela and visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: Fly to Axum and visit St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, Museum, and palace. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis and Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Early in the Morning drive to Hosanna visiting the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam and to unique stelae of Tiya en route. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Early in the morning drive up hill to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribal Village with the people’s life style and their beehive shaped huts. Driving to Arbaminch for Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Morning drive to Jinka, visit the Konso, Tsemay, Ari and Benna tribes en route. Overnight Jinka Hotel.

Day 11: Drive along the Mago River, visit the Mursi people they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. picnic lunch, and drive back to Mago national park for game viewing and overnight camping at Mago.

Day 12: After break fast, drive to Murule to visit the Karo tribe they are known for their body painting. Overnight Murulle camp site.

Day 13: After an early breakfast, drive to Omorate. After crossing the Omo River visit the Geleb (Dasenech) tribe. Then continue driving to Turmi. Overnight camping at Turmi.

Day 14: Drive to Dimeka market (If the day is Tuesday or Saturday) to encounter different

tribes at one place. (The Hamer, Benna and Tsemay). Drive back to Turmi for overnight camping.

Day 15: After break fast drive to Arbaminch. Visit the Arbore tribe en route. Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.

Day 16: After break fast drive to Nechisar National park to see mammals and various species of birds. In the after noon drive to Lake Chamo to observe the crocodile market, and various species of water birds including hippos. Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.

Day 17: After break fast drive to Wondo Genet where you enjoy swimming in a pool of Natural hot water. Overnight Hotel at Wondo Genet.

Day 18: After break fast drive to Abijata-Shalla Lakes National park to see the lakes with its colorful birds. Proceed to Langano the Famous resort center. Overnight Langano Hotel.

Day 19: Drive back to Addis. Visit Lake Ziway and some of the crater lakes around Debrezeit. Overnight Hotel.

Day 20: Fly to Dire Dawa. Up on arrival drive to Harar. Visit the Hyena man at night. Overnight hotel.

Day 21: After an early break fast, city tour of Harar that includes: Harari House, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rambaud house, and the ancient mosques. In the late after noon drive to Dire Dawa for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 22: Transfer to Dire Dawa airport for your flight back to Addis. Overnight Hotel.

Day 23: Sight seeing tour of Addis and departure back to home.

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STT 035- Omo Valley Safari + Bale Mountains National park


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 035

Category: Adventure

Transport: Surface

Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis via Arsi to Bale Goba. Visit Oromo tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Goba to Sanetti Plateau and back to Goba. Visit Mount Tulu Dimtu and Alpine Lakes with its birds. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Drive Goba to Dinsho (the head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park) back to Goba. Visit endemic mammals, birds and plants. O/N Hotel.

Day 5: Drive Goba to Awassa. Visit spectacular Mountain scenery and fish market at Lake Awassa. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive Awassa to Yabello. Visit the Sidama Tribal Village. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Yabello. Visit ‘chew bet’ or salt Crater Lake & Singing well. O/N Local Hotel

Day 8: Drive Yabello to Turmi. Visit the Borena & Erbore tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 9: Drive Turmi to Omorate back to Turmi. Visit the Dassenetch tribal village, the Omo River and Hamer tribal village. O/N Camping.

Day 10: Drive Turmi to Murule. Visit the Karo tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 11: Drive Murule to Mago National Park. Visit the Mursi tribal village and game drive in Mago NP. O/N Camping

Day 12: Drive Mago NP to Konso. Visit Tsemay, Konso tribal village & “New York” village. O/N Hotel.

Day 13: Drive Konso via Arbaminch to Chencha and back to Arbaminch. Visit the Konso King’s house and the Dorze tribal village. O/N Hotel.

Day 14: Arbaminch. AM-Visit Nechisar National Park for mammals, birds and magnificent scenery of the two southern chains of Ethiopian Great Rift Valley Lakes

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STT 036- Lower Omo tribes + Surma


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 036

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 14 Nights, 15 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis to Jimma. Visit the Oromo and Gurage tribal village and the Gibe River gorge. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Jimma to Mizan Teferi. Visit Jimma cultural Museum, indigenous dense forest and Keficho tribal village. O/N Local Hotel.

Day 4: Drive Mizan Teferi to Tulgit. Visit Ethiopian largest coffee plantation at Bebeka and Surma tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 5: Drive Tulgit to Kibish. Visit the Surma tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 6: Drive Kibish to Bebeka. O/N Camping or Guest House

Day 7: Drive Bebeka to Jimma. Visit the Gibe river fall and Abba Jiffar Palace. O/N Hotel.

Day 8: Drive Jimma to Arbaminch. Visit the Kulo Konta and Wolayta tribal village. O/N Hotel.

Day 9: Arbaminch to Jinka. Visit “New York” village, the Konso and Tsemay tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 10: Drive Jinka to Mago National Park. Visit the Mursi tribal village and game drive in Mago NP. O/N Camping

Day 11: Drive Mago NP to Turmi. Visit the Hamer tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 12: Drive Turmi to Murule back to Turmi. Visit the Karo tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 13: Drive Turmi to Arbaminch. Visit the Erbore tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 14: Drive Arbaminch to Addis Ababa. Visit Lake Ziway and Koka for birding. O/N Hotel

Day 15: Sight seeing tour of Addis and departure

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STT 037- Bale Natural sights + Southern Cultural route


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 037

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 14 Nights, 15 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Awash National Park stop over at Debre Zeit to visit one of the crater lake with its birds. Proceed to Awash NP to have a game drive in the park. Overnight in the Lodge.

Day 3: After breakfast through the farm land of Arsi drive to Dinsho - the headquarter of Bale Montains National Park. Refresh and walk out for game viewing around the park. Overnight Dinsho Lodge.

Day 4: Early in the morning drive to Senate plateau to drive up to mount Tulu Dimtu – the 2nd highest peak in Ethiopia and to spot the endemic Ethiopian Wolf. Drive back to the park for sightseeing, Bird watching and game viewing. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 5: Morning drive to Sof - Omer to visit the cave-It is one of the world’s most spectacular and extensive underground systems. The intermittent river web, which sources from Bale mountains National park, penetrates the cave years round. Drive back to Robe for overnight Hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast through the oromo - Muslim culture drive to Wendo Genet. After check into the hotel bird watching, swimming in a natural hot spring water. O/N Hotel.

Day 7: After breakfast drive to Sodo and proceed up hill to Chencha to visit the Dorze people with their waving culture and their bee hive shaped huts. Drive to Arbaminch for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast drive to Nechisar National park to see mammals and various species of birds. In the after noon drive to Lake Chamo to observe the crocodile market, and various species of water birds including hippos. Overnight Hotel at Arbaminch.

Day 9: Morning drive to Jinka, visit the Tsemay, Ari and Benna tribes en route. Overnight Jinka in Hotel.

Day 10: Drive along the Mago River, visit the Mursi people they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. Proceed to Mago National park for overnight camping.

Day 11: After breakfast, drive through Mago National Park by seeing mammals and birds to Murule to visit the Karo tribe they are known for their bodypainting. Overnight Murulle camp site.

Day 12: After an early breakfast, drive to Omorate. After crossing the Omo River visit the Geleb (Dasenech) tribe then continue driving to Turmi for overnight Camping.

Day 13: Drive to Dimeka market (If the day will be Tuesday or Saturday) to encounte different tribes at one place. (The Hamer, Benna and Tsemay). Drive back to Turmi for overnight camping.

Day 14: After breakfast drive to Konso. Visit the Arbore tribe en route. After check in to the hotel drive to Mecheke to visit the konso people- they are resourceful, efficient charming, careful, and hard-working people with their fascinating culture and proceed to ‘New York’village to visit the very beautiful landscape with mountain structure.Overnight Hotel at Konso.

Day 15: After breakfast drive through the Borena tribal village to Yabello and continue driving to Elsod to visit salt lake. Back to Yabello for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 16: After breakfast drive to Awasa via Dila on the way visit false banana plantation. Overnight Awasa in the Hotel.

Day 17: After breakfast drive to Lake Awassa to visit the fish market at the shore of the lake and spot various species of water birds continue driving to Abijata-Shalla Lakes National park to have a game drive and to visit the two northern chain of Ethiopian Rift-valley Lakes with their various colorful water birds. Proceed to Langano the Famous resort center. Overnight Langano Hotel.

Day 18: Drive back to Addis. Visit Lake Ziway-largest northern Ethiopian rift-valley lake it is the home of five little volcanic islands. Overnight departure

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STT 041- Northern Historic and southern cultural routes by drive


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 041

Category: Cultural

Transport: Surface

Duration: 19 Nights, 20 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis to Debre Markos. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Debre Markos - Bahir Dar. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Bahir Dar. O/N Hotel

Day 5: Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive Gondar to Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 8: Drive Axum to Mekele. O/N Hotel

Day 9: Drive Mekele to Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 10: Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 11: Drive Lalibela to Dessie. Visit Hayk Istifanos Monastery .O/N Hotel

Day 12: Drive Dessie to Addis Ababa. Visit the Amhara and Oromo tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 13: Drive Addis to Awassa. Visit Ethiopian Great Rift Valley Lakes, Abijata - Shalla Lakes National Park, and Fish Market at Lake Awassa. O/N Hotel

Day 14: Awassa to Arbaminch. Visit the Alaba & Dorze tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 15: Arbaminch to Jinka. Visit “New York” village, the Konso and Tsemay tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 16: Drive Jinka to Mago National Park. Visit the Mursi tribal village and game drive in Mago NP. O/N Camping

Day 17: Drive Mago NP to Turmi. Visit the Hamer tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 18: Drive Turmi to Murulle back to Turmi. Visit the Karo tribal village. O/N Camping

Day 19: Drive Turmi to Arbaminch. Visit the Erbore tribal village. O/N Hotel

Day 20: Drive Arbaminch to Addis Ababa. Visit Lake Ziway and Koka for birding. O/N Departure

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Natural& Safaris Tour
Gondar



STT 038- Rift Valley Lakes


Overview

Tour Code: STT 038

Category: Natural& Safaris

Transport: Land

Duration: 6 Nights, 7 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport ( Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: After break fast, drive to Awassa visiting some crater lakes of Debrizet, Lake Ziway, and Abijata – shalla lakes National park. Overnight Awassa.

Day 3: After break fast visit the fish market on the short of Lake Awassa. Continue drive to Arbaminch for overnight.

Day 4: After break fast drive to Nechisar national park to spot mammals and various species of birds with a good scenic view of the two lakes. In the Afternoon drive to lake Chamo to observe the natural crocodile market, and various species of water birds with some hippos. Overnight Arbaminch.

Day 5: After breakfast drive 40 kms up hill to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribal village with the people’s life style and their bee hive shaped hut. And continue driving to Wondo Genet to enjoy swimming in a pool of Natural hot water. Overnight Hotel in Wondo Genet.

Day 6: Drive back to Addis. Overnight Hotel.

Day 7: Sight seeing tour of Addis and departure back to home

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STT 039- Ethiopian Rift Valley Region and Bale Mountain


Overview

Tour Code: STT 039

Category: Natural& Safaris

Transport: Land

Duration: 9 Nights, 10 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa. O/N - Hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Addis - via Ethiopian Great Rift Valley Region to Awassa. O/N - Hotel.

Day 3: Visit Lake Awassa and drive to Arbaminch visiting the Dorze tribal village. O/N - Hotel.

Day 4: Arbaminch (Nechisar National park & Boat excursion on Lake Chamo). O/N -Hotel

Day 5: Drive from Arbaminch to Abiyatta - Shalla Lakes National Park and then to Langano. O/N - Hotel.

Day 6: Drive from Langano to Bale Mountain National Park (the home of endemism) for game viewing. O/N - Camping/ Lodge

Day 7: Drive from Bale Mountain National park to Sanette Plateau to see mammals and for the 2 nd highest peak in Ethiopia- Mount Tulu Dimtu. Back to Goba. O/N - Hotel

Day 8: Drive from Bale Goba via Asella to Awash. O/N - Hotel.

Day 9 : Morning game drive in Awash National Park to see mammals, birds and the spectacular Awash River Falls. Proceed to Nazareth for lunch and drive back to Addis. O/N - Hotel.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Addis, farewell dinner party and Departure.

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Adventure Tour
Axum



STT 009- Bahir Dar + Gondar + Simien Trekking


Overview

Tour Code: STT 009

Category: Adventure

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 16 Nights, 17Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. In the afternoon visit the island monasteries on lake Tana. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Early morning visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch city tour of Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Gondar. Visit the 17th C. castles, the Bath of Fasilades, Qusquam monastery and the icon-rich church of Debre Berehan Silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Drive to Debark, proceed to Sankaber. Overnight camping.

Day 6: Trek to Geech enjoying the invigorating sight en-route. Overnight camping at Geech.

Day 7: Trek to Emet gogo. Camp at Chenek.

Day 8: Trek to Buahit and proceed to Ambiqua for camping

Day 9: Trek to Ras Dashen and trek back to Ambiqua for camping

Day 10: Trek to Arkwazeye, enjoying the scenery en-route. Camp at Sona.

Day 11: Trek to Mearebia for overnight camping.

Day 12: trek to Ansiya River and proceed to Hawaza and Mulit for camping.

Day 13: Early morning, trek to Adi Arkay and then drive to Axum. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14: After breakfast, visit the St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, Museum and palace. Overnight hotel.

Day 15: Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lalibella. Visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Addis. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17: sight seeing tour of Addis and in the evening transfer out to the airport for your departure back to home.

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STT 015- Trekking in the Roof of Africa/Semien Mountains


Overview

Tour Code: STT 015

Category: Adventure

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 13 Nights, 14Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 2: Fly Addis to Gondar. Visit the castle compound, Bath of Fasildes, Church and Monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Gondar Sankaber. Visit Scenery, Plants, Birds and Gelada Baboon (endemic). O/N camping

Day 4: Trek Sankaber to Geech. O/N Camping

Day 5: Trek Geech to Imetgogo back to Geech. O/N Camping

Day 6: Trek Geech to Chenek. O/N Camping

Day 7: Trek Chenek via Buahit Mountain to Ambiquo: O/N Camping

Day 8: Trek Ambiquo - Ras Dashen (the highest peak)- Ambiquo. Overnight camping

Day 9: Trek Ambiquo to Sona. O/N camping

Day10: Trek Sona to Makarebia. O/N Camping

Day 11: Trek Makarebia to Mullit. O/N Camping

Day 12: After two hours walk drive to Gondar via Adi Arkai. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13: Fly back to Addis. O/N Hotel

Day 14: City tour of Addis. Evening departure.

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STT 016- Bale Mountain Trekking- The best kept Secret/


Overview

Tour Code: STT 016

Category: Adventure

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 13 Nights, 14Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 2: Drive Addis to Wendo Genet. Visit Ethiopian rift valley Lakes. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Wendo Genet to Dinsho –the head quarter of Bale Mountain National Park. O/N Lodge or Camping

Day 4: Trek Dinsho to Geysay Valley back to Dinsho. Overnight Lodge or Camping.

Day 5: Trek Dinsho to Wolla Valleys. Overnight Camping

Day 6: Trek Wolla Valleys to Wasama Valley. Overnight Camping

Day 7: Trek Wasama Valley to Mt. Batu - Garba Guracha Lake. Overnight Camping

Day 8: Trek Garba Guracha Lake to Goba. Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Drive Goba to Addis. O/N Hotel

Day 10: Sightseeing Tour of Addis - Departure

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STT 017- Horse Riding in Bale Mountains


Overview

Tour Code: STT 017

Category: Adventure

Transport: Surface

Duration: 18 Nights, 19Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Addis Ababa. O/n Hotel

Day 2: (Driving- 4-5 hr & Horse riding- 2 hr) Addis Ababa- Bishangari. O/n Eco- Lodge (1500 m)

Day 3: (Driving-4-5 khr) Bishangari- Dodola. O/n Local hotel or camping (2400 m)

Day 4: (Horse riding-4-5 hr) Dodola- Changiti. O/n Camping (2800 m)

Day 5: (Horse riding- 3-4 hr) Changiti- Weharo. O/n Camping (3300 m)

Day 6: (Horse riding- 4-5 hr) Weharo- Angafo. O/n Camping (3460 m)

Day 7: (Horse riding-4-5 hr) Angafo- Adele. O/n Camping (3300 m)

Day 8: (Horse riding- 5-6 hr) Adele- Mololicho. O/n Camping (3080 m)

Day 9: (Horse riding-6-7 hr) Mololicho- Duro. O/n Camping (3350 m)

Day 10: (Horse riding- 4-5 hr) Doro- Adaba. O/n Camping (2600 m)

Day 11: (Driving- 3-4 hr) Adaba – Gaysay Valley- Dinsho (HQ of Bale Mountains National Park). O/n Camping (2800 m)

Day 12: (Horse riding- 6-7 hr) Dinsho- Moraro. O/n Camping (4010 m)

Day 13: (Horse riding- 6-7 hr) Moraro- Shiya Valley. O/n Camping (4050 m)

Day 14: (Horse riding- 5-6 hr) Shiya Valley- Tegona Valley. O/n Camping (4203 m)

Day 15: (Horse riding- 3-4 hr & Driving- 2 hr) Tegona Valley- Goba. O/n Hotel (2800 m)

Day 16: (Driving- 6-7 hr) Goba- Asella. O/n Hotel (3000 m)

Day 17: (Horse riding- 6-7 hr) Asella- Chilalo Mountains. O/n Camping (3900 m)

Day 18: (Horse riding- 6-7 hr) Chilalo Mountains- Asella. O/n Hotel (2900 m)

Day 19: (Driving- 4-5 hr) Asella- Sodere- Addis- Departure

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STT 032- Expedition to Erta Ale and Danakil (Dallol) Depression


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 032

Category: Adventure

Transport: Surface + one flight

Duration: 10 Nights, 11 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. O/N - Hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Addis to Awash National Park for game viewing to see mammals & birds. O/N - Hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Awash to Semera. Visit the Afar tribal village. O/N - Hotel or Guest House

Day 4: Drive from Semera to Lake Afdera. O/N - Camping.

Day 5: Drive from Afdera to Dodom and start to walking to Erta’ale. O/N - Camping

Day 6: Trek back to Dodom. O/N - camping.

Day 7: Drive from Dodom to Ahmed Ela. O/N - camping

Day 8: Drive to Lake Asale and to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) and back to Ahmed Ela. O/N - Camping.

Day 9: Drive to Mekele through the town of Berhile. O/N - Camping

Day 10: Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis. O/N -Hotel.

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Addis, evening farewell dinner party and departure back to home.

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STT 033- Exploring the Denakil Depression and Tigray Rock Hewn Churches


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 033

Category: Adventure

Transport: Surface + one flight

Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Join Addis Ababa. O/n Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Awash National Park. O/n Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Semera in Afar region. O/n Hotel

Day 4: Drive Lake Afdera in Danakil. O/n Camping

Day 5: Drive Dodom. O/n Camping

Day 6: Climb Ert ale volacano (613m). O/n camping

Day 7: Explore Ertale; trek Dodom. O/n camping

Day 8: Drive Ahmedala. O/n camping

Day 9: Explore salt plains, Lake Asale and the Danakil depression. O/n camping

Day 10: Continue Berahale. O/n camping

Day 11: Drive to Tigray region, visit Atsbi churches. O/n Camping

Day 12: Visit Teka Tesfay churches. O/n camping

Day 13: Visit Gheralta churches; drive Mekele. O/n Hotel

Day 14: Fly Addis Ababa; sightseeing and departure.

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Bird Watching
Debre Damo



STT 018- Extensive Birding Tour


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 018

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 23 Nights, 24Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Drive from Addis Ababa to Alem Ketema; on the way Sululta wet land and plane the main ornithological interest in this area is Globally threatened species the white-winged Flufftail. And other birds Rouget's Rail, Pallid Harrier, Great Snipe And Jemma and Jara valleys. This site is important for the Globally Threatened Harwood's Francolin, including the area holds an interesting cross section of biome-restricted species. A total of 6 Sudan-Guinea biome species and 6 Somali- Massai Biome species are known to occur. Include various species Vinaceous Dove, Foxy Cist cola, Speckle fronted weaver, lesser Blue- eared Glossy Starling and Black faced Fire finch. O/n Alem Ketema Camping.

Day 3: A.M Jemma and Jara valley, P.M drive to Debre Berhan. O/N

Akalu Hotel.

Day 4: A.M Ankober mountain range, this site holds the known population of the Ethiopian endemic and restricted- range Ankober Serin. P.M Drive from Debre Berhan to Bilen Lodge, on the way Aliyu Amba -Dulecha. The site is particularly important as a site for Yellow throated Serin, an Ethiopian endemic, which is both restricted range and Globally Threatened. This site at least 15 Somali- Masai biome species, and six Highland biome species, as well as various other lesser-known species, such as Chestnut- crowned Sparrow- weaver. Sombre Chat and Pale rock-sparrow. O/n Belen Lodge.

Day 5: Belen Bilen lodge construct targeting bird watching groups and stop for desert expedition. It is good place to experience the semi nomad life style of the Afar people plus the natural hot spring makes the place write place to stay in the middle of the tour to relax and change your mind Belen. Over 440 species of bird have been recorded in this area including rare species such as yellow Throated Serin, Sombre Chat, and Arabian Bustard etc. O/n Bilen Lodge.

Day 6: Belen

Day 7: Drive from Bilen Lodge to Awash National Park. The park area is an important natural landscape of the country. The altitudinal range is from 750 m asl in the Awash River gorge to 2,007 m asl at the top of mount Fantalle Semi dormant volcano. Major topographic features of the park are the Awash River with its canyon and falls, the lava flows, the Filwoha and the surrounding plains. The park and its surroundings are very important for birds: the total number of species recorded 460 and now believes to be more. There are population of globally threatened and near threatened and restricted range species, yellow-throated Serin, Somber Chat, Imperial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, pallid Harrier, Basra reed Warbler. More than 50 species belonging to the Somali-Masai biome have been recorded in the park. The park position in a major flyway for palaearctic migrants. The park has an interesting complement of large land birds ostrich, secretary bird, Kori and Arabian Bustards. Around 50 birds of prey and vultures, particularly interesting species are Bat Hawk, various snake-eagles and Imperial Eagles. It is important breeding place for Rupell's griffon vulture, Fox kestrel and Carmine Bee eater. O/n Camping or Hotel. Awash

Day 8: Awash

Day 9: Awash

Day 10: Drive from Awash National Park to Bale Mountain National Park to the Bale Mountains Goba. O/n Wabi Shebele Hotel.

Day 11: The Bale Mountain National park is the largest extent of protected Afro-alpine habitat on the African continent. It also includes the Harenna Fores1 and the largest intact block of forest left in the country. The mountain rise from the surrounding plateau at about 2,500 m asl to the 4,377m asl on the top of the Sanetti Pleatu Tullu Deemtu peak. Regarding birds Bale Mountain National park is an important Bird Areas of immense importance fro Seven Globally Threatened species Occur: the vulnerable Greater Spotted Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, and wattled Crane, The near threatened Pallid Harrier, Rouget's Rail, and Abyssinian Long Claw; 42 highland biome species, 88 percent of the Ethiopia's highland biome assemblage, more than 265 species. Including 6 of the16 species endemic to Ethiopia: Spot breasted Plover, Yellow- fronted Parrot, Abyssinian Wood pecker, Abyssinian Long Claw, Abyssinian Catbird, and Black Siskin. This day A.M around Disho the head Quarter of the park. P.M Sanetti pleatu. O/n the same place

Day 12: Excursion Trip to Sofomar Cave. Sof Omar is Ethiopia's longest cave system with a total length of over 15 km of passages. The cave takes the Weyb through a limestone block. This site is important for globally threatened and endemic Ethiopia Salvadori's Seedeater and 17 Somali -Masai biome species including Fischer's Starling. O/n Goba wabishebele Hotel

Day 13: A.M sanetti pleatu. P.M drive to Negele on the way Genale River. This site is important for three globally threatened and near threatened birds: Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, White winged Dove, Jubaland weaver. And 16 other Somali- Masai biome species. Ovambo Sparrowhawk is also known from this site. O/n Negele

Day 14: Drive from Negele to Bogol Manyo. This site is important for 1 globally threatened species Degodi Lark, Near threatened White -Winged Dove, Somali

Short -billed Crombec and 2 restricted -range Species White winged Dove, Degodi Lark, Jubaland Weaver. A number of other restricted- range Somali - Masai biome species are also found in the site area including Somali Bee eater, scaly Chatterer, Golden pipit, and smaller Black -bellied Sunbird. White -headed Moosebird, Blue -capped cordon bleu, and Fischer's Starling are all known.O/n camping at Bogol Manyo

Day 15: A.M bogol Manyo. P.M drive back to Negele. O/n Green Hotel.

Day 16: Excursion Trip to Mankubsa Welanso Forest and Liben plains and Negele wood Land. These sites are important for Liben Plains and Negele wood lands is the only known locality for Globally Threatened, restricted- range and endemic to Ethiopia Sidamo Long - Clawed Lark. And other birds including Somali Short-toed Lark, Tiny Cisticola and Heuglin's Bustard, Hunter's Sunbird, Golden pipit, pygmy Batis, and Red -naped Bush -Shrike, White crowned starling and Rufous Sparrow.

The site is also known location for the uncommon Coqui Francolin. Mankubsa - Welenso Forest is important for globally threatened species Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, Salvadori's Seedeater. And other species Somali Short -toed Lark, Boran Cisticola, Banded Parisoma and Somali Long billed Crombec and red Chested Sunbird. O/n Genale Geen Hotel.

Day 17: Excursion to Dawa-wachile and Arero forest Negele. These two sites also important for Somali- Masai species, Interesting birds including most of the Somali - Masai birds you have see in Day 14 and 15 and other birds: Pringle's Puffback, Abyssinian Grosbeak Canary Bare eyed Thrush last days. O/n The same Place.

Day 18: Drive from Negele to Yabello. O/n Yabello Mobil Motel.

Day 19: Yabello Sanctuary and Elsod Creator Lake. In the sanctuary and around Yabello town is for two Globally Threatened and endemics White-tailed swallow and Abyssinian Bush Crow, which belong to the southern Ethiopia Highlands endemic Bird area. In addition, it holds at least 62 species belonging to the Somali- Masai Biome. O/n Mobil Motel Yabello

Day 20: Drive from Yabello Awasa: bird watching along Awasa lake and source of Tikur Waha river and wood land north east of Lake Awasa. Lake Awasa is rich phytoplankton from which over 100 species have been identified. Around 60 percent are green algae and 30 percent blue greens. It is the best of all Ethiopian lakes possible to see " significant numbers" of water bird species occur, particularly white-breasted Cormorant, white -faced whistling Duck, spur-winged Goose, Red Knobbed coot. Other species of interest at Awasa include pygmy Goose, Saddlebill Stork, Brown Snake Eagle, Grey Kestrel, and Green backed honey guide, Blue Headed Coucal, spotted Creeper and African Fire finch. O/n Wabishebele Hotel Awasa

Day 21: A.M Awasa P.M Drive to Wendogenet African migrants, particularly raptors, flamingos and other water birds. One endemic and five species restricted to the Highland biome have been recorded. O/n Bekele Molla Hotel Langano.

Day 23: Drive from Langano to Addis Ababa, on the way Lake Zeway, Koka Dam Green Lake and Deberezait Creator lakes. Some of the species these sights are holding is Great white Pelican, Marabou Stork, Fuyluvous Whistling Duck and white- faced headed Gull, Black-headed Gull; Grey headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, and white winged black tern, white breasted cormorant and reed Cormorant. Important birds globally threatened species and near threatened like Ferruginous Duck, pallid Harrier, lesser flamingo and Imperial Eagle. Green Lake, Lake Zeway and Lake langano. Some of the species these sights are holding is Great white Pelican, Marabou Stork, Fuyluvous Whistling Duck and white- faced headed Gull, Black-headed Gull; Grey headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, and white winged black tern, white breasted cormorant and reed Cormorant. O/n time for swimming and bath in a natural hot Spring. O/n Wabishebele Wedogenet resort Hotel.

Day 22: A.M Abyata Shalla bird sanctuary. Over 400 species were recorded this great diversity is due to a landscape which combines dry savannah woodland with high productive wetland. The park is positioned in one pof the narrowest parts of the great Rift Valley which is a major fly way for both palaearctic and Hotel

Day 24: Day at leisure and sightseeing tour of Addis and night departure.

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STT 019- Central and Eastern Ethiopia


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 019

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 16 Nights, 17Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: A.M. drive Addis to Debre Zeyt .P.M drive Adama. O/N Hotel.

Day 3: Drive Adama to Awash National Park. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Awash National Park. O/N Hotel

Day 5: Drive from Awash National Park to Harar. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Excursion trip to Babile Elephant Sanctuary and Bisidimo, O/N the same place.

Day 7: Drive from Harar to Belen Lodge. O/N Lodge

Day 8: Belen

Day 9: Belen

Day10: Drive from Belen Lodge to Asayta to the end of Awash River (Awash Delta) & Lake Ambo. O/N Hotel

Day11: Drive 30 km from Asayta to Lake Ambo Asayta. O/N the Same place.

Day12: Drive from Asayta to Kombolcha. O/N Hotel.

Day13: Drive from Kombolcha to Debre Berhan. O/N Hotel.

Day14: Drive from Debre Berhan to Aliyu Amba to Dulecha. O/N Hotel

Day15: Drive from Debre Berhan to Jemma and Jara valleys. O/N Merabete

Day16: Drive from Merhabete crossing the Jemma Valley and over Sululta plane to Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 17: City Tour of Addis Ababa and departure.

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STT 020- Birding III-Awash+Bale+Rift Valley lakes


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 020

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 9 Nights, 10Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis to Langano. Birding at Lake Koka, Ziway and Langano. O/N Hotel.

Day 3: Drive Langano to Abiyata Shalla Lakes National Park and proceed to Wendo Genet. O/N Hotel.

Day 4: Drive Wendo Genet to Bale. O/N Hotel.

Day 5: Bale Mountains National Park. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive to Afro-alpine setting of the Sanetti Plateau. Back to Goba. O/N Hotel.

Day 7: Drive Bale to Awash. O/N Hotel.

Day 8: Awash National Park. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Drive Awash to Debre Zeyt - Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 10: City Tour of Addis Ababa and departure.

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STT 021- Birding IV-(Southern, Eastern, and North-East Ethiopia)


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 020

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 18 Nights, 19Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrival. O/N - Hotel

Day 2: Drive from Addis to Awassa. O/N -Hotel

Day 3: Drive from Awassa to Wendo Genet. O/N - Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Bale Mountains National park and then Goba. O/n hotel

Day 5: Goba & excursion to Sof-Omar. O/N -Hotel

Day 6: Goba & excursion to Sanette Plateau. O/n hotel

Day 7: Drive to Negele. O/n hotel

Day 8: Drive from Negele to Bogol Manyo. O/N -community Hall

Day 9: Drive back to Negele. O/N -Hotel

Day 10: Drive to Yabello. O/N -Hotel

Day 11: Yabello area. O/N - Hotel

Day 12: Drive from Yabello to Langano. O/N - Hotel

Day 13: Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park and Lake Langano. O/N - Hotel

Day 14: Drive from Langano to Awash via Lake Ziway. O/N - Hotel

Day 15: Awash National Park. O/N - Hotel

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STT 022- Birding V-(Southern Ethiopia)


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 020

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 22 Nights, 23Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa airport and drive to Deberezeit. O/N Ethiopian Air force Club.

Day 2: Drive from Debrezeit to Langano. O/N Hotel

Day 3: A.M Abyata Shalla bird sanctuary. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Abyata Shalla. O/N Hotel

Day 5: A.M drive from Langano to Hosanna. P.M Boyo Wetland. O/N Hotel at Hossana

Day 6: Excursion trip to Mugo Highland, O/N Hotel at Hosanna

Day 7: A.M Drive from Hosanna to Arbaminch. P.M of Nech SAR National Park. O/N Camping or Hotel

Day 8: Drive from Nech SAR National Park to Mago National Park. O/N Camping

Day 9: Mago National Park. O/N Camping

Day10: Drive from Mago to Murule. O/N lodge

Day 11: Drive from Murulle to Lake Turkana. O/N camping

Day 12: A.M Omo River - Turkana Lake - Eilbore. O/N Camping

Day 13: Drive from Eilbore to Chew Bahir. O/N Camping

Day 14: A.M Chew Bahir. P.M drive to Konso. O/N Hotel

Day 15: A.M Konso - Segen. P.M drive to Yabello. O/N Hotel

Day 16: Yabello Sanctuary and Elsod Creator Lake. O/N Hotel

Day 17: A.M Yabello. P.M drive from Yabello to Yergalem. O/N Lodge

Day 18: Drive from Yergalem to Awasa. O/N Hotel

Day 19: A.M Awasa P.M Drive to Wendogenet. O/N Hotel

Day 20: Wendogenet. O/N Hotel

Day 21: Drive from Wendogenet to Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 22: Drive from Addis Ababa to Menagesha forest and Gefersa. O/N Hotel

Day 23: Day at leisure and sightseeing tour of Addis and night departure.

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STT 023- Birding VI-(Awash+ Bale Mountains)


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 023

Category: Bird Watching

Transport: Surface

Duration: 7 Nights, 8 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Continue driving to Koka Dam :this is an artificial lake you will spot various species of water birds like: Yellow billed Stork, Marabou Stork, Great White Pelican, Great White Egret & Little Egret, Goliath & Grey Heron, Hamerkop, Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Goose, Spur-Winged Lapwing & Black Smith Lapwing The remainder of the day will be spent birding along the shores of the lake Langano and proceed to Wondo Genet to see the endemic yellow fronted parrot along with the Black headed forest Oriole and the Golden backed wood pecker, redwing starling, mounting wagtail, Malicite Kingfisher and Black Rough wing swallow. Overnight hotel at Wondo Genet.

Day 3: After breakfast drive through the farmlands of southeast Ethiopia, to Dinsho the headquarter of Bale mountains national park-the home of endemism. Stop for the Long-eared Owl at Kofele, and thereafter Spot-breasted Plover(E) can be found and at Dinsho, Abissinian Ground Thrush, Abyssinian Catbird (E), Abyssinian Long Clow (E), and White backed Black Tit occur and you will have a chance to see the endemic mammals such as Mountain Nyala,and Menelik’s Bushbuck along with Warthog, Bohor Reedbuck and Grey Duiker can also be occur. Overnight Dinsho Lodge. E=endemic

Day 4: In the morning, after breakfast, drive to the Afro-alpine setting of the Sanetti plateau to see birds like: Ruget’s rail (E), Blue winged goose (E), thick billed raven (E), white-winged cliff chat (E) ,banded barbet E), Golden Eagle, Chestnut-naped Francolins, Wattled Crane, Thekla Lark, Black Saw-wing, Moorland Chat, White-backed Black Tit, Red-Billed Chough, Black-Headed Siskin (E) all occur. You can also see the endemic Ethiopian Wolf and the Gaint Mole rat. In the afternoon drive back to Goba for overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Early morning drive to Awash National park through Arsi on the way spot various species of birds and have stop over at Beseka Crater Lake western end of Awash NP supposed to have good water birds. Overnight Kereyou lodge.

Day 6: After breakfast, enjoy a game drive in Awash National park before returning to the lodge for the evening, Awash national park has over 350 species of bird that have been recorded in this savannah grassland and you will spot birds like: Ruppell’s Vulture, Black-billed-Chat, Boran Cisticola, Scarlet-Chested & Shining Sunbird, Tawny Pipit, Yellow –throated Serin (E), Carmine bee-eater, Lilac-Breasted & Abyssinian Roller, Arabian Bustard, and Great Grey Shrikes. Overnight at keryou Lodge.

Day 7: After breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa en route you will visit the crater lakes at the town of Debre Zeit, with a five chain of crater lakes. At these lakes, you can spot different water birds and various species of swallows and weavers. Among the other species to be seen, spur-winged plover, great and little Egret, and cormorant. And proceed to Addis for overnight Hotel. In the evening you will go to one of the famous traditional restaurant for welfare dinner party with Ethiopian traditional music and dance.

Day 8: Day at leisure and sightseeing tour of Addis and night departure.

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Pilgrimage Tours:
Lalibela



STT 024- Grand Christian Pilgrimage


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 024

Category: Pilgrimage

Transport: Surface

Duration: 17 Nights, 18 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis to Debre Markos. Visit Debre Libanos Monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive Debre Markos to Bahar Dar. Visit Monasteries on Lake Tana. O/N Hotel.

Day 4: Bahar Dar. Visit Monasteries on Lake Tana. O/N Hotel.

Day 5: Drive Bahar Dar to Gondar. Visit Church and Monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive Gondar to Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 7: Axum. Visit church of St. Mary Zion. O/N Hotel

Day 8: Drive Axum to Adigrat. Visit Monastery of Debre Damo. O/N Hotel

Day 9: Drive Adigrat to Mekele. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel

Day 10: Drive Mekele to Lalibela. O/N Hotel.

Day 11: Lalibela. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel.

Day 12: Excursion trip to Asheton Mariam and Neakuto Le’ab. Visit rock hewn and Cave churches.O/N Hotel.

Day 13: Excursion trip to Yemrehane Kirstos. Visit built-up cave church. O/N Hotel.

Day 14: Drive Lalibela to Dessie. Visit Hayk Istifanos Monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 15: Excursion to Gishen. Visit Gishen Debre Kerbe Monastery. O/N Hotel.

Day 16: Drive Dessie to Addis. O/N Hotel.

Day 17: Drive Addis to Ziqualla-Addis. Visit Abune Gebre Menfes Kidus Monastery. O/N Hotel.

Day 18: City Tour of Addis Ababa and departure.

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STT 025- Christian Pilgrimage by flight


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 025

Category: Pilgrimage

Transport: Surface

Duration: 8 Nights, 9 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 2: Drive Addis – Debre Libanos Monastery – Addis. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Fly Addis to Bahir Dar. Visit Monasteries of Lake Tana. O/N Hotel.

Day 4: Fly Bahir Dar to Gondar. Visit church and Monastery. O/N Hotel

Day 5: Fly Gondar to Lalibela. Visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Excursion trip to Asheton Mariam and Neakuto Le’ab. Visit rock hewn and Cave churches.O/N Hotel.

Day 7: Excursion trip to Yemrehane Kirstos. Visit built-up cave church. O/N Hotel.

Day 8: Fly back Lalibela to Addis.

Day 9: City Tour of Addis Ababa and departure.

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STT 026- Christian Pilgrimage- Visiting the Hidden Treasures


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 026

Category: Pilgrimage

Transport: Surface

Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: ADDIS ABABA -Arrive at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Be met and welcomed by Dinknesh Ethiopia Tour representative and transferred in to Hotel.

Day 2: ADDIS ABABA- Sightseeing tour of Addis to visit Ethiopian Orthodox Churches that includes: The Trinity Cathedral: -a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holly Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, across the front of the church you will see statues done by a Greek sculpture of Matthew ( from left to right) Mark, Luck, and John-the authors of the four Gospels. And inside of the church you will visit Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I and his wife; the founder of the church in 1941 in memory of the Ethiopian patriots who fought against the Italians. Next Be’ata Mariam Church:-lying to the south of the old Menelik Palace, it is also known as Menelik’s Mausoleum, where you will visit the stone graves of Menelik II, Empress Tiytu-Menelik,s wife, Empress Zewditu-Menelik’s daughters the founder of the church in 1911, and you also visit different wall paintings inside of the church. The mausoleum is made of grey stone surmounted by a large gilt crown with four small cupolas on each corner. Entoto St. Mary church: - where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it the church itself built by Emperal Menelik II in 1882.Here you will also have a panoramic view of the city on the top of mount Entoto-3200 meter the highest peak of the city. St. George Cathedral Church With its Museum: - this outstandingly beautiful traditional octagonal church was built by Emperror Menelik II in1896 in commemoration of Ethiopia’s victory over the Italian at the battle of Adwa. Over night Hotel.

Day 3: ADDIS-DEBRE LIBANOS MONASTERY-ADDIS: After breakfast drive 103 km to the north from Addis a right hand turn leads to the ancient monastery of Debre Libanos- where you will visit the Monastrey. It has beautiful stained glass windows and before you enter, it is worth noting the mosaic figures on the facade. It was built by Abune Tekle Haymanot,the 13th century holy man, who stood on one leg for 7-years in a cave at Debre Libanos. Nearby an old ‘Portuguese bridge’ is visible from the main road. Drive back to Addis for overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: ADDIS-BAHAR DAR: Transfer to Bole International airport to fly to Bahar Dar, is a modern town on the shore of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River that contains about 37 islands. After check into Tana Hotel in the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monastery of Ura Kidane Meheret that is one of the several in the area containing frescos, elaborate painted ceilings, church crosses, crowns and attires of former Ethiopian kings and emperors. Continuing to the southern end of the heart shaped lake, the island Kebran Gabriel Monastery, it was built in 14th century A.D. and reconstructed in late 17th century A.D., in this monastery some of the rare true Ethiopian frescoes are preserved this church also owns many manuscripts, especially old ones-an out standing one has been reproduced in the UNESCO album (females are not allowed to visit Kebran Gabriel Monastery) . In most of Lake Tana monasteries time has stood still and the world of the Old Testament yet alive. In the evening return back to Bahar Dar. Overnight hotel.

Day 5: BAHAR DAR: After breakfast drive to lake Tana to make the 2nd day boat excursion to visit the ancient monasteries of Narga Silassie & Dega Istifanos.

Narga Silassie - this large round church was built under the reign of Empress Mentuab in 18th century A.D., there are many well preserved wall paintings. There are also two remarkable and picturesque “ water gates” on the opposite shores, to the west and the east, with square, two storey towers, very similar to the style of the Gondar Castles, which lead on a paved path from the water to the church. Dega Istifanos- it is a rectangular building similar to the Debre Berhan Sillassie church at Gondar. The present building is modern and was reconstructed after the reign of Emperor Yohannes IV (1868-1889). It has modern wall painting and a fragment of an old painting on the outer northern wall. In a special building near the church the bodies of several of the Ethiopian Emperors are preserved. Late in the after noon back to Bahar Dar for overnight Hotel.

Day 6: BAHAR DAR: After breakfast drive to Lake Tana to make the 3rd day boat excursion to visit the ancient monastery of Tana Cherkos- this church lies on the eastern shore of the lake, tradition tells us that St. Mary rested here under a wall during her flight to Egypt and stayed for three months and ten days. The monks claim that they owned a necklace which she left when she departed. It is also said that the monastry was a sacred place of the Jews. Menelik I and the Jewish nobles, after fleeing from King Solomon, brought the Ark of the covenant to this monastery and built a temple over it, which was decorated with whole-bone and precious stones. Six hundred years later, the Ark was brought to Axum. Back to Bahar Dar for overnight Hotel.

Day 7: BAHARDAR-GONDAR: transfer to the Airport and fly to Gondar. Gondar is a town, which was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th century. It is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check into Goha Hotel you will visit Debre Berehan Silassie church-this finest Gondarine church was built during the reign of Emperor Iyasu ( 1682-1706), the church was never destroyed. It is said that when the dervishes tries to burn it in 1881 they were attacked and dispersed by bees. The church is rectangular, similar to those of ancient Axumite architecture. The inside walls of the front room are covered with paintings on cloth, glued to the surface. The ceiling is built with thick beams and it decorated with winged angel heads looking down.The wall paintings depict scenes from the life of Christ, Mary, and Saint, the Trinity, and others. After lunch you will also visit the 18th C.Quskuam monastery with ancient treasure. Overnight hotel.

Day 8: GONDAR-LALIBELA: -Transfer to Airport and fly to Lalibella, famous for its rock hewn churches dating back 800 years, and transferred to the Roha Hotel. There are no less than 1000 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibella, some hidden in enormous caves, but it's exceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in one locale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the "Eighth wonder of the world". This day among the 11-remarkable rock-hewn churches built by King Lalibella

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STT 029- Muslim Pilgrimage


Overview

Tour Code: STT – 029

Category: Pilgrimage

Transport: Mixed

Duration: 10 Nights, 11 Days


Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel.

Day 2: Drive Addis to Bale. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Excursion to Sof-Omer Cave. O/N Hotel

Day 4: Excursion to Sheik Hussein. Islamic holiest place. O/N Hotel.

Day 5: Drive Bale to Sodere. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Drive Sodere to Harar (the 4th Islamic holiest city in the world). O/N Hotel.

Day 7: Harar. Visit Mosques and Shrines. O/N Hotel.

Day 8: Drive Harar back to Addis. O/N Hotel.

Day 9: Fly Addis to Mekele and drive to Negash. Visit the first Mosque in Ethiopia. O/N Hotel.

Day10: Fly back to Addis. O/N Hotel.

Day 11: City Tour of Addis Ababa and departure

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City Tour
Dallol (Denakil Depression)

 


STT-A01 HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA


Overview

Tour Code:STT-A01

Category: City

Transport: Surface

Duration: Half Day


Itinerary



Visting 1: National Museum: It comprises of many archaeological and historical findings including the famous complete hominid fossil remain of ‘Lucy’ locally known as ‘Dinknesh’ meaning wonderful. Visiting this museum is having a good summary for your visit to the historic Ethiopia.

Visting 2: Merkato: It is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here you will be presented with a confusing, but fascinating; glimpse of the vast range of goods and artefacts available from all parts of the country and enjoy the Ethiopian trade exchange tradition in the open air.

Visting 3: Mount Entoto: It is the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Here there is St.Mary church, where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it and you will admire the par anomic view of the city with its surrounding forests with its breath taking air can be visited

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STT-A002 FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA


Overview

Tour Code:STT-A002

Category: City

Transport: Surface

Duration: Full Day


Itinerary



Visting 1: The National Museum: which represents the national history of the country with its archaeological findings and collections of fossils, where the skeleton of “Lucy” dating back to 3.2 million years is found.

Visting 2: Ethnological Museum: It is founded in the main campus of the Addis Ababa University by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies with the aim to preserve the country's historical and cultural heritages. It has complete collections that describe almost all the tribal groups in Ethiopia. Here you will have an overview about the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. The collections include the nomadic tribal groups that are now living just as man's forefather lived thousands of years back.

Visting 3:Trinity Cathedral: A beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holly Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues done by a Greek sculpture, Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife.

Visting 3:St. George Cathedral: St. gorge Cathedral is which is located at the heart of the city is the church where Emperor Haileselassie is coroneted as the Emperor of Ethiopia. In Its Museum we visit clothes and valuable personal materials of the former Ethiopian kings, religious crosses, and manuscripts and old paintings.

Visting 3:Mount Entoto: It is the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Here there is St. Mary church, where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it and you will admire the par anomic view of the city with its surrounding forests with its breath taking air.

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STT-A004 FULL DAY DEBRE LIBANOS AND BLUE NILE GORGE LAND


Overview

Tour Code:STT-A004

Category: City

Transport: Surface

Duration: Full Day


Itinerary



Visting 1: Debre Libanos : After an early breakfast start driving to the 13th century monastery of Debre Libanos built by the Ethiopian saint called Abune Teklehaimanot.

Visting 2: Blue Nile Gorge : Further down, 100 kms later enjoy the famous Blue Nile Gorge for which people suggest that it is even greater than the “Grand Cannon” of USA. Picnic lunch in the gorge nearby the bridge where you listen to the songs of varies species of birds.

Visting 3:Back to Addis: Afternoon, drive back to Addis through one of the famous Teff growing areas & beautiful sceneries.

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STT-A005 FULL DAY AMBO AND WONCHI CRATER LAKE LAND


Overview

Tour Code:STT-A005

Category: City

Transport: Surface

Duration: Full Day


Itinerary



Visting 1: Ambo: Early morning drive to Ambo

Visting 2: Wonchi : proceed to Wonchi, observe the captivating crater lake of Wonchi.

Visting 3: Wonchi : Cross the lake on boat to visit the old church .

Visting 4: Guder Falls : Picnic lunch and proceed to the Guder Falls and

Visting 5:Back to Addis: Afternoon, drive back to Addis

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