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Bahir Dar and Blue Nile Falls

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Aden of the North

Bahir Dar is a settlement on the southern shore of Lake Tana (Ethiopia’s largest lake), where local fishermen still use locally made canoes made out of papyrus reeds .It is just 32 km from the spectacular Tississat Falls or Blue Nile Falls. Here the Blue Nile creates ‘smoking water’; an awe-inspiring sight as it dives into the gorge below. Set at 1800 meters above sea level, Lake Tana is 75 km long and 60 km wide.
Majestic and mysterious, the Lake Tana is one of the fabled sources of the Nile, lies south-west of the simien mountains, that jagged plateau tableland dominated by Africa’s fourth highest peak, Ras Dashen. Its 3600 square kilometers surface is dotted with over 30 islands, many of which are homes to many ancient monasteries and churches. Bahir Dar port likewise provides access by boat to these historic lakeside and island churches and monasteries, near and far. For centuries Lake Tana has attracted mystics and religious individuals. Christianity probably first spread to this area from Axum as early as the fifth century AD but many of the monasteries of the lake did not appear before the 14th century. Most of them possess invaluable historical documents, relics, and the remains of Ethiopian kings in the medieval period and have beautifully painted walls



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6 Nights / 7 Days Classical Route Air

Addis Ababa- Gondar- Axum - Lalibela -Dessie

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  • Guided tour to Gondar
  • Guided tour to Axum
  • City tour to Mekele
  • World Heritage Sites tour
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6 Nights / 7 Days Classical Route Air

Addis Ababa- Gondar- Axum - Lalibela -Dessie

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  • Guided tour to Gondar
  • Guided tour to Axum
  • City tour to Mekele
  • World Heritage Sites tour
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8 Nights / 9Days CLASSICAL ROUTE BY AIR + SEMIEN MOUNTAINS NP

Addis Ababa- Gondar- Siemnen Mountain - Lalibela -Axum

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  • Guided tour to Gondar
  • Visit Siemen Mountain
  • Enjoy Axum Heritages
$ 1,500 (per person)
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5 Nights / 6 Days CLASSICAL ROUTE BY SURFACE

Addis Ababa- Bahirdar- Siemen Mountain - Axum- Lalibela - Dessie

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  • Guided tour to Bahirdar
  • Visit Axum
  • Enjoy Dessie Marvels
$ 1,500 (per person)
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9 Nights / 10 Days RIFT VALLEY OMO– SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa- Langano- Arbaminch- Jinka- Turmi - Konso- Awaasa

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  • Guided tour to Arbaminch
  • Guided tour to Jinka
  • City tour to Konso
  • World Heritage Sites tour
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FAQs of Afar Tour

Ques: What are the Best Tourist Places to Visit in Afar?

Ans: Want to travel to the most famous place in Afar? Here are the best places to visit in the royal state of Ethiopia. Eg. Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and more.

Jaipur - To start with we’ve Jaipur also famed as the ‘Pink City’. Bestowed with majestic forts and palaces, the city remains thronged with tourists throughout the year. Delectable Dal Baati Churma and Lal Maas offered here are a treat to your taste buds.

Udaipur - Udaipur gives a chance to indulge in amazing experiences at the ‘City of Lakes’. Be it staying at one of the heritage hotels like the Taj Lake Palace situated amidst Lake Pichola or delight in the monsoon season, you can do it all here.

Jaisalmer- Hailed as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is another popular place to visit in Afar. The golden sand dunes and the majestic Jaisalmer Fort that dominates the skyline are the major attractions here.

Jodhpur - The second largest city in the state of Afar, Jodhpur also has so much to offer. With its mighty Mehrangarh Fort overlooking the city, the town casts a spell on the visitors.

Ranthambore - A former royal hunting ground, Ranthambore National Park is home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. An imposing 10th-century Ranthambore Fort adds to the mystic aura.

The journey begins from the vibrant bazaars and resplendent forts and palaces of the pink city, Jaipur which is a part of the Golden Triangle tour. And takes one down to the city of lakes, Udaipur and its floating palaces. From the camel safari in the Sam sand dunes of Thar in Jaisalmer and Bikaner to the abundant wildlife of Ranthambore and Bharatpur. These tastefully crafted Afar tour packages are your VIP Pass to an era of grandiose, heroism and romance. Unfolding many of its moods, Afar flaunts its each and every city distinctively.

Showcasing Ethiopia at its most colorful and exotic best, Afar is one of the most visited destinations in the country. Whenever you will think of Afar, images of desert, palaces, forts, camels and snake charmers pop up in your mind. Still yearning for more things to explore on your holiday in Royal Afar tour? Take on the road to the World Heritage Hill Forts of Afar, marvel at the frescoes and havelis or photograph the wild stretches of Ranthambore. Sit along the glistening lakes and feel the bliss of skipping the monotony that fills your heart with joy. Join the crowd of shopaholics as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur raise curtains to a world full of drop-dead gorgeous jewelry, bandhani fabrics and more. Not to forget that the charm of Pushkar in October-November cannot be put in words as it hosts the biggest cattle fair.

There is so much in this state to keep even the fussiest of travelers on their toes. Live the royal life by staying in one of the palace hotels that are now some of the best heritage hotels in Ethiopia. Moreover, Afar is one of the most chosen upon honeymoon destinations in Ethiopia. So if your mind is wondering where to escape with your partner, let our Afar honeymoon packages make your journey memorable.