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11 Nights / 12 Days

CLASSICAL ROUTE AIR

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

Price From $700
Overview

Afar is home to a colorful culture and amazing forts. The 7 Days long Afar Tour Package from Delhi will take you to some of the iconic cities like afar, ertale, Keren, ertale & somali. Tastefully crafted itinerary helps you explore afar – the ‘Pink City’, ertale – a sacred town, Keren – the ‘Blue City’, ertale – Afar’s only hill station and somali – ‘City of Lakes’. From history to royalty and divinity, your holiday experience couldn’t get better. The ornate carvings, quiet lakes and holy temples are waiting for your presence, so go ahead and pack your bags.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what can be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we can tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable Ethiopia tour.



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Itinerary Details
Day 1:(SAT) ADDIS ABABA

Flight to Addis and arrival. In the afternoon, you will have a city tour of Addis that includes the National Museum, Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) and Entoto Mountain for the panoramic view of the city.

Day 2:(SUN) ADDIS ABABA – LANGANO

Drive from Addis to Lake Langano via Butajira visiting the Tiya Stele (UNESCO WHS) and also Lake Ziway for various species of birds.

Day 3:(MON)LANGANO - ARBAMINCH

After breakfast, drive from Langano to Arbaminch visiting the Alaba people and also the Wolaita people around Sodo, and the Dorze people & their beehive style houses at Chencha.

Day 4:(TUE) ARBAMINCH

In the morning we will have a boat trip to visit the crocodile market on Lake Chamo and in the afternoon an excursion to Chencha to see the Dorze people and their colorful market.

Day 5:(WED) ARBAMINCH – JINKA

Drive from Arbaminch to Jinka visiting the Tsemai and Ari villages on the way.

Day 6:(THU) JINKA – TURMI

Early in the morning excursion to Mago Park to visit the Mursi people. Return back to Jinka and leave for visiting the colorful market of Keyafer where many people from the Tsemai, Ari and Benna ethnic groups come together.

Day 7:(FRI)TURMI – OMORATE – TURMI

Excursion to Omorate to visit the other colorful people of the Omo Valley – the Dasenech. They are beautiful people leaving on the other side of the Omo River. Use a small local boat to cross the river and visit their village. Then return back to Turmi and visit the colorful Hammer people and their villages.

Day 8:(SAT)TURMI – KONSO

Drive from Turmi to Konso visiting the weekly colorful market of Dimeka and also the Konso people and their villages.

Day 9:(SUN)KONSO – AWASSA

After breakfast, drive from Konso to Awassa and visit the fish market and Lake Awassa.

Day 10:(MON)AWASSA – ADDIS – DEPARTURE

After spending some time in the attractive area of Lake Awassa, drive back to Addis. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you will be invited to a traditional restaurant for an Ethiopian dinner with folkloric dances and coffee ceremony. After dinner transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


EXTENSION 4.1 - LALIBELA (3 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS)

Day 10:(MON)AWASSA – ADDIS ABABA

After spending some time in the attractive area of Langano, drive back to Addis. Overnight in Addis Ababa.

Day 11:(TUE)ADDIS ABABA – LALIBELA

Fly from Addis to Lalibela and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the first cluster of the 12th and 13th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, which are considered by many as the 8th wonder of the world. This takes approximately 3 hours and is likely to be one of the most mind- blowing sights your ever see.

Day 12:(WED)LALIBELA

Wake up early for a mule ride or walking up to the monastery of Asheten Mariam. This is fantastic fun, taking you high up onto an escarpment above the town where you will not only see this amazing rock-hewn church but also one of the best views in Ethiopia. After lunch, visit the second and third clusters of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

Day 13:(THU)LALIBELA – ADDIS – DEPARTURE

Fly from Lalibela to Addis and have the rest of the day at Leisure. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

EXTENSION 3.2 – BALE MOUNTAINS NP (3 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS)

Day 10:(MON)AWASSA – BALE MOUNTAINS NP

In the morning after spending some time in the attractive area of Langano, drive to Bale Mountains National Park via Shashemene and Dodola enjoying the scenery.

Day 11:(TUE)BALE MOUNTAINS NP

In the morning excursion around the park’s head quarter to enjoy exotic wildlife and vegetation such as Mountain Nyala and Menelik’s Bushbuck. In the afternoon, make another excursion to Sanete Plateau to enjoy the Afro-Alpine environment and also the endemic Ethiopian Wolf.

Day 12:(WED)BALE MOUNTAINS NP – AWASH NP

Drive from Bale to Awash NP across the Arsi Highlands. Arsi is the area where most of the Ethiopian long distance runners are from. Arrive at Awash NP and do some game viewing and also visit the Awash River Falls.

Day 13:(THU) AWASH NP – ADDIS – DEPARTURE

In the morning, after some game drive, drive from Awash NP to Addis. Rest of the day free. In the evening, you will be invited to a traditional restaurant for an Ethiopian dinner with folkloric dances and coffee ceremony. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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