Ethiopian Highlands Itinerary

Travel to Ethiopia and visit the unique landscapes and cultures of this almost untouched region.

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      USD $372
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Ethiopian Highlands.
ethiopia dessie coffee ceremony

ethiopia afar sand storm animals wind local village

ethiopia dessie coffee ceremony

ethiopia dessie local woman home village

ethiopia simien man sunset hills village landscape

ethiopia tigray priest church local

ethiopia village women working umbrellas

Days 1-2 Gonder

Discover Gondar's castles, churches and palaces. The city is often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot'.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-5 Simien Mountains National Park

Hike through rugged terrain passing eroded volcanic cores, raging rivers and the jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 6 Debark

Rest and recoup from some time in the mountains.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 7 Enda Selassie

Travel through the rugged countryside towards Aksum, stopping overnight in Enda Selassie.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 8-9 Aksum

Explore the ancient city of Aksum, peppered with obelisks and crumbling palaces.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 10 Mekele

Wander through Mekele's cliff-face churches of Tigray.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 11 Woldiya

Venture further into the Ethiopian landscape and spend the night at a bush camp near Woldiya.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 12-14 Lalibela

Peer into Lalibela's astounding rock-hewn churches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 15-17 Bahir Dar

Walk around the spectacular Blue Nile Falls, then board a reed boat bound for the lake's isolated monasteries.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 18 Dejen

Spend the night in Dejen.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 19-21 Addis Ababa

Finish the trip in Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2