Travel through the untouched beauty and fascinating culture of Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. Visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the rugged landscapes of the Simien Mountains. Discover the ancient history on display at Aksum and relax among the vibrant culture in Gonder. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and travelling in Ethiopia is an experience not to be missed.

Gonder, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
1 060kg pp per trip


  • Indulge in a sweet Ethiopian coffee in Addis Ababa
  • Explore the spectacular Blue Nile Falls
  • Discover the ornate history of Gondar
  • Travel through Ethiopia’s rugged scenery
  • Trek in the spectacular Simien Mountains
  • Discover the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela


Discover Gondar's castles, churches and palaces. The city is often referred to as 'Africa's Camelot'.
Hike through rugged terrain passing eroded volcanic cores, raging rivers and the jagged peaks of the Simien Mountains.
Rest and recoup from some time in the mountains.
Travel through the rugged countryside towards Aksum, stopping overnight in Enda Selassie.
Explore the ancient city of Aksum, peppered with obelisks and crumbling palaces.
Wander through Mekele's cliff-face churches of Tigray.
Venture further into the Ethiopian landscape and spend the night at a bush camp near Woldiya.
Peer into Lalibela's astounding rock-hewn churches.
Walk around the spectacular Blue Nile Falls, then board a reed boat bound for the lake's isolated monasteries.
Stop en route to Addis and take a break by spending the night in the small city of Debre Markos. Perhaps take the time to sample some Ethiopian specialities – try kolo (roasted barley) or gored gored (spicy cubed beef).
Finish the trip in Ethiopia's bustling capital, Addis Ababa.
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Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (15 nights)
Included activities
  • 1/2 Day Lake Tana boat trip
  • Entrance Blue Nile Falls
  • Guided tour of Aksum
  • Guided tour of Gonder
  • Guided tour of rock churches & monastery
  • Simien Mountains trek (2 days)
  • Tigray Rock-hewn Churches


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Important notes

1. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.
2. A single supplement is not available for this trip.
3. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman

Trip notes

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