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Trip idea in Ethiopia

Northern Historical Route: overland


from £2,450 pp

(ex international flights)


13 days

The classic overland tour of Ethiopia's historical route, this trip sees you explore the cultural heartland of Ethiopia. You'll see the Blue Nile falls, Gelada baboons in the Simien Mountains, as well as the rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Time your visit well and you might witness some of the regions festivals.

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Addis Ababa

Day 1 - Addis Ababa

  • What to expect in Ethiopia
  • Transfer from Addis Ababa airport to your hotel
  • Addis Ababa city tour
Bahir Dar

Day 2 - Bahir Dar

  • Transfer from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar

Day 3 - Bahir Dar

  • Boat trip to visit the monasteries on Lake Tana
  • Visit Blue Nile Falls

Day 4 - Gondar

  • Transfer from Bahir Dar to Gondar overland
  • City tour of Gondar, Camelot of Africa
Simien Mountains

Day 5 - Simien Mountains

  • Transfer from Gondar to the Simien Mountains
  • Hike to the Geech Abyss

Day 6 - Axum

  • Transfer from the Simien Mountains to Axum overland
  • At leisure in Axum

Day 7 - Axum

  • Axum City tour

Day 8 - Hawzein

  • Transfer from Axum to Hawzein via Yeha & Debre Damo overland
Hawzein, Mekele

Day 9 - Hawzein, Mekele

  • Visit rock-hewn churches around Gheralta
  • Transfer from Hawzein to Mekele overland

Day 10 - Lalibela

  • Transfer from Mekele to Lalibela overland
  • At leisure in Lalibela

Day 11 - Lalibela

  • Visit the Northwestern Cluster of churches
  • Visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches

Day 12 - Kombolcha

  • Transfer from Lalibela to Kombolcha overland
Addis Ababa

Day 13 - Addis Ababa

  • Transfer from Kombolcha to Addis Ababa overland
  • At leisure in Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa airport transfer out