Ethiopia's history and cultural heritage in 13 days

Regarded as the land of mysteries and originality found in Africa’s soil, Ethiopia is distinguished from most of the African destinations by the fact that the country’s wealth of historic sites and the identity by its own history and diverse cultures rather than colonialism.

The best known historic sites, Lalibela, Gonder, Bahir Dar and the colorful, oldest Islamic city of Harar make up the historic routes which are also the highlights of this Itinerary.

The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests.



Day 1

Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis. Afternoon flies to Bahir Dar.

Overnight: Bahir Dar 

Day 2

Boat cruise to some of the Lake Tana Monasteries and visit the Mighty Blue Nile Falls 

Overnight: Bahir Dar

Day 3

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar via Awramba and visit the Castel and churches

Overnight: Gondar

Day 4

Drive from Gondar to Simien Mountain National Park and enjoy the park playing with hundreds of Glada Baboons and most stunning views ever 

Overnight: Simien Mountain or Debark

Day 5

Full day visit to the Simien mountain national park and overnight in Simien

Day 6

Morning trek in the Simien drive for lunch in Gondar and afternoon drive to Debre Tabor with a stop to visit Awramba village

Overnight: Debra Tabor 

Day 7

Drive from Debre Tabor to Bethelehem, en-route visit one of the biggest and historical Cattle market (only on Saturday), named Sally, stop to visit the hilltop Monastery of Zuraaba Tserha Aryam. After a visit and Picnic lunch in Bethlehem, the ancient university of Degua, make a Scenic drive to Lalibela.

Overnight: Lalibela 

Day 8

Visit the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Ethiopian coffee ceremony in the villages of Lalibela

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 9

Excursion to Yimrehane Kiristos and pay a visit to a school in the community or a social project (according to your interest we will organize you a tree plantation in Lalibela under the planetary forest project in the community that we are a part in it)

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 10

Fly from Lalibela to Addis and resting at the hotel, doing some more discovery of Addis and shopping

Overnight: Addis

Day 11

Fly from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa and drive to Harar, visit the Hyena man

Overnight: Harar

Day 12

Visit Harar Museum, Abdullahi Ali private museum, Rimbaud House, the 16th-century grand Mosque and the colorful city of Harar 

Overnight: Diredawa

Day 13

Morning visit Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis, Shopping, a day room, farewell dinner and departure