Northern Ethiopia Historic Route and Southern Cultural Tour

This well-outlined Itinerary is combining history and culture with the magic scenery of Simien mountains National park and the southern major attractions which include the central rift valley Lakes region, the Omo valley tribal groups and national parks.

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



Day 1

Arrival in Addis Ababa, resting at the hotel and city tour of Addis Ababa 

Overnight: Addis Ababa

Day 2

Fly from Addis to Mekele (early morning) and drive to Gerhalta en-route visit the rock-hewn churches of AbrahaWo Atsbeha and Wukro Cherkos.

Overnight: Ghralta

Day 3

Drive from Ghrealta to Axum and en-route visit the 500 B.C temple of Yeha and Debere Damo Monastery. 

Overnight: Axum 

Day 4

Sightseeing in Axum, visit the archeological & historical sites. 

Overnight: Axum

Day 5

Drive from Axum to Semien Mountains National Park crossing Tekeze River and visit the surrounding, encounter chilada Baboon. 

Overnight: Simien Mountain or Debark

Day 6

Morning nature walks in the park and afternoon drive to Gondar. 

Overnight: Gondar

Day 7

Morning tour of the Castles and church of Debre Berhan Selassie afternoon drive to Bahir Dar. 

Overnight: Bahir Dar

Day 8

Bahir Dar (Visit Lake Tana monasteries by boat and Blue Nile Falls)

Overnight: Bahir Dar

Day 9

Morning leaves to Lalibela through Debre tabor and afternoon visit some of the 10 Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (first Group). 

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 10

Lalibela, Morning excursion to Yimrhane Christos and afternoon tour of the rest of the churches in town. 

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 11

Transfer to the Lalibela airport for a flight back to Addis and shopping or free time in Addis

Overnight: Addis Ababa

Day 12

Depart early for a scenic drive down the Great Rift Valley for Lake Langano en route stop at Debre Zeit and Zeway. After lunch visit Abjhata -Shalla National park. 

Overnight: Langano

Day 13

Drive to Arba Minch and en-route visit the Dorze Village at Chencha. 

Overnight: Arba Minch

Day 14

Drive further south to Jinka and en-route visit Tsemay& Ari villages.

Overnight: Jinka

Day 15

Drive to Mago National park and proceed on to El-waha to visit the Mursi village and return to Jinka in the afternoon.

Overnight: Jinka 

Day 16

Drive from Jinka to Turmi via Key Afar and Dimeka.  if the day Tuesday or Saturday you will have a chance to visit Dimeka Market. If the day is Thursday you will have a chance to visit Key Afer Market. 

Overnight: Turmi 

Day 17

Excursion to Omorate, Cross the Omo River and visit Nyangatom and Dasenech villages

Overnight: Turmi

Day 18

Drive from Turmi to Konso, and visit one of the Konso villages in the afternoon. 

Overnight: Konso

Day 19

Leave Konso for Hawassa and enjoy the sunsets from Lake Hawassa.

Overnight: Hawassa

Day 20

Drive back to Addis Ababa and farewell dinner with cultural show. Departure

End of the tour!