Test of Ethiopia, Complete North and South

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

Leave Addis and drive to Debre Markos enroot visit Debre Libanose Monastery, the Portuguese bridge after lunch, visit the Blue Nile Gorge and crossing the longest river in the world on a 300 meter length bridge. Arrive Debre Markos for an overnight stay.

Day 3

Drive to Bahirdar enroot visit the source of Blue Nile at Sekekela, climb to Gish Mountain for a better view and drive to Injibara after a short stop in lake Zengena, one of the deepest lakes in Ethiopia. After lunch in Injibara drive to Bahirdar for an overnight stay.

Day 4

Morning drive to Blue Nile falls and afternoon visit Lake Tana monasteries by boat

Overnight: Bahirdar

Day 5

Morning drive to Gondar and after noon Gondar city tour

Overnight: Gondar


Day 6

Drive to Simien Mountains national park and tour the park

Overnight: Simien

Day 7

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

Overnight: Simien

Day 8

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

Overnight: Debre Tabor

Day 9

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 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!