Combination Tours

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» 27-Days Historical Routes & South Ethiopia
» 12-Days Bale Mountains trekking & South-Ethiopia
» 12-Days Wenchi Crater Lake, Awash NP & Harar
» 11-Days Historical Routes & South Ethiopia (Flights/Surface)



22-Days Tour to the South and North

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa. O/N at hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch via the Rift Valley lakes and the villages of the Wolayta people. En route visit the Dorze village. O/N at hotel.
Day 3: In the morning, drive to Chencha to visit the Dorze people. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Chamo. O/N in Arba Minch.
Day 4: Drive to Jinka, visiting the Konso, Derase, Ari, Benna and Tsemay people on the way. O/N in camp or local hotel in Jinka town.
Day 5: Visit the Mursi people and their villages. O/N in Mago National Park camp.
Day 6: Enter the region of the Karo people and visit the villages of Kortcho and Duss; with beautiful views over the Omo River too. O/N camp at Murulle or Duss.
Day 7: Continue to the land of the Hammer people (Turmi region). O/N in Turmi at the Evangadi Campsite & Lodge. (Camp or fixed tents, Lodges).
Day 8: Day spent in Turmi visiting the villages, the market (if possible), and watching some ceremonies such as dances and weddings.
Day 9: Excursion to Omorate, at the banks of the Omo River, to visit the Dassanech tribes & villages. Return to Turmi for O/N.
Day 10: Drive through Tsemay and Erbore people to the Konso villages. O/N in Konso local hotel or camp.
Day 11: Enter into the region of the Borena people. In the afternoon, visit El-Sod crater (where the Borena men extract salt for their cattle), Borena villages and more. O/N in Yabelo local hotel or camp.
Day 12: Go through the region of the Guji people and other very beautiful areas on your way to the Rift Valley lake of Awasa. O/N at Pina hotel.
Day 13: In the morning, visit the fish market, and then drive back to Addis Ababa via the Rift Valley lakes of Shala, Abyata and Langano. In the afternoon you are free in Addis.
Day 14: Drive north to Kombolcha, visiting the Afar and Oromo people.
Day 15: Drive to Lalibela. En route visit Lake Hayke.
Day 16: Full day visit to the 11 rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Day 17: Fly to Axum. In the afternoon, tour the steles, churches and archeological sites.
Day 18: Drive to Gondar, crossing the spectacular Semien mountains.
Day 19: Morning tour of Gondar’s castles and churches. In the afternoon, drive to Bahirdar.
Day 20: In the morning, visit the Blue Nile falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to adore two monasteries: as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis.
Day 21: Fly back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon is free.
Day 22: Depart.

 

16 - Day Tour to the North and then South

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, tour the National Museum and Entoto mountains.
Day 2: Fly to Bahirdar, where you visit Bezait palace and get wonderful views over the Blue Nile falls and Lake Tana. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Tana to admire monasteries with very interesting construction styles and paintings. These include Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis.
Day 3: In the morning, drive to the Blue Nile falls, from where you return for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Gondar.
Day 4: In Gondar, visit the castle compounds, King Fasil’s Bath, Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Light of Trinity Church) with wonderful murals, Qusuqam church, Queen Mentewab palace and more.
Day 5: Fly to Lalibela. In the afternoon, visit the first group of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.
Day 6: In the morning, go on a mule excursion to Asheton Mariam through the villages. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock hewn churches.
Day 7: Fly to Addis and have lunch there. Later, drive to Langano Rift Valley Lake. O/N at hotel.
Day 8: Continue to Arba Minch, admiring the Wolayta people, their villages and other very nice views on the way. In the afternoon, ascend Chencha hills to visit the Dorze villages, where you will see the peoples’ cultural traits; weaving works, cultivation of false banana from which they extract traditional bread (Kotcho), their 18 metre high houses and more. Dinner and O/N at Swaynes Hotel (3*) with spectacular views over the Lake Chamo, Lake Abaya and the Nechi Sar National Park.
Day 9: Morning excursion to Nechisar National Park for an early morning game drive. Here you can see wild animals, dominated by Zebras, but very much alive with other animals, including the endemic Swayne’s hartebeest, greater and lesser kudus, different gazelles and more. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip over Lake Chamo and encounter the huge hippo colonies and the biggest crocodiles in Africa (some 6-7 metres long). Meals and O/N at Swaynes Hotel (3*).
Day 10: Drive to Jinka. On the way, visit the Derashe, Konso, Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with their respective villages. The Konso are famous for their agricultural practices such as terracing. O/N at Jinka local hotel or camp.
Day 11: Drive to Mago National Park and then go on an excursion to the villages of the Mursi people. O/N in Mago National Park (camping).
Day 12: Go through the Karo region and visit their village of Kortcho, from where you get very nice views over River Omo. Drive to Turmi for dinner and O/N (camp or fixed tents).
Day 13: Visit the villages of the Hammer people to adore their cultures and possibly their dances. If possible we will show you the unique ceremonies of marriage, with slashing of women, bull jumping, and more. If it is Monday or Saturday, visit the market of the Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people here or near Dimeka village.
Day 14: Drive to Arba Minch through Erbore villages and in the afternoon visit the Konso villages. Dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Addis Ababa to reach late in the afternoon.
Day 16: Departure.
 


27-Days Historical Routes & South Ethiopia

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa an agent of Insight Ethiopia tour will receive you at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel.O/n stay chosen hotel
Day 2 : Drive to Wondo Genet
To day en route you will visit the rift valley lakes of Ziway, which is home of many birds of Ethiopia. Wondo Genet is a green paradise in the mountain where you can walk and swim in the pool filled with warm spring water. O/n stay in Wabe Shebelle hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to Yabello Today you will drive from the fertile land of the Sidama and Gideoa people who contribute a lion share of Ethiopian coffee production. After passing the highland you will enter to the low land and semi arid parts of the Borena peoples of Ethiopia.  O/n stay in Yabelo hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Konso Visit the Konso villages and the New York sites. O/n stay in Kanta lodge
Day 5: Drive to Jinka On arrival visit the Ethnological museum of Jinka. O/n in Jinka Resort hotel
Day 6: Excursion to Mursi village via Mago NP O/n stay in Jinka Resort hotel
Day 7: Drive to Murille via Dimeka and Visit a Karo people O/n stay on the shady Murille camping at the border of the Omo River.
Day 8: One more day in Murille and visit the Karo village
O/n stay on the shady Murille camping at the border of the Omo River.
Day 9: Drive to Turmi Visit the Hammer villages. O/n stay in Buska Lodge
Day 10: Spend one more day in Turmi for different excursions
Excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassench people
O/n stay in Buska lodge
Day 11: Drive to Arba Minch  Via Arebore you drive to Arba Minch. En route visit the Arebore village. O/n stay in Paradise lodge.
Day 12: Excursion to Nech Sar NP and boat trip to Lake Chamo
Visit the Nech Sar NP and make a boat trip on Lake Chamo where the longest and fattest crocodiles of Africa take a sunbath on the shores. Hippo’s hide themselves under the water and you will see also colonies of pelicans. O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 13: Drive to Langano En route visit the Dorze compound. O/n stay in Sabana Beach Resort
Day 14: Drive to Addis Ababa and make rest for the next days tour O/n stay in Ghion hotel
Day 15: Drive to Bahir Dar  O/n stay in Tana hotel.
Day 16: Drive to Blue Nile Fall and make a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Medial period island monasteries. O/n stay in Tana hotel
Day 17: Drive to Gondar Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Gondar where you can visit the 17th Century Fassialdas castle & Bath, Debre Berhan Selassie and Kweskwam Complex. O/n stay in Ghoa hotel.
Day 18: Drive to Axum, passing an impressive landscape of Semien Mountains and rough Tigray landscape. O/n stay in Remhai hotel, Axum
Day 19: Excursion in Axum
Visit the Axumite Steales, Tombs of Axumite Kings and St. Mary of Zion Churche. O/n in Axum Remhai hotel
Day 20: Drive to Gheralta lodge in Hawzen.  Today we drive to Hawzen and on the way we will visit Ethiopia’s earliest known capital city of Yeha which is considered as the birthplace of the country’s earliest civilization. Its single most remarkable antiquity is the well-preserved 12m-high stone temple of the moon that is thought to be over 2500 years old. O/n stay in Grehalta lodge.
Day 21: Visit the Rock hewn churches of Tigray
Today you will visit two of the most beautiful churches on the most impressive places with terrific views in all directions: the Debre Maryam Korkor Church (13th century) and the Yohannis Maikudi Church. O/n stay in Gheralta Lodge
Day 22: Drive to Mekelle
Mekele is capital town of Tigray, the most northern federal state of Ethiopia. The town is situated on a plateau, surrounded by a rather barren landscape. O/n stay in Axum hotel
Day 23:Drive to Lalibela through splendid mountainous landscape.
O/n stay in Mountain View
Day 24: Excursion in Lalibela Visit the Rock-hewn church of Lalibela. O/n stay in Mountain View hotel
Day 25: Drive to Kombolcha  En route between Dessie and Kombolcha you can visit lovely lake Hayk and its 13th Istafanos monastery, which is only accessible for men. O/n stay in Sun-Side hotel
Day 26 : Drive back to Addis Ababa O/n stay in Ghion hotel
Day 27: Departure



12-Days Bale Mountains trekking & South-Ethiopia

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa
An agent of Insight Ethiopia tour will receive you at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/n stay chosen hotel
Day 2: Drive to Dinsho In the early morning, after breakfast, you will have a long drive to Bale which is knows as home of endemism. Visit the diversified wild, plant and bird life. O/n stay in Dinsho guest house.
Day 3: Trekking to Moraro mountain (3750 mts asl.) O/n stay in camping
Day 4: Trekking to Wasema valley. O/n stay in camping
Day 5: Climbing Batu Mountain and camping near Gebreguracha Lake. O/n stay in camping
Day 6: Ride across the Senate plateau and meet vehicles at the Goba-Dolo Mena road.
O/n stay in Wabe Shebelle hotel, Goba.
Day 7: Drive to Awassa
Relax and enjoy in Awassa. Make walking on the lakeside where you can see diverse bird species.
O/n stay in Lewi hotel
Day 8: Drive to Araba Minch En route visit the Dorze village. O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 9: Visit Nech Sar NP and make a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the hippos and Crocodiles.
O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 10: Excursion to Konso village O/n the same hotel.
Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa via Tiya and Melka Kuntare Visit Tiya steales and Melka Kunatre archeological site. O/n stay in Ghion hotel.
Day 12: Departure
 

12-Days Wenchi Crater Lake, Awash NP & Harar

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa
An agent of Insight Ethiopia tour will receive you at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/n stay chosen hotel
Day 2: Excursion in Addis Ababa
Visit the Ethnological and National museum, Trinity Cathedreal, Entoto and Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa. O/n stay in Ghion hotel
Day 3: Excursion to Wenchi Crater Lake.
Make walking or horse riding to the Crater Lake. And visit the island monastery church. O/n stay the same hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Awash National Park and game drive. O/n stay in Awash Falls Lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Mount Fenale and the Palm hot spring O/n stay in Awash Falls lodge.
Day 6: Drive to Harar O/n stay in Heritage Plaza/Rawada guest house.
Day 7: Full day excursion in Harar Harar’s mosques, churches, tombs, French poet Rimbaud house, market, Adere people cultural houses. Evening hyena man performance. O/n stay in Heritage Plaza
Day 8: Drive back to Dire Dawa and fly to Addis Ababa. Departure back to home.


11-Days Historical Routes & South Ethiopia (Flights/Surface)

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa
An agent of Insight Ethiopia tour will receive you at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/n stay chosen hotel
Day 2: Excursion in Addis Ababa
Visit the Ethnological and National museum, Trinity Cathedreal, Entoto and Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa. O/n stay in Ghion hotel
Day 3: Flight to Lalibela and visit the Rock –hewn church of Lalibela O/n stay in Mountain View hotel
Day 4: Visit churches out side Lalibela; Asheton Maryam and Yemrhan Christos church
O/n stay in Mountain View hotel
Day 5: Flight back to Addis Ababa and eventually drive to Langano
Arrive in Addis at 10:30 and drive to Langano. En route visit the Lake Ziway. O/n stay in Sabana beach resort hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Arba Minch via Woliyta highlands
En route visit Dorze compound. O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 7: Visit Nech Sar NP and make a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the hippos and Crocodiles.
O/n stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 8: Drive to Konso
Visit the Konso village and the New York site. O/n stay in Kanta lodge.
Day 9: Drive to Yabelo
Visit the Singing well of the Borena people and El-sod. O/n stay in Yabelo Motel
Day 10: Drive to Aregash Lodge.
Visit the Sidama village.
O/n stay in Aregash lodge.
Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa and departure.

 

 

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