Discover Ethiopia - 10-Day Experience

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Experience Ethiopia like never before on this 10-day journey.

Experience the Culture of Ethiopia on this 10-Day Journey!


Tucked in between the Middle East and Africa, Ethiopia sits in the middle of these distinctive regions and yet takes on a cultural mosaic and aesthetic that’s tangibly distinct. On this 10-day tour you’ll see just what we mean with Christian churches hewn from solid rock; national park’s vivid, green peaks; and fascinating cities where luxury sports cars and assorted livestock hang out together in perfect harmony.

When travelling with G-Adventures as a Vegan or Veggie traveller, you can trust that your Chief Experience Officer will do all they can to ensure you have seamless and enjoyable experience on this amazing journey. Your Vegan Vacations rep will work tireless in advance of your departure to ensure that suitable options are provided (when available) and will put in the work so you can just get away and explore the world without worry.

Check out the itinerary details below and get in touch today to book your space!


Itinerary

photo courtesy of G Adventures

photo courtesy of G Adventures

Day 1 - Addis Ababa

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 2 - Addis Ababa/Axum

Fly to Axum, then spend the afternoon exploring the many archaeological sites.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 3 - Axum/Simien Mountains NP

Travel, via the Lima Limo Valley, to Debark, our base for visiting Simien Mountains National Park. Relax at the scenic lodge with views of the stunning mountain ranges.

Meals included:

Breakfast


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 4 - Simien Mountains NP/Gondar

Spend the day in Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy guided hiking excursions around Sankaber campsite, and the Jinbar waterfalls, with its scenic views and wildlife. In the late afternoon, drive to Gondar.

Meals included:

Breakfast


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 5 - Gondar Area

Enjoy a cultural and nature excursion in a rural Amhara community, then return to Gondar in time for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Debre Birhan Silassie Church.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 6 - Gondar/Bahir Dar

Continue exploring Gondar in the morning, then head to Bahir Dar.

Meals included:

Breakfast


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 7 - Bahir Dar

Take a boat trip on Lake Tana to enjoy stunning views and visit monasteries including Ura Kidane Mehret and Azwa Maryam. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided hike to the Blue Nile Falls.

Meals included:

Breakfast


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 8 - Bahir Dar/Lalibela

Drive to Lalibela.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 9 - Lalibela

Enjoy a full day exploring the rock-hewn churches, including St. George Church, and other historical sites.

Meals included:

Breakfast


photo courtesy of G Adventures


Day 10 - Lalibela/Addis Ababa

Morning flight to Addis Ababa, where the tour ends on arrival at Bole International Airport.

Meals included:

Breakfast


What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit to Axum historical sites
  • Simien Mountains trek
  • Guided tour of Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Fasiladas's Bath, and historic castles in Gondar
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • Excursion to Blue Nile Falls
  • Guided tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (9 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, minivan/bus, boat, walking, hiking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO), driver, local guides.


Available extras

My Own Room

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, ask your Vegan Vacations Trip Specialist about the additional costs associated for this itinerary.



*All photos for illustrative purposes only. This tour is operated by G Adventures. Full terms and conditions to be provided prior to booking. See below for more details.

NOTE: This vacation is not 100% vegan, but vegan & veggie diets can be accommodated on this itinerary. Vegan Vacations provides all clients with invaluable information pertaining to vegan options on all trips including what (if any) options might be available when on your own time. This information is customized to each itinerary. Please contact Vegan Vacations at admin@veganvacations.ca for more details.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Important Notes

ACCOMMODATION

Please note that due to the remote nature of our Ethiopia adventures some of our accommodation may seem rustic by western standards.

VACCINATIONS

It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country. Please check in with your local consulate and health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.

MEALS

When meals are not included, your hotel will have a restaurant or your will be advised of a good local establishment. Part of the excitement of a G Adventures trip is the ability to try local dishes when possible. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is not expensive. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though, and you may choose to explore some local restaurants on your own or with your travel companion(s).


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