Blue Nile Falls Tour and the Lalibela Rock Churches to explore the Ethiopian ancient culture and boat trip in Lake Tana which is the source of the Blue Nile. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Blue Nile Falls and the Rock churches which preferred as the world’s most incredible man-made features. These ancient churches were curved from the rocks and they are a lasting monument to man’s faith in God.
Blue Nile Falls Tour Ethiopia Program
Day 1: Addis Ababa-Bahirdar- Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls
Fly from Addis Ababa to Bahirdar, met and transfer to the hotel for check in. Embark into the boat trip in Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana. The 37 islands of Lake Tana shelter twenty monasteries-surviving remnants of an old, contemplative tradition. Because of their isolation, they were used to store treasures and religious relics from all parts of the country. The Lake’s monasteries are famous for their typical Ethiopian religious paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and other ancient church treasures.
Lunch in the hotel, drive for 35 KM to the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Blue Nile measure 45m-high and they form the most spectacular waterfall in Africa. Walking to the fall through the beautiful river gorge on the ancient bridge from the 17th century, and meeting the local people at the small villages on the way to the fall is also a great experience.
Breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Bahirdar airport for a flight to Lalibela. At the airport meet and transfer to the hotel for check in then drive to the site of the Ethiopia’s most famous rock hewl churches which referred by many as “the living wonders of the world”. The monolithic churches were carved out of 2,600-sq meter natural rock terrace in the 12-century AD by king Lalibela.
Bete Medhani Alem, the largest monolithic rock-hewn church in the world, measures 37.7 ft in height, covers an area of almost 2625 square ft and has walls that are up to six feet thick. A plain building supported by 36 pillars on the inside and another 36 pillars around the outside, Bete Medhani Alem was modeled on the original St. Mary Zion Church built by King Ezana in the 4th century at Axum.
In the morning the rock churches that you will visit include: Bete Meskel, Bete Medhani Alem, Bete Golgotha Michael, Bete Mariam, Bete Giorgis and Bete Denagil
Lunch then proceed with the tour to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches-their architecture and artistry must be seen to be believed. After visiting the churches proceed with the walking through the complex bewildering labyrinth of underground tunnels to the monastery were the monks and nuns live.
Overnight at Harbe Hotel in Lalibela.
Day 3: Lalibela-Addis Ababa
Leisure breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for the schedule flight back to Addis Ababa.
Southern Omo Valley in Ethiopia is unquestionably one of the most unique places on earth because of the wide diversity of people and animals that inhabit it. It is located in Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The region is known for its culture and diversity.
Tour to Southern Omo Valley brings you to the most fascinating tribes on the continent of Africa and around the world. The tours include visit to several towns and villages located in the area where you will meet with either of the following tribes: Arbore, Ari, Bena, Bodi, Bumi, Daasanech (Geleb), Dorze, Hamer (Hamar), Kara (or Karo), Konso, Kwegu (or Muguji), Mursi, Tsemay, and Turkana when you tour the valley.
Southern Omo Valley Tour Program
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive meet and greet with Wilds of Africa representatives and transfer to the hotel for overnight. If time allows you may embark into a city tour of Addis Ababa where you will visit the national museum (where you can see the Lucy fossil skeleton found), Trinity cathedral church, Entoto hills and Merkato.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch via Dorze village
After breakfast depart for Arba minch through villages for the local stovia Dorze people. The Stovia Dorze people have very fascinating culture which revealed by their bamboo built houses and their local farms which they cultivate the false banana used to extract the local brew called Kotcho.
Day 3: Arba Minch – Jinka
Morning after breakfast embark into the boat trip in Lake Chamo where you will see some crocodiles, Hippos and a lot of water birds. After boat trip proceed to Konso for Lunch and drive to Jinka via Tsemay and Ari tribe villages.
Day 4: Mursi Tribe Tour and Turmi
Morning visit the Mursi tribes’ village. The Mursi tribes are famously known for their unique tradition for women to wear lip plate. Yet till up this moment no one knows the origin if this tradition but the Mursi people consider it as the way of distinguishing them from other surrounding tribes. After visiting the Mursi proceed to Turmi.
Day 5: Omorate tribe tour
Today after breakfast we will go to Omorate to visit the Dasenach tribes where we will cross the Omo River by wooden local boat. In the afternoon the tour proceed to the nearby hammer tribe. If lucky you may see some special occasions like wedding ceremonies and ritual.
Day 6: Drive back to Arba minch via Konso
Morning drive to Arba minch on the way visit Konso tribe village. Konso tribe is known for their unique social life structure and practicing the agriculture terracing.
Day 7: Drive back to Addis and Departure
Morning after breakfast visit Tiys Stelae en-route to Addis Ababa. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner then transfer to the airport for your onward flight back home.
“ End of the tour “
List of hotels
No of nights
No of Pax
2 – 3 pax
4 – 6 pax
7 – 10 pax
11 – 20 pax
Per person price
Bed and breakfast Accommodation whilst on tour.
Transportation on 4 WD Land Cruiser for the whole tour
All entrance fee in all sites, village and park
Fee for English speaking guide
Boat trips at Lake Chamo
Pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily
All Government tax
International air tickets,
Video filming and photography fees,
Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc
All not mentioned in the included part
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