• 11 Days Ethiopia

    Peer underneath the veil of famine and war and you’ll discover traditions and religion in its rawest, set amidst ethereally beautiful landscapes of the Great African Rift Valley. This special program lets you bear witness to grand, colourful processions on the most significant day of the local calendar: Timkat!
  • 11 Days Ethiopia

    Peer underneath the veil of famine and war and you’ll discover traditions and religion in its rawest, set amidst ethereally beautiful landscapes of the Great African Rift Valley. This special program lets you bear witness to grand, colourful processions on the most significant day of the local calendar: Timkat!
  • 11 Days Ethiopia

    Peer underneath the veil of famine and war and you’ll discover traditions and religion in its rawest, set amidst ethereally beautiful landscapes of the Great African Rift Valley. This special program lets you bear witness to grand, colourful processions on the most significant day of the local calendar: Timkat!
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11 days
From S$ 9,880/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Addis Ababa / Bahir Dar
    Fly Singapore/Bangkok TG 410 2050/2210 (2h 20m) - Daily
      Bangkok/Addis Ababa ET 629 0130+1/0600+1 (14h 30m) – Daily except Tue
    Or Singapore/ Addis Ababa
    (Flight commences from Jun 2017)
    ET 639 0200/0620 (9h 20m) – Daily except Wed, Sun
      Addis Ababa / Bahir Dar ET 126 0750/0850 – Daily (1h)
     
    Upon arrival, drive to Lake Tana, where you will stay 2 nights along the lakeside.

    Overnight: Bahir Dar
    Meals: -
  • Day 02 - Bahir Dar

     

    Today, you will explore Lake Tana by boat. It has some 30 islands many with monasteries dating from 13 to 18 centuries. Visit the monastery of Ura Jidane Mihret on the Zeghe Peninsula giving you an insight into the splendour of Ethiopia’s religious heritage. The lake cruise itself also provides the opportunity to numerous lake bird sightings and local papyrus fishing boats in action.

    Overnight: Bahir Dar
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 03 - Bahir Dar / Blue Nile Fall / Gondar

    A 45-min drive and a relatively strenuous 20-min walk take you to the Blue Nile fall. Known locally as Tis Isat (smoking fire), this is one of the most spectacular falls of Africa. Returning to Bahir Dar, you have time to explore the colorful local market and stop to view the famous source of Blue Nile. In the afternoon, drive about 4 hours (180km) to Gondar.

    Overnight: Gondar
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 04 - Gondar

    Gondar has been called Africa’s Camelot with its series of castles and churches. It is Ethiopia’s capital from 1636 to 1667. Most have survived the ravage of time and constitute one of Ethiopia’s most fascinating antiquities. Our exploration will cover Debre Birhan Sellassie or “Trinity at the mount of Light”, the Royal Enclosure with the palace of Emperor Fasilidas and Kwesquam to see the castle of Empress Mentwabe.

    Overnight: Gondar
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 05 - Gondar / Semien National Park

    This morning, drive another about 4 hours to Debark, the gateway to the beautiful Semien National Park. Check into Simien Lodge (the highest lodge in Africa) for 1 night. Homer considers Semien to be the playground of Greek gods. The scenery is truly breathtaking. UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site.

    Overnight: Semien N.P
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 06 - Semien National Park / Axum

    You have another morning for more hikes in Semien National Park before driving to Axum.

    Overnight: Axum
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 07 - Axum

    Axum is another of Ethiopia’s star attraction. The little town is littered with ruins of palaces, underground tombs, stelae and inscriptions. It was once the capital of the powerful Axumite Empire (3rd to 6th centuries) as well as that of the legendary Queen Sheba. In the morning, visit the small archaeological museum, the obelisk park, Queen Sheba’s bath, Axumite palaces and tombs and the trilingual inscription of Ezana. In the afternoon, visit St Mary of Zion church, which is the oldest in Ethiopia and sub Sahara.

    Overnight: Axum
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 08 - Axum / Lalibela

    Transfer to the airport for flight

    Fly Axum/Lalibela ET 123 1115/1155 – Daily (40m)


    Upon arrival, met and transfer to your hotel for 2 nights. Also, known as Africa’s Petra, Lalibela and its rock-hewn churches are arguably Africa’s top attraction. It is set amongst the rugged Lasta Mountains at 2630m. This afternoon, you will visit what have become known as the 8th wonder of the world – the churches of King Lalibela (A.D. 1180 to 1220). According to legend, the 11 monolithic churches, hand cut directly from the stone of the earth required 25,000 people and 24 years to complete.

    Overnight: Lalibela
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 09 - Lalibela

    This morning, take a mule trip to the Monastery of Ashetom Mariam located on the top of a hill overlooking Lalibela. In the afternoon, we continue to visit other groups of the churches of King Lalibela.

    Overnight: Lalibela
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 10 - Lalibela / Addis Ababa

    Transfer to the airport for flight

    Fly Lalibela/Addis Ababa ET 120 1030/1130 – Daily except Mon, Fri (1h)


    Enjoy a city tour of the capital, starts with the National Museum with the famous remains of Lucy (3.2 million year-old!). Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia's main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie. Tonight, be treated to an evening of Ethiopia’s music and dance.

    Overnight: Addis Ababa
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 11 - Addis Ababa / Singapore

    This morning, visit Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa, where almost every possible commodity is on sale. Addis is an excellent place to pick up many of the country’s unique crafts.

    Continues with St. George Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in Addis Ababa. Then we will drive uphill to Entoto, which once was Emperor Minilik II’s permanent camp.  Enjoy the panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside.

     Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

    Fly Addis Ababa/Bangkok EK 608 0040+1/1320+1 (8h 30m) - Daily
      Bangkok/ Singapore TG 409 1625+1/1940+1 (2h15m) - Daily
    OR Addis Ababa/Singapore
    (Flight commences from Jun 2017)
    ET 638 0040+1/1450+1 (9h 10m) – Daily except Tue, Sat 

     

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

 

 

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