Addids – Arbaminch
Drive to Arbaminch On the way, visit Tiya;Melka Kunture(if time allows), a stone-age archeological site; Adadi Mariam, a 12th century rock-hewn church 8:00 am to 6:00pm with the activities Busy day with long drive and activities, Sandal shoes is good for the drive and sightseeing.
O/ n at tourist hotel.
After early breakfast we drive to Karat Konso. In Konso you will visit Konso terraced hills, the Konso’s chief compound and his chiefly art craft. The Konso people are famous for their traditional terracing system and Waka Totem (Grave Wooden Totem). Then, drive Jinka…
Early in the morning drive to Mago National Park to see the untouched and unique Mursi tribe, who leaves on the southern edge of the park? A Mursi woman quite famous in putting a lip plate on her lips, the big lip plate she has the more beautiful she is. After Lunch, we proceed to Turmi via Keyafer. En route we will in the late afternoon we will explore Hammr tribe village
Drive to Omorate to the omo river to the Dasenech village, this tribes originate from Uganda they live after the Omo riverand you’ll cros this longer river on the lowr omo valley with wooden boat. after you visited the Dasenech village return to Turmi for lunch and in the Afternoon drive to Karo and visit this tribes known for body paintings. O/n Turmi Lodge
After early breakfast we drive from Turmi to Arbaminch. On the way visit The Tsemay and Bena Tribes…. O/n Paradise lodge
Morning to Dorze and visit Markets (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited.
After lunch, flight from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa(flight ET134, 13:15-14:20)
Fly to Lalibela(ET 152, 8:10-9:10) ,start your tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (entry not permitted for women). After lunch, continue with the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos.
O/n Honey Land Hotel
Fly from Lalibela to Gondar
After briefly settling in your hotel, explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today, Ras Gimb Palace Museum and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. Overnight in Gondar
Fly From Gondar to Axum
After you check in your hotel in the afternoon you will visit the sites of Axum, including the famous obelisks (one that was recently erected after being returned from Italy) and the archeological museum, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), Ezana’s enscription, King Kaleb’s tomb, King Bazen’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace.
You can also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept. Men only are allowed to enter the old church. Unfortunately, no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk) is allowed to enter the chapel where the Ark is kept. Overnight in Axum (hotel).
Two hrs Drive from axum to gheralta and visit the most stunning gheralta rock churches.
Gheralta – Volcano
We drive from 2 hrs from gheralta to Mekelle and We start drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after an early breakfast, possible at 07:30. This is may be one of the worst roads in the world.
The 70 km distance may take about 5 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 9.5km from ErtaAle and it takes about 3 hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to ErtaAle at 20:00 hours.
Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. ErtaAle ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia.
It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. ErtaAle contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. ErtaAle is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.O/n camping on the mountain
Waking up early for sunrise and visit north crater, Descend from ErtaAle around 7:00am ErtaAle -Dodom Leave back to Dodom you will reach latest at 09:300 am at the camp , after breakfast time to relax.
At 10:30 drive to HamadEla 100km, picnic lunch on the way on shed of palm tree, reach HamadEla 04:30, better village with a total population about 500 people. You will see lots of camel caravans and you will have the sun set look from the very shallow salt lake Assale. Overnight open air camping at HamadEla.
HamadEla- Dallol- Mekelle
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi) the Afar Depression is covered by salt, and you will Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, local people are cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans and Drive back to HamadEla for lunch and proceed to Mekele.
O/n Genfel Hotel
Fly Mekele- Addis
Start the day looking down on Addis Ababa from Entoto Mountain, the capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests. Here you will visit the Entoto Maryam church and museum. After the visit, proceed down to Addis Ababa via ShiroMeda, the city’s largest market for traditional clothes.
Proceed to the campus of Addis Ababa University to the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, where Ethiopia’s oldest resident, Lucy, is housed.
Close to the National Museum is the Selassie (Trinity) church, one of the most important churches of Addis Ababa and the final resting place of Haile Selassie, to whom there is a dedicated museum on site. Finish the day with shopping in merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.
Enjoya Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.
Drop you at the air port.