The great Northeast-Southern Loop

The great Northeast-Southern Loop

Description

Experiences

  • Heritage
  • Nature

Duration

19 days

This 19 day tour will allow you to discover Lake Tana and its churches and monasteries and the main historical sites of Ethiopia.

It will also explore the mountains and Simien Park, allowing you to admire the most beautiful panoramas in Ethiopia

After visiting the famous churches carved in the rock at Lalibela, you will visit Awash Park and the holy city of Harar.

 

On the way back, you will discover the Rift Valley lakes, then Bale Park with its famous Nyala antelopes and finally the city of Awassa, the capital of the southern region bordering the lake of the same name.

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Photos

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Maps

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Stopovers

  • Day 1: ADDIS ABABA

    - Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel
    - Settling in, rest
    - Visit of the Mount Entoto with panoramic view of the city and visit of the Menelik II palace and museum
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the National Museum (Lucy skeleton)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel

  • Day 2: BAHIR DAR (flight in option)

    - Departure for BAHIR DAR
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and night stay at the hotel

  • Day 3: BAHIR DAR

    - Boat trip on Lake Tana and visit two monasteries
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the Blue Nile Falls (about 1 hour walk)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 4: SIMIEN

    - Departure for Simien Park
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 5: GONDAR

    - Departure for Gondar
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit the castle and Fasilidas baths and the Debre Birhan Selassie church
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 6: LALIBELA

    - Depart for Lalibela
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the Simien Park Hotel

  • Day 7: LALIBELA

    - Visit northern group of churches
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit South group of churches
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 8: DESSIE

    - Departure for Dessie
    - Visit of the Nakute Lab Church
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 9: AWASA

    - Depart for Awasa 
    - Picnic lunch
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 10: HARAR

    - Visit of the park and falls in Awasa
    - Departure for Harar
    - Lunch en route
    - Hyena dinner show
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 11: HARAR

    - Visite of the fortified city, market, Rimbaud house and museum and Harari dwellings
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 12: DIRE DAWA

    - Departure for Dire Dawa
    - Lunch en route
    - Tour of the city and of the Railway Station Ethio-Djibouti, built by the French
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 13: NAZARETH

    - Departure for Nazareth
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 14: LANGANO

    - Departure for Langano
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of Lake Zeway
    - Relaxing at Lake Langano (swimming possible)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 15: GOBA

    - Visit of the Abijata Shala park
    - Departure for Goba
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the Bale Park in Dinsho
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 16: GOBA

    - Departure for the visit of the Sanetti plateau and the Herenna forest  
    - Picnic lunch
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 17: AWASA

    - Departure for AWASA
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the hot springs of Wondo Genet (about 2 hours walk)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 18: AWASA/ADDIS ABABA

    - Boat ride on the lake (Hippos) and visit of the fish market 
    - Departure for Addis Ababa 
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 19: ADDIS ABABA

    - Morning break at the hotel
    - Preparations for departure
    - Lunch at the hotel
    - Visit of the National Museum and the Holy Trinity Church
    - Shopping
    - Dinner in a traditional restaurant
    - Transfer to the airport

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Must-stop sites

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Rates

Description After-tax price per person
per 2 persons 3 181 €
per 4 persons 2 297 €
per 6 persons 2 014 €
per 8 persons 1 868 €
single room 280 €

Depending on the airline company you choose, you may be required to land in Addis Ababa the day before your tour departs and possibly leave the day after the tour ends. Summer Time Tour & Travel may, in accordance with your preferences, handle your stay from arrival in Ethiopia until departure . Accommodation and meals at the Hotel Normandie in Gelan, outside of the tour package, will naturally raise the amount of your personalized quote.

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Information

The holiday stay
Your particulars

This reservation form is not binding and does not initiate a payment. The Summer Time Tour & Travel team will receive your reservation request and subsequently contact you to establish with you the details of your stay and payment conditions.

For any questions, feel free to contact Summer Time Tour & Travel:

By phone:
00 251 118 677 996

From Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00, French time
We speak both French and English.
Ethiopian number, carrier dependent

By e-mail:
contact@summertimetour.com
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