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Day Trip in Axum, the Center of Ancient Civilizations

Day Trip in Axum, the Center of Ancient Civilizations - Aksum, Ethiopia

Duration: 11 hours
Location: Aksum, Ethiopia

From USD
$140.00

This is a full day trip in the ancient town of Axum. Axum is the center and cradle of Ethiopian civilization ... More info ›

This is a full day trip in the ancient town of Axum. Axum is the center and cradle of Ethiopian civilization. The town of Axum is located in the northern Ethiopia in the Tigray national regional state. Axum located very close to Red Sea and Asmara the capital of Eritrea. Axum is a home to several ancient palaces, tombs, artifacts and other ancient historical objects. Axum is also believed to be the place where the original arc of the covenant is still reserved.

The total duration of this tour is 11 hours. In this tour you will visit the following attractions:

In the Morning: 
- Obelisks
- Under ground tombs
- Archeological museum
- St. Mary Zion church (old & new monastery)
- Church museum

In the afternoon:
- Swimming pool of Queen of Sheba
- Ezana inscription
-Tomb of King Kaleb and Gebremeskel
- Queen of Sheba place and finally visit Judith stele fields.

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Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia

Pick up from hotel, airport or any of your convenient place within Axum at 8:30 in the morning.

Start the tour with a visit to obelisks including the one recently back home from Rome, Italy. The obelisks are carved from single rock, one witness artistic works on the obelisks. Continue with a visit to underground tombs of different kings and royal families. Get through Axum archeological museum for the general understanding of the historical chronology. Then visit church museum and St. Mary Zion church which is believed to be a home to the original Arc of the Covenant.

In the afternoon/after lunch break Queen of Sheba swimming pool, inscription of king Ezana which is written in the Sabean language. Continue with a visit to tomb of king Kaleb and Gebremeskel. Then visit Queen of Sheba palace and finally visit Judith stele fields. End of the tour.

Items included in the price:
-Pick up and drop off from/to any point in Axum
- Ground transportation during the tour
- Entrance/admission fees
- Bottles of water during the tour

Duration: 11 hours

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Day Trip to Age-Old Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

Day Trip to Age-Old Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela - Lalibela, Ethiopia

Duration: 11 hours
Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia

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$150.00

This is full day visit to Lalibela rock hewn churches. Lalibela is located in the northern Ethiopia in the Amhara national regional state ... More info ›

This is full day visit to Lalibela rock hewn churches. Lalibela is located in the northern Ethiopia in the Amhara national regional state. The total duration of this tour is 11 hours. On this tour you will visit 11 rock hewn churches commonly known as the 8th Wonder of the World!

Services included in this tour:
- pick up and drop off from/to hotel or airport
- ground transportation during the tour
- entrance/admission fee to visit the churches
- bottle of water.

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Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia

Picking you at 08:30am from where you are in Lalibela, then drive to the church site where you find a concentration of some of Ethiopia’s most famous rock-hewn churches, mostly referred by many as “the living wonders of the world” These churches are, and they have been for at least 800 years, an active Christian shrine, the spiritual center of the country’s religious life. The monolithic churches were carved out of 2,600-sq meter natural rock terrace in the 12-century AD by king Lalibela.

In the morning you will visit 5 churches namely; Bete Medhani Alem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskel, Bete Denagil and Bete Golgotha Michael.

After lunch break you will visit the remaining 6 churches namely; Bete Gebriel, Bete Mercorios, Bete Amanuel, Bethlehem, Bete Aba Libanos and Bete Giorgis.

After the tour you will be transferred to your designated place within Lalibela town. And end of the tour

Duration: 11 hours

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Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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$150.00

This full day city tour is to visit Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's capital and Africa's political capital. It is the seat of HQ of African Union, HQ of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and more than 100 embassies ... More info ›

This full day city tour is to visit Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's capital and Africa's political capital. It is the seat of HQ of African Union, HQ of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and more than 100 embassies.  This is about 8 hours sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa to visit the National Archeological Museum of Ethiopia - where you will see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old), Merkato - the largest open air market in Africa, the Ethnological Museum which was the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and drive to Mt. Entoto( 3,200 meters above sea level) to have a panoramic view of Addis. Finally, drive in the city to visit the various historical monuments of Addis.

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Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia

Learn about the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral - one of the most important religious sites in Addis Ababa. Admire the beautiful window stained glass works, the unique architecture, see the tombs of Emperor Haile Sillassie I and visit the small museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

At the National Museum of Ethiopia, see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.18 million years old) and some of the oldest stone tools human beings ever made and used. Learn about the historical and cultural background of Ethiopia and its people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Drive through the Eucalyptus forest to Entoto Hill (3,200 meters above sea level) to enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa, for a LOCAL FAMILY VISIT and to attend TYPICAL ETHIOPIAN COFFEE CEREMONY

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kiddus Raguel Church, Entoto, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Visit the oldest church in Addis Ababa (140 years old) to see the beautiful hand painted colorful wall paintings as old as the church. Stop at the abandoned small rock church which was used 700 years ago.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Visit Merkato - the biggest outdoor market in Africa. Walk at the Spice Market, Second-hand items market, handwoven basket market, and the recycling part of the market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Stop at Meskel Square - the main square in Addis Ababa which is named after a colorful religious ceremony of Meskel (finding of the True Cross of Jesus Christ)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Lion of Judah, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit historical monuments such as the Lion of Judah

Stop At: Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Bole Road, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Learn Ethiopian modern history of 1974 - 1991

Duration: 1 hour

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4-Days Arba Minch, Dorze Tribe, and Awasa Private Guided Tour

4-Days Arba Minch, Dorze Tribe, and Awasa Private Guided Tour - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 4 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$1450.00

This is four days nature, culture and wildlife tour in the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley. Experience life styles of locals by visiting the villages of the Dorze Tribe ... More info ›

This is four days nature, culture and wildlife tour in the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley. Experience life styles of locals by visiting the villages of the Dorze Tribe. Learn how to make Enjera – the Ethiopian bread at the Oromo village.

Meet locals at the Fish Market at Awasa Lake. Explore the wildlife of Chamo Lake, Nechisar National Park and Abidjatta-Shalla National Park. Stop at some outlooks to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Rift Valley.

Some animals you will see include big African Crocodiles, families of hippos, warthogs, gazelles, ostriches, and a number of bird species. Visit the unique still operating Rock Carved Church of Adadi Mariam and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Steles of Tiya.

Tour includes total drive of about 1,200 km with private comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts accompanied with professional informative English speaking tour guide.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa – Adadi Mariam Rock Church- Steles of Tiya – Arba Minch

Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet your tour guide and start today’s drive of 460 km south of Addis Ababa to Arba Minch. The first place of visit is the unique still functional church of Adadi Mariam which was carved out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
Next, discover the grave site of the Steles of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here you will see about 40 stone grave markers decorated with carvings and erected in the 14th Century AD.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Arba Minch – Dorze Tribe – Chamo Lake – Arba Minch

Stop At: Dorze Village, Arba Minch Ethiopia
After breakfast, drive for an hour to Chencha where you will experience the Dorze Tribe culture by visiting their huge bamboo huts, learning how the Dorze people prepare their bread and porridge from the root of Enset (False Banana Tree).
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
After lunch at Arba Minch and enjoy a private boat ride on Chamo Lake for about an hour to explore the wildlife to see big African Crocodiles, families of hippos, and a number of lowland water birds. Late in the afternoon, get incredible views of the twin lakes of Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo, and the “Bridge of Heaven”.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Arba Minch – Shashemene – Awasa

Stop At: Shashemene, Shashamane, Ethiopia
drive 275 km north to Awasa visiting the villages of the Alaba tribal. After lunch at Shashemene, learn the religious and historical background of Rastafarianism by visiting the Jamaican Rastafarian Community and their church.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Awasa – Fish Market of Awasa Lake – Abidjatta Shalla National Park – Addis Ababa

Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
Uncover how life goes at the Fish Market of Awassa Lake by seeing how locals collect the fish catch by net, clean it by hand, and enjoy their breakfast of fresh catch fish.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Awasa Ethiopia
Take a gentle waling tour in the Abidjatta Shalla National Park to see gazelles, warthogs, ostriches, etc. Take time at a viewpoint to enjoy the superb scenery of Lake Abidjatta and Lake Shalla.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
Have lunch by the side of the other Rift Valley Lake of Langano – the only Rift Valley Lake of Ethiopia which is free from Bilharziasis and safe for swimming.

On the way back to Addis Ababa, stop at the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway and one of the crater lakes of Bishoftu.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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2-Days Lake Ziway and Lake Langano Nature and Culture Tour

2-Days Lake Ziway and Lake Langano Nature and Culture Tour - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 2 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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$570.00

This is 2 days nature and culture private tour from Addis Ababa. With this tour experience the cultural lifestyle of locals and explore the nature of the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia ... More info ›

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This is 2 days nature and culture private tour from Addis Ababa. With this tour experience the cultural lifestyle of locals and explore the nature of the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia. Discover the Abidjatta-Shalla Lakes National Park wildlife with a professional tour guide. Enjoy a private boat ride at Lake Ziway to spot a number of Ethiopian birds.

Admire the superb view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley. Learn the history of erecting gravestones at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Steles of Tiya. Take time to swim, water sports, bird watching and sunset at Lake Langano. Feel like a local at a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and admire the view of the scenic Lake Bishoftu.

Tour includes private vehicle, professional tour guide, boat rent, hotel pickup and drop off.

Itinerary

Day 1: ADDIS ABABA – STELES OF TIYA – BUTAJIRA – LAKE ZIWAY – LAKE LANGANO

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
Drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Steles of Tiya. On the way to Tiya, stop at a couple of viewpoints to enjoy the great scenery of the Rift Valley and to cross the bridge of the Awash River by waking. At the Steles of Tiya, spend half an hour to visit 40 huge stone grave markers decorated with carvings and erected in the 14th Century AD in honor of local warriors.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
After lunch at Butajira, hear 80 km more to Lake Langano via Ziway. Around Ziway, visit the villages of the Oromo people, interact with locals and learn their cultural way of life.

Enjoy a private boat ride on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos and a number of bird species including Great White Pelicans, Yellow Billed Storks, Marabou Storks, African Fish Eagles, Rappel’s Griffin Vulture, etc

Finally, after tea break at Haile Resort Ziway, drive to Lake Langano for overnight.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: LAKE LANGANO – ABIDJATTA-SHALLA LAKES NP – LAKE BISHOFTU – ADDIS ABABA

Stop At: Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Awasa Ethiopia
Enjoy swimming and water sports in the morning. And meet your guide at 10:00 AM to drive for 20 minutes to the Abidjatta-Shalla Lakes National Park to discover the wildlife including seeing warthogs, gazelle, black backed jackal, ostriches, baboons, etc

If you are visiting between September and December, you would see flocks of the migratory lesser and greater Flamingoes. Stop also at a natural hot springs locals use for health purposes and boil eggs/corn sometimes. The outlook to get the beautiful view of the twin lakes of Abidjatta and Shalla is worth stopping at.

Then, drive back to Addis Ababa on the new Express Toll Road with a stop at the manmade Lake of Koka to spot other bird species. Final stop would be at the Crater Lake of Bishoftu (Debre Ziet) for the wonderful view of the lake from the rim. Here, you will also attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Finally, drive back to Addis Ababa.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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Axum - Private Sightseeing Guided Tour of Axum

Axum - Private Sightseeing Guided Tour of Axum - Axum, Ethiopia

Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Location: Axum, Ethiopia

From USD
$200.00

With this 8 hours

private small group guided tour of Aksum (Axum), explore ancient ruins, palaces, huge steles (obelisks), royal tombs, and religious sites. With your knowledgeable tour guide, have a deeper insight of the Ethiopian ancient civilization by visiting 

historical sites of Axum ... More info ›

With this 8 hours

private small group guided tour of Aksum (Axum), explore ancient ruins, palaces, huge steles (obelisks), royal tombs, and religious sites. With your knowledgeable tour guide, have a deeper insight of the Ethiopian ancient civilization by visiting 

historical sites of Axum. Learn more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting St. Mary of Zion church and the Chapel of the Tablet 
- Explore

the Ruins of Aksum and see the huge steles of Axum at

the Northern Stelae Field
- Visit the ruin

palace of the Queen of Sheba 
- Discover ruin

palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel,

King Ezana’s Inscription and  Archeological Museum

Tour starts at 9:00 AM from your hotel or 12:00 PM from Axum airport. Tour price includes private vehicle, tour guide, bottled water, hotel/airport pickup/drop off.

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Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia

Visit the steles (obelisks) of Axum most of which erected in the 2nd and 3rd Century AD.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Axum Ethiopia

Build in the 1960s by Emperor Haile Sillassie I,visit the New Church of St. Mary of Zion to see ancient manuscripts, icons, and the rich collections of religious items at its church.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Chapel of the Tablet, Axum Ethiopia

Have an external view of the Chapel of the Tablet which is believed to be the last resting place of the Original Ark of the Covenant

Stop At: Queen of Sheba Palace, Axum Ethiopia

See the ruins of the Queen of Sheba Palace which is believed to date back to the 9th Century BC, and confirmed by archaeologists to date at least to the 6th Century BC

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Queen of Sheba's Bath, Enno Littmann St., Axum Ethiopia

Stop at the Queen of Sheba's Bath on the way to the ruin palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel

Stop At: Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, Enno Littmann St, Axum Ethiopia

Visit the ruin Palace and Tomb of King Kaleb and his son King Gebre Meskel (5th and 6th Century AD) which reflects the unique civilizations of the Axumites in stone construction

Duration: 30 minutes

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