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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Ethiopia: Legacies of Empires Past


11 days from $8,495 per person

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Marvel at Ethiopia's ancient, rock-hewn churches during a fascinating independent journey; partake in a time-honored coffee ceremony, observing the roasting and brewing process; and embark on a cruise of Lake Tana, during which you visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azuwa Maryam.

A&K Advantages

  • Set out on a city tour of Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa
  • Discover the Axumite empire, legendary home to both the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant, where you see the engraved stelae
  • Explore the "New Jerusalem" of Lalibela, known for its complex of rock-hewn churches
  • Visit Gondar, the former imperial capital of Ethiopia, with its impressive 16th-century castles and beautifully painted church of Debre Birhan Selassie
  • See the Blue Niles Falls and embark on a cruise of Lake Tana

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Day 2
Addis Ababa | Exploring the City
Day 3
Hawzen | Mountain Vistas
Day 4
Hawzen | Ancient Rock Churches
Day 5
Axum | Former Empire
Day 6
Lalibela | Pilgrimage Site
Day 7
Lalibela | Cave Churches
Day 8
Gondar | The Camelot of Africa
Day 9
Bahir Dar | Island Monasteries
Day 10
Bahir Dar | Smoking Water
Day 11
Depart Addis Ababa

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Bale Mountains Extension

Extend your journey with a visit to Bale Mountains National Park, taking in the stark beauty of Sanetti Plateau and the Ethiopian Highlands.


Jan–Dec; Priced from $8,495

Internal Air from $800
Addis Ababa/Mekelle; Axum/Lalibela/Gondar; Bahir Dar/Addis Ababa

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2021 travel, and subject to availability. 
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

 

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