6-Days Tour to Ethiopia; Gonder, Simien, Arba Minch & Konso

Tour Description


 

Tour Code:  6-Days Tour to Ethiopia

Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Transportation: Surface drive, Flights & Boat ride

 

Day 1:  Flight to Gonder, & City tour

 

Early morning, a short flight will take you to Gonder. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes.

Then, you will visit to the Royal Castles & the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year.  You will continue your visit to Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax.  Overnight stay in Lodge du Chateau.

 

Day 2: Day Trips to Simien Mountains Park

 

You will have breakfast & drive to Debark (100 Km from Gonder) finish formalities at the Head Quarter of the park at Debarq and continue to drive another 20km then make a short walk/trekandspend the day visiting the Simien Mountains National Park (registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site, with endemic & mammals, birds, natural vegetation, & wonderful landscape).

Later in the afternoon, drive back to Gonder for overnight stay. In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax.  Overnight stay in Lodge du Chateau.

 

Day 3: Flight Gondar to Arba Minch

 

(Depart Gondar 9:40)(Arrive Arba Minch 12:40 pm) and  Flight: ET 135 Arba Minch to Tribe Villages

After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon. Check in again for flight to Arba Minch. You will have lunch in the airport terminal.

In the afternoon you will take a short flight to Arba Minch with a vehicles waiting for you at the airport for a pick up to a lodge for check in.

After checking in and short break, you will be driven to and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). You will be driving back to Arba Minch and have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.

 

Day 4: Day trip to Konso (90 Km from Arba Minch)

 

After having a buffeet breakfast you will drive to Konso (90 km. appr.1.5 h.).  The Konso people who are known for their religious traditions, waga sculptures, traditional villages and efficient rock terracing. You will have lunch at Kanta lodge. Late in the afternoon drive back to Arba Minch for overnight stay. Overnight stay in Paradise lodge.

 

Day 5:  Boat trip on Lake Chamo & walk in Nech Sar NP

 

After a brekfast you will make a boat trip on Lake Chamo where you will see the crocodile market. One can spot many hippos and the world’s most spectacular concentrations of Giant Crocodiles. (It is locally called as the crocodile market) the water birds are great the scenery is truly unforgettable. Fishing for Nile perch and many other species by locals on their traditional boat is by far the best in the country. You will also watch various low land water birds like the African Fish Eagle, Great white pelicans, egrets, etc.

 

Hereafter the boat will bring you to the other side of the lake where you enter Nech Sar National Park for a walk of app. 3 hours on the savannah plain where you can watch Burchell’s zebra’s, different bird species, baboons and probably also gazelle and Swayne’s hartebeest. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.

 

Day 6: Early Morning tour of Arba Minch/surrounding areas then transfer to airport for flights to Addis Ababa Depart Arba Minch 1:20 pm

 

Visit to Forty springs and local market in Arba Minch

 

Believed by local to carry scared healing properties, the Forty Springs located in Nech Sar Park are the natural wonder that gave Arba Minch its name. Come dip in the pure waters in these lush natural surroundings. Take time around the local market.

Then transferred to airport, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will transferred to hotel.

 

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Rate: Upon request

Price includes:

 

  • All transfer in & out,
  • All transport in Addis Ababa, Gonder, Simien Park and Arba Minch - Konso
  • Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis including Breakfast
  • All entrance fees, local guide fee, and boat fees
  • Bottled natural water every day,
  • Service tax

 

Price DOES NOT include:

  • Domestic flights (Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar// Gonder -Axum - Lalibela – Addis Ababa)
  • Personal expenses (tips, photo & video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.