11-Days Tour Adventure Trekking to Simien Mts

Tour Description

Tour Code:  11-Days Tour Adventure Trekking to Simien Mts

Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 11 Days & 9Nights

Transportation: Surface drive, flight, trekking & Boat ride

 

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port

Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.Overnight stay in Oasis hotel apartment, Addis Ababa.

 

Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour

You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum (pre historic, cultural, archaeological attractions), OR Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University (culture, dressing style, traditional practices of over 80 ethnic groups, and collection of traditional musical instruments).

Your visit also comprises tourist attraction sites like Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (after a drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level), Merkato, (the largest open market in Africa).

After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.Overnight stay in Oasis hotel apartment, Addis Ababa.

 

Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar

After breakfast, you will drive to Bahir Dar (564 Km from Addis). After 100km from Debre Libanos Monastery the road dropping more than 1000m, gradually winds down to the bottom of the Blue Nile Gorge, which is comparable in scale to American’s Grand Canyon cited to be the largest canyon in Africa. You will stop for lunch at Debre Markos.

Then you will arrive in Bahir Dar (late afternoon). You will check into a hotel. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Jacaranda hotel, Bahir Dar.

 

Day 4: Boat Ride on Lake Tana to Visit Island Monasteries and visit Blue Nile Falls

You will have an early breakfast and drive to Lake Tana, take a boat ride where you will visit to the medieval period island monasteries (beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred) on Lake Tana such as: Kibran Gabriel (only for men), Entos and on the Zegien peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal  Giorgis.

After lunch, you will drive (some 30 Km) and visit to the Blue Nile Falls. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel.

Optional Excursion: Early in the evening, after dinner you will visit ‘Azmari Bet’ at Traditional Music Houses after which you will back to the hotel and stay there for the night. Overnight stay in Jacaranda hotel, Bahir Dar.

 

Day 5: Drive to Gondar and Visit the Fassiladas Castles

You will be driven to Gondar (185 Km) right after breakfast. Then you will check into a hotel and after a brief break, you will have lunch.

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). You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Goha hotel, Gonder.

 

Day 6: Drive to Simien Mountains National 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/trekand spend 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 early evening, you may make a short walk around Sankaber or rest. Then you will have dinner and stay the night in the lodge.  Overnight stay night camping at Sankaber.

 

Day 7: Trek Sankaber to Geech

In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking to Geech through the Wazla (or Koba) River runs, making a short diversion to see one of the most impressive sights in the Simien Mountains, where the Jinbar River plummets into the Geech Abyss.

Continuing along, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech where you will do camping.  You will have dinner and stay the night at camping. Overnight stay night camping at Geech.

 

Day 8: Excursion to Kedadit, Saha, and Imet Gogo

Right after breakfast, an early morning trekking will take you to the three spectacular places: Kedadit, Saha, and Imet Gogo (3926 meter above sea level). Late in the afternoon, you will trek back to Geech camp site for overnight stay. You will have dinner and stay the night camping. Overnight stay night camping at Geech.

 

Day 9: Trek Geech to Chenek

Right after breakfast, an early morning trek will take you to the peak of Imet Gogo (3,926 meter above sea level). From here you descend into Chenek through an open, grassy valley filled with 3 and 4 meter tall Giant Lobelias.

The Chenek camp site offers superb views across to the opposite escarpment and the prominent peak of Imet Gogo. You will camp at Chenek where you will have dinner and stay the night camping. Overnight stay night camping at Chenek.

 

Day 10: Half-day trekking around Chenek & drive back to Gonder

In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking to around Chenek where you will have an opportunities to spot Wali ibex, Simien fox and different birds.

Then early in the afternoon you will have lunch in the bush. Goodbye to your trekking crew, and then board on the vehicle to drive back to Gonder. Check in to the hotel &spend the night there. Overnight stay in Goha hotel.

 

Day 11: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure

After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa in the afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenir.

Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.

Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

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Rate: Upon request

 

Domestic flights depend on your international flights

Gonder - Addis Ababa

·       If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = 82 USD

·       If not (with other airline) =165 USD

Flight cost subject to change.

 

Price includes:

·       Well-maintained &  insured  Vehicle for the whole tour with driver & driver’s allowance

·       Fuel

·       All transfer in & out,

·       Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis (i.e sharing a Double room)

·       Experienced English Speaking tour guide his allowance + domestic flights

·       Meals on full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

·   Cook, Cook assistance, camping materials (tents, mattress, & sleeping bags) & Kitchen Utensils for trekking

·       All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, mule, and mule handlers

·       Bottled natural water every day,

·       Service tax.

 

Price DOES NOT include:

·       Domestic flight (Gonder – Addis Ababa)

·       Personal expenses (tips, photo & video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),

·       Optional excursions

·       Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.

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