10-Days Tour Lake Langano, Yiregalem, Arba Minch, Dorze & Aregash Lodge

Tour Description


Tour Code: FET-COMT 02 Tour Program to Lake Langano, Yiregalem, Arba Minch, Dorze & Aregash Lodge, Ethiopia
Attractions: culture, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 10 Days & 9Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, trekking & flight

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 Ghion Hotel, 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. (houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts including 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level, the Church of St Mary (1885), & museum and Emperor Menelik II Palace. Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
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.
In the evening, we will host you at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can see the folk dances of the Ethiopian people and taste Ethiopian variety of meals. Overnight stay in Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Day 3: Drive to Langano
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Langano (200 Km from Addis, one of the Rift Valley Lakes and the only lake that you can swim in) by a 2011 model 4WD Land Cruiser. En route, you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. Upon arrival, you will check into a lodge by the lake side. Later, you can relax, swim and rest in the lake side. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there.
Overnight stay in Sabana Beach Resort.

Day 4: Drive to Arba Minch
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Arba Minch (310 Km from Langano). On the way you will visit to Alaba and Wolayta Villages. You will stop for lunch at Wolayta (185 Km from Langano). You will continue driving to Dorze and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). You will be arriving in Arba Minch late afternoon and check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge or Swaynes Lodge.

Day 5: Visit Nech Sar National Park and Boat Trip on Lake Chamo
In the morning, after breakfast you will visit to the nearby Nech Sar National Park (a natural habitat for many wild animals: Zebra, Gazelle, & Antelope etc.). You will have lunch break at Arba Minch.
After a brief break, you will take a boat ride on Lake Chamo and visit to huge crocodiles, hippos and a variety of birdlife. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge or Swaynes Lodge.

Day 6: Drive to Awassa
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Awassa (280 Km from Arba Minch).You will be arriving in Awassa late in the afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can walk along the lake shore for nice evening sunset and aquatic birds. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Haile Resort.

Day 7: Drive to Yiregalem
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the scenic morning Fish market in Awassa. Lunch at Awassa. Then you will drive to Yirgalem (75 Km from Awassa). After lunch, you will proceed to Yirgalem and check into a lodge upon arrival. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.
Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.

Day 8: Drive to Sodore
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Sodore (255 Km from Awassa).You will be arriving in Sodore in the afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can swim in the hotspring filled pool. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle hotel.

Day 9: Drive to Debre Ziet/ Bishoftu
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Debre Ziet/Bishoftu (85 Km from Sodore).You will be arriving in Bishoftu in the afternoon and check into a hotel. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.Overnight stay in Kurifut Resort and Spa.

Day 10: Drive back to Addis Ababa & departure
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.