Gamel Tours

5.0/5 – 6 Reviews

$2,490 pp (USD)

2 travelers   on   Start date
Request a Quote

Your request will be sent directly to the operator

If preferred, you can contact the operator directly

Breakdown of Costs
1 Available
1 Unavailable
Start Date
Age at the end of the tour
*This tour does not accept children under 2.
Travelers

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival

Arrival

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Finally you will be transferred to your hotel.

Main Destination:
Addis Ababa (City)
Accommodation:
Jupiter International Hotel Cazanchis
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Addis
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Fly Addis to Lalibela

Fly Addis to Lalibela

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. ‘Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals. Visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. These churches include Bete Medhane Alem, bete Mariam, bete Meskal, bete Denaghel, bete Golgotha, bete Mikael and bete Giorgis. Enjoy the sunset from your hotel.

Main Destination:
Lalibela (Town)
Accommodation:
Tukul Village
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Lalibela
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Lalibela

Lalibela

After having your breakfast you will visit the remaining churches of Lalibela which includes Bete Gabriel, Bete Marqorios, Bete Emmanuel, and Bete Aba Libanos. In the afternoon you will be escort to one of the local village in Lalibela to get a chance to see their daily life. Traditional Ethiopia coffee will be served. Enjoy the scenery from your hotel.

Main Destination:
Lalibela (Town)
Accommodation:
Tukul Village
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Lalibela
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Drive Lalibela to Bahir Dar

Drive Lalibela to Bahir Dar

This day you will drive to Bahir Dar visiting en route the Awra Amba village. A unique settlement that is considered to be a prime model for self-help and above all gender equality. Women have equal rights as men and there is no distinction in division of labor. Men cook, women plow, and religion have no place. They believe in hard work and being good to people. They keep their house and their surrounding unbelievably clean. Theft is seen as very obscene. The main means of livelihood for the community is weaving. There’s home for the elderly with 24 hour care and a committee that helps out new mothers, who also get three months of maternity leave. Check in to your hotel for the overnight.

Main Destination:
Bahir Dar (City)
Accommodation:
Homeland Hotel Bahir Dar
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Bahir Dar
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Sightseeing Bahir Dar

Sightseeing Bahir Dar

Morning you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret which is the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries. Afternoon, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls. (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam). Visit and drive back to your hotel sightseeing en route.

Main Destination:
Bahir Dar (City)
Accommodation:
Homeland Hotel Bahir Dar
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Bahir Dar
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6

Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar

Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar

After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. The Royal Capital of Ethiopia, Gondar was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Gondar with the drive to the Castles and Churches built by Emperor Fassiladas and his descendants. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie (The Enlightening of Trinity) with Wonderful murals art. Finally you will be transferred to your hotel.

Main Destination:
Gondar (City)
Accommodation:
Goha Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Gondar
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Excursion to Simien

Excursion to Simien

This day you will have an excursion to the Semen Mountain. This is a sight, which is termed as the most wild and spectacular of all Ethiopian landscapes- 'the roof of Africa.' Observe the magnificent scenery. Walk around in the park and then you will drive back to your hotel in Gondar.

Main Destination:
Simien Mountains National Park
Best Time to Visit September to December (Beautiful scenery)
High Season October to April (Lodges are busy)
Best Weather October to April
Accommodation:
Goha Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located outside Simien Mountains NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 8

Fly Gondar to Addis then drive to Langano

Fly Gondar to Addis then drive to Langano

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Addis. Be met upon arrival and drive southwards to Lake Langano visiting en route Lake Ziway the largest of the upper Rift Valley lakes with an area of 400 sq. km. Its shores are creased with water lilies, breeding place for different Ethiopian. Proceed towards the Lake Langano. The lake is a place to enjoy water activities. You will enjoy the rest of the day at the Sabana Lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Langano
Accommodation:
Sabana Beach Resort
  • Mid-range resort located in or near Langano
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9

Drive Langano to Arba Minch

Drive Langano to Arba Minch

After having your breakfast you will begin your journey to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Alaba people who are experts on house painting. They highly elaborate and paint their houses using different local rocks, mud and other materials. Upon your arrival you will check in to your hotel.

Main Destination:
Arba Minch (City)
Accommodation:
Paradise Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arba Minch
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 10

Arba Minch

Arba Minch

Morning you will take a boat cruise on Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. On the Lake you may have a chance to see the Nile crocodiles, hippos and different types of birds. In the afternoon you will drive to the Dorze village who are experts in weaving called Shammas. The shape of their house looks Elephant, in order to remember the existence of these animals around the area many years ago. Enset “fake banana” is the staple food for these peoples. Visit and drive back to Arba Minch for the overnight.

Main Destination:
Arba Minch (City)
Accommodation:
Paradise Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arba Minch
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 11

Turmi

Turmi

Proceed to Turmi visiting en route the Konso village, one of the UNESCO sites in Ethiopia known by their terracing. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village. Visit and proceed to the Arebore village who live with the Hamer people. Visit and proceed to Turmi for the overnight.

Main Destination:
Turmi (Omo Valley)
Accommodation:
Buska Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Turmi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 12

Excursion to Karo and Nyangatom

Excursion to Karo and Nyangatom

This day you will drive to Murulle where you can find the Karo people. Karo People is very famous for their splendid body decoration, in which they paint their bodies and faces with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony. The women scar their chest believing it makes them beautiful. The men's scars represent an enemy or dangerous animal killed. Visit and proceed to Nyangatom tribes who live on the omo basin about 3000 individuals. Ornamentation of the women is designed not only for beauty, but also to assert the woman’s social status. In addition, both men and women have labial piercing with different metal, wood, or ivory decorations. Men sometimes wear sharp metal rings and bracelets as personal defensive weapons. One bracelet is particularly intimidating- it is a disc shape with filed edges. Late in the afternoon you will drive to Hamer village to visit the most beautiful ethnicity in the lower omo valley. Enjoy the sunset from the Hamer village.

Main Destination:
Turmi (Omo Valley)
Accommodation:
Buska Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Turmi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 13

Excursion to Omorate

Excursion to Omorate

After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who live on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Visit and drive back to Turmi. After having your lunch you will drive to Jinka visiting en route the Banna people. Check in to your hotel for the overnight.

Main Destination:
Jinka (Omo Valley)
Accommodation:
Eco Omo Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Jinka
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 14

Excursion to Mursi and Fly to Addis Ababa

Excursion to Mursi and Fly to Addis Ababa

Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. Drive back to Jinka for lunch. Then you will drive to the airport to catch your flight back to Addis. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Main Destination:
Addis Ababa (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Interested in This Tour?

Request a Quote

  • We advise requesting quotes from 3 operators (Learn why)
  • Requests are sent directly to the tour operator
  • If preferred, you can contact the tour operator directly
Next: Overview Next: Day by Day Next: Rates Next: Inclusions Next: Getting There Next: Offered By

Best price guarantee

Your request will be sent directly to the operator

If preferred, you can contact the operator directly

Next: Request a Quote

Disclaimer

  • This tour is offered by Gamel Tours, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. If flights cost more, your quote will reflect this.
  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Gamel Tours.