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Ethiopia

14 DaysThis adventure enables you and your family to not only explore the highlights of this fascinating country, including laid back Addis Ababa, monasteries on Lake Tana, gelada baboons on the Simien Mountains, the ark of the covenant in Axum, and rock-hewn churches in Lalibela; you also get to interact with the Ethiopian people and leave a legacy by helping build a Western-style toilet block in a village so they can earn an income from village visits.Highlights
  • Help a mountain village earn sustainable income by installing a toilet block so that the community can welcome foreign visitors
  • Addis Ababa, taking in such sights as Entoto Mountain, the National Museum, and the fistula hospital
  • Lake Tana and its island monasteries
  • The castles of Gondar
  • Hike in the Simien Mountains and encounter Gelada Baboons
  • Stelae and the Ark of the Covenant in Axum
  • The remarkable rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  • Best available accommodation throughout
Day by Day Outline
    Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa, met at airport and be transfered to The Sheraton; rest of day at leisure
    Day 2 Private guided tour of Addis Ababa
    Day 3 Philanthropic visits of elderly home and a school
    Day 4 Fly to Lake Tana, visit monasteries on Zeghe peninsula, and visit Blue Nile Falls, check-in to Kuriftu Resort
    Day 5 Drive to Gondar, visit castles and royal enclosure; check-in to Taye Hotel
    Day 6 Drive to Simien Mountains, hike to see Gelada Baboons; check-in to Simien Lodge
    Day 7-9 Build a toilet block in nearby community
    Day 10 Drive to Axum, check-in to Sabean Hotel
    Day 11 Visit stelae and purported site of the Ark of the Covenant
    Day 12 Fly to Lalibela, check-in to Tukul Village, tour of 1st set of rock hewn churches
    Day 13 Visit Yemrehane Christos cave Church
    Day 14 Fly back to Addis and fly out
Price Guide
    $7,365 per person, based on a minimum of two people traveling, twin share
This price includes:
  • Best available hotels throughout
  • Airport transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • All meals
  • $500 per person donation for the volunteering materials
This price excludes:
  • International flights
  • Visas - these are granted on arrival for most nationalities
  • Gratuities
  • Any other meals other than those specified above
  • Travel insurance (compulsory - we can arrange this for you)
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This itinerary is designed to give you a flavor of what is possible in
  • You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Our suggestions to customize this itinerary:

    • Head south and discover the fascinating tribal cultures of the Omo Region
    • Take a community-based trek through stunning scenery
    • Visit lesser known rock hewn churches in Tigrai
    • Explore the extraordinary Danakil Depression – officially the hottest place on earth
    • Relax amongst the Rift Valley Lakes
    • Search for the Ethiopian Wolf in the Bale Mountains

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