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Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights 

Tour dates: October 3, 2022 — October 15, 2022

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Route: Addis Ababa - Gondar - Semien National Park - Lake Tana (Blue Nile Delta) - Lalibela - Addis Ababa - Jinka - Turmi - Arba Minch - Langano Lake - Addis Ababa

Tour cost: 2 933 $/person 

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Tour program

The day before. Departure from Kyiv.

Day 1. Addis Ababa. October 3, 2022

Arrival at Addis Ababa in the morning. Upon arrival, passing through the sanitary service check (PCR certificate), passport control, baggage claim and access to the parking lot, where a company representative will be waiting for you. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. Start of Addis Ababa tour with visit Holy Trinity Cathedral and National Museum, where the remains of Lucy (Australopithecus Afarensis) are stored 3 million 180 thousand years.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Getfam Hotel.

Day 2. Addis Ababa - Gondar. four October 2022

Morning transfer to local airport for flight to Gondar. On arrival uhExcursion in Gondar: the complex of royal palaces and the basin of King Fasil (UNESCO World Heritage), as well as the church of Debre Berhan Selassie (18th century). 

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Goha Hotel. 

Day 3. Gondar - Semien National Park - Bahr Dar, 245 km. 5 October 2022

In the morning trip to Semien mountains. Hiking in the mountains. Excursion to Semien National Park (UNESCO World Heritage) and hiking in the mountains for 2-3 hours. The first meeting with the wildlife of Ethiopia will be remembered forever! In the Semien National Park we will go on a walking safari along one of the routes. We are waiting for the observation of jelada baboons and rare birds. Landscapes will change: from the savannah to the desert, over which birds of prey soar. Return to Gondar and transfer to Bahr Dar. 

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Jacaranda Hotel. 

Day 4. Bahr Dar - Lake Tana (Blue Nile Delta) - Bahr Dar. 6 October 2022

In the morning departure for a motorboat excursion to one of the ten islands of Lake Tana. On it among the greenery we will see Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihiret, decorated with frescoes of Ethiopian saints in a unique local manner. After walking through the coffee forest. And at the end of the day we will see the real place of power - the Blue Nile Delta! Return to Bahr Dar.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Jacaranda Hotel.

Day 5. Bahr Dar - Lalibela, 295 km. 7 October 2022

Moving to Lalibela. Excursion to Nakute Leab Church in the afternoon.
Lalibela is history and mystery, frozen in stone, her soul is full of rites and reverence for Christianity in its most ancient and unshakable form.
Overnight at Mezena Lodge Lalibela.

Day 6. Lalibela. eight October 2022

Excursion to 12 churches of Lalibela.
The medieval, monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century "New Jerusalem" are located in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, next to a traditional village with round houses. Their construction is attributed to King Lalibela, who intended to build a "New Jerusalem" in the 12th century after Muslim conquests stopped Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
lalibela is an exalted place of Ethiopian Christianity, which still remains a place of pilgrimage and devotion.
Overnight at Mezena Lodge Lalibela.

Day 7. Lalibela - Addis Ababa. 9 October 2022

Transfer to the airport and flight to Addis Ababa. Accommodation in a hotel.
Free evening.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Getfam Hotel.

Day 8. Addis Ababa - Jinka. ten October 2022

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight to Jinka. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and a walk in the mountains where Aari people. Further visit to the local ethnographic museum.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Eyeb Hotel. 

Day 9. Jinka – Turmi, 235 km. eleven October 2022

Excursion to the village village of the Mursi people. Return to Jinka for lunch, then transfer to Turmi village. Upon arrival, excursion to the market in the village of Turmi. The device in the hotel and rest.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Buska Lodge. 

Day 10. Turmi, 260 km. 12 October 2022

Breakfast. Departure in the morning for a tour of village of Nyangatom people and excursion to Kolcho village (Karo people). Return to Turmi for lunch. Evening walk in village of the Hamer people.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Buska Lodge. 

Day 11. Turmi - Arba Minch, 285 km. 13 October 2022

After breakfast at the hotel move to Arba Minch, 285 km. There are two excursions along the way: the village of the people of Erbore and the village of the people of Konso (UNESCO World Heritage).

Village of the Konso people - the most numerous people in southern Ethiopia. This people has practiced a system of terraced farming and irrigation since ancient times, organic fertilizers, crop rotation, and grows almost everything that can grow in this region. Here we must mention the Moringa tree, which has amazing medicinal qualities, as well as coffee of the highest grade. Distinctive feature conso are their houses with a characteristic conical roof, merging with the mountain landscape. 

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Upon arrival in Arba Minch, transfer to the hotel and rest. The hotel has a swimming pool and spa complex.

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Overnight at the Haile Resort. 

Day 12. Arba Minch - Lake Langano, 300 km. fourteen October 2022

Traveling with Calypso to Ethiopia

Transfer to Lake Langano. Rest on the lake.

Overnight at Sabana Lodge Langano.

Day 13. Addis Ababa, 200 km. fifteen October 2022

Moving to Addis Ababa. Transfer to the airport for international flight.

Tour cost: 2 933 $/person based on double occupancy. 

*Supplement for single occupancy: $420

 

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Included in cost:

  • accommodation in 3-4* hotels;
  • breakfasts according to the program;
  • all movements in Ethiopia by jeeps and minibuses;
  • visits to nature reserves;
  • accompaniment of local guides and armed guards;
  • Russian-speaking guide throughout the route;
  • all permits and entrance tickets to museums, national parks, entrances to villages, visits to tribes;
  • motorboat rental on Lake Tana.

The price does NOT include:

  • international airfare (about $800);
  • 3 domestic flights (about $185);
  • Ethiopian visa ($50);
  • Meals other than breakfast (approximately $15 per day);
  • photo and video costs. 

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