Welcome to Northern Ethiopia

Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia’s worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs at Aksum to a collection of castles in and around Gonder, to unique churches in Lalibela, Tigray, Lake Tana and many other places. Not to be outdone by human mastery, Mother Nature really let her creative juices flow here. The Danakil Depression, an esteemed destination among adventure travellers, features a permanent lava lake and a bright-yellow sulphuric plain, while the Simien Mountains wrinkle the land with canyons and peaks with a beauty you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in Africa.

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$185 Outdoor Activities

2 Days Hiking To Mount Abune Yoseph Lalibela

Day 01: Lalibela –Merebarbu (3500m) In the morning visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.  In the afternoon, trek  to Merebarbu enroute visitng Asheten Mariam monastery church from the 13th century which is belived to be the first work for St. Lalibela. 
 O/N: camping at Merebarbu. Day 02:  Merebarbu – Wedebye - Lalibela  (3700m) Start the 2 hours trekking from Merebarbu to Wedebye (3600 to 3800). After spending sometime in Wedebye and see the famous Galada Babon which only to be found in Ethiopia Walking back to Lalibela and on the way stop on some local place and attened the famous coffee ceremony 
 O/N:  Hotel Lalibela

National Geographic Journeys

Mysteries of Ethiopia

Ethiopia stands at the cultural crossroads of Africa and the Middle East. Discover its dramatic landscapes and diverse cultures on a 13-day adventure. Trek into the stunning Simien Mountains, explore the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, and introduce yourself to the residents of the progressive village of Awra Amba. In this unique country, surprises await around every turn of the dusty road.

$2039.20 Classic

Discover Ethiopia

Tucked in between the Middle East and Africa, Ethiopia sits in the middle of these distinctive regions and yet takes on a cultural mosaic and aesthetic that’s tangibly distinct. On this 10-day tour you’ll see just what we mean with Christian churches hewn from solid rock; national park’s vivid, green peaks; and fascinating cities where luxury sports cars and assorted livestock hang out together in perfect harmony.


Highlights of Ethiopia

Rich with natural contrast, captivating human history and countless surprises, Ethiopia has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. This 15-day adventure is perfect for the traveller looking to delve into the history and culture of this incredibly diverse land like few others do. In fact, we’ll help to take some of the infamous bumps out of African travel through a combination of flights and comfortable land transport. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged.