Experience the chaos and colour of Addis Ababa
Visit the Blue Nile Falls and discover the Lake Tana monasteries
Spot walia ibex and gelada monkeys in the Simien Mountains
Explore royal tombs, ancient palaces and religious buildings of Aksum
Marvel at the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the Eighth Wonder of the World
Curated by Steph
Day 1 Arrival Addis Ababa
Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by a representative and privately escorted by car to your accommodation in the heart of the Ethiopian capital.
The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. Explore the nearby National Museum, United Nations Conference Centre and UNECA headquarters, visit the Raguel Church, or climb Mount Entoto for superb views. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help to suggest activities prior to departure.
Day 3 Bahir Dar
Continue to explore Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Falls, and the 14th century Coptic monasteries and churches that dot the shores and islands.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.
Day 6 Aksum
Today begins with a lengthy journey to Aksum, one of the most important ancient sites in sub-Saharan Africa.
Here you’ll spend the next two days exploring the royal tombs, ruined palaces, giant stelae, and myriad churches and monasteries including the Ark of the Covenant Chapel.
Day 8 Lalibela
This morning you’ll be transferred to Lalibela, one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spend two days exploring the 11 magnificent, monolithic, rock-hewn churches, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Settle into your accommodation and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9 Lalibela
Continue to explore Lalibela with your guide.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can discuss excursions with you in more detail prior to departure.
Day 10 North Wollo
Round off your Ethiopian adventure in the ancient province of North Wollo, renowned for its spectacular trekking. Spend your days exploring the highlands and lowland plains, before retreating to your cosy thatched-roof hut for a taste of local life.
Day 11 Highlands
Continue to explore the highlands and lowland plains, before retreating to your thatched-roof hut for a taste of local life.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on further activities prior to departure.
Day 12 Departure
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.