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Ethiopia Trips & Tours

56 trips from 600 tour companies with 92 reviews

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The Simien Mountains Trek tour

Hiking & Walking, Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 248 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Gondar
From
$ 3,715

Highlights

  • Castles of Gondar
  • Trekking through dramatic scenery
  • Endemic flora & fauna
  • Remote mountain communities
  • Led by an experienced Ethiopian guide and a UK trekking leader
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Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival tour

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 208 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Addis Ababa
From
$ 3,335

Highlights

  • Timkat Festival
  • Castles of Gondar
  • Spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains
  • Stelae of Axum
  • Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Tigrai
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Ethiopia in Depth tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 206 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Addis Ababa
From
$ 3,095

Highlights

  • Rock hewn churches of Tigrai and Lalibela
  • Castles of Gondar
  • Spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains
  • Stelae of Axum
  • Monasteries on Lake Tana
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Blue Nile and Lalibela tour

Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
14 Days
$ 168 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lalibela
From
$ 2,356

Highlights

  • Lalibela - Explore impressive churches carved in rocks.
  • Bahar Dar - Walk to the top of Tississat Falls, the Water that Smokes.
  • Axum - Obelisks, temples and palaces in the final resting place of the Ark of Covenant.
  • Simien Mountains - Rugged and spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Gondar - Exceptionally well preserved castles from the 17th Century.
  • Harar - A medieval walled city and the cradle of Islam in Ethiopia.
  • Awash Saba - A National Park dominated by a dormant volcano, home to mammals and predators.
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Simien  Mountain Trek and Lalibela tour

Nature & Wildlife, Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
13 Days
$ 236 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Gondar
From
$ 3,088

Highlights

  • Simien Mountains - Trek one of Africa's most spectacular and least visited mountain ranges in Africa.
  • Ras Dashen - Climb Ethiopia's highest peak at 4543m.
  • Camping - Enjoy wild camping in stunning locations.
  • Gondar - Discover the medieval Fasilidas Castle and Debre Berhan Church.
  • Lalibela - Explore impressive churches carved in rocks.
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Ethiopia Experience tour

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
19 Days
$ 392 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Rift Valley
From
$ 7,455

Highlights

  • Enjoy an afternoon tour of addis ababa, including national museum, holy trinity cathedral and the public square, then a traditional ethiopian dinner at local project helping the youth of addis ababa.
  • Take a cruise around lake tana - ethiopia's largest body of water and a source of the nile - enjoying an on-deck sundowner after checking out island monasteries.
  • Venture out on a game walk through the grasslands of the nechisar plain in search of zebra, kudu and gazelle.
  • Walk through the simien mountains national park and up to sankaber before staying at our feature stay - the architecturally designed limalimo lodge.
  • Enjoy a sundowner, local music and dancing on the terrace of our konso lodge.
  • Uncover the eight distinct tribes that call the omo valley home, and gain a deeper understanding and respect for their lifestyle and traditions.
  • Learn about the importance of scarification and hair grooming for the karo and the hamer people in the market town of turmi.
  • See the amazing rock-hewn churches of lalibela with a guided tour over 2 afternoons before an open-air dinner with spectacular views looking over lalibela.
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Incredible Ethiopia tour

High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 210 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Addis Ababa
From
$ 2,730

Highlights

  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive red-hearted Gelada.
  • After learning about its deep history, relax in the beautiful streets of Aksum and watch life go by, imagining when it was once at the centre of an important trade route that stretched from Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Explore Lalibela's unique churches - astonishing constructions sculpted from huge slabs of stone - that make up one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites.
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Ethiopian Explorer tour

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
44 Days
$ 120 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Jerusalem, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Rift Valley, Bath, Lake Nakuru National Park
From
$ 5,300

Highlights

  • Spot Ethiopia's exotic wildlife on a game drive
  • Be amazed by the pink brilliance of flocks of flamingos
  • Experience distinct local cultures and traditions in the Omo Valley
  • Hike through lush national parks
  • Discover Gondar's ornate castles and palaces
  • Taste spicy Ethiopian delicacies in Addis Ababa
  • Feel the clouds of mist rising from the Blue Nile Falls
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Incredible Ethiopia - Timket Festival tour

High Adventure, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 230 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Addis Ababa
From
$ 3,225

Highlights

  • Be part of the procession of locals marching to Jan Meda in preparations for Timket Festival in Addis Ababa
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive red-hearted Gelada.
  • Explore Lalibela's unique churches - astonishing constructions sculpted from huge slabs of stone - that make up one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites.
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Discover Ethiopia tour

Cultural

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 212 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Kos
From
$ 2,124

Highlights

  • Discover rock-hewn churches in lalibela and castles in gondar
  • Hike in the simien mountains np and to see the blue nile falls
  • Visit two monasteries on lake tana on a boat ride
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Ethiopian Highlands Northbound tour

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
21 Days
$ 114 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Sudan, Bath, Jerusalem
From
$ 2,395

Highlights

  • Camp under a blanket of stars in the Ethiopian countryside
  • See the towering obelisks of Aksum
  • Get up to speed on modern Ethiopia in Addis Ababa
  • Cross the epic Blue Nile Gorge
  • See the monolithic churches of Lalibela
  • Hike through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces
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Omo to Addis  tour

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 132 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
From
$ 1,980

Highlights

  • Meet friendly tribespeople in the Omo Valley and learn about the many different tribal identities in the region.
  • Visit the Awassa Children's Project and see how donations get put to good use.
  • Look for the elusive Simien red fox in Bale Mountains National Park and climb the summit of Tulu Dimtu for spectacular views.
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Highlights of Ethiopia tour

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
10 Days
$ 395 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela
From
$ 3,950

Highlights

  • Enjoy an afternoon tour of addis ababa, including the national museum, holy trinity cathedral and the public square, plus a traditional ethiopian dinner at a local project which helps local youth.
  • Sitting at 2,500 metres above sea level, ben ababa restaurant is a jumble of walkways, viewing platforms and firepits overlooking historic lalibela.
  • Embark on a cruise around lake tana – ethiopia's wonderland of islands and monasteries – and sip a sundowner on deck at the day's end.
  • Walk through the simien mountains national park and up to sankaber before retiring to your feature stay for the trip – the architecturally designed limalimo lodge.
  • Witness the amazing rock-hewn churches of lalibela on a guided tour over two afternoons, and sit down to an open-air dinner with spectacular views over the town.
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Ethiopian Explorer Northbound tour

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
44 Days
$ 121 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Bath, Jerusalem, Sudan
From
$ 5,340

Highlights

  • Admire the flamingo-filled expanse of Lake Nakuru
  • Spot the Big Five in Samburu National Reserve
  • Visit Ethiopia's friendly tribespeople in the Omo Valley
  • Encounter the amazing birdlife of Lake Ziway
  • See the monolithic churches of Lalibela
  • Hike through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces
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Addis to Arba Minch tour

Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 150 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Nairobi
From
$ 1,950

Highlights

  • See the villages of many different tribes, all coexisting in the Omo Valley Region
  • Search for unique, native Ethiopian wildlife at Bale Mountains National Park
  • Help out at the charitable Awassa Children's Project
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Ethiopia Untouched tour

High Adventure

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
7 Days
$ 242 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
From
$ 1,695

Highlights

  • Visit the Dorze people and immerse yourself in a culture well known for their unique bee-hive houses and colourful woven fabrics.
  • Take a boat trip on Lake Chamo for a chance spotting of the resident hippos, thousands of Nile crocodiles, rich bird life and local fishermen.
  • Meet a Mursi tribe and learn about their unique traditions of extending their lower lips and brutal stick fighting.
  • Visit Hamer villages made entirely of mud with very few outside influences and, if you're lucky, perhaps see an initiation bull jumping ceremony.
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Ethiopian Explorer

Nature & Wildlife, Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
35 Days
$ 122 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Jerusalem, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Rift Valley, Bath, Nairobi
From
$ 4,280

Highlights

  • Admire the flamingo-filled expanse of Lake Nakuru
  • Spot the Big Five in Samburu National Reserve
  • Visit Ethiopia's friendly tribespeople in the Omo Valley
  • Encounter the amazing birdlife of Lake Ziway
  • See the monolithic churches of Lalibela
  • Hike through Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park
  • Discover Gonder's ornate castles and palaces
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Best of Ethiopia tour
4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
19 Days
$ 232 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela
From
$ 4,410

Highlights

  • Visit Hamar villages, sitting with barely any influence from the outside world. If you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the energetic 'jumping of the bull' – a long running initiation ceremony.
  • Meet a Mursi tribe and learn about their unique traditions of extending their lower lips and brutal stick fighting.
  • Search for the source of the Blue Nile on a boat cruise at Lake Tana, then discover the churches and unique castles of the regal city of Gondar.
  • Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains, looking out for the distinctive red-hearted Gelada.
  • Explore Lalibela's unique churches - astonishing constructions sculpted from huge slabs of stone - that make up one of the world's greatest historical and religious sites.
More
Ethiopian Highlands tour

Overland Journeys

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
21 Days
$ 114 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Axum, Gondar, Jerusalem, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Bath
From
$ 2,415

Highlights

  • Indulge in a sweet Ethiopian coffee in Addis Ababa
  • Explore the spectacular Blue Nile Falls
  • Discover the ornate history of Gondar
  • Travel through Ethiopia’s rugged scenery
  • Trek in the spectacular Simien Mountains
  • Discover the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
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Enjoy An Amazing East Tour of This Country tour

Cultural

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4.4 | Great | 100+ Reviews
5 Days
$ 532 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
From
$ 2,660

Highlights

  • Enjoy the city tour in Addis Ababa
  • Visit Entoto mountains, with very nice view over the capital
  • Experience the city tour in Harar and drive to Dire Dawa
  • Drive around DebreZiet
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