Date
Oct 1, 2022
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: Up to14 guests
Price: To be announced

Activity Level
4

Trip Overview

Discover Ethiopia, a country of striking natural beauty and rich history. Begin in Addis Ababa with a briefing at the U.S. Embassy. Fly north to the majestic Blue Nile and watch the waters plunge down towering cliffs at Tis Issat Falls. Walk among gelada baboons in the breathtaking Simien Mountains. Visit Gondar, Ethiopia’s 17th-century capital, and Axum, the center of the legendary empire of the Queen of Sheba. Marvel at the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, then travel to the southern Omo region, where more than two dozen indigenous tribes have lived isolated from the outside world for millennia.

Schedule by Day

  • Day 1: Depart the U.S. for Ethiopia
  • Day 12 Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Day 3: Addis Ababa
  • Day 4: Lake Tana
  • Day 5: Gondar
  • Day 6: Gondar
  • Day 7: Axum
  • Day 8: Axum
  • Day 9: Laibela
  • Day 10: Laibela
  • Day 11: Awassa
  • Day 12: Arba Minch
  • Day 13: Arba Minch
  • Day 14: Turmi
  • Day 15: Turmi
  • Day 16: Jinka
  • Day 17: Addis Ababa
  • Day 18: Addis Ababa / Transfer to the airport for flights home

Pricing

To be announced

Accommodations

  • Two nights at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa
  • One night at the Kuriftu Resort and Spa at Lake Tana
  • Two nights at Goha Hotel in Gondar
  • Two nights at Yeha Hotel in Aksum
  • Two nights at Maribela Hotel in Lalibela
  • One night at Haile Resort in Awassa
  • Two nights at Paradise Lodge in Arba Minch
  • One night at Eco-Omo Lodge in Jinka
  • Two nights at Buska Lodge in Turmi
  • One night at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa

What to Expect

Activity Level 4

This is an active program with frequent transfers between cities and 10 hotel changes.To get the most from this program, patience and acceptance of basic hotel standards, slow service, and weak infrastructure are important. We use the best available hotels throughout and while occasionally these are wonderful 5 star hotels, in more remote areas the accommodations will be basic and not always up to usual expectations of cleanliness and comfort. Please also be prepared for roads that are occasionally winding, unpaved, and in poor repair. There will be days with numerous religious sites where your will need to remove your shoes several times.

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.