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MARVELOUS  ETHIOPIA  TOUR  PROGRAMS

Marvelous Ethiopia Tours deliberately named itself taking the name Marvelous from the attractions, which are fabulous and scenic beauties; places of unbelievable natural phenomena in the country.

Marvelous Tours is awaiting to take you around while you are in Ethiopia

Historic Route (Bahirdar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela)
 Tour: Marvelous201
Transport: Plane & Vehicle
Type of attraction: history, art, religion, nature and culture

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Day 1: Arrivalto Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel.
Day 2:  Fly to Bahir Dar, on arrival boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Island Monasteries. In the after noon, drive to the Blue Nile Falls. Over night in a hotel
Day 3: Drive to Gondar; visit the city with its interesting 17th century castles and churches. Overnight in hotel
Day 4: Flight to Lalibela, center of Christian religion, considered with its 11 rock hewn churches, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia. Visit of the churches. Over night in a hotel
Day 5: Flight to Axum, Archeological, cultural and religious center of Ethiopia, after transfer to hotel we will visit the city, the first capital of Ethiopia.
Day 6: am, fly back to Addis and pm, departure back home.
 
Historic Route (Bahirdar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela)
Tour: Marvelous 202
Transport: Plane & Vehicle
Type of attraction: history, art, religion, nature and culture.

Duration: 11days / 10 nights

Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
Day 2: Flight to Axum, Archeological, cultural and religious center of Ethiopia, after transfer to hotel we will visit the city, the first capital of Ethiopia.
Day 3: Drive to Yeha Temple which is made in the 5th BC and continue to the Monastery of Debre Damo where it is possible, for men only, to climb with rope, the mountain having15 m high and visit the church on top. Over night in Axum
Day 4: Flight to Lalibela, center of Christian religion, considered with its 11 rock hewn churches, the Jerusalem of Ethiopia. Visit of the churches. Over night in a hotel
Day 5: Mule back trekking \ drive to the churchesout of Lalibela for the one day. Overnight in Lalibela
 Day 6: Flight to Gondar, visit the city with its interesting 17th century castles and churches. Overnight in hotel
Day 7: excursion to Simien Mountains National Park, well known as the roof of Africa, where it is possible to see endemic mammals and birds. In the after noon return back to Gondar and over night in hotel.
Day 8: Drive to Bahir Dar; in the after noon, boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Island Monasteries. Overnight Tana hotel
Day 9: In the morning drive to the Blue Nile Falls. After noon visit the market and hippos on Blue Nile River. Over night hotel
 Day 10: Flight to Addis Ababa. Overnight in a hotel
Day 11: Transfer to the airport and return home
 
Bahirdar, Gondar, Axum and Lalibela
Tour: Marvelous 203
Transport: Vehicle
Type of attraction: History, Nature, Culture, Religion, Art and History
 Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour
Day 2: Drive through the high pick around Enotot, to the thirteen Century Monastery of Debre Libanos. On the way, it is possible to see many endemic birds and Gelada Baboons. After Lunch, continue to the blue Nile George, similar to the Grand Canyon in USA. Over night, Debre Markos in a hotel 
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar and transfer to hotel. After lunch, boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the monasteries. Overnight hotel
 Day 4: Early in the morning visit of the Blue Nile Falls, locally called Tisisat (smoking water). In the afternoon visit the market and the hippos on Blue Nile River. Overnight, hotel 
Day 5: Through attractive and natural sites transfer to Gondar; City tour to visit the castles and churches. Overnight hotel
Day 6: Early in the morning transfer to Simien National park, well known as the roof of Africa, for over night Simien lodge / Debark in a local hotel.
Day 7: Start to drive through the twisting road of Limalimo; descend and ascend the Tekeze River Valley and arrival to Axum, capital of Ethiopia from the first to the seventh Century.
Overnight in Yeha Hotel
Day 8: Visit of Axum city archaeological sites and its churches, the oldest once in the Ethiopian culture. Overnight in hotel
Day 9: Transfer to a place called Yeha to visit a temple built in the 5th BC time and continue to Debre Damo Monastery (built in the 6th century AD) where it is possible, only for men, to climb with ropes the mountain in order to visit the church on top. Continue to Abrha Atsbha (first residence of Christian kings of Ethiopia).
Overnight Mekele in hotel
Day 10: Drive to Lalibela. Over night Lalaibela in a hotel 
Day 11: In the morning Visit of the First group of rock hewn churches and in the after noon visit the second group of churches. Over night hotel
Day 12: Visit the churches out side Lalibela for full day.
Over night hotel
Day 13: Drive to Kombolcha on the way visit the monastery of Haik Stifano, which is set up in the 15th century on Lake Haike. Overnight Kombolcha in a hotel
Day 14: Through the magnificent and cultural sites drive to Addis Ababa. Over night in a hotel
Day 15: Departure back home.

Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum and Lalibela
Tour:  Marvelous 204
Transport: Plane & Vehicle
Type of attraction: history, art, religion, culture and nature.
Duration:9 days / 8 nights
 Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa & city tour. Over night in a hotel
Day 2: Fly to Bahirdar. In the after noon, boat trip on Lake Tana to the Island Monasteries. Over night in a hotel
Day 3: In the morning drive to Blue Nile Falls to see the fall & birds. In the after noon visit the market and the hippos. Over night hotel
Day 4: Drive to Gondar. Visit the 17th century castles, Swimming pool, and the churches. Over night hotel
Day 5: Fly to Lalibela. Visit the first group of the rock-hewn churches, which are built it in the 11th century. Over night hotel
Day 6: Morning trekking on mule back / drive to one of the churches out side Lalibela. In the afternoon, visit the remaining part of the 11 rock hewn churches. Over night hotel
Day 7: Fly to Axum, visit the steles, churches (which is the first in the country) an archaeological museum, ruins of palaces, tombs etc. Over night hotel
Day 8: Fly back to Addis, shopping in Addis.
 Day 9: Departure back home.
Historic Route and Simien Mountain Trekking
 Tour: Marvelous 205
Transport: Plane & Vehicle
Type of attraction: History, religion, nature & wild life.

Duration: 19 days / 18 nights
Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar after check in a hotel drive to visit the Blue Nile Falls. Over night hotel
Day 3: Morning boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries. In the afternoon visit the market and the hippos on river Blue Nile. Over night hotel
Day 4: Drive to Gondar, tour of Gondar’s castles & churches.
Over night hotel
Day 5: Drive to Debark, proceed to Sankaber.
Over night Sankaber camping
Day 6: Trek to Geech enjoying the invigorating sight en route.
Over night camping at Geech
Day 7: Trekk to Emetgogo for its beauty scenery. Over night camp at Geech.
Day 8: Trek to Chenek. Camp at Chenek
Day 9: Trek to Buahit and proceed to Ambiko for camping.
 Day 10: Trek to Ras Dashen 4620 m above sea level and trekk back to Ambiko for camping.
Day 11: Trek to Arkwazeye, enjoying the scenery of the other side of Simien. Over night Sona camping
Day 12: Trek to Mekarebia for over night camping.
 Day 13: Trek to Ansi River and proceed to Hawz and over night camping at Mulit.
Day 14: Early morning trek to Adiarkay and then drive to Axum. Over night Axum in a hotel
Day 15: Visit the archeological museum, the stele, the churches, tombs, ruin palaces etc. in Axum. Over night hotel
Day 16: Fly to Lalibela. Visit the first group of the eleventh century rock hewn churches. Over night hotel
Day 17: Morning drive to visit the churches out side Lalibela. In the afternoon visit the 2nd group of churches in Lalibela.
Over night hotel
Day 18: Fly back to Addis
Day 19: Departure
 
North (historic route) and South
Tour: Marvelous 301
Transport: Vehicle
Type of Attraction: History, Culture, People, nature, wild life, art and religion
Duration: 29 days
 Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
Day 2: Drive to Debre Markos, on the way visit Debre Libanos Monastery which is built in the 13th C and Blue Nile Gorge. Over night Debre Markos in a hotel
Day 3: Drive to Bahirdar. In the after noon boat trip on lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries. Over night hotel
Day 4: In the morning, drive to Blue Nile Falls; in the after noon visit the market and the hippos on Blue Nile River. Over night hotel
Day 5: Drive to Gondar, after check in a hotel, visit the 17th century castles and the church, which is having 80 angles at the ceiling.
Day 6: Drive to Simien Mountain to see Gilada Baboon and Walia Ibex (both are endemic to Ethiopia). Over night Simien logde / Debark at local hotel
Day 7: Drive to Axum via Tekezze gorge. Over night hotel
Day 8: Full day at Axum to visit Archeological sites, churches, museums, steles, churches, tombs, ruins of palace, etc.
Over night hotel
Day 9: Drive to Yeha Temple (5th century BC) and Debre Damo Monastery (6th century AC) Possible only for men to Climb with rope, the 15 m High Mountain and visit the church at the top.
Over night Adigrat in a local hotel
Day 10: Drive to Tigray rock hewn churches.
Over night Mekel in a hotel
Day 11: Drive to Lalibela. Over night lalibela in a hotel
Day 12: Full day at Lalibela to visit the 11 rock hewn churches.
Day 13: Drive to Kombolcha. Over night hotel
Day 14: Drive to Awash via Bati market to see the Afar People.
Over night Awash in a Local hotel / camping
Day 15: Visit the Awash river Falls, Birds, Kudus, Gazelles,Warthogs, Oryx etc and the palm spring water. Over night hotel /Camping.
Day 16: Drive to Bale mountain National park Via Nazret (Modern town). Over night Goba in a hotel
Day 17: In the morning Visit Dinsho area to see endemic mammals & birds, Continue to Sanete plateau, habitat of the Red Fox.
Over night Goba in a hotel
Day 18: Drive to Wondogenet in the natural beauty including spring water and the forest. Over night hotel
Day 19: Drive to Yabello, on the way visit fish market & the Lake at Awasa. Over night local hotel or camping
Day 20: Drive & visit Elsod Crater, Dublock Singing wells and Borena villages. Over night Yabello local hotel / camping
Day 21: Drive to Jinka on the way visit the Konso people, the Tsemay tribe, Bena Tribe, and Ari Tribe.
Over night Jinka in a hotel / Camping
Day 22: In the morning drive to Mursi (tribe with lip plate). In the afternoon, game drive on Mago National Park.
Over night Mago national park
Day 23: Drive to Murle, on the way, you will visit the Karo people & villages. Over night Camping at Murle (with extra cost Bangalow)
Day 24: Drive to Turmi, visit the Hammer people, their Market, their dances, possibly their marriage and Villages. 
Over night camping at Turmi
Day 25: Drive to Omorate and visit Dassanech (Geleb) tribe.
For over night, return back to Turmi
Day 26: Drive to Arba Minch, on the way visit Konso village. Over night hotel 
Day 27: Early in the morning drive to Netch Sar National Park to see birds & mammals. In the afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo to see Crocodiles and hippos
Day 28: drive to Lanagano for leisure.
Day 29: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Day 30: Departure back home.
 
Historic route, Awash, Bale and Rift Valley
 Tour: Marvelous 302
Transport: vehicle
Type of attraction: History, Culture, Art, Nature and wildlife

Duration: 16 days
Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
Day 2: Drive to the Monastery of Debre Libanos, visit of the church and continue to the Blue Nile Gorge, similar to the Grand Canyon in USA, Overnight hotel in Debre Markos.
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar, boat trip on Lake Tana, visit of the Monastery on the Island. Over night in hotel
Day 4: Early in the morning visit of the Blue Nile Falls. In the after noon, Continue to Gondar, over night in a hotel 
Day 5: City tour of Gondar. Over night in a hotel 
Day 6: Drive to Lalibela. Over night, Lalibela in a hotel
Day 7: visit of the 11 rock hewn churches. Over night in a hotel
Day 8: Mule back trekking\drive to visit the churches out of Lalibela. Over night hotel
Day 9: Drive to Kombolcha,on the way visit the 15 century monastery on Lake Haik. Overnight Kombolcha in a hotel
Day 10: Drive to Awash, via Bati village (possibly Afar & Oromo people market), visit the Afar village.
Over night Awash in local hotel / camping.
Day 11: Morning visit the Awash fall, mammals and birds, the palm spring water. Over night hotel /camping
Day 12: Drive to Bale national park. Overnight hotel
Day 13: Game drive to visit endemic mammals and birds, at the Sanete plateau and Tulu Dimtu forest. Overnight hotel
Day 14: Drive to Wondo Genet where possible to visit birds, baboons, and forest and to swim in hot spring water. Over night hotel
Day 15: Drive back to Addis, on the way visit Lake Abyata – Shalla (bird life) and Lake Langano. Over night Addis in a hotel
Day 16: Departure back home.
 
Southern Part(Omo Valley, Arbaminch, Mago National Park, Turmi & Yabello)
Tour: Marvelous 401
Transport: vehicle
Type of attraction: nature, wildlife, culture, people

Duration: 16 days 
Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
Day 2: Visit Lake Zeway, Abyata-Shalla and Langano.
Over night Langano in a hotel
Day 3: Drive to Arba Minch on the way visit Wolyta people and Chencha area (Dorze tribes). Over nitht Arba Minch in a hotel

Day 4: In the morning, visit Netch Sar National Park and Chamo Lake. Over night Arba Minch hotel
Day 5: Drive to Jinka, on the way visit the Tsemay, Ari and Bena tribes and possibly market. Over night in a hotel
Day 6: Drive to Mursi (tribe with lip plate).
Over night Mago National Park (camping)
Day 7: Drive to Murle, visit Karo tribe and their village.
Over night camping in Murle.
Day 8: Cross the Omo River to visit the Bume.
Over night Murle camp.
Day 9: Drive to Omo rate and visit Dassanech (Geleb) tribe.
Over night, camp at Turmi at Hammer people
Day 10: Visit the Hammer market, their dances, possibly wedding too, and their villages. Over night camp at Turmi.
Day 11: Drive to Erbore to visit Erbore people.
Over night Konso local hotel/camping
Day 12: Visit Konso people & village. In the after noon drive to Yabello. Over night camping /local hotel at Yabello
Day 13: Drive to “Elsode” for borana (Oromo people) salt extraction and stop at Dublock. Over night Yabello camping/local hotel
Day 14: Drive to Awasa via Dilla, which is one of the greenest parts of Ethiopia. Over night hotel
Day 15: Visit the Awasa fish market and drive back to Addis. Over night hotel
Day 16: Departure.
 
Omo Valley, Arbaminch, Netchi Sar National Park National Park
Tour: Marvelous 402
Transport: Vehicle
Type of attraction: nature, wildlife, culture and people

Duration: 14 days
Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
 Day 2: Transfer to Arba Minch, on the way visit the village named Chincha, home of Dorze people. Over night Arbaminch in a hotel 
Day 3: Drive to Nech Sar national park to visit mammals, birds and enjoy the scenery of lake Chamo.In the after noon boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles and hippos.
Over night Arba Minch in a hotel
Day 4: Transfer to Mago via Konso village and overnight camping in Mago Park.
Day 5: Early in the mornig drive to Mursi to Visit Mursi people with lip plate and in the afternoon game drive in the park. Over night camping in Mago national park
 Day 6: Drive to Karo village and continue to Murle.
Overnight camping at murle
 Day 7: After visiting the Bume people in Kangate, for over night drive to Hammer. Overnight camping in Hamer
 Day 8: Drive to Omo rate to visit the Geleb people.
Over night Turmi camping.
Day 9: After visiting Hamer transfer to Erbore village and over night in Konso local hotel \ in a lodge
Day 10: Early morning visit Konso village and drive to Yabello. Over night Yabelo in a hotel
 Day 11: Drive to “Elsode” for Borana (Oromo people) salt extraction and stop at Dublock. Over night Yabello in a hotel
Day 12: Drive to Awasa via Dilla an area where it gets rain annually and green. Over night Awasa in a hotel
Day 13: Visit Lake Abyata-Shalla (bird life). In the after noon arrival to Addis  Ababa; over night in hotel
Day 14: Transfer to the airport and return home. 

RIFT VALLY- ARBA MINCH-BALE & AWASH
Tour: Marvelous 403
Transport: vehicle
Type of attraction: nature, wildlife, culture and people

Duration: 10 days
 Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel, city tour.
 Day 2: After breakfast drive to the Ethiopian rift system. First stop in DeberZeit, attractive town with volcanic lakes and endemic birds, Continue to koka and visit Zwaye Lake.
Over night Langano in a hotel / lodge
Day 3: In the morning,visit the Abiatta –Shalla National park a ground for birds and continue to Awassa. Overnight hotel in Awassa
 Day 4: Drive to Wendo Genet to stay in the natural beauty including hot water springs and the forest. Overnight hotel
Day 5: Transfer to Bale Mountains National Park.
Overnight in hotel
Day 6: Early in the morning see endemic birds and mammals and enjoy the local plants around Dinsho. Drive to Senete Plateau, habitat of the Red Fox. Over night in hotel
Day 7: Drive to Awash via Nazret town.
Over night Awash local hotel / camping.
Day 8: Game drive, on Awash national park to see animals and birds. Drive to the hot spring water; visit the crocodiles and birds there. Overnight Awash local hotel
Day 9: return back to Addis. Overnight hotel
Day 10: Departure.

Bale Mountain National Park
Tour: Marvelous 404
Transport: Vehicle
Type of Attraction: Nature, Wild life

Duration: 6 days 
Day 1: Arrive Addis and half day city tour of Addis.
Day 2: Drive to Bale Park. Over night Goba hotel
Day 3: Game drive to visit endemic mammals and birds at the Senate Plateau and Tulu Dimtu forest. Over night Goba hotel
Day 4: Drive to Sof Omar Caves. Over night Robe in a hotel
Day 5: Back to Addis Ababa, shopping and over night in a hotel.
Day 6: Departure back home.
 
Rift Valley lakes and Bale Mountains
 Tour: Marvelous 405
Transport: Vehicle
Type of Attraction: Nature, Scenery & Wild life

Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and half city tour of Addis  Ababa
Day 2: Drive and visit Abjiata – Shalla and Langano Lakes.
Over night Langano in a hotel /Lodge
Day3: Drive to Awasa. Over night Wondo Genet in a hotel
Day4: Drive to Bale Mountain National Park. Over night hotel
Day 5: Visit Bale Mountain Mammals, birds and plants.
Over night hotel
 Day 6: Drive to Sof Omar Caves. Over night Robe in a hotel
Day 7: Drive to Awash national park. Over night hotel/ camp
Day 8: Visit the fall, Mammals & birds, the palm spring.
Over night hotel /camp
Day 9: Drive to Addis, shopping and over night in a hotel.
Day 10: Departure

Eastern Part (Awash, Harar and Dire Dawa)
Tour: Marvelous 501
Transport: Plane and Vehicle
Type of Attraction: History, Culture, Nature and Wild life
Duration: 6 days
Day 1: Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa 
Day 2: Drive to Awash national park; visit the thunderous fall that smokes over rocks, Beisa Oryx, Baboons, Semarang’s gazelle, greater and lesser Kudus, Warthogs etc.
Day 3: Early morning drive to palm spring water. In the afternoon drive to Harar. Over night hotel
Day 4: In the morning visit Babile, the valley of marvels, Harar’s Mosque, French poet Rimbaud house, the market. Evening visit the hyena feeders.
Day 5: Drive to Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis Ababa
Day 6: Departure back home.
 
Rift Valley, Awash, Harar and Dire Dawa
Tour: Marvelous 502
Transport: Plane and Vehicle
Type of Attraction: History, Culture, Nature and Wild life
Duration: 11 days

Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight in the hotel
Day 3: Transfer to langano lake and visit lake Abijata-Shala where it is possible to see white pelicans, flamingos and ostriches.
Overnight langano in a hotel
Day 4: Drive to Awassa to visit Awassa fish market, trekking to Tabor hills to have a beautiful view of the town and the lake. Overnight in Awassa
Day 5: Transfer to Wondo Genet, with its natural hot springs and in the forest it is possible to see many birds.
Over night in Wondo Genet
Day 6: Transfer to Awash national park, visit the park, there is a possibility to see many species of birds and mammals.
Over night Awash in a local hotel \ camping
Day 7: Transfer to the city of Harar, dominated by the Muslim culture. Inside the town there are at least 90 mosques.
Overnight Harar in a hotel
Day 8: Visit the city, the typical Muslim market and the 5 gates of Harar city. In the evening will be possible to see the Hyena feeding performance, typical of this region.
Day 9: Drive to Dire Dawa, commercial area where it is possible to visit the camels market and the vegetables market.
Overnight Dire Dawa in a hotel
Day 10: Fly to Addis Ababa. Over night hotel in Addis Ababa
Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure.


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