Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
We begin our time in this ancient country with a visit to ‘Lucy,’ the 3.2-million-year-old remains of what may be our earliest known human ancestor. We celebrate our Welcome Dinner with traditional Ethiopian music.
From this tropical lakeside city, we visit tiny Tis Abay, the source of the Blue Nile River and thundering Blue Nile Falls.
From historic and modern-day villages to 17th century castles and palaces, including the Baths of King Fasiledes**, we immerse ourselves in Ethiopia’s past and present. We will experience some of Africa’s most dramatic scenery in Simien Mountains National Park**.
The rock-hewn churches** here are carved from stone monoliths, seeming to rise from the earth, itself. We will also learn the secrets of Ethiopian cooking in this ‘Land of Milk and Honey.’
This, Ethiopia’s oldest and holiest city, is thought to be the birthplace of the Queen of Sheba.
Guests completing their 10-Day Journey will depart for home or their next destination.
Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa
The Sheraton Addis Hotel is located in the center of Addis Ababa and is a sanctuary of Ethiopian grandeur, where a landscape of vibrant greens and colorful wildflowers meets the African sky. Experience an exceptional level of personal service at the Sheraton Addis Hotel. From glittering pools with enchanting underwater music to an indulgent menu of soothing massages at the hotel's Aqva Club to a large variety of restaurants with sophisticated options to dine and socialize, the Sheraton Addis Hotel delights all the senses. The Gaslight Night Club located in the hotel is one of Addis Ababa's greatest nightlife places. Guests can explore beautiful Ethiopian art throughout the hotel which launched a yearly art exhibition called "Art of Ethiopia" to help young Ethiopian artists to showcase their artwork and contribute funds to local art schools in Addis Ababa.
Kuriftu Resort & Spa, Bahir Dar
Located on the shores of Ethiopia's largest lake just 10 minutes from Bahir Dar Airport, Kuriftu Resort & Spa offers comfortable accommodation and hospitality. Designed with a clever blend of native Ethiopian architecture and décor, this Lakeside resort boasts 28 guest rooms in individual bungalows facing either the expanse of Lake Tana or set among some of the lovely tropical gardens. All the rooms are furnished in Ethiopian style with traditional yet modern beds and furniture. All are handsomely appointed with every modern comfort, including flat-screen TV. Refreshment centers are amply stocked. But at the end of the day, it's about a good night's sleep. So slip in between the sheets of the sumptuously comfortable beds to ease your path to dreamland - but when you awake, remember to visit the Ethiopian Classic Spa!
Mayleko Lodge, Gondar
The hotel is located in the historic city of Gondar, near the University of Gondar. Facilities and services include a business center with complimentary Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, fitness center, steam room & sauna, beauty salon, and gift shop. There is a full service restaurant and lounge. The 60 guest rooms are large with a flat screen TV, coffee/tea maker, Wi-Fi access and a hairdryer.
Maribela Hotel, Lalibela
Lalibela is generally regarded as Ethiopia's greatest attraction. Staying at Maribela Hotel can make all the difference in making your trip great. The hotel's brand new architecture, very attractive setting and professional, friendly staff offer you highest class hospitality. Quiet and restive environment in bedroom area with private bathroom, balcony and daybeds. Great scenery as the setting of the hotel overviews a large chain of mountains.
Sabean Hotel, Axum
Sabean International Hotel is proud to bring innovation to the historical city of Axum. We pride ourselves by our customer service standards whether guests come to attend an event, dine in the hotel's fine restaurants, or visit the city. Sabean International Hotel is strategically located only 8 kilometers from the airport. It is backed by team of qualified and experienced staff who provide efficient service to our esteemed guests. Our spacious rooms are set around tranquil, scenic views and provide excellent comfort. All guest rooms are tastefully furnished with a lavish bed, plush arm chair and coffee lounge table, and a private bathroom.