Ethiopia Itineraries

A goat herder was the first to discover coffee in Ethiopia, when he noticed that his goats were ambling twitchily having eaten the coffee plants. While ahead of the game in this arena, Ethiopia stands a little back in other ways; as the only country with 13 months, it is eight years behind the Western calendar. If anything, this only makes the country more intriguing, from its rich cultural north, to the lesser explored Bale Mountains of the south.

Other than the Small Group Tours, the itineraries below are designed to give you a taste of what is possible, but are by no means set in stone. All holidays created by Original Travel are completely bespoke, designed by our team of specialists who use their personal travel experience to create the perfect tailor-made itinerary for you.

We very much believe that 'life is in the detail', and so whether it's trekking to find the most inaccessible church in all of Africa, the Damo Monastery, or meeting women of the Mursi tribe with their giant lip plates, then speak to our specialists to create your bespoke itinerary.

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The Churches of The North | Travel Guide Ethiopia

Northern Ethiopia is home to majestic architectural wonders which sum up its undeniably fascinating history. Looking all the way back to the beginning of mankind itself, a tour of the churches in this region pays homage to their long-standing cultural importance as well as the heritage of which...
Approximate budget per person: £3,450

Lakes & Forests of South Ethiopia

Southern Ethiopia is a mecca of wonderful and diverse scenery, with lush greenery and vast lakes shimmering under the bright sun. Local tribes and intriguing traditions will entice visitors into learning more about the fascinating history of this scenic region.
Approximate budget per person: £3,750

Highlights of Ethiopia

Whilst both the north and south of Ethiopia are stunning in their own right, an itinerary combining both highlights the incredible diversity of this rich country, whose intriguing culture and mesmerising scenery are just waiting to be explored.
Approximate budget per person: £3,550

Small Group Tour: Timkat, History and Heritage in Northern Ethiopia

Guided by our own Amelia Stewart from Simoon Travel, partnered with a guest lecturer, discover the spectacular northern region of Ethiopia, once home to some of the greatest ancient civilisations such as Gondar, with its medieval castles and palaces, and Lalibela with its extraordinary rock hewn...
Approximate budget per person: £3,500

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