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Trip to Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
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Duration

10 дни

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

70 people

Languages

Bulgarian

About this tour

Payment method:

  • Enrolment is made against a deposit of BGN 2 000;
  • Up to 45 days before departure: 100% of the full price of the organized trip in BGN;


Documents required:

  • International passport valid for 6 months after the date of return.
  • Travel is without medical requirements for mandatory immunizations. It is useful to carry mosquito repellent.

Charges in case of termination of the contract by the traveller:
Enrolled tourists may cancel the contract upon payment of the following cancellation fees:

  • Up to 90 days before departure – no penalty;
  • From 89 to 60 days prior to the departure date – a fee of 100 BGN per tourist (if this does not contradict the cancellation terms of the airline for purchased air tickets and cancellation terms for hotel accommodation);
  • Cancellation from 59 to 45 days prior to the departure date – the cancellation fee is 50% of the price of the organized trip in BGN;
  • Cancellation from 44 to 20 days before the departure date, the cancellation fee is 80% of the price of the organized trip in BGN;
  • In case of cancellation from 19 days to the departure date, the cancellation fee is 100% of the price of the organized trip in BGN.

Important information:

  • The local currency in Ethiopia is the BIR: 100 beers are about 3.30 leva as of 01.07.2023. Currency can be exchanged at hotels, banks and exchange offices. Many places do not refuse payment in dollars.
  • You can pay with MasterCard and Visa cards at hotels and certain locations. However, ask in advance.
  • The time zone is +0. Sofia and Addis Ababa are in the same time zone. There can only be a difference of one hour from daylight saving time

Additional information:

  • Minimum number of tourists for the excursion – 15.
  • In case of a smaller group (12-14 people), the excursion can be held for an additional fee of 180lv.
  • Deadline for notification of unavailability: 20 days before departure date.
  • In case of a change in the prices of entrance fees for the sites and restaurants, the same will be changed and recalculated.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions or other force majeure circumstances, the program may be subject to change!
  • Flight times are subject to reconfirmation by the airline!
  • The trip is NOT suitable for persons with reduced or limited mobility.
  • The tour operator reserves the right to make changes in the order of excursions and their times during the program.
  • The tour operator has the option, at the request of the User, to offer him to take out travel cancellation insurance. The insurance is taken out on the day of the first payment of the booking for the organised trip.
  • The travel assistance and trip cancellation insurance are taken out with Euroins AD.

Highlights

  • Flight from Sofia
  • Sofia - Istanbul - Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Gondar - Mount Simien National Park - Lilabela (Ethiopian Petra)
  • Dates and prices: person in double room Single room
  • 24.02 - 04.03.2024 4395 lv. 4895 lv.
  • 02.03 - 11.03.2024 4395 lv. 4895 lv.

Included/Excluded

  • Flight Sofia-Istanbul-Addis Ababa-Istanbul-Sofia including airport taxes and checked baggage;
  • Domestic flights Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar, Gondar - Lalibela, Lalibela - Addis Ababa including airport taxes and checked baggage;
  • Accommodation for 8 nights in 4* hotels;
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner);
  • All transfers;
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned bus with a maximum capacity of 30 people;
  • All entrance fees to the tourist sites included in the program;
  • Professional, local guide in Russian or English (translation into Bulgarian provided);
  • Rangers and a national park guide during a visit to Mount Simeon;
  • ½ liter bottle of mineral water per day per person.
  • Visa. The visa is obtained electronically online and costs $80.
  • Additional excursions and expenses of a personal nature.
  • Drinks during the meals included in the program.
  • Baksheesh.

Itinerary

Meeting at Sofia Airport at 13.00 for flight at 16:00. via Istanbul to Addis Ababa.

Landing at 00:55. in Addis Ababa. Welcome by the local representative. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Addis Ababa. Breakfast. Addis Ababa Tourist Tour: the city is located in the heart of Ethiopia. In Amharic it means "New Flower". Addis Ababa was founded by Emperor Menelik in 1886. Approximately 6 million people live in the city. Addis Ababa is considered to be the Diplomatic Capital of Africa, it is the headquarters of the African Union, the seat of many embassies and is the main place where most travellers arrive. The tour includes a visit to the National Museum, where besides the many artifacts, you will also be able to see the skeleton of our very great grandmother Lucy. We will climb to 3000 m on Mount Entoto to see Addis Ababa from above. Lunch. We will also visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church where you will see the tomb of the last king of Ethiopia. Visiting various historical monuments includes the Church of St. George, which was built by King Menelik, who first proposed Addis Abneba as the capital of Ethiopia. Dinner. Overnight.

Breakfast. Transfer to Bole International Airport for flight to Bahir Dar. After checking into the hotel, we will take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit two monasteries on the peninsula, Ura Kidane Mihret and Azewa Mariam, which are on the UNESCO Temporary List. They date from the 14th century and are famous for their frescoes depicting the Old and New Testaments. We will also visit a wild coffee plantation on the peninsula - Ethiopia is the country that gave the coffee to the world. Next, cruise back to Bahir Dar. After a break for lunch in Bahir Dar, we will head to Tis Isat village to visit the Blue Nile waterfalls, we will take a short tour along the river to see the waterfall from every angle, then drive back to Bahir Dar for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast. Travel to Gondar. Along the 180 km long road we will enjoy the amazing landscape and visit the villages of the Amhara people. After checking into your hotel, next visit Gondar's 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Bath of Fasiledes and the Church of Debre Birhan Selassie with its unique frescoes depicting the Old and New Testaments, which are over 300 years old. Dinner. Overnight in Gondar.

Breakfast. Departure to Simien Mountains National Park - under the auspices of UNESCO since 1978 and on the endangered list since 1996. After a picnic lunch in Sankaber, walk around the Sankaber campsite. The scenery is beautiful and the endemic Gelada baboon can be seen along the way. Dinner and overnight at Simien Park Lodge.

Breakfast. Full day excursion in Mount Simien National Park. Enjoy the spectacular landscape for which they call Ethiopia the roof of Africa. We will also have the opportunity to see some wildlife such as the Gelada Baboon or bleeding heart baboon, klipspringer (a type of African antelope), bushbok and birds. Enjoy breathtaking views during the several-hour walk. Later in the afternoon drive back to Gondar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to Gondar airport for a 30 minute flight to Lalibela. Accommodation in a hotel with mountain views. In the afternoon, visit the first group of churches carved in the 13th century in the Sakala by King Lalibela, making Lalibela Ethiopia's holiest city and Africa's Petra with its adjoining museum that has a collection of 13th century treasures. The Lalibela church complex is under the auspices of UNESCO and consists of 11 churches each with its own unique design. The churches were masterfully carved in the hard granite more than 800 years ago and represent a combination of Byzantine, Aksumite and even earlier Ethiopian architectural influences. The most famous among them is the church of St. George, shaped like a cross and considered the best example of rock architecture. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast. Excursion to the Yemrehana Krestos church, located 45 km from Lalibela town. This church was built in a cave in the 11th century by King Yemrehana Crestos, adapting the architecture of the Axumitei was decorated with objects from Egypt. Return to Lalibela after lunch to see the second group of churches, which is known as the heavenly Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Lalibela.

Breakfast. Flight to Addis Ababa. Transfer to a day-use room at the Capital Hotel. Free time for last purchases. Traditional farewell dinner with different Ethiopian traditional live music. Around 22:30 transfer to Addis Ababa International Airport for flight to Sofia.

At 02.00 flight to Istanbul. Landing at Istanbul airport at 07:25. Flight to Sofia at 08:45. Landing in Sofia at 09.00.

Durations

10 days

Езици

Bulgarian

Tour's Location

Ethiopia

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