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Ethiopia Holidays

It’s no exaggeration to say that Ethiopia is unique in the whole of Africa. With a Christian history dating back centuries, unique cultural beliefs and some of the finest mountain scenery on the continent, this is an African holiday with a difference
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Ethiopia in Depth
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour (Adventure)
13 days / 12 nights

Ethiopia is rich in culture, history and spectacular scenery. See the natural and historical highlights of the country’s northern regions on this fascinating tour.
Incredible Ethiopia: Timket Festival
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
14 days / 13 nights

Explore Ethiopia, a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society, with an incredible combination of history, tradition, culture and nature. Journey through the north of the country, taking in the views of the Blue Nile and trekking to the peaks of the Simien Mountains. Be mesmerised by the fascinating and colourful Timket festival in Addis Ababa to the amazing rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes in Lalibela, You’ll be sure to taste the country’s famous coffee and delectable cuisine, and meet the genuine and friendly people along the way. Experience an adventure like no other.
Trek Ethiopia: The Simien Mountains
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
10 days / 9 nights

Traverse through one of the most dramatic landscapes in Africa and experience the geological beauty of Ethiopia on this trekking adventure. Visit Gondar and witness the remnants of a once prosperous civilisation, before tackling the challenging terrain of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Simien Mountains National Park. Pass through rugged peaks and valleys of this ever changing trail, discover the elaborate network of gorges, canyons and escarpments created by millions of years of erosion. Spot the endangered walia ibex, learn about village life and agricultural rituals in Geech camp and find yourself surrounded by groups of gelada monkeys while you watch the sun set in Chenek. En route witness stunning scenery which will leave you speechless and be blown away by magnificent views at the summit of Ras Dashen – Ethiopia’s highest peak.


Ethiopia map
Churches of Tigray & Lalibela
Churches of Tigray & Lalibela
For many, the rock-hewn churches are the main draw in Ethiopia, a lasting testament to the last Christian kingdom in North Africa. You can marvel at the craftsmanship of these amazing structures in Tigray and at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Lalibela.
Gondar was Ethiopia’s first capital and was the cultural and religious centre of Ethiopia for over a century. Today it is best known for its imposing 17th Century royal castles and palaces, and is often referred to as the ‘The Camelot of Africa’.
Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains
Simien Mountains National Park boasts beautiful mountain scenery where jagged peaks contrast sharply with deep green gorges. Home to gelada baboons, the park offers some unique wildlife spotting opportunities and fantastic trekking routes.
Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar
The attractive city of Bahir Dar serves as the gateway to the captivating Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana. The area is renowned for its many ancient monasteries and it is well worth taking a boat ride across the lake to see the beautiful paintings inside the monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret.
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Ethiopia Fast Facts

Time Zone

+3 hours

Flight Time to Ethiopia

8 hours


Ethiopian Birr

Visa Required?

€20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

Recommended Immunisations

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever

20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

Trailfinders Travel Insurance

Enjoy comprehensive cover in Ethiopia from just €69 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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