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Ethiopia Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,028

Discover the crossroads between the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa on this short adventure.


Spend 3 days in majestic Ethiopia, focused on the capital, Addis Ababa and historic Lalibela.

Addis Ababa is often a pleasant surprise to visitors who’ve come to see Ethiopia’s natural beauty. This country is a major cradle of African civilization, and the wealth of museums in the capital stand as testament to that. They include the Ethnological Museum and the National Museum, which contains a plaster cast of “Lucy”, the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid discovered in Ethiopia.

Fly on to the town of Lalibela, perched 2.6 kilometres above sea level, with eleven monolithic churches carved from pink granite. Each of these structures is unique, making a fascinating stop before you return to Addis Ababa. Take some time to explore the markets, enjoy traditional food and watch a cultural show before you depart.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,028

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Day 1

Arrive Addis Ababa

Upon your arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Jacaranda staff then transferred to your hotel.

The name of the city, in Amharic, means "new flower". Founded in 1886 by Menelik II, it is located at 2,500 meters above sea level in one of the highest parts of the Entoto mountain chain (3,000 meters above sea level). It enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25C. Addis Ababa is a pleasant city with wide avenues of jacaranda trees, interesting museums and one of the largest open air markets in Africa, known as "Mercato". It also has a good number of restaurants and discotheques.

You will have a tour of Haile Selassie's former palace which is now the home of the Ethnological Museum. Exhibits here represent the best of the arts and crafts of the country and give an in-depth insight into the various peoples of Ethiopia. Next is a visit to the National Museum, known to be the best museum in Africa, where cultural and archaeological relics, including a plaster cast of "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid, are displayed. Later you will precede to Entoto Mountain offering a wide variety of exceptional sightseeing.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Jupiter Hotel

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    Jupiter Hotel



    The Jupiter Hotel is located in the Cazanchise area of Addis Ababa and is within walking distance to Menelik II's Palace and the National Archives and Library. The hotel features a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and spa. There are 102 comfortably furnished rooms all equipped ...

    The Jupiter Hotel is located in the Cazanchise area of Addis Ababa and is within walking distance to Menelik II's Palace and the National Archives and Library. The hotel features a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and spa. There are 102 comfortably furnished rooms all equipped with modern amenities such as minibars, safes, hairdryers, and complimentary bottled water and Wi-Fi.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Airport Shuttle Available - Complimentary
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Check-In Time
    • Check-Out Time
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Mini Bar
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Parking
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • TV lounge

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Day 2

Addis Ababa to Lalibela

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Laibela. Lalibela is located at an altitude of 2,600 meters above sea level. The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the twelfth century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as one of the wonders of the world. Each church has a unique architectural style; all are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well-preserved paintings. The entire city may be described as a sculpture dedicated to the glory of God. The whole day will be dedicated to visiting the first and the second group of rock hewn Churches.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Mountain View Hotel

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    Mountain View Hotel



    Mountain View Hotel Lalibela was founded at an altitude of 2680 metres at the edge of the Lasta Lalibela mountain chains. Its panoramic mountain view is a source of admiration to nature. It is one of the best views to experience the lovely sunset. The ...

    Mountain View Hotel Lalibela was founded at an altitude of 2680 metres at the edge of the Lasta Lalibela mountain chains. Its panoramic mountain view is a source of admiration to nature. It is one of the best views to experience the lovely sunset.
    The architecture of the hotel is a piece of art and comparable to the rock-hewn churches. The town centre and Church of Saint George are within a 20 minute walk from the Mountain View Hotel.

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Day 3

Lalibela to Addis Ababa

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Addis Ababa. After lunch, you will visit the markets and will have time to do some shopping. In the evening, there is a farewell traditional dinner where you will experience live cultural music and dance. Your tour concludes by being dropped at Bole international airport by Jacaranda staff to catch your flight home.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation and meal as per the itinerary, one bottle of water per each meal, all entrance fees, local guide fees, all transfers and ground transportation and government tax.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Alcoholic drinks, Porter fee, Visa fee, Personal gratitude and video charges Travel insurance, items of a personal nature 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Domestic flights at an additional cost.

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27 Oct 2017
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