Rondreis Addis Ababa - Weekend Trip Bahir Dar


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Covid-19 safety measures during this trip

This trip is recommended by Yared Tour as a covid-19 safe travel experience in Ethiopia. This means that different aspects of the trip have been carefully considered in terms of physical distancing and hygiene standards. Ethiopia is a vast country and the rural areas in particular are sparsely populated.



During this trip you can expect:

  • Face masks provided for travellers

  • Careful selection of accommodation providers with high hygiene standards

  • Driver/guide trained in health and safety, first aid and covid-19 protocols

  • Vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Social distancing encouraged throughout the trip

  • Hand sanitiser provided for travellers and driver/guides

  • Temperature checks for travellers upon start of tour




Please read our Covid-19 Measures page for all up-to-date information about covid-19 in Ethiopia.


Day 1 - Flight to Bahir Dar

We set off early and fly via Ethiopia's capital Addis Abeba to Bahir Dar. We are heading to this capital of the Amhara region and one of Ethiopia’s most popular highland cities. Upon arrival our local driver/guide will be waiting for you at the airport to bring you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time.


Day 2 - Lake Tana & falls

Bahir Dar is the big city in north-western Ethiopia. Around 30km south of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana we visit the Blue Nile Falls. It’s immense power and beauty is known locally as ‘tis abay’ meaning ‘great smoke’. The best time of year to see the falls is during the wetter months. To reach the most beautiful viewpoint, we take a gentle stroll for around 1½ hours. Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile, is Ethiopia’s largest lake and an absolute delight to explore. We’ll be taking a boat ride to the lake’s peninsula visiting two picturesque church monasteries dating back to the 13th & 14th centuries. You’ll have a chance to explore the monasteries, see the colourful murals of Christian saints and martyrs adoring their walls and hear stories about the remains of ancient Ethiopian Emperors and treasures of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.


Day 3 - Relax and flight to Addis Ababa

Today we head back to Addis Ababa by plane. Depending on your flight schedule, you could shop in Bahir Dar. The airport shuttle will pick you up and bring you to the airport.


Customized tour through Ethiopia

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