ETHIOPIA: CELEBRATE THE CULTURE AND STRETCH YOUR ABILITIES

12 SPOTS REMAINING

$3450

SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 2, 2017

JANUARY 13 - 22, 2018

ARRIVE. REST.

Arrive in Addis Ababa and be thrust into a city that is growing by the minute. Settle into your room for the evening and if you have enough energy, join the group for some nightlife in Addis.

City: Addis Ababa

Hotel: The Hilton Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

TASTE. SEE. PARTY.

Let the smell of eucalyptus wake you in the morning on the trip to Menelek II’s original home overlooking Addis. After a meditation high on the hills of the city, let your tastebuds take you through the city with a food tour. With a full belly be prepared for a taste of Ethiopian wine and a night out with a group of local photographers.

City: Addis Ababa

Hotel: The Hilton Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

SEE. LIVE.

Rise early for your 3 day trip to Ethiopia’s historical heart and begin with a trip to Lalibela. Spend the day here and overnight at a local hotel as you prepare for your morning departure.

City: Lalibela 

Hotel: Private

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

BIKE. ENGAGE. LEARN.

Spend the day in Gondar taking in historical sites and relics through the lens of a locally based anthropologist going beyond the traditional tourist info. In the afternoon head to the lakeside town of Bahir Dar for a sunset cruise on Lake Tana.

City: Gondar, Bahir Dar

Hotel: Kuriftu Resort (or simlar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

CONNECT. UNDERSTAND. COOK.

Spend your day in Bahir Dar visiting ancient, but still operable monasteries learning the lineage of orthodox Christianity in Ethiopia from the priests themselves. Become immersed in tradition and feel transported to another world by days end.

City: Gondar, Bahir Dar

Hotel: Bahir Dar (or simlar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  Lunch

SIP. LEARN. DANCE.

Take a morning flight back to Addis Ababa and settle into your hotel room. After a bit of relaxation prepare to head to the square for the annual Meskel festival. In the evening explore the city with the local creative community.

City: Addis Ababa

Hotel: Hilton Addis (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

FLY. FLY. REVISIT.

Spend the day exploring textiles, pottery, and more with local designers at Shola Market. In the evening enjoy traditional Ethiopian dance over dinner.

City: Addis Ababa

Hotel: Hilton Addis (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

CLIMB. SEEK.

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime, not for the faint at heart – head to one of the hottest places in the world and stretch your own imagination. Fly from Addis to Makele where you will begin your journey. Experience Erta Ale, an active volcano in the Afar region of Ethiopia and camp at the edge of the volcano’s mouth and camp right beside it before making your way down before sunrise.

City: Makele

Hotel: Private

Meals Included: Breakfast

CONNECT. RELAX.

After your descent, take in sunrise on your way to the Dalol Lake the hottest place on earth with some of the most vivid scenery on the planet. Explore geysers, salt boulders, and more.

City:  Erta Ale

Hotel: Campsite

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

SHOP. DEPART.

​T Return back to Addis for one last day before your departure home.

City: Addis

Includes:

  • Ground Transfers to listed itinerary items
  • Air transfer between Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, and Makele
  • 1 VIP Nightlife Expriences
  • Meals as indicated
  • professional photographs post trip
  • Entry fees for excursions
  • All camp fees related to Era Ale Excursion
  • Double Occupancy Accommodations [Single Supplement Available]

HOW TO BOOK

A 20% deposit is required to secure your place on a Tastemakers Tour. This deposit is non-refundable after 30 days from date of payment. A monthly payment plan is available for all Tastemakers Tours. Your monthly payment is calculated once your deposit is made and is due on the 5th of every month, with the option to pay the full balance at anytime. Full payment is required 30 days prior to your date of departure. Payments (not deposits) are fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure and partially refundable within 60 days of your trip. Itinerary subject to change based on weather, final booking number, and local conditions. For questions email hello@tastemakersafrica.com.

IMPORTANT TRIP NOTES: This trip includes an overnight camp in harsh but beautiful terrain. It also includes hiking and time in remote environments. An alternative trip to Harar, a cultural capital of Islamic culture can be arranged in lieu of this expedition at the end of this trip.

The above itinerary focuses on the Enkutatash celebration, the Timket version of this itinerary differs only in the arrangement of dates. Timket will be celebrated in Lalibela.

Reserve your spot by paying your deposit or full trip amount below.

BOOK ETHIOPIA IN SEPTEMBER.

Ethiopia, September 2 – 12, 2017 // $690 USD
Final trip payment is due on January 18, 2017. Monthly payments include a 1.9% processing fee.

Ethiopia, September 2 – 12, 2017 // $3450 USD

BOOK ETHIOPIA IN JANUARY.

Ethiopia, January 13 – 22, 2017 // $690 USD
Final trip payment is due on October 23, 2017. Monthly payments include a 1.9% processing fee.

Ethiopia, January 13 – 22, 2017 // $3450 USD