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4 Days Bahir Dar and Gondar Tour


4 Days Bahir Dar and Gondar Tour

$670 / 6 nights

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Ethiopia is about northern Ethiopia or the Historic Route, covering all the major historical sites. Unlike anywhere else on Earth, it has the ability to wow you day after day. The historic route is packed with astounding history and some of the best scenery in Africa. There is over two millennia worth of ancient treasures scattered, from the magnificent Blue Nile Falls to taking a boat trip on the vast Lake Tana and exploring isolated island monasteries.

Bahar Dar

The third-largest city and first stop on the historic circuit in Ethiopia are Bahar Dar. The vibe in the town is relaxed and the nearby lake and monasteries only add to this. If you haven’t spent time lounging by the lake, then you haven’t had the real Bahar Dar experience. You’ll admire the canoe, clearly fragile vessels made out of woven papyrus that is absolutely unsinkable. They can handle men and ox!


The 18th century of Ethiopia was Gondar, where then Emperor Fasiladas built his fairy tale castles. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is now a wonderful museum complex that showcases the last centuries of the country’s emperors. The wealth and splendor of this ancient capital can still be seen in the modern city. Despite its size, Gondar is extremely walkable. Great shopping, restaurants, and hotels are all available here. In nearby Gorgora you’ll find a small but impressive Christian monastery.


Day 1: Flight Addis Ababa – Bahar Dar

Early morning at 8:10 am, an hour flight will take you to Bahar Dar. Upon arrival, you will meet the tour guide and drive to the hotel where you will be accommodated, and rest for a few minutes. Then drive to Blue Nile Falls (approximately 30 kilometers one-way drive) and visit the Blue Nile Falls. Then drive back to Bahirdar and overnight at Nile View Hotel.

Day 2: Bahar Dar

Take early morning breakfast and prepare yourself for a boat ride to one of the religious islands in Bahr Dar. Some entrance fees might be charged at the island or maybe included depending on the package. Inside the monasteries, you will be introduced to the historical background and see some relics dating a few hundred years back. After you enjoy the boat ride, you can taste the city cuisine for lunch and have a small nap at your hotel.

Day 3: Bahar Dar – Gondar 180km

After you take your breakfast at the hotel, driving to the historic city “Gondar” can be arranged either using local min-buses or in a privately rented vehicle. On the roads don’t forget to distinguish the different Amhara ethnicities based on their clothing and their dresses. The road serpents for about 180 km. On your way, you can see one historic Palace on a top of a hill at a distance, called Guzara Castle. For your appetite, you can refer to its history. After you settle at your hotel, have your lunch break, take a small rest. Once fit and ready to visit the city, you can visit the famous castles of emperor Fasilides, his swimming pool, where Timkat is celebrated and known for its beauty, and one of the oldest churches known as “Debre Birhane Selassie”.

Day 4: Gondar – Gorgora – Addis Ababa

After breakfast around 7:00 am drive some 60 km to Gorgora to visit one of the launched “Dine for Ethiopia program” by the prime minister. After having visited this project back to Gonder and having lunch there and the afternoon fly back to Addis Ababa.

END OF YOUR TOUR “Ethiopia – the best place to be…” explore it with ETHIODER TOUR AND TRAVEL.

Trip Facts

Accommodation Hotel
Transportation Minibus
Group size Min 8 – Max 15
Altitude Max 3,555 m.a.s.l
Fitness level Intermediate& above
Tour Destination Bahr Dar, Gondar
Tour Activity Monastery, waterfalls, castle
Tour type Family Vacation
Package Exclusive
Meals Breakfast
Language You select
Total Distance Estimate 500km
Other Boat ride, Hiking


  • Some places are Not accessible for wheelchair,
  • Not recommended for heart problems or other serious medical conditions,
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers,
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problem,
  • Travelers should have an intermediate or above physical fitness level,
  • This travel requires good physical weather. If its cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This travel requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

When to Go

Travelling in the North is possible at any time of year, but each season will bring with it a different experience. Many tourists choose to go between September and November when the landscape is alive with green after the rainy season. December through April is also fine hiking weather, as the sun is often out and temperatures are higher, but views tend to be a little hazy, and the landscape turns from vivid green to yellow and dry. The least popular hiking months are June, July and August when rain falls daily. Temperatures during the day tend to be comfortably warm in all seasons but can fall below zero at night, so pack warms clothes and a good sleeping bag.

Keep In Mind

To make sure that your environmental impact is minimal, whenever you travel, don’t forget to take the following steps:
  • Always carry ID or relevant document at your side;
  • Try to avoid expensive jewelry or unnecessary equipment, if not carry them with you at all costs;
  • Do not collect or damage any vegetation and do not disturb or feed wild animals;
  • Remember to take all of your litter with you;
  • Camp only in designated areas;
  • Always use latrines where provided, or bury waste at least 100 meters away from water;
  • Do not use soaps in natural waterways.


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