12 days Ethiopia & Djibouti

History & whale sharks


Visit the best sites of the Historic Route in northern Ethiopia and explore the unknow, yet wonderful Djibouti in only 13 days; this trip combines both historical and natural highlights of both countries! 

The best travel time for this trip is November - early February due to whale shark season


  • Comfort with domestic flights
  • Hike in Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Snorkeling with Whale sharks
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This tour offers the top cultural and natural highlights from both northern Ethiopia and Djibouti. Visit the palaces and castles in the ancient royal city of Gondar to the impressive rock-hewn churches in Lalibela and stunning landscapes of Simien Mountains National Park. In Djibouti you will go to Lac Abbe, Lac asal and swim with whale sharks in the Golf of Tadjoura

We combine reliable domestic flight service, ground transfers and comfortable accommodation to make this an unforgettable and hastle-free experience.


Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa

Day 2: Flight to Gondar / Explore the highlights of Gondar

Day 3: Hike in Simien Mountains N.P.

Day 4: Nature walk and return to Gondar

Day 5: Flight to Lalibela / Visit rock-hewn churches

Day 6: Culture and Coffee in Lalibela

Day 7: Flight to Djibouti via Addis Ababa

Day 8: Snorkeling with Whale Sharks *

Day 9: Overnight trip to the salt lake "Lac Abbé"

Day 10: Visit to Lac Assal & on to Plage des Sables Blancs

Day 11: Les Sables Blancs and return to Djibouti City

Day 12: End of trip and return flight home


* Note : The best travel time for this trip will be between November and early February, due to the Whale Shark season in Djibouti. Get in touch with one of our agents to discuss alternative activities for day 8, if you wish to travel between February and October by sending an email to

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12 days Ethiopia & Djibouti