Starting from $100 per person [1]

1 days touring

Travel by Private Car & Internal Flights

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 1 Lunch; [2]

Fitness level required: Low

This one day trip from Addis Ababa takes advantage of a short internal flight to see the lakeside town of Bahir Dar.

Take the early morning flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar.

Bahir Dar sits on the southern edge of Lake Tana – Ethiopia’s largest lake. Highlights of the day will include a boat trip to the monastery churches located on the lake as well as a visit to the Blue Nile Falls.

Lunch will be provided in a Bahir Dar lakeside restaurant.

Evening flight back to Addis Ababa.

The price of the tour does not include the cost of return flights from Addis Ababa.

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(Prices start at $100 per person.)

Bahir Dar – Day Tour from Addis Ababa

Day 1: Addis Ababa / Bahir Dar

Early morning flight to Bahir Dar from Addis Ababa.

Upon arrival at Bahir Dar airport, meet your driver for the day and transfer a short distance to the lake shore. Take a boat trip on on Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake, to visit the monastery churches of Ura Kidane Mihret, Kibran Gebriel and Debre Maryam.

After visiting the churches, take the boat back to the main land for lunch in a local lakeside restaurant.

After a relaxed lunch break, drive to the Blue Nile Falls, located about 30 km from Bahir Dar. The falls are the most iconic waterfalls in Ethiopia.

After visiting the falls, transfer back to the airport, stopping off for coffee on route.

Fly back to Addis Ababa in the early evening.

Ura Kidane Mihiret monastery on Lake Tana

Bahir Dar

Ura Kidane Mehret is a church of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, located on the Zege peninsula in Lake Tana. The convent was founded in the 14th century by the saint Betre Mariyam, although the present circular church dates from the 16th century.

The Blue Nile Falls

Bahir Dar

The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning “smoking water”. It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana.

Meals Included on this Day


Plane & Private Vechicle

Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Addis Ababa

Quick internal flight followed by a transfer in the comfort of a private vechicle.

Points to note:

[1] The "price per person" amount is a guide price only. Please submit a quote request for a more definite price.

[2] The price for meals includes a soft drink / water plus tea and coffee with each meal. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased at an extra cost.

[3] Hotels listed on individual days of the tour will be booked where possible but may be changed subject to availability.

Starting from $100 per person

1 days touring

Travel by Private Car & Internal Flights

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 1 Lunch;

Fitness level required: Low

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Start and finishing point of the tour.

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia

The lake side town of Bahir Dar.

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Certainly one of the most positive experiences of all the trips I made. Alexander is a very caring, thoughtful, professional man. We visited beautiful and authentic places, also a local religious ceremony… really exciting!

Andrea Gioacchini