|Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Step back in time for a few days in ancient Lalibela. Explore the medieval rock-hewn churches and hidden crypts and grottoes carved into the red volcanic rock underlying the town almost a millenia ago.
This trip will be discontinued from 01 January, 2015.
Travel time: From Addis Ababa Airport to Hotel - Approximately 30 minutes
Meals included: 1 dinner
Accommodation: Global Hotel or similar, Addis Ababa
Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours flying
Meals included: 2 breakfasts
Accommodation: Lalibela or similar, Lalibela
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Extra accommodation can be pre-booked at additional cost.
Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:PFLT - Lost Tribes of Ethiopia
A good level of fitness and flexibility is required for this tour. Conditions and facilities can be basic in certain parts of Ethiopia.Vaccinations
Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region. We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.Visas and Permits
Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Ethiopia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Tourist Visas may be granted for visits of up to one month, three months, or six months. The period of the visa begins on the date of issue, so please ensure the visa is valid from the date of issue until the final date of departure from Ethiopia. If you have visited Ethiopia in the last six days prior to your date of return to Australia, Australian Customs officials will ask you to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on entry into Australia.
You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.Responsible Travel
Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.
Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.
Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.
Ethiopia & Eritrea - Lonely Planet
The History of Ethiopia - Harold G Marcus
The Ethiopians - Richard Pankhurst
The Sign and the Seal - Graham Hancock
The Life of My Choice - Sir Wilfred Thesiger
Ethiopia with a Mule - Dervla Murphy
Ethiopia with Love - Thelma Tolstoy
Sheba: through the desert in search of the legendary Queen - Nicholas Clapp
The Pale Abyssinian - Miles Bredin
When the Emperor Dies - Mason McCann Smith
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - NO HARD CASE SUITCASES. Extra luggage can be stored at the hotel in Addis Ababa.
As return transfers are included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Addis Ababa International Airport on arrival. Please ensure your arrival flight is booked to arrive prior to 11.30am so you do not miss the city tour of Addis Ababa. Your tour ends on arrival back to Addis Ababa. Please ensure your flight out of Addis Ababa is not booked to depart before 7.30pm. Additional post tour accommodation and transfers are also available in Addis Ababa (at additional cost).
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
28 August 2014