Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester

Ethiopia Explorer

Ethiopia is an African enigma, combining a rich history, mosaic of cultures and incredible geographic diversity. The highlands strong Orthodox Christian heritage has been formidably maintained over the millennia, alone amongst Islam and tribal cultures in surrounding African countries. From the colourful chaotic sprawl of the capital Addis Ababa, medieval castles of Gondar, to the tranquil island monasteries of Lake Tana, it is indeed a land of contrasts. This itinerary includes walking in the Simien Mountains for a look at highlands life as well as time to take in the greatest of the ancient churches - the 12th-century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela - and ancient obelisks of Axum. The tremendous ethnic diversity of Ethiopia is evident as we explore the only country in Africa to have escaped colonialism.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Addis Ababa
DAY 2 In Addis
DAY 3 Fly to Lalibela
DAY 4 In Lalibela
DAY 5 Fly to Axum, visit churches
DAY 6 Drive to Debark in foothills of Simien Mountains
DAY 7 Day walk in Simien Mountains
DAY 8 Morning walk in mountains, drive to Gondar
DAY 9 Gondar sightseeing then drive to Bahir Dar
DAY 10 Lake Tana boat trip and monastery, Blue Nile Falls
DAY 11 Fly to Addis Ababa, trip concludes on arrival

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Trip Code: ETT
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring Day Walking
Next Trip:  12 October 2014
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price: $3,190.00 NZD

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Internal flights (subject to change & availability) NZ $ 820
S Timket Festival Supplement NZ $460
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