Discover rich history and culture in Ethiopia with breathtaking views


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Diverse, rich vacation experience in Ethiopia.



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Marvel at the rich culture, breathtaking scenery in nature and enjoy the delicious cuisine. Ethiopia’s rich culture can be seen in architectural buildings such as old churches. There is so much to see in Ethiopia as it houses major leading attractions like the hottest place in Africa which is Danakil Depression, the Simien Mountains termed as the “roof of Africa” and the famous Blue Nile Falls.

This trip is ideal for any traveler seeking a new adventure and a chance to indulge in new cultures. All our travel destinations are hand-picked and tailored to not only give you the experience of a lifetime but to make an impact in the community. Enjoy world-renowned coffee in Ethiopia while at it!

Travel with a purpose to Ethiopia for 7 days and 6 nights and explore Addis Ababa the capital, history rock churches in Lalibela, cook Ethiopian cuisine, volunteer for the homeless and so much more!


Arrival Day (23rd April)

Arrive at Bole International Airport and head straight to the hotel.

Day 1

Trip to Debres Libanos Monastery Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. Founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, according to myth, he meditated in a cave for 29 years. You will have stopovers at Debre Libanos Monastery, Debre Libanos, Oromiya Region.

Day 2: Lalibela full-day tour

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. ‘Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals. In the afternoon you will visit the top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. These churches include Bete Medhane Alem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskal, Bete Denaghel, Bete Golgotha, Bete Mikael, and Bete Giorgis. The Churches are attributed to King Lalibela (ca 1200 AD) who was later canonized by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. King Lalibela is said to have taken 24 years to construct these Churches.

Day 3: Private Addis Ababa city tour

Visit top historical sites, must-see monuments, and everyday locales that together paint a picture of Ethiopia’s capital city. Begin your private tour of Addis Ababa with pickup from your hotel at your chosen start time. Travel either by private vehicle or public transportation (select upon booking) to get to your first stop at the National Museum of Ethiopia. Check out top sights such as the famous Lucy fossil—one of the earliest links in human evolution to ever be discovered. Then, visit the Ethnographic Museum, Addis Ababa University, and Merkato—the largest open-air market in Africa. Other top sights for the afternoon include St. George Cathedral and Mount Entoto. Admire views from a panoramic vista point before returning to your hotel to conclude your tour.

Day 4: Volunteer Day 1 *Activities at the volunteer center*

Day 5: Volunteer Day 2 *Activities at the volunteer center*

Day 6: Ethiopian food cooking classes and Market tour

More than just a cooking class and market visit, this Ethiopian food tour is an authentic travel experience that offers unbeatable insight into everyday life in Addis Ababa. Your hosts bring you inside their home to teach you how to cook traditional Ethiopian dishes like injera, a fermented flatbread, followed by a coffee ceremony with freshly roasted beans. Later in the evening, you get the chance to enjoy Ethiopian nightlife!

Day 7: Prepare to depart

Once you’ve paid your deposit on Go Galavant you will pay the remaining balance to Destination Impact. This ensures that each trip operator can provide the best payment plan option that works for each specific trip & traveler. Please read Go Galavant’s Terms of Use and FAQs for information on our cancellation/refund policy.

After paying your deposit here you have the option to pay the remaining balance to Destination Impact in full or with their payment plan.

Destination Impact’s payment plan is as follows:

Delayed Payment Schedule: $222 down payment + 5 payments of $358 per month. You choose your own payment schedule!

Accelerated Payment Schedule: $222 downpayment + 1 final payment of $1653. You will receive an invoice for $1653 which must be paid within 30 days. (save $135)

Please note that there will be a 3% processing fee for each installment payment.

Destination Impact Refund & Cancellation Policy

We know that things happen, but unfortunately, once we receive your payments, we begin paying our employees and partners on the ground. Therefore we do not offer refunds but allow you to change your trip date commencing within a reasonable timeframe. You will incur a $150 change fee, plus will need to pay an additional downpayment to hold your spot on the new trip. Then your money can be moved to another trip. *Some limitations apply, so please contact as soon as possible.

Your travel makes a difference!

For every trip purchased, proceeds go towards equipping kids at our partner organization in Ethiopia with clothes, food, and rent for their shelter.

What’s included in your total trip price:

  • In-country transport,
  • Hotel lodging,
  • Meals- breakfast & dinner
  • Travel insurance

What’s not included in your total trip price:

  • Flight to and from Kenya
  • Visa fees
  • Necessary vaccines
  • Lunch/Brunch
  • Drinks

Packing List 

  1. 3 pairs of athletic shorts 
  2. 2 pairs of jeans 
  3. 2 pair sweatpants/athletic pants 
  4. 5 shirts for work/play 
  5. 1-2 nice shirts (decent dress) for dinner or outings 
  6. 10 pairs socks 
  7. 10 pairs underwear 
  8. Bathing suit 
  9. 2 Tee shirt 
  10. 1 jacket (waterproof if possible) 
  11. pajamas 
  12. 1-2 pairs of shoes (at least one that can get dirty) 
  13. 1 pair of shower shoes 

** Clothing can be washed for a small fee. ** 

Toiletries **All in travel sizes! 

  1. Toothbrush 
  2. Deodorant 
  3. Hairbrush/comb 
  4. Unscented soap 
  5. Shampoo 
  6. Feminine products 
  7. Contact solution 
  8. Extra contacts 
  9. Glasses 
  10. Medications as needed 


  2. Sunscreen 
  3. Bug spray (LOTS) 
  4. Camera 
  5. Chargers for electronics 
  6. Hat 
  7. converter 

Click here for the terms of our provider travel insurance.

COVID procedures:

Arriving U.S. passengers are permitted to enter Kenya if the following conditions are met:

  • The travelers must present an RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 taken within 48 hours before boarding a flight. (No COVID-19 tests are available upon arrival in Ethiopia).
  • The passengers must complete a Passenger Health Registration Form before arrival.


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