Blue Nile Falls, known locally as Tis- Isat Falls – ‘Smoke of Fire’ – the Blue Nile Falls is the most dramatic spectacle on either the White or the Blue Nile rivers. 400 meters (1,312 feet) wide when in flood, and dropping over a sheer chasm more than 45 meters (150 feet) deep, the falls throw up a continuous spray of water, which drenches on lookers up to a kilometer away. This misty deluge produces rainbows, shimmering across the gorge, and a small perennial rainforest of lush green vegetation, to the delight of the many monkeys and multicolored birds that inhabit the area. To reach the falls, which is about 35 kilometers (22 miles) away from Bahir Dar, drive south from Bahir Dar for about half an hour, and stop at Tis-Isat village. On the way to the falls  you will find bridge built in the seventeenth century by Portuguese adventurers and still in use.  After a thirty-minute walk, a stiff climb up a grassy hillside is rewarded magnificent view of the falls, breaking the smooth edge of the rolling thundering cataract of foaming water. The site overlooking the waterfall has had many notable visitors including Queen Elizabeth II of Britiain.

Tour B1 – Blue Nile Falls Tour

Full Day

  • Arrival
  • Fly / Drive from Addis Abeba to Bahir Dar (0)
  • Airport / Bus station Pick up to your Hotel (15-20 min)
  • Pre-trip briefing (25 min – max)
  • Drive around the City, NB… not the part of City Tour (20 min)
  • Drive to Tis Abay (The village near by the Falls) (1 hour – max)
  • Walk and see around the village (2 hour – max)
  • Hike the mountain on the way the water fall (1 hour – max)
  • Visit the Blue Nile Falls  (1 hour – max)
  • Drop to your Hotel
  • Departure

Tour B2 – Blue Nile Falls Tour

Half Day

  • Arrival
  • Fly / Drive from Addis Abeba to Bahir Dar (0)
  • Airport / Bus station Pick up to your Hotel (15-20 min)
  • Pre-trip briefing (10 min – max)
  • Drive around the City, NB… not the part of City Tour (15 min)
  • Drive to Tis Abay (The village near by the Falls) (1 hour – max)
  • Hike the mountain on the way the water fall (25 min – max)
  • Visit the Blue Nile Falls  (30 min – max)
  • Drop to your Hotel
  • Departure
What’s included?
  • Airport pickup and Airport transfer
  • Guide, museum and church entrance fees
  • Full Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will held in our compound
  • Free Drink (mineral water)
  • Free Hotel Booking and recommendation
  • Airplane, Bus and Mini Bus ticket buying