North Ethiopian Historic Route - 14 days
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- a visit to Lalibela, the 8th wonders of the world,and the holy site to chritanity
- Axum and Gondar, the introduction of chrstanity in Ethiopia
- The cave churches of Tigray
Day 01. You will begin your tour in Addis Ababa, the capital. Morning the National Museum of Ethiopia, and Afternoon tour the rest of the capital: visit Entoto Mountains with views over the capital, the institute of Ethiopian Studies with the Palace, St George church. ON your hotel.
Day 02. Drive to Bahirdar, admiring the DebreLibanos monastery, the Old Portuguese Bridge and spot with luck also numerous endemic Gelada baboons. Also admire wonderful views over the Blue Nile gorge. Arrive late afternoon Bahirdar, ON to your Hotel.
Day 03. Morning drive to see the Blue Nile Falls which is semi- Niagara Falls and one of the most fascinating places to be; back to Bahirdar city for lunch. Afternoon boat trip on Lake Tana to see the beautiful monasteries over the lake’s islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret. ON Hotel.
Day 04. Morning drive to Gondar for about 3 Hrs. including a stop for photos at Satan Face Rock. Then visit of castles and churches in Gondar: visit the castle’s compound, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old Qusquam monastery, and Empress Mentewab palace. ON Hotel.
Day 05. Drive for about four Hrs. to visit the Semien Mountains which includes small walking, admiring spectacular views, spot some endemic mammals (as the gelada baboons), birds, very nice flora, and visit some villages of the highlands. ON Hotel.
Day 06. Drive to Axum through spectacular views. Lunch box. Arrival afternoon Axum, visit the steles and drive to your hotel for rest. ON Hotel.
Day 07. Tour of Axum: visit St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, toms of kings, more archeological sites, and more. ON Hotel.
Day 08. Drive to the Yeha temple, Negash mosque and Abreha We Atsbeha church. ON Gheralta lodge Hawsen.
Day 09. Visit the Gheralta rock churches of Tigray such as: visit Degum Selassie, Mariam Korkor, and Daniel Korkor. ON Gheralta lodge.
Day 10. Visit churches of the Atsbi grp: Micael Amba, Micael Barka and Micael DebreSelam. ON Hotel in Mekele.
Day 11. Drive to Lalibela, admiring spectacular views. ON Hotel in Lalibela.
Day 12.Full day visit of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8thwonder in the world. Visit also a coffee ceremony in a traditional house. ON Hotel.
Day 13.Morning visit the cave church of Naktuleab. Then proceed to Lake Hayk. Visit DebreEstifanos church on the island in the lake. ON Hotel in Kombolcha.
Day 14.Drive back to Addis Ababa, Lunch on the way; Afternoon visit the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Evening departure.
P.S. All programs are re-written to include traditional market days, National Holidays, Special Ceremonies, personal needs, Distances, and other events based on your departure date and time.
- Full Board accommodation,
- Land transportation by 4X4 WDS
- Guide service,
- Entrance fees to all location
- Travel insurance,
- Baggage insurance
- Alcohol and other personal maters
Bole international Airport upon arrival
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