HISTORIC TOUR 10 NIGHT 11 DAYS

Tour Itinerary

Program: Historic Tour/ North

Tour Duration:  10 night/ 11 days

Tour code: 1610

Transport:  Surface


DAY 1: ADDIS ABABA – BAHIR DAR

Early morning drive to Bahir Dar via Debre Markos. On the way visit the Debre Libanos Monastery and the Portuguese Bridge, which was the first bridge in Ethiopia. After lunch in Debre Markos, you will pass through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge. O/N BAHIR DAR (HOTEL).

DAY 2: BAHIR DAR

 In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries, such as Kibran Gabriel (which does not allow entry for women.) In the afternoon, drive to the Blue Nile Falls.In the early evening, drive to Bahir Dar. O/N BAHIR DAR (HOTEL).

DAY 3: BAHIR DAR – GONDAR

After breakfast, drive to Gondar.In Gondar, visit the Castles of King Fasilides and the Debre Birhan Silassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. O/N GONDAR (HOTEL).  

DAY 4: GONDAR – AXUM

In the morning, drive to Axum, enjoying spectacular views of the Simien Mountains. After stopping for lunch in Adarky, proceed driving through the Tekeze Valley to Axum, home of the ancient Axumite Empire, the Queen of Sheba, and the Ark of the Covenant. O/N AXUM (HOTEL).

DAY 5: AXUM

 Full day visiting the sites of Axum, including the famous obelisks (one that was just erected after being returned from Italy), the Queen of Sheba’s Bath, King Bazen’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace. You can also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept. Men only are allowed to enter the old church. O/N AXUM (HOTEL).

DAY 6: AXUM – MEKELE

 After breakfast, drive to Mekelle en route visit the ruins of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 5th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum. Afterwards, visit the Debre Damo monastery, where the men must climb up a 15-m rope to enter. O/N MEKELLE (HOTEL).

DAY 7: MEKELE – LALIBELA  

 After breakfast drive to Lalibela. O/N LALIBELA (HOTEL).

DAY 8: LALIBELA

 Full day visit the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable King Lalibela. O/N LALIBELA (HOTEL).

 DAY 9: LALIBELA

 An excursion to visit some of the churches out side Lalibela town.

 DAY 10: LALIBELA – KOMBOLCHA

In the morning drive to Kombolicha en route visit Lake Hayik and the monastery dotted there.O/N KOMBOLICHA (HOTEL).

 DAY 11: KOMBOLICHA – ADDIS ABABA

In the morning drive to Addis via Tarmaber túnel,Gemesa Bedel view point where you can see low land and high land parts, Great Rift Valley, then proceed to south of Addis and in the evening before departure, have a fare well dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants where you will see the folkloric dances of the people of Ethiopia, and taste the variety of Ethiopian meals.

End of tour; then Departure

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