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October 7, 2015

Ethiopian tour to the Historic Route (Surface) – 15 days and 14 nights

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Day 1: Arrival

Up on arrival be meet and transfer to Hotel. O/n Dream Liner or Siyonat Hotel

 

Day 2: drive to Kombolcha.

In the morning have a breakfast and head to Desse. En route have a visit to the Italian made Tunnel and the mouth of the Rift Valley system at a place called “Tarmaber”. Overnight Sunny-side Hotel

 

Day 3: Drive to Lalibela

Drive from Desse to Lalibela. En route visit the Hayq Lake and also the island monastery of Stephen (open only for men). O/n Jerusalem Guest House, Tukul village or Mountain view hotel
Day 4: Visit the Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

Early in the morning after breakfast, head exploring the UNESCO registered world wonders of the rock-hewn churches (1st group) only. After lunch head for a visit of the remaining churches. O/n Jerusalem Guest house,Tukul village or Mountain view hotel

 

Day 5: Drive to Mekelle

Head to Mekelle via the Sekota road. On the way visit the least visited but famous world-renowned Cave church of Yimrhane Kirstos. O/n Axum Hotel

 

Day 6: Visit the rock-churches of Tigray

After breakfast visit the nearby famous rock churches of Petros and Paulos, Medhane Alem Adi Kasho and back to Mekelle for overnight stay. O/n AxumHotel

Day 7: Drive to Axum

Drive Mekelle- Axum. On the way visit the Yeha Temple, Debre Damo monastery, Abreha-Atsbeha rock church, Negash Mosque. O/n Consular International or Brana Hotel

 

Day 8: Visit Axum

In the morning have a visit to Axum’s St. Mary of Zion church, Stele of Axum and the tomb there and the Bath of Queen Sheba. After lunch head to the Palace of Sheba, the Tomb of King Kaleb and his son (6th century), stone inscription of king Ezana. O/n Consular International or Brana Hotel

 

Day 9: Drive to Simien Mountain National Park.
In the morning have breakfast and drive to Debark, the biggest town before heading to the Park. En route admire scenic beauty of the Simien Mountains and also the Tekeze gorge where one can see incense trees. This is the site that is termed as the most wild and spectacular of all Ethiopian landscapes-The Roof of Africa.. O/n Semen Park Hotel in Debark

 

Day 10: Simien Mountain National Park.
Start driving from Debark to Sankaber, the head quarter of the park where one can observe the magnificent scenery, birds and game like an endemic Gelada Baboon and also drive to another quarter of the park, Geech which is the most scenic road and an important area to spot the endemic Walia Ibex. O/n Semen Park Hotel in Debark

Day 12: Drive from Simien Mountain National Park to Gondar

Drive from Simien Mountain National Park- Gondar. Along the road before getting to Gondar, visit the Felasha, Ethiopian Jew village and their handmade artifacts and attend the eve Epiphany celebration at the bathing pool of Gondar. O/n Florida International, Quara or Taye Hotel

 

Day 13: Gondar

Attend the colorful religious celebration of epiphany festival and also visit the 17th century castles of Gondar together with the bathing castle of King Fasilades. Have a visit to the colorfully decorated church of Debre-Brehan Selasse. O/n Florida International, Quara or Taye Hotel
Day 14: Drive to Bahir Dar

Drive back to Bahir Dar and make boat cruise on Lake Tana to explore the ancient medieval monasteries of Ura Kidanemheret. In the afternoon take lunch and proceed to the Blue-Nile falls. O/n Home land Hotel or Abay Minch Lodge

 

Day 15: Drive back to Addis Ababa and departure

In the morning start driving back to Addis Ababa. En route admire the breath-taking blue-Nile gorge that is comparable to the grand canyon in USA and also visit the 13th century historical monastery of Debre-Libanos. Up on arrival be taken to do shopping. In the evening have traditional traditionally Dinner and show and be transferred to airport for departure

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Address: Haile Gebre Selasse Avenue, behind the main traffic office
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