October 7, 2015
Northern Ethiopia Historic Route Tour starting @ 1358.00USD
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Day 1:Arrival Arrive Addis Ababa, be met by our representative and transferred to hotel.
Day 2:Fly Addis to Bahirdar
Fly to Bahirdar and half day boat trip on Lake Tana. You will Visit,
¨ The islands and the church of Ura-Kidane-Mihret and Mehal Zege Georgise, Azua Mariam ,Kibran Gebrael and out let of (the source) the great Nile river.
¨ Narga Silasie and Daga Estifanos couldn’t be covered with half day boat trip.
¨ In the afternoon, visit of the spectacular waterfall of the Blue Nile river and cross the Blue Nile river on boat and drive back to Bahir dar and enjoy the parnomic view on the Bezawit palace( the place is not open for visitors) and visit Mango pelican park.
Day 3:Fly Bahirdar to Gondar, Upon arrival
¨ Begin the tour at the castle compound, view the King Fasiledas Bath
¨ The Royal Enclosure (Fasiledas’ Palace, Palace of Iyasu, the library of Yohannes I, a chancellery, remains of a bathing pool, the Lion house and more.)
Day 4:Fly Gondar to Lalibela
We take a short flight to Lalibela then drive to the town where all the 11 monolithic Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela are situated. Today we visit the first group of six churches that lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika’el, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, is the largest one, and is built like a Greek Temple in a corner there are three empty graves symbolically dugfor biblical patriarchs Jacob, Abraham and Isaac .
Day 5:In Lalibela
After breakfast a mule ride to the 13th rock hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam. The church is situated on top of a mountain at an altitude of 3150 meters. This will take about 4 hours. We return back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the other groups of Rock churches of Lalibela Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the southwestern part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached through a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercurios, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa’el.
Day 6:Fly Lalibela to Axum
Arrive at Axum – Atse Yohannes Airport, 2020 ET representative will pick you up and take you to Hotel for check-in. And you will visit:
¨ Visit the palace and tomb of King Kaleb (6th century AD) and Axum Museum
¨ Visit the extraordinarily Stella’s Field and Tomb of King Remhay (4th Century AD)
¨ Trip to the Church of St Mary of Tsion (17th century AD) which is believed to be the final resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. [The Ten Commandments]
¨ Queen of Sheba’s swimming pool and the ruins of her palace.
Day 7:Fly Axum to Addis Ababa
Fly back to Addis Ababa and sightseeing in Addis Ababa (the tour coverage depends on the flight schedule)
¨ National Archaeological Museum, where you can see the 3.6 million year old remains of “Lucy ”, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974,
¨ Visit mercato, Africa’s largest open air market.
¨ The Holy Trinity Cathedral,
¨ Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis.
In the Evening a fare well diner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from the different ethnic Groups. Then after transfer out to the airport for departure back to home or onward connection.
- All accommodation on twin room sharing
- Meals on full board
- All entrance fees
- All Ground transfers and transportation with a very good condition vehicles including fuel.
- Professional English speaking regional guides
- Boat trip on Lake Tana to visit two of the accessible monasteries
- 15% Government tax and service charge
- International flights and Domestic Flight
- Photographing/Filming fees
- Any kind of drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
- Incidental meals, snacks and drinks
- Tips and items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
2 PAX — Per Person – 1,750.00
4 PAX — Per Person – 1,456.00
6 PAX — Per Person – 1,358.00
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