10 days North Ethiopia( Historical Route)

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    1    Addis Ababa

    Meet and Greet on arrival at Addis airport, then transfer to your Addis hotel for overnight stay.

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    2    Addis - Baher Dar

    Transfer to the Airport for flight to Baher Dar. On arrival in Baher Dar transfer to your hotel to check in and leave your luggage after which immediately go on a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret in Zeghie Peninsula. Return to Baher Dar for lunch and in the afternoon excursion to the Blue Nile Falls.

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    3    Baher Dar - Gondar

    In the morning after breakfast drive to Gondar (3.5 hours). Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Emperor Fasilidas. In Gondar, there are dozens of castles built by various emperors over the course of about 200 years. The city is more European than African and also has Islamic influences. Your after noon visit includes the Castles, bath of Fasilidas, the church of Debre Berhan Sellassie and the Kusquam complex. Dinner and overnight

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    4    Gondar - Simien Mountains

    In the morning after breakfast drive towards the Semien Mountains. The road passes over mountainous areas of wild beauty, drawing close to the national park of the Semien massif. In the park, many of the mountain peaks exceed 4000m; the highest is Ras Dejen, at 4620m above sea level. These mountains consist of volcanic masses that have been eroded away by centuries of rain. Have a picnic lunch on this day and go on a panoramic sight seeing trekking tour. Dinner and overnight in Semien Lodge (4 star) which is found within the National Park (Reservation to get rooms in Semien Lodge should be done quite in advance so as to find availability as the rooms are not so many).

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    5    Simien - Axum

    After breakfast drive towards Axum among beautiful mountainous sceneries and villages. Lunch will be had from a lunch box or in a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Axum rest dinner and overnight

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    6    Axum

    Axum known as the land of the Queen of Sheeba has a history which is very early and relatively unknown, however locals tracked and recorded in the 14th century A.D that this was the capital of the Queen of Sheeba during the 10th century B.C. Axum was the Kingdom that dominated Asia and Africa for a thousand years and it\'s most important building is the St. Marry of Zion where it is said that it holds the Arc of the Covenant brought by king Solomon and Queen of Sheeba\'s son Menelik almost 3000 years ago. Dinner and overnight.

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    7    Axum - Lalibela

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Lalibela. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Lalibela, once the thriving capital of the medieval dynasty is still remarkably and unbelievably beautiful. The villages is hardly visible as the horizon is dominated by various peaks over 3,000m. Legend holds that once the Town was called Roha, a mother saw her baby in a cradle surrounded by a dense of swarm of bees. Ethiopian belief is that the animal world could foretell the advent of important personages, so that she called her son \'\'Lalibela\'\'. Meaning \"the bees recognize his sovereignty\". Learn other local folklores on your visits to remarkable Rock Hewn churches built by this Prince over 800 years ago. Almost super human in their scale, these towering edifices are truly a world wonder. In the after noon visit the 1st part of Rock Hewn churches which are six in number, namely : Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Mariam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mika\'el ( also known as Bet Debre Sina-Bet Golgotha) and Bet Giyorgis . Dinner and overnight

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    8    Lalibela

    In the morning excursion by car to visit the Nakutoleab Monastery at the outskirts of Lalibela. After noon visit the 2nd part of Rock Hewn churches which are five namely : Bet Gabriel, Bet Rufa\'el, Bet Merkorios, Bet Aamanuel and Bet Abba Libanos. Dinner and overnight .

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Addis Ababa
  • Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. Its National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, \"Lucy.\" The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.
Bahir Dar
  • Home to medieval monastries and the Nile Falls
Gondar
  • This was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Emperor Fasilidas. Stricking features of Gondar are dozens of castles built by various emperors over the course of about 200 years.
Lalibela
  • home to one of the world\'s most astounding sacred sites: eleven rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level!

  • Days Place Duration:
  • 1 Addis Ababa
  • 2 Addis - Baher Dar
  • 3 Baher Dar - Gondar
  • 4 Gondar - Simien Mountains
  • 5 Simien - Axum
  • 6 Axum
  • 7 Axum - Lalibela
  • 8 Lalibela
  • 9 Lalibela - Addis
  • 10 Addis Ababa