Historic route with Semien Mountains and Harar

Duration: 17 or 22 Days and 16 or 21 Nights

Tour code: ZTT 501

Transportation: Flight and Surface.

Day 1, Arrive Addis Ababa. After noon city tour of Addis Ababa.

Day 2, Morning fly to Bahir Dar. Visit the open air market and panoramic view of the city, Lake Tana

and Blue Nile fall from Bezait hill. After noon boat trip on Lake Tana to the monasteries of the 14th C.

Day 3, Morning enjoy the walking though the country side which is on the way to the Blue Nile fall and admire the fall back for lunch to Bahir Dar. After noon drive to Gondar 180KMS;

Day 4, Full day sightseeing in Gondar which includes the castle compound and the bath of Fassilades of the 17TH c, Debrebrhan sillase church which from the same time and visit of the Mintiwab palace of the beginning of the 18TH c AD.

Day 5, Drive to the Semien mountains National park to enjoy walking admiring the view of the spectacular land scape as well as flora and fauna.

Alternative 1 

Day 6, Trek from Sankaber( 3230M of altitude) to Chenek ( 3600KM of altitude) which is approximately 22KMS and takes 6- 7 hours.

Day 7, Trek from Chenek to Ambiko (4300M OF ALT) approximately 25KMS and takes 8 - 9 hours.

Day 8, Trek from Ambiko to Ras Dashen (4620 M OF ALT) and back 22kms and takes 9 -10 hours.

Day 9, Trek back to Chenek.

Day 10, Picked up by car to drive to Axum

Day 6, Morning drive to Axum enjoying the view of the land scape AND PROCEED THE NORMAL ROUTE AS MENTIONED FROM DAY 7 BELOW

Or Alternative 2

Day 6, Trek from Sankaber to Geech( 3400M OF ALT) approximately 20KMS and takes 5 -– 6 hours.

Day 7, Trek from Geech to Imet gogo (3900MTS) and to Kedadit (3600m) then back to Geech .

Day 8, Trek to the meeting point with the car then picked up to drive to Debark.

Day 9, Drive to Axum AND PROCEED THE NORMAL ROUTE AS MENTIONED FROM DAY 7 BELOW

Or

Day 6, Drive to Axum enjoying the view of the Semien Mountains and visiting some villages.

Day 7, Full day sightseeing in Axum which includes Archaeological sites, stele fields and the church of saint marry of Tyson where the true arc of the covenant is believed to be kept.

Day 8, Drive to Mekele on the way visit the most inaccessible and oldest church of Ethiopia called Debre Damo which is allowed only for men , the 5TH c BC Temple called yeha Temple and Abreha we Atsebeha rock hewn church.

Day 9, Drive to Lalibela the 8th wonder of the world and the African Petra or Jerusalem.

Day 10, Excursion to the 11th C AD churched called Yimrehane Kirstos . After noon visit of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela which make the town to be called the African Petra or Jerusalem. 

Day 11, Visit of the remaining Lalibela churches. After noon at you leisure.

Day 12, Drive to Kombolcha. 

Day 13, drive to Awash National park if the day is Monday on the way visit the Market of Bati, the market of the Afar, oromo and Amhara people.

Day 14, Morning after Game drive in the Park to see wild life and enjoy the Awash river fall drive to Harar to the 4th ancient Islamic city.

Day 15, full day sightseeing in the town which includes the Christian market, Islamic market, the walled city with its five gates, Arthur Rambaud´s house, Harari museum, Typical Hareri house and in the Evening Hyena Man, man who feeds hyenas.

Day 16, Drive to Dire Dawa for the flight back to Addis Ababa on the way visit the ¨ quat¨ market, the old rail way which is made by the French people.

Day 17, Departure back home.

Meeting Place

 

 

All our tours start in Addis Abeba , at Bole international airport at 7:00 and ends at 22:00 in bole international airport. 

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