Historic with east Ethiopia Route

Duration: 18 Days and 17 Nights

Tour code: ZTT 506

Transportation: Surface

Day 1. Arrival Addis Ababa; meet your guide with Green Land Tours sign board and transfer hotel. Afternoon tour of the capital. Visit Entoto Mountains, with very nice view over the capital, the National museum, StGeorge church and the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa and shops. Meals free; ON chosen hotel.

Day 2. Fly to Bahirdar, and transfer hotel for check-in. If time permits, go to visit Bezait palace, with very nice view over Tana lake and Blue Nile. Afternoon boat trip on lake Tana to admire the beautiful monasteries over the lake's islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis. ON in Bahirdar

Day 3. Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back to Bahirdar. Afternoon drive to Gondar , city of castles and churches. Dinner and ON Gondar .

Day 4. Full day visit of castles and churches in Gondar : visit the castle's compound, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old Qusquam monastery, Empress Mentewab palace and more. ON Gondar .

Day 5. Excursion to visit the Semien mountains. Very enjoyable walks, admiring these spectacular views, spot some endemic mammals (as the gelada baboons), birds, very nice flora, and visit some Amhara people villages. ON Debark or Semien lodge

Day 6. Excursions and then proceed your drive to Axum through spectacular views. ON htl

Day 7. Visit the steles, different archeological sites, the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba ; churches, among which in the church of St Mary of Tsion (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant). ON in Axum .

Day 8. Drive to the Yeha pre-Christian temple and the DebreDamo monastery, the first Ethiopian monastery, with an only ropes way entrance. ON Gheralta lodge Tigray or Mekele in htl

Day 9. Excursion for the Geraltha grp of the Tigray rock churches: visit Mariam Korkor, Daniel Korkor and Abune Yemata, the most spectacular of the Tigray churches (being Abune Yemata a bit difficult to reach by climbing, for those that are not able to do it, we'll visit so Abreha We Atsbeha. ON Gheralta lodge or Mekele

Day 10. Visit churches of the Atsbi grp: Micael Imba, Micael Barka and Micael DebreSelam. ON Gheralta lodge or Mekele.

Day 11. Drive to Lalibela. ON hotel

Day 12. Visit the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8 th wonder. Afternoon a coffee ceremony in a atraditional house. Dinner with Amhara and Wollo region people folkloristic dances at the htl

Day 13. Morning visit the spectacular Yemrehenna Kristos church. Afternoon Genete Mariam or Naktuleab.

Day 14. Drive to Hayk lake and visit the DebreEstifanos church over its island. Proceed through wonderful views to Kombolcha. ON htl

Day 15. Drive to east, towards Awash. After noon visit awash national park .O/N hotel 

Day 16. Earling in the moring drive, towards Harar , the walled city .arrive in the after noon . o/n hotel .

Day 17. full day visit Harar.

Day 18. Drive direct to Addis Ababa. Then depart to 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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