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Ethiopian Historic Route Tour from Addis Abada-15 Days

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15 days
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What You'll Do
  • Eco-friendly tours, tours that participate the local community, personal contact & interaction to the ancient historical & religious sites of Ethiopia
  • spending by driving through breath taking sceneries and villages, admire the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia
  • visit to tombs of kings that ruled Ethiopia during birth of Jesus, visit the church that host the original arc of the covenant, visit island monastery
  • visit to the parchments that were written on goat skin more than 500 years ago, admire the medieval castle compound
  • visit to the source of blue-Nile, one of the longest river in the world, ancient Judaic practices
  • Ethiopian Jews villages and magnificent religious ceremonies
Overview
Discover water falls, gorgeous gorges, colorful markets, birds, monastery, ruined bridges, ancient history, ruined palaces, steels, rock-churches, castle compounds and much more during this 15 days / 14 nights tour.
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival you will meet at the airport and transferred to your hotel (overnight in Dream Liner or Helzer 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 in 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 in 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). 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 Axum Hotel.

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 (6thcentury), 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 11: 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 12: Gondar

Attend the colorful religious celebration of epiphany festival and also visit the 17thcentury 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 13: 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 14: 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.
What's Included
  • Accommodation (double room as stated in the Itinerary)
  • All Surface transportation including transfers
  • Half board meal with soft drinks in hotels
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Local guides and scout fee
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • All government taxes
What's Not Included
  • International and domestic flight ticket
  • Any airport tax
  • Visa fee and departure taxes
  • Camera or Video fee where inquired
  • Any Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping and other personal expenses not mentioned in the including part
Meeting Point

Bole International airport Addis Ababa (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
A guarantee deposit of 25% of the total payment is needed at the time of confirmation of the trip. The remaining 50% of the total payment is needed minimum one month prior to the arrival of the group which will directly be made a guarantee deposit for Hotels, Coach Companies, ferry and other ground arrangements. The final 25% of the package price should also be settled up on the arrival of the group and commencement of the tour. In case of late confirmation where trips begin in 2 weeks time, we demand 100% be paid cash to our account that will be given from the finance department.

We refund 50% of the advance payment made in case trips are canceled in 2 weeks time before arrival. We refund 25% of the advance payment made in case trips are canceled in 1 week time before arrival. Cancellation made less than 1 week or 7 days before arrival have no any refund as all advance payments will be over.

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