Historic 10-Day Tour of Axum, Gondar, Blue Nile & More

Historic 10-Day Tour of Axum, Gondar, Blue Nile & More

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What You'll Do
  • Join in with a city tour of Addis Ababa, founded at the end of the 19th Century
  • Visit Oromo Villages that make up half of the Ethiopian population
  • Explore Lalibela and the 12th century Rock-hewn churches, one of the 8th wonders of the world
  • Discover Axum, the original capital of the Axumit kingdom
Visit the northern and arguably most fascinating part of Ethiopia. Get a true sense of this interesting culture by visiting its historic cities and stunning wilderness. Experience the beauty of its ancient monasteries and learn about the real Ethiopia.
What to Expect
Explore Ethiopia’s beautiful and vast landscape, and take in a culture very different to that of Western civilization. Experience unique monasteries and discover an area famous for its outstanding churches.

Learn about this interesting area and the history behind it, as you tour cities and head off the beaten track to discover cultures, religions and local people. Get a true impression of Ethiopia and discover a rich and varied heritage.

Day 1:

Arrive in Addis and start the city tour of the capital. Visit two famous museums including the National museum. Stay at a hotel in Addis.

Day 2:

Drive to Kombolcha. On the way you will stop to visit some Oromo villages. The Oromo are an ethnic group found in Ethiopia. With 30 million members they constitute the single largest ethnic group in Ethiopia. Arrive in Kombolcha and stay at a hotel.

Day 3:

Drive from Kombolcha to Lalibela and explore the sights here. Stop overnight at a hotel in Lalibela.

Day 4:

Explore Lalibela in greater detail, getting a true impression of this fascinating place included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Axum. You will spend a full day visiting the outstanding churches of Lalibela. Stay in a Hotel in Lalibela.

Day 5:

Journey from Lalibela to Axum via plane. Arrive in Axum and start city tour here. Axum was the original capital of the eponymous kingdom, and a naval and trading power that once ruled the region. Stay at a hotel in Axum.

Day 6:

Travel from Axum to Gondar on gravel road. The journey is long, but you will get to experience one of the greatest landscapes in all Africa. Arrive in Gondar and stay at a hotel here.

Day 7:

Visit Gondar – an agricultural and market town. This popular tourist attraction is known for its picturesque ruins in the Royal Enclosure, from which the Emperors once reigned. The most famous buildings in the city lie in the Royal Enclosure, which includes Fasilides castle, Iyasu's Palace, Dawit's Hall, abanqueting hall, stables, Mentewab's Castle, achancellery, and the library. Stay in a Hotel in Gondar.

Day 8:

Drive to Gorgora to reach the north shore of lake Tana, where you will begin your journey by boat to visit churches and monasteries. Located in the northwestern Ethiopian highlands, the lake is the largest in Ethiopia and is the source of the Blue Nile.

Visit the monasteries of Debre Sina in Gorgora, Nargaselassie, and Ura Kidanemhret on the islands of the lake. Stay in Hotel in Bahir Dar

Day 9:

Drive to the Blue Nile waterfalls from Bahirdar. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia's best-known tourist attractions and are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high.

Day 10:

Journey to Addis, stopping to see traditional villages inhabited by the Amhara and Oromo groups along the way. Arrive in Addis to enjoy dinner at traditional restaurant with folklore music and dance. Afterwards it will be time for departure.
What's Included
  • Full accommodation
  • Land transportation by 4X4 WDs
  • Guide service
  • Entrance fees to all locations
What's Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Baggage insurance
  • Alcohol and other personal maters
  • Domestic flight
  • food and drinks
Meeting Point

Pick-up is at Bole International Airport

What to Remember
Please note: All programs are re-written to include traditional market days, National Holidays, Special Ceremonies, personal needs, Distances, and other events based on your departure date and time.

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