Tour Code: AAETO 015- Historic route

Duration: 10days/9nights

Destinations: Bhirdar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela

Transportation: Surface drive and Flight

Northern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

1

Day 1-Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel. Balance of the day; visit mount Entoto, National museum, Marcato and so on. o/n hotel.

2

Day - 2 Bahir Dar

Early morning transfer to the airport and fly to Bahir Dar. In the morning, boat trip over lake Tana to visit churches and monasteries on its islands. Afternoon, wonder around the town and drive to Bezawit hill to enjoy sunset over lake Tana. O/n hotel.

3

Day -3 Bahirda – Gondar

Morning drive to the Blue Nile falls. Return and have Lunch in Bahir Dar. Then in the afternoon, proceed to Gondar with a stop at Guzara palace.

4

Day -4: Gondar

Visit the castles compound, Debre Birhan Sellasie church with its mural paintings, the bath of King Fasiledes, the old Kuskuam monastery with the second palace of Empress Mentewab. O/n hotel

5

Day - 5 Gondar-Axum

Drive to Axum through the Village of Ethiopian Jewish or locally know as Fellasha people, Kosoye and Limalimo hill with a spectacular view of the Semin mountains. Lunch picnic. O/n hotel.

6

Day -6 Axum

Full day with a visit of the stele park, different archeological sites, the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, under ground tombs, the church of St. Mary of Zion (where the original Ark of Covenant believe to have rested)

7

Day - 7 Fly Aksum- Lalibela

(the 8th wonders of the world). In the after noon, visit the first group of rock-hewn churches, this includes, Bete Medihanialem (the house of the saver of the world), Bete Mariam (the house of St. Mary), Bete Meskel (the house of the cross), Bete Denagil (the house of the Virgin martyrs), Bete Golegotha-Micheal (the house of Golegotha and St. Michael and Bete Giorgis (the house of St. George). O/n hotel.

8

Day 8 Lalibela

Morning, mule trekking to the church of Asheten Mariam or driving to the cave churches of Naktule’ab or Yimrehane kirstos then afternoon, visit the remaining churches of Lalibella. Like- the house of st. Gebriel- Raphael, Merkorious, Emanueal and Aba/father Libanos. o/n hotel.

9

Day- 9 Lalibela- Addis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Abeba. Balance of the day, shopping and extra site seeing. Dinner at traditional restaurant with live Ethiopian dances. O/n hotel.

10

Day -10 Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure home. End of the tour.