Tour Code: AAETO 014 Historic route

Duration: 14days/13nights</strong

Destinations: Bahirdar, Gondar, Semein Mountain, Axum, Yeha, Tigray rock hewn churches, Lalibela

Transportation: Surface drive and Flight

Northern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1- Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to the hotel.

Balance of the day city tour of National museum; Mount Entoto, the Trinity Cathedral, Markato, and more. O/N Hotel.

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Day 2- After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Bahirdar.

Morning, go to the Blue Nile falls at 35kms south of the town. Afternoon, Boat cruise over lake Tana to visit monasteries on its islands. These are- Ura kidane Mehret, Aziwa Mariam, Mahal Zegye Gyorgis & Narga Selassie Narga Silassie men monastery and so on. O/n hotel.

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Day 3- Bahirdar-Gondar

Early morning drive to Gondar through wonderful farmlands of Amhara people, on the way visit the ruin palace of Guzar. In the afternoon, city tour of Gondar and visit the royal compound, bath of king Fasiledes, Debre Birhan Selassie church with wonderful mural paintings, the monastery of Qusquam. O/n hotel.

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Day 4- Gondar-Semien Mountains

Drive to the Semin Mountains, for 1night, on the way have stop at the Fellasha village where the Ethiopian Jews used to live and the spectacular kosoye hill. In the afternoon, trekking in the Simen Mountains to see the endemic Gelada baboons and the beautiful landscape. O/n hotel.

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Day 5-Semin Mountains-Aksum

After breakfast more time in the Simen mountains then drive to Axum via the Limalimo escarpments and Tekeze river valley. Lunch picnic. O/n hotel.

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Day 6- Akum

Full day in Aksum and visit the stele park, the church of St Mary of Zion where the original Ark of Covenant believe to have kept, the bath and ruin palace of Queen of Sheba, tombs of royal families and more. O/n hotel.

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Day 7- Aksum-Gerealtha

On the way, visit Yeha, a pre-Christian temple, Debre Damo monastery, churches of paulos-pettros, Michael Melhaizengi and Medihanialem Adi keshou. O/n hotel.
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Day 8-Gerealtha

Full day in Gerealtha with a visit of Mariam Korkor, Mariam Papasite, Abune Yemata and more. O/n hotel.

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Day 9- Gerealtha-Mekele

Drive to Mekele. On the way, visit Abreha Atsibeha and Wukro Cherkos churches. O/n hotel.

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Day 10- Mekele- Lalibela

After breakfast, Drive to Lalibela through the wonderful landscape of Alamat and Korem mountain ranges then to lake Ashengie. O/n hotel

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Day 11-Lalibela

Full day in Lalibela and visit the 11 rock-hewn churches. O/n hotel
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Day-12 Lalibela

Morning mules trekking to Asheten Mariam church. Afternoon, drive to Genet Mariam and Neakutoleab rock hewn churches. O/n hotel.
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Day 13-Lalibela-Kombolch

After an early breakfast, start driving to the town Kombolch. On the way, Visit Haik Estifanos monastery located by the side of lake Haik, and then proceeds to Kombolcha. O/n hotel.
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Day 14 Kombolch-Addis Ababa

This day direct drive to Addis Abeba. But if Sunday visits the Senbetie Market place where the Afar, Amhara and Oromo people are doing their shopping. In the afternoon, shopping and more visiting of Addis Abeba. Dinner at one of traditional restaurants accompanied by folkloristic dances. Then transfer to the airport for departure home. End of the tour.

1-3 persons 4074$

4-7 persons 3600$

8-10 persons 3572$

11-14+2 persons 3682$

15-18+2 persons 3595$

19-22+2 persons 3534$

23-26+2 persons 3493$

SRS 351$