Tour Code: AA ETO-017

Duration: 9Days/10nights 

Tour type- history, nature, and church

Destinations- Bahirdar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum

Directions- North
Transportation: Surface

Meal- Full board base

Drive to Bahirdar, touching the monastery of Debrelibans and the Portuguese bridge respectively. Then pass by the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge with its magnificent views across the valley.  Lunch, in the town of Debre markos at 250kmts. O/n Hotel

In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries on the Zege Peninsula. Churches in this regions are highly decorated by mural paintings depicts scene from the bible and traditional lore.

Back to Bahirdar for lunch the drive to the Blue Nile falls located some 35kms from the city. O/n hotel

After breakfast, continue north to Gondar.  The four-hour drive will take you through the rural villages, offering wonderful scenery into the villages of Amhara communities.  After lunch head for the sightseeing to explore the Royal Enclosure of king Fasiledes, 1632-1667, his swimming Pool, which of course today used as a site observing Ethiopian epiphany or Timket festival and the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, one of the most notable churches in Ethiopia due to its mural paintings.  O/n Hotel

Early morning, depart north for Axum, enjoying spectacular views of the Simien Mountains.  After stop for lunch in Adi Arkay, proceed to the beautiful Tekeze Valley, offering you some of the best sceneries in the country. O/n Hotel

Morning visit the stele field, the bath of queen of Sheba, the tomb of king Kaleb and Gebremeskel of Axum, including king Ezana’s stone inscription. Then in the afternoon, continue for the remaining sites in Aksum, like the church of St. Mary of Zion, where Ethiopians claimed that the original Ark of the Covenant rested in it, the ruin palace of Queen of Sheba and much more. o/n hotel.

After breakfast, drive to the moon temple of Yeha, dated back to the 5th c BC and the monastery of Debre Damo accessed only by rope climbing, (allowed for men). More church visits on the way, like the rock-hewn church of Wukro Cherkos and more. O/n hotel.

Early in the morning, embark on a full day driving to Lalibela with short stops for photos and other activities and be in Lalibella. O/n hotel

morning, start to visit the 1st group of churches, like – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (entry not permitted for women).  After lunch, continue to visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos.  Finally, head to fames – Bet Giyorgis church, cut in honor of the patron saint of Ethiopia – Saint George.  O/n Hotel.

Today there are no many activities that we do on the way, but after lunch in the town of Woldia, drive to the monastery of Haik Stephan, located just by the side of a crater lake. O/n Hotel.

the drive covers some 360kms to Addis Abeba with a while stops at the colorful Sembete if the day is Sunday and at Mezezo escarpment where you could see the endemic Gelada baboons. Lunch in Debrebirhan and late in the afternoon arrive in Addis Abeba. After Dinner at cultural restaurants, transfer to the airport tor your departure home ward. End of our service.

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