Tour Code: AA ETO-019

Duration: 10Days/11nights 

Tour type- Christmas festival, history, church, archeology

Destinations- Lalibella, Aksum, Gondar, Bahirdar

Directions- North
Transportation: Surface and air

Meal- Full board base

Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to your Hotel. Balance of the day city tour of the capital. O/n Hotel.

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. After check in to Hotel, start to visit the ancient city.

Aksum is the birthplace of Ethiopian civilization, and was a major trading center for exotic goods from Egypt, Rome, Nubia, Greece, Syria, and India.  The Holy Ark of the Covenant was brought here before the destruction of the Temple. Axum is reputed to be the second Jerusalem. Your today’s visit in Axum include: the Stele field, Kaleba Tombs, the 4th century Christian inscription of King Ezana, Queen of Sheba’s Palace, Archeological Museum, and Tsion Mariam Church where the original Ark of the Covenant is housed. O/n Hotel.

After breakfast, drive to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha and to the most ancient monastery of Debre Damo, en-route enjoying the stunning view of historical Adwa Mountains and the dramatic landscape of Tigray region. Back to Aksum and do more walking around the city. O/n Hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to Axum airport for your flight to Lalibela.

Checking to Hotel and head for the sighting to visit the most remarkable rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, referred by many historians as “the living wonders of the world” The churches have been dated back for at least some 800 years. They are still active Christian worshiping shrines where thousands of pilgrims are travelling to it through out the year. thedre are about 10 churches under 2 clusters. Of which Bete Medhani Alem, the largest monolithic rock-hewn church in the world is measuring 37.7 ft in height supported by supported by 36 rock pillars in the inside and another 36 pillars in the outside and was modeled on the original St. Mary Zion Church built by King Ezana in the 4th century in Axum. O/n Hotel.

In the morning, mule riding and walking to the monastery of Asheten Mariam. Back to hotel and take a visit of the second group of churches. Late In the afternoon, attend on the colorful Ethiopian epiphany or Timket festival. O/n Hotel.

Early in the morning drives to the river or pool where the Arks/‘Taboat are rested for one night, join the celebration and the crowd waiting to be baptized by the holy water that symbolizes the Jordan River where Jesus Christ was baptized. O/n hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gondar. A certain Emperor Fasiledas founded Gondar in around 1635, it is famous for medieval castles and other royal structures. In the afternoon, explore the Royal Enclosure, the bath of king Fasiledes and the famous Deberberhan Sillassie church known for mural paintings. O/n Hotel.

After an early breakfast drive to the semin national park and visit the beautiful landscape and Belada Baboons. Back to Gondar via the Fellasha village where Ethiopian Jewish were living. O/n hotel

Drive to Bahirdar and in the afternoon boat trip over lake Tana the monasties of Kibran Gebriel, Ura Kidane mihret and Azua Mariam. O/n Hotel.

After breakfast, drive 35 KM to the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Walk for about one hour to the falls and back to your car for the drive to Bahirdar. In the afternoon more time in the city. O/n hotel.

Fly to Addis Abeba and do more activities in the capital. Late in the evening farewell dinner party at one of traditional restaurants, then transfer to the airport for your flight home ward. End of our service

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