Historic Route

PROGRAM: Historic Route
DURATION: 10Days/9 Nights
TRANSPORT: Surface and Flight

Day 1, Arrive Addis Ababa through Ethiopian Airlines. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of the capital. Including Entoto Mountains, with very nice view over the capital, the National museum, St. George Church.
Day 2, Fly to Bahirdar, and transfer hotel for check-in. If time permits, visit Bezait place, with very nice view over Tana Lake and Blue Nile. Afternoon boat trips of about 3-4 hours on Lake Tana to admire the beautiful monasteries over the lake’s islands.
Day 3, Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch Bahir Dar. Afternoon drive to Gonder, city of castles and churches.
Day 4, Full day visit of castles and churches in Gonder: visit the castle’s compound, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old usual monastery and the Empress Mentewab second place. View of the spectacular Semien Mountains from King Fasilads bath, the old usual monastery and the Empress Mentewab second palace. View the spectacular Semien Mountains from Kosoye can add.
Day 5, Drive to Axum, beginning of civilization in Ethiopia (history of more than 3,000 years), admiring spectacular views over the Semien Mountains.
Day 6, Full day visit steles. Different archaeological sites, the bath & the palace of Queen of Sheba, tomb of kings and churches, among which in the church of St Mary of Zion (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant, brought here from Israel by King Menelik I)
Day 7, Fly to Lalibella, defined as the 8th wonder in the world, and afternoon visit first group of the rock-hewn churches.
Day 8, Morning visit one of the churches out of the town, we propose an excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam church, with spectacular views too. Or by car to the cave church of Naktule’ab. PM remaining churches in Lalibella.
Day 9, Fly to Addis Ababa, by admiring wonderful view. Afternoon visit the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa and souvenirs shops.

PROGRAM: Historic route including Tigray
DURATION: 9 Nights/10 Days
TRANSPORT: Surface and Flight

Day 1, Arrive Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines.
Day 2, Fly to Bahir Dar. Pm boat trip to the island monasteries on Lake Tana.
AM drive Blue Nile Falls and PM drive Gonder.
Day 3, Gonder visit castles and Churches.
Day 4, Fly to Axum. Pm visit archeological site and St. Mary church
Day 5, Drive to the Yeha temple; so proceed to the Debre damo monastery, where men climb with ropes for about 16 mts. O/n Mekele.
Day 6, Tigray Churches: Abreha We Atsbeha, Degum Selassie, Mariam Korkor on Mekele.
Day 7, Drive Lalibella, admiring spectacular views O/N Lalibella.
Day 8, Full day Rock- hewn churches of Lalibella.
Day 9, Morning excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam human Afternoon drive to the Naktule’ab cave church and possibly participate to a coffee ceremony in a traditional house.
Day 10, Fly back Addis Ababa. Afternoon free and visit the Mercato, Biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner with folkloristic dance. Departure

Program: Short Historic route tour
Tour Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Code: STTA/HR 003
Transport: Flight and Surface

Day 1, Arrive in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Airlines.PM city tour of Addis. O/N Hotel
Day 2, Fly to Bahirdar. Visit Blue Nile falls and Boat trip on lake Tana. O/N Hotel
Day 3, Drive to Gonder and visit castle and churches. O/N Hotel
Day 4, Fly to Lalibela and visit rock-hewn churches. O/N Hotel
Day 5, Fly to Axum and visit St. Mary church and Archaeological site. O/N Hotel
Day 6, Fly back to Addis Ababa. Departure.

Program: Historic route and Trekking
Tour Duration: 16Days/15Nights
Code: STTA-TR 004
Transport: Flight and Surface

1. Arrival at Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Airlines. PM City tour.
2. Fly Gondar, tour for Castles and the Churches.
3. Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park. Camping at Sankaber.
4. Trek from Sankaber to Geech. O/N camp.
5. From Geech to mount Imetgogo, Kedadit back to Geech.
6. Trekk from Geech to Chenek.
7. From Chenek to Ambico.
8. From Ambico climb to the Ras Dashen and return to Ambico.
9. From Ambico to Arequaziye
10. From Arequziye to Abergina
11. From Abergina to Michibi.
12. From Michibi to Debark. End of trekking. Meet the vehicles at Debark and drive back to Gondar. O/N htl.
13. Fly to Lalibela.
14. Lalibela Rock hewn church's.
15. Fly back to Addis Ababa
16. Departure.

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