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North and East Historical Ethiopia Tour 17 Days

North and East Historical Ethiopia Tour 17 Days

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One of the expanded north historic tour packages that’s use surface transportation from the beginning to the end which gives overall knowledge of the historic, cultural and natural sits for tourists, nothing is not covered in this package include the magnificent Semien mountain natural attraction, the fourth Islamic holy city of Harara with the Awasah national park, it’s all in one package for tourists who planed longer vacation.
Ancient History, Addis Ababa, People, Age-old Culture, Breathtaking Highland Scenery, Waterfalls, Castles, Rock-Hewn Churches, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Semien Mountains National Park, Lake Tana Monasteries, Lalibela, Axum, Excursion in Lalibela, Mekelle, Yeha Temple & much more.

17 Days and 16 Nights
  • Destination
  • Departure
    From the hotel
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 7.30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 6.30 PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    3 Star Accommodations and above
    Airport Transfer and city tour
    Personal Guide/boat trip fee
    Transportation by Latest 4WD
  • Not Included
    • 8 nights accommodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms
    8 nights accommodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms
    All entrance fees
    All meals as stated in the program
    All necessary transfers
    camping equipment/scout
    Domestic air ticket fare
    English speaking, qualified national tour guide
    Farewell-dinner (flight schedule permitting)
    Gallery Ticket
    Roundtrip as per program

Tour Plan


Arrival and City Tour

Day 1 Arrival and City Tour Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, You will be greeted with the company representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. (Depending on your arrival city tour will be arranged afternoon or after hour city tour)

Addis- DebreMarkos

Day 2: Addis- DebreMarkos Drive to DebreMarkos via Dejen (the famous are for growing Teff), On the way visit the 13th century monastery of DebreLibanos, and driving via The Blue Nile Gorge which is compared to Grand Canyon and the Oromo people and their village. Overnight Hotel.

DebreMarkos-Bahir Dar

Day 3: DebreMarkos-Bahir Dar Drive to Bahir Dar, through the beautiful scenery and meet the Amhara people & their villages and, on the way visit Zengena Crater Lake. In the afternoon drive some 35 km to visit the Blue Nile falls locally known as Tis Isat ‘the water that smokes’. The falls throws up a continuous spry of water droplets which drench onlookers. The area around the river is extremely fertile and the Amhara people who live here farm wheat, Sorgum and Teff (from which injera, the national bread (pancake), is made). Overnight Hotel

Bahir Dar

Day 4: Bahir Dar Morning Boat trip over Lake Tana and visit the 14th century monasteries on island such as UraKidanemihret and Kibran Gabriel. Afternoon we make city tour of Bahir Dar that includes: colorful market where someone could find the pottery, traditional hand-made woven clothes..etc and Mount Bezawit where the palace of Emperor Haile Selassie is gracefully situated with its best viewing point for the town, the lakes and the river. Overnight hotel.

Bahirdar – Gondar

Day 5: Bahirdar – Gondar Drive to Gondar Over wide grazing land hilly mountains with numerous farmlands. The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar that includes: Castles of Gondar that included in the world Heritage List, the royal Fasiledes Bath and the Church of DebreBerhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Hotel

Gondar- Semien Mountain National Park

Day 6: Gondar- Semien Mountain National Park Drive to Semien mountain Park, to wonder the spectacular scenery, see endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around and Hiking on the escarpment. Overnight Hotel.

Semien Mountain- Axum

Day 7: Semien Mountain- Axum Drive to Axum alongside a beautiful and spectacular landscape of the Semien Mountains and Tekeze Gorge. The road descends from 3100 meters through hairpin bends down the mountain side to 1400 meters with in 40 km, the drive down and back up, show cases not only the immensely Semien mountain Massifs but also the people who eke out an existence in this unforgiving countryside. Overnight hotel.


Day 8: Axum Full day in Axum, visit the archeological and historical sites that includes the archaeological museum, monolithic steles, the tombs of Kings, and the bath and ruins palace of the Legendary Queen of Sheba and the new and old Cathedral of St. Mary of Tsion (Zion) church, the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Overnight Hotel

Axum- Mekele

Day 9: Axum- Mekele Drive to Mekele, through the historical town of Adwa, which is the major battle field took place and drive to the 1st known capital town of Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C. imposing ruins of Yeha’s temple. It was a large pre-christian temple consisting of a single oblong chamber, the oldest Mosque and Muslim settlement of Nejash , Meet the Tigrian People with their village and the rock hewn church of WukroCherkos. Overnight hotel

Mekele – Lalibela

Day 10: Mekele – Lalibela Eight hours drive to Lalibela through the beautiful mountain scenery and meet the Amhara people and their village. Overnight Hotel


Day 11: Lalibela Full day in Lalibela visit the remarkable rock hewn churches of Lalibela, regarded as the eighth wonder of the world by many scholars and the traditional two story Tukul house. Overnight Hotel.


Day 12: Lalibela Excursion tour to see the churches found outside Lalibela such as YimirhaneKirstos church and or Asheton Mariam or Nakutola’ab church. Overnight Hotel

Lalibela – Kombolcha

Day 13: Lalibela – Kombolcha Drive to Kombolcha through fantastic scenery and mountain ranges all along the way. Visit the 13th century HaikIstifanos Monastery. Overnight Hotel.

Kombolcha – Awash

Day 14: Kombolcha – Awash Drive to Awash National Park the best game viewing reserve in Ethiopia. Overnight Hotel

: Awash – Harar

Day 15: Awash – Harar After breakfast drive from Awash to Harar. We will be driving through the Hararghe Mountains and we will see plenty of coffee and ‘chat’ fields. The region is well known in growing one of the best qualities of coffee in the country. Finally we will arrive in Harar early in the afternoon. Overnight hotel


Day 16: Harar The same day you visit the colorful Muslim and Christian markets (known for basketry), the museum, and the traditional Hararie houses situated within the famous walled city. In the evening visit the hyena man while he feeds the hungry hyenas (wonderful experience). Overnight Hotel

Drive to Addis Ababa Evening Departure

Day 17: Drive to Addis Ababa Evening Departure After breakfast we drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for cultural dinner and dances from the different ethnic groups. Then after transfer to the airport for flight back home

Tour Location

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