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Northern Ethiopia historic Tour

Northern Ethiopia historic Tour

$900 / per person
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We are glad to introduce the fixed departure package that includes the ancient history & culture as well as the people and nature on the classic Historic Route of Ethiopia. Among other things, on this tour, you will visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites as we follow the footsteps of the legendary Queen of Sheba.

Trip preview

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • visit to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, “the living wonders of the world”
  • Visit the ancient city of Axum the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Visit the ruins of the Queen of Sheba
  • Amazed by the fairytale castles of Gonder
  • Visit the breathtaking Simien Mountains National Park, “the Roof of Africa”
  • Discover the ancient Island monasteries of Lake Tana
  • Visit the source of the mighty river, the Blue Nile & Blue Nile falls
  • Visit the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, Africa’s Capital
  • Test varied Ethiopian food and attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Accommodation:

the category of accommodation you booked on this trip you will be staying in either in a 4 or 3 star hotel Addis Ababa and on the rest of the trip to the Historic Route, you will be staying in the in good hotels or in the best available tourist standard hotels, lodges and resorts which are selected and inspected by our team regularly.

Reserved Hotels:

There will be same standard optional accommodation if the following will not available

Accommodation Standard:

  • Addis Abeba: Sapphire Addis 4 star
  • Bair Dar: Avanti Blue Nile 4 star
  • Gondar: Goha 3 star
  • Axum: Sabaen 3 star
  • Lalibela: Tukul Village 3 star

 Tour guide

We will provide a well experienced tour guide throughout your journey and provide the necessary assist from arrival to airport to departure

Transportation

Our transportation system On this cultural tour to the Historic Route of Ethiopia you will be traveling by coaster bus for the most part. We have an excellent condition, well maintained busses suitable for the road condition you will be traveling to. All our vehicles have an A.C and seat belts.

Rate includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare as per program
  • transport in mini- or coaster bus with AC
  • transfer in and out
  • accommodation with double room basis
  • all meals as stated in the program
  • all entrance fees
  • boat trip on Lake Tana
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Local guides and escort
  • farewell-dinner (flight schedule permitting)
  • taxes

Not included:

  • visa fees
  • tips
  • meals not stated in the program
  • All expenses of personal nature (drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.)
8 Days and 7 Nights

Tour Plan

1

Arrive Addis Ababa

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa It’s the day of your Arrival in Addis Ababa (ADD), Ethiopia. Welcome to Ethiopia! Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by your tour guide and driver for to Sapphire Hotel (4*). There will be a short drive to your hotel. The rest of the day, you will have city tour of Addis Ababa which includes the National Museum, one of the churches in Addis Ababa, Piassa, Merkato and you will enjoy the view from Mount Entoto. If you arrive later, the city tour wills we on the last day. Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire Addis (Meals:L-D)
2

Addis Ababa-Bahirdar (B-D)

Day 2: Addis Ababa-Bahirdar (B-D) Early morning, drive to Bahirdar through the Great Blue Nile Gorge with a stopover at different small towns like Dejen, Chancho and GohaTsion.The Blue Nile Gorge is a majestic and enormous river gorge which has a magnificent, alluring physical feature and natural beauty. It is referred by many as “the Grand Canyon of Ethiopia” It’s one of the most captivating gorges in Africa. Accommodation: Hotel - Avanti Blue Nile (Meals: B/L/D)
3

Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar (B-D)

Day 3: Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar (B-D) Morning we will make boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana. The 37 islands of Lake Tana shelter twenty monasteries-surviving remnants of an old, contemplative tradition. After having lunch at the hotel; we will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Accommodation: Hotel - Avanti Blue Nile (Meals: B/L/D)
4

Bahir Dar-Gondar- UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (B-D)

Day 4: Bahir Dar-Gondar- UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (B-D) Early breakfast then drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery of Fogera to arrive at Gondar around lunchtime. Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasiledas around 1635. This UNESCO World Heritage is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and architecture of its churches-in particular, DebreBirhan Selassie represents a masterpiece of unique Ethiopian School of traditional art. This afternoon, you will visit the ancient city. Accommodation: GohaHotel(Meals: B/L/D)
5

Gondar-Simien Mountains National Park- UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. (B-D

Day 5: Gondar-Simien Mountains National Park- UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. (B-D) Having an early breakfast, we will drive to the Simien mountains National park. Driving from Gondar up to Simien Mountains National Park, nothing prepares you for the spectacular scenery that awaits at the top of the massif. The rest of the day we will have a little trek to explore the surrounding of Sankaber, part of the Simien Mountains National Park among troops of endemic Gelada Baboons. Accommodation: Goha Hotel. (Meals: B/L/D)
6

Fly To Axum Drive toYeha

Day 6: Fly To Axum Drive toYeha Fly to Axum then after breakfast, we will start to visit the ancient city of Axum. This is the birthplace of Ethiopian civilization and last resting place of the Holy Ark of the Covenant. This morning we will visit the ancient city and explore the ancient Steles, the ruins of the palace of Queen of Sheba and its major attractions. In the afternoon, an excursion to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha. Accommodation: HotelSabean Hotel (B/L/D)
7

Axum-Lalibela -UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (B-D)

Day 7: Axum-Lalibela -UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (B-D) After having an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Axum Airport for your flight to Lalibela. After check in to hotel, we will drive to the site where we will find a concentration of some of Ethiopia’s most famous rock-hewn churches, mostly referred by many as “the living wonders of the world” These churches are, and they have been for at least 800 years, an active Christian shrine, the spiritual center of the country’s religious life. The monolithic churches were carved out of 2,600-sq meter natural rock terrace in the 12-century AD by king Lalibela. Today, we will visit the first group of rock-hewn churches. In the evening, there will be Ethiopian traditional coffee ceremony for the group prepared at a local house. Accommodation: Hotel - Tukul Village (B/L/D)
8

Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D)

Day 8: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D) After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Addis Ababa. (City tour if not on first day) Flight schedule permitting there will be a special Ethiopian farewell dinner party with traditional buffet and local drinks. There will also be a live cultural dance show of the different ethnic groups living in the country. There will not be any better way of ending a trip. At the end of the farewell dinner party, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour! B:- Breakfast L:- lunch D:- Dinner

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