Tour Overview

Tour Code:                    AETT-HR 01

Duration:                       6 days 5 night

Tour Title:                      Historic Route Highlight

Transportation:           Flight

Tour Itinerary

 Day1.  Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer to Hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, visit the national museum, where 3.5 million years old “Lucy” old human hominid is housed, and then continue to visit historically significant church of “Trinity Cathedral”, built by Emperor Haileselassie I in 1941. Conclude your tour program by visiting “Merkato” /the biggest open air market in Africa

Day2.  Make short flight to Bahir Dar, a modern town on the shore of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River that contains about 37 islands and transfer to hotel for check-in. After breakfast, drive 32km to visit & admire the Blue Nile falls (locally called Tissiat, or “Smoking Water”); the plunging falls give rise to picturesque steam clouds and rainbows. In the Afternoon make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries like of Ura KidaneMehret & Azua Mariam. Overnight Hotel

Day3.  Morning drive about 178kms to Gondar founded in 1632 by king Fasilades one of the strongest rulers of Ethiopia at its time. On the way visit the ruined palaces of Guzara and observe some birds. Afternoon visit the Gondar Palace built and constructed in the 17th century A.D. and Debre Birhan Selassie Church famous for its angel head frescoes and at last visit the bath of king Fasilades which will surprise you about the sewerage system of that period. Overnight hotel

Day4.  Morning make short flight to Axum to the house of giant obelisks and after check in to your hotel visit the ancient city of Axum archaeological museum to see archaeological findings , the stele which dates back to the 4th century A.D. and the church of Axum Tsion Mariam church where the Arc of Covenant is said to have been rested.Afternoon, visit the tomb of two well known kings of their time King Kaleb and Gebremesk at last visit palace of queen of Sheba’s palace. Overnight hotel

Day5.  Fly to Lalibela, the 8th wonder of the world and among the 11 rock hewn churches of Lalibela visit the first and third group of churches consisting of Bet MEDHANEALEM, Bet MARIAM, Bet MESKEL, Bet DENAGIL, Bet MIKAEL/GOLGOTHA, and Bet GHIORGIS. In the afternoon, visit the 2nd group of churches, which consists of Bet RAFAEL/GEBRIEL, Bet MERKORIOS, Bet EMANUEL, and Bet ABBA LIBANOS.   Overnight hotel

Day6.   Fly back to Addis, and arrive in the capital city early in the afternoon and enjoy some last minute shopping for souvenir. Depending on your flight time you will enjoy a farewell dinner and see Ethiopian cultural dance and music in one of the Ethiopian Traditional restaurant. Then transfer out to the Airport for return flight back home.

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