Tour Code: AETT-HR 03
Duration: 8days 7night
Tour Title: History with Nature
Day1. Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet by Ardi Ethiopia tour and travels representative and transfer to a hotel. Based on your arrival time you will visit the city of Addis Ababa including the National Museum where 3.4 million years old hominid skeleton is displayed, the trinity church and Merkato (the biggest open air market in Africa).Over night in hotel
Day2. Early in the morning, drive about 106kms to visit Debrelibanos Monastery and “Portuguese bridge” which is believed to have been built in the 17th century then proceed to BAHIR DAR,throgh the magnificent Blue Nile Gorge . Over Night Hotel
Day3. Morning after breakfast, drive about 32kms-gravel road and visit Blue Nile falls which travels about 800kms till Khartoum where it meets the White Nile. Afternoon drive about 280kms to the city of Debark the steeping ground for SEMIEN MOUNTAIN national park and proceed approximately 22 kms from debark to Buhayit camp site for overnight stay .
Day4. Morning visit and admire the beauty of the SEMIEN MOUNTAIN MASSIF with different vegetation and wild animals including Gelada baboon and Klipspringer and bird species. Afternoon drive about 123kms to the city of Gondar & visit Gondar castle compound with Debre Birhan Selassie Church, which is noted for its beautiful mural paintings. Overnight hotel
Day5. Morning drive to the famous town of LALIBELA which takes its name from one of the famous king called king LALIBELA meaning by the local language “even a bee knows his sovereignty”, founded in 1137. Afternoon continue driving through the magnificent views of mount Guna. Overnight hotel
Day6. In the morning, among the 11 well-known 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
Day7. Morning drive to Kombocha the industrial city of Ethiopia consisting lots of industries in different types of sector /like drinking, textile, and metal industries/. Afternoon continue driving and make a stop to visit the historical monastery of Haik Estifanos, that played a great role for the restoration of SOLOMONIC dynasty in ETHIOPIA. It is open only for male visitors. Overnight hotel
Day8. Morning drive back to ADDIS ABABA which is the capital city of Ethiopia and Africa. On the way make a stop to the medieval period permanent capital city of Debre Birhan founded by Zarayacob one of the famous kings of the time.