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13 days tour of Historic route with Simien National park

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13 days tour of Historic route with Simien National park

This visit takes you through 4 UNESCO registered world heritage sites

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive at Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel.

Addis Ababa, 1night
DAY 2

Drive to Bahirdar

Drive to Bahir Dar on the way you will visit Deber libanose Monastery which is about 107 kms from Addis Ababa. Then, proceed along the rolling plateaus and farm lands of Gojjam to Bahirdar.

Bahirdar, 2nights
DAY 3

Visit to Tana Monasteries an

In the morning, set out for a boat trip on Lake Tana to see beautiful island monasteries and their valuable treasures which include biblical wall paintings, crowns of different Ethiopian Kings, ancient illuminated parchment books, superb crosses etc. In the afternoon drive to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls; it is about 400 meter wide with full flood (in June, July and August to mid September). Read more

DAY 4

Visit to Gondar

Drive to Gondar. Then, tour of Gondar which includes the visit the Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings rive to Gondar. Then, tour of Gondar which includes the visit the Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings Read more

Gondar, 1night
DAY 5

Visit to Simien Mountain Nat

Drive via Debark to the Simien Mountains National Park (World Heritage Site) to visit its superb scenery, stunning land form and the endemic fauna like the Gelada baboon(the bleeding heart baboon). In addition to this, you will be able to visit the unique flora which includes, the Giant Lobelia(Lobelia rynchopatelum),St. John’s Wort (Hypericum revolutum), Giant heath(Erica arborea), Red-hot pokers or torch lilies ( the Kniphofia), Everlasting flowers (Helichrysum), Sodom’s Apple ( Solannum indicum), the ivory colored Abyssinian Wild Rose(Rosa Abyssinica), Koso(Hagenia abyssinica), geranium, alchemilla etc. Read more

Simien park, 1night
DAY 6

Drive to Axum

Admiring the unique flora such as the Abyssinian wild rose and the Giant Lobelia, fauna and the stunning scenery leave the Semien Mountains via one of the most scenic roads of Ethiopia called Limalimo and the spectacular Tekeze Gorge to Axum. En route, on your right side of the road, you will have chance to gaze over parts of the Semien Mountains Read more

Axum, 2nights
DAY 7

Axum visit

Full day visit of Axum (World Heritage Site) which includes the famous stele park with its huge monolithic obelisks, the ruined palace of the Queen of Sheba, ancient stone inscriptions, the ruined palace of king kaleb and his son, subterranean tombs of different Axumite kings, the church of St. Mary of Zion which is believed to house the Original Ark of the covenant etc. Read more

DAY 8

Drive to Mekelle

Drive to Mekell En-route visits the ancient Temple of Yeha (5th. C.BC), and continue to towards Gherelata cluster of Rock churches to visit some selected Tigray Rock Churches based on their architectural and painting qualities. These churches include Abreha Atsbeha, and Wukro Kirkos.

Mekelle, 1night
DAY 9

Drive to Lalibela

After early breakfast leave for Lalibela passing through the stunning scenery of the North central Massif and the Tigrean plateau arriving Lalibela late afternoon.

Lalibela, 2nights
DAY 10

Lalibela visit

Visit the first and second group of King Lalibela's 12th.C.Rockhewn churches (World Heritage Site). Although all of these churches are carved out of huge blocks of rocks, each of them displays unique architectural features from the other.

DAY 11

Drive to Kombolcha

Drive to Kombolcha via many small towns of Wollo province including the historical town of Wuchale, where the controversial Treaty of Wuchale is signed between Emperor Menelik of Ethiopia and Italy which ultimately led to the famous battle of Adwa in 1896. En-route, depending on time availability, you visit Hayk Stephanos Monastery. Read more

Kombolcha, 1night
DAY 12

Drive to Addis and city tour

Drive back to Addis Ababa. Then, head out for a half day sightseeing tour of the capital city. This sightseeing tour includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the National Museum and the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral. Finally fly back home. End of serivce

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Monarch Hotel
Day 2
Location Bahirdar
Hotel Bahirdar No.2 Hotel
Day 4
Location Gonadar
Hotel Florida Hotel
Day 5
Location Debark
Hotel Walia Lodge
Day 6
Location Axum
Hotel Consular Hotel
Day 8
Location Mekelle
Hotel Hilltop Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Hotel Cliff Edge Hotel
Day 11
Location Combolcha
Hotel Sunny Side Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Harmony Hotel
Day 2
Location Bahirdar
Hotel Abay Minch Lodge
Day 4
Location Gondar
Hotel Land Mark Hotel
Day 5
Location Simien Park
Hotel Simien Lodge
Day 6
Location Axum
Hotel Yared Zema Hotel
Day 8
Location Mekelle
Hotel Desta Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Hotel Mountain View Hotel
Day 10
Location Kombolcha
Hotel Sunny Side Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel
Day 2
Location Bahirdar
Hotel Avanti Blue Nile Hotel
Day 4
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel
Day 5
Location Simien Park
Hotel Simien Lodge
Day 6
Location Axum
Hotel Yared Zema Hotel
Day 8
Location Mekelle
Hotel Planet Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Hotel Mariebella Hotel
Day 11
Location Kombolcha
Hotel Sunny side Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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