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Tour to Historic Route by flight for 5 nights/ 6 days

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Habesha is the ideal choice to visit Ethiopia with over 17 years experience in the field of tourism.

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Tour to Historic Route by flight for 5 nights/ 6 days

According to the written documents the history of Ethiopia remains for over 2500 years and all located in the northern part of the country. Here are the major old permanent capitals of the country chronologically. Axum is located in Tigrai Region at 1024km distant from Addis Ababa and the cradle of Ethiopian ancient civilization and hub for Christianity belief since 342 AD. It is an exotic tourist destination which offers a harmony of ancient history, antiquities, sacred places, natural endowment, convenient weather and perfect infrastructure with tourist standard hotel. Unlike many other states of the era, Axum was elaborately advanced in minting coins, masonry, pottery, metallurgy, taming animals, cultivating cereals, architecture, mathematics etc. Lalibela is the second permanent capital of the country and a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wollo. It is the host of eleven remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches and believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th century. Each building is architecturally unique, and most of them are decorated with fascinating rock paintings. Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilidas around the year 1636. During its long years as a capital, the settlement emerged as one of the largest and most popular cities in the realm. It was the great commercial center, trading with the rich lands south of the Blue Nile, as well as with Sudan to the west, and the Red Sea port of Massawa to the north east. It is also comprises several medieval castles with the contemporary design and decoration of churches. Bahir Dar is a clean and well-maintained city and endowed with Lake Tana. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, located in a depression of the northwest plateau, 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) above sea level. It forms the main reservoir for the Blue Nile (Abbay) River, which drains its southern extremity near Bahir Dar. The lake's surface covers 1,418 square miles (3,673 square km), with a surrounding drainage of 4,500 square miles (11,650 square km); its maximum depth is 45 feet (14 meters). The islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana are most conveniently approached by boat from Bahir Dar on the southern side of the lake, though boats can often also be obtained at Gorgora on the northern shore. The Blue falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia and its meaning is "great smoke". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 38 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high, consisting of four streams that originally varied from a trickle in the dry season to over 400 meters wide in the rainy season.

DAY 1

Short city Tour in Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole International Airport and after transfer in to hotel depending on arrival time, arrange a city tour of Addis Ababa. It can include one or two sites. The most known sites are National museum of Ethiopia which is the host of the eldest skeleton ‘Lucy’; Ethnographic museum that set aside to the diversified ethnical, cultural, traditional and religious heritage of the country; Holy Trinity Cathedral is constructed in 1955 and boasts wonderful architectural feature and painting; Entoto, which is situated in the northern tip of the city to see the museum and the palace of Emperor Menelik II, and “Merkato”, the largest open air market in Africa. Read more

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DAY 2

Gonder City Tour

After breakfast drive to Gondar for 3-4 hours through Gorgora plane and Gozamen palace. After check in to hotel, city tour of Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilidas around the year 1636. During its long years as a capital, the settlement emerged as one of the largest and most popular cities in the realm. It was the great commercial center, trading with the rich lands south of the Blue Nile, as well as with Sudan to the west, and the Red Sea port of Massawa to the north east. It is also comprises several medieval castles with the contemporary design and decoration of churches, which includes the Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated back to the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, and the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings. Read more

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DAY 3

Axum City tour

After breakfast fly to Axum, full day city tour of the ancient holy state Axum (World Heritage Site) which is located in Tigrai Region at 1024km distant from Addis Ababa and the cradle of Ethiopian ancient civilization and hub for Christianity belief since 342 AD. It is an exotic tourist destination which offers a harmony of ancient history, antiquities, sacred places, natural endowment, convenient weather and perfect infrastructure with tourist standard hotel. Unlike many other states of the era, Axum was elaborately advanced in minting coins, masonry, pottery, metallurgy, taming animals, cultivating cereals, architecture, mathematics etc. It has a sightseeing of the famous stele park with its huge monolithic obelisks, the ruined palace of the Queen of Sheba, antique 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 be the final rest place of the Ark of the Covenant etc. Read more

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DAY 4

Lalibela Churches

In the morning fly to Lalibela, after check in to hotel city tour of Lalibela which is the second permanent capital of the country and a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wollo. It is the host of eleven remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches and believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th century. Each building is architecturally unique, and most of them are decorated with fascinating rock paintings and host of the remarkable 12th century rock hewn churches. It is classified as one of the 8th wonder of the world and is registered in UNESCO album as a world heritage site in 1978. In the morning session visit the 1st group of churches, which comprises four semi-monolithic and two monolithic churches (completely separated from the main rock and standing freely), and is called earthly Jerusalem or the northern cluster. After having lunch continue to see the 2nd group of churches known as Heavenly Jerusalem, which contains four southern cluster churches and only Bete Amanuel( the house of Emmanuel) is monolithic. At the end, visit the most finely and precisely curved out third group monolithic church, Bete Giorgis (the house of George) and believes that the final chiselled out church of King Lalibela from the 11 Lalibela complex churches. Read more

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DAY 5

Addis Abeba City Tour

In the morning, fly to Addis Ababa, up on arrival visit the National museum of Ethiopia set aside in four sections for displaying the pre historic and historic findings, paintings and cultural accounts of the country thus in which the oldest skeleton ‘Lucy’ and other archaeological as well as historical findings are kept here. Then proceed to see the built up Trinity cathedral church, which was constructed for the celebration of 25th years anniversary of Emperor Hailesselasie coronation in 1955. It is decorated the interior part by stainless glass window paintings of the Most Honor, Laureate Artist Afwork Tekel. The rest of the time will be dedicated to shopping. At the night, gather for Goodbye dinner in tradition restaurant before transferring in to Airport for departure. End Service. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Bahir Dar
Day 3
Location Gonder
Day 4
Location Axum
Day 5
Location Lalibela
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Bahir Dar
Day 3
Location Gonder
Day 4
Location Axum
Day 5
Location Lalibela

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double bed sharing basis in 4* hotel in Addis Ababa and best available Hotels / Lodge outside Addis Ababa.
  • Meals on F/B
  • Per day purified bottled three Litters water p/person.
  • Ground transportation by VAN only
  • Professional English speaking guide and local guide
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • Scout, policies, and Militaries as deemed necessary.
  • Boat Trip Lake Tana; Blue Nile Fowls;
  • All Government Taxes.

Package excludes

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Incidental meals, snacks, and drinks.
  • Any international flights & domestics flights
  • Commercial videos and photographs
  • Entrance for special ceremonies
  • Laundry service
  • Tips and telephone calls
  • All type of expenses which are not listed on package inclusions part

More information

  • The domestic fare for ADDIS ABABA =>BAHIR DAR, GONDAR=> AXUM => LALIBELA =>ADDIS ABABA is $223.00 USD per person (subject to change). This price is applicable if only if the clients use Ethiopian Airlines for the international flight. Otherwise the fare for the above sector will be USD 546 per person.

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Mr. Plamen Todorov, United States

We are very happy with our visit to Ethiopia, your company’s services and the possibility to be close to the Ethiopian wonderful people, culture and history.

We are a team of dynamic, energetic & experienced

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