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11 Days UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ethiopia Tour

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Ghion Travel and Tours PL

GTT is a professional registered Tour Operation Company based in Ethiopia.

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11 Days UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ethiopia Tour

Ethiopia’s immense cultural, palaeontological and natural wealth is reflected in its tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in Africa. Eight of these nine sites are cultural, and one - the Simien Mountains National Park - is natural. Five other sites in Ethiopia are currently under consideration by UNESCO as Tentative World Heritage Sites. The tour includes the following sites, Rock Hewn Churches or Lalibela, Axum, Fisil Gebhi Gondar, Simien Mountains National Park, Harar Jugol Wall,Tiya Stele Field, and Lake Tana Biosphere.

DAY 1

Arrival Addis, City Tour

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion Travel and Tours representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, city tour of Addis. Which includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in Hotel Read more

Addis Ababa
DAY 2

Flight to Dire Dawa

After breakfast, transfer to airport to fly to Dire Dawa. The city was created in 1897 after the establishment of Alfred Ilg's Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia, Dire Dawa originally known by its period French spelling Dire-Daoua Crozet, Jean-Pierre translated by Françoise Faulkner-Trine. "Dire Dawa Station" at The Franco-Ethiopian and Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway. After check in to hotel, visit the oldest train station which was constructed by French company, Chemandefer. Overnight in hotel Read more

Dire Dawa
DAY 3

Drive to Harar

After breakfast, drive to fortified city of Harar. Harar is the Holy City of Ethiopia's Muslim community, is believed to be the forth-holiest city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. The old City Wall of Harar is the main attraction and symbol of Islamic architecture. After check in to Hotel, visit full day city of Harar. Harar has approximately 90 mosques, which form the largest concentration of mosques in the world. Visit Jegol Wall, Arthur Rimboud Museum, Jamia Mosque, Emir Nurs Tomb, Traditional Harari home, Harari Museums and in the evening visit the Hyena Man show at night. Overnight in hotel Read more

Harar
DAY 4

Flight to Addis

After breakfast, drive back to Diredawa, visit the colorful kafira market and then transfer to airport to fly back to Addis.

Addis Ababa
DAY 5

Flight to Bahirdar

In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to Bahirdar. After check-in to hotel, boat excursion on Lake Tana. On Lake Tana time has still stood and dominated by an archaic, dating from early Christian mysticism and the religious interpretations of African art are characterized by the Ethiopian Christianity, and the world’s Old Testament is still practiced. Visit Azua-Mariam and Ura-KidaneMihret, Betre Mariam Monasteries which are rich in icon painting and walk and visit Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve. Overnight in hotel Read more

Bahirdar
DAY 6

Drive to Gondar

After breakfast, drive to Gondar, which was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as” the Camelot of Africa”, the iconic church of Debre Birehan selassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in hotel Read more

Gondar
DAY 7

Excurssion to Simien

Early in the morning, drive to Semen mountains national park which is the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscapes. Semen Mountain National Park constitutes many summits above 4000masl and culminates at Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Ethiopian and it is the home of the endemics Gelada Baboon, Ethiopian Wolf and Walya Ibex. Here, you will walk 2-3 hours inside the park and you will have a chance to see Gelada Baboons in a close distance. Then, drive back to Gondar. Overnight in hotel Read more

Gondar
DAY 8

Flight to Axum

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to the ancient town of Axum. after check-in to hotel visit the archaeological and historical attractions in Axum; which include, The Archaeological Museum, Monolithic Steles, The Tombs of King Kaleb and King Gebre Meskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. You also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the covenant. The 16th Century Cathedral of St Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to rest the original Ark of the Covenant. Overnight in hotel Read more

Axum
DAY 9

Flight to Lalibela

In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to the legendary and the framed of Ascetic Mountain town of Lalibela. Lalibela is famous for its rock hewn churches and these brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the 8th wonder of the World. There are many rock churches in Lalibela some hidden in enormous caves. After breakfast, visit The First Group of Rock- hewn Churches; Bete Medhane Alem, Bete Maryam, Bete Maskal, Bete Danagel and the twin church Bete Golgota- Debre Sina (Mika’el) and Bete Giorgis, dedicated to the national saint of Ethiopia is isolated from the other two groups of churches. Overnight in hotel Read more

Lalibela
DAY 10

Flight to Addis

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and free time. Overnight in Hotel

Addis Ababa
DAY 11

Excurssion to Tiya, Departur

After Breakfast, drive to Tiya and visit Tiya Stele Site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO), Gurage people’ with their traditional village and Melka Kunture archeological site. Then drive back to Addis. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and shopping time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly to back home, end of the tour. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Dire Dawa
Hotel Samrat Hotel
Day 3
Location Harar
Hotel Ras Hotel
Day 4
Location Addis Ababa
Day 5
Location Bahirdar
Day 6
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel
Day 8
Location Axum
Hotel Yeha Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Hotel Lal Hotel
Day 10
Location Addis Ababa
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Diredawa
Hotel Samrat Hotel
Day 3
Location Harar
Hotel Ras Hotel
Day 4
Location Addis Ababa
Day 5
Location Bahirdar
Day 6
Location Gondar
Day 8
Location Axum
Hotel Sabean Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Day 10
Location Addis Ababa
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Dire Dawa
Hotel Samrat Hotel
Day 3
Location Harar
Hotel Ras Hotel
Day 4
Location Addis Ababa
Day 5
Location Bahirdar
Hotel Avanti Blue
Day 6
Location Gondar
Hotel Florida
Day 8
Location Axum
Hotel Sabean Hotel
Day 9
Location Lalibela
Day 10
Location Addis Ababa

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

More information

  • Single room supplement for standard accommodation = USD 400 p/p
  • Single room supplement for comfort accommodation = USD 800 p/p
  • Single room supplement for luxury accommodation = USD 1200 p/p
  • NB: There will be a discount for large group more than 7 participants

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Emily, United States

I appreciate everything this tour operator did for us! intelligent tour professional and a very lovely tour company! i highly recommend to tourists to use Ghion Travel and Tours

Onesmo Novath, Tanzania, United Republic of

Excellent Ethiopia tours with Ghion Travel & Tours. They have nice services, competent tour guides and their price is affordable. I can highly recommend Ghion Travel & Tours.

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