Explore North Ethiopia EP02

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This tour through the north of Ethiopia will show you all the historical and cultural places, churches, monasteries, national parks.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia
End Location: Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 4

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-4WD with driver and fuel.
-Entrance fee.
-All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
-Double room with shower.
-Boat hire on Lake Tana .
-Local guide at visiting places.
-transfer in and out airport.
-scout.
-Insurance and tax.

Excludes
- Alcoholic drinks
- Extra Meals.
- Video and photo fee.
- Laundry service and Tip.
- Entry Visa.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arriving - citytour Addis Ababa. After arriving transfer to the hotel. City tour in Addis. O/n Ghion Hotel.
Day 02. Addis Ababa – Debre Markos. After breakfast drive to Debre Markos via Dejen (the famous area for growing Teff, which is staple food of Ethiopians), after 103 kms drive, visit the 13th C monastery of Debre Libanos and the 17th C Portuguese Bridge. En route have stop over to visit the Oromo tribal village. Further down, you will enjoy the fabulous Blue Nile Gorge. Similar to the Grand Canyon of USA . Overnight shebel Hotel..
Day 03. Debr Markos - Bhar Dar. In the morning drive to Bahar Dar. On the way see the nice landscape and traditional houses and markets. Summer land
Day 04. Bahar Dar. After breakfast drive to the small town of Tiss Abay to visit to the impressive Blue Nile Falls , locally known as Tis Isat or 'Smoke of Fire'. The falls throws up a continuous spray of water droplets which drench onlookers up to a kilometre away. Much of the water is diverted to for Hidro electric Generation but it is worth visiting for the walk around and see the rural life. The area around the river is extremely fertile and the Amhara people who live here farm wheat, sorghum and Teff (from which injera, the national bread, is made. After the Falls, return to Bahir Dar for lunch The rest of the afternoon visit the local market of the town where local people from the country side and the people from the town gather for selling and buying the produce. Overnight Summer land Hotel.
Day 05. Drive Gondar. We experience typically in an Ethiopian African landscape as we drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar- 180 kms over wide grazing land, hilly mountains with numerous farmlands. The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar . The attractions that we visit in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar- are included in the World Heritage List. the royal Fasiledes Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Quara Hotel
Day 06. Drive Simien Mountains. After breakfast departure for Debark town (100 Kms from Gondar ), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Here we pay the entrance fees and a scout and a local guide will accompany us. Then we continue driving to the gravel road to Buyit Ras, the first campsite of the National Park and your lodge for the night. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around. O/n Gaint lobelia Hotel.
Day 07. Drive Axum. On this day, you drive long (280kms) but enjoying very beautiful and spectacular landscape along the Semien Mountains and Tekeze Gorge. The road descends from 3100 metres through hairpin bends down the mountain side to 1400 metres in just 40kms! The drive down and back up to Adi Arkay showcases not only the immensely beautiful Simien Mountain massifs but also the people who eke out an existence in this unforgiving countryside. The drive continues through the Tekeze valley, crossing the Tekeze River , and onto Askum in the far north. Overnight The Ark Hotel
Day 08. Visit of historical and archaeological sites in Axum. The ancient city of Aksum is found close to Ethiopia 's northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia , when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia . The archaeological and historical attractions in Axum include: the archaeological museum, monolithic steles or obelisks, 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. We 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 –The Ark--Hotel
Day 09. Drive from Axum to Mekele. After breakfast drive through the historical town of Adwa , which is the major African battlefield and drive to the very small town of Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C imposing ruins of Yeha’s temple. It was a large pre-Christian temple consisting of a single oblong chamber. The temple is believed to be the oldest standing building in the country. You will also visit the 6th century A.D church of Aba Afse –the church, sharing the same compound with the temple, is rectangular in shape. Continue driving to Mekele-the capital of Tegray region en route visit Rock church of Wekro Cherkos and Abreha WE Asbeha. Overnight Mekele Axum Hotel.
Day 10. Mekele – Lalibela. On this day, you will have the longest drive through the rough nature of road but nice to experience along with the magnificent scenery (gigantic, ups and downs landscape). You will have a chance to visit Lake Ashenge and good for birding. Proceed to Lalibela for dinner and overnight at Lal Hotel.
Day 11. Sightseeing tour of Lalibela: Lalibela, famous for its rock hewn churches dating back 800 years, There are no less than 1000 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves, but it's exceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in one locale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the
Day 12. Breakfast at Your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh , Free day In Sharm El Sheikh Dinner at Hotel & Overnights at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
Day 13. Lalibela – Kombolcha. After breakfast drive through the highland area of Delb where you can see the endemic mammal of Gelada Baboon. Have stop over at Hayk to visit the 13th C monastery of Hike Istifanos on the island of Lake Hike. Proceed to Dessie for dinner and overnight sunny side Hotel.
Day 14. Kombolcha – Addis Ababa. Drive to Addis Ababa on the way visit the interesting Land Ecape and people. Evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for cultural dinner and dances from the different ethnic groups.