Arrival at Addis Ababa, meet your guide and transfer-in to hotel. O/N -Hotel.
Transfer to Bole International airport to fly to Bahar Dar, is a modern town on the shore of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River that contains about 37 islands. After check into Hotel in the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monastery of Ura Kidane Meheret that is one of the several in the area containing frescos, elaborate painted ceilings, church crosses, crowns and attires of former Ethiopian kings and emperors. Continuing to the southern end of the heart shaped lake, the island Kebran Gabriel Monastery, it was built in 14th century A.D. and reconstructed in late 17th century A.D., in this monastery some of the rare true Ethiopian frescoes are preserved this church also owns many manuscripts, especially old ones-an outstanding one has been reproduced in the UNESCO album (females are not allowed to visit Kebran Gabriel Monastery). In most of Lake Tana monasteries time has stood still and the world of the Old Testament yet alive. In the evening return back to Bahar Dar. O/N - Hotel.
Drive to Gondar 179 KM. Gondar is a town, which was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th century. It is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check into Goha Hotel you will visit Debre Berehan Silassie church-this finest Gondarine church was built during the reign of Emperor Iyasu ( 1682-1706), the church was never destroyed. It is said that when the dervishes tries to burn it in 1881 they were attacked and dispersed by bees. The church is rectangular, similar to those of ancient Axumite architecture. The inside walls of the front room are covered with paintings on cloth, glued to the surface. The ceiling is built with thick beams and it decorated with winged angel heads looking down. The wall paintings depict scenes from the life of Christ, Mary, and Saint, the Trinity, and others. After lunch you will also visit the 18th C.Quskuam monastery with ancient treasure. O/N - Hotel.
Transfer to Airport and fly to Lalibella, famous for its rock hewn churches dating back 800 years, and transferred to the Roha Hotel. There are no less than 1000 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibella, 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 "Eighth wonder of the world". This day among the 11-remarkable rock-hewn churches built by King Lalibella in the late 12th and early 13th century A.D. you will visit the 1st and 3rd groups of churches. O/N - Hotel.
After breakfast you will have a day excursion to the cave church of Neakuto Le'ab-lying 7 km from Lalibella, it was built by king Lalibela's nephew and successor. It is a simple but attractive little church, built around a cave. It was almost certainly the site of a much older shrine. Drive back to the town of Lalibella for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit the remaining 2nd groups of Lalibella rock-hewn churches. O/N - Hotel.
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