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In this trip we will be exploring the famous destinations in the historic route by air and surface. Our flight & drive from one destination to other will enable us to enjoy dramatic landscape with breathtaking scenery. The Blue Nile fall, Lake Tana monasteries, Castles of Gondar, Semien Mountain National park, Steles of Axum, Rock Hewn churches of Lalibela are the major attractions covered in this trip.Both international and domestic flights with their embarking fees.
Camera and video charges if and where applicable.
Individual services and other expenses of personal nature like telephone calls and laundry, internet, etc.
Customary gratuity to the guide at the end of the tour.08-0330-04
Day 1 : Arrive Addis - Ababa
Arrival at Addis Ababa, meet your guide and transfer-in to hotel. O/N -Hotel.
Day 2 : Addis - Bahar Dar
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.
Day 3 : Bahar Dar - Gonder
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.
Day 4 : Gondar - Lalibela
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.
Day 5 : Lalibella
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.
Day 6 : Lalibella - Axum
Transfer to the airport for fly to Axum. Axum is the ancient capital of Ethiopia and the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. Axum is famous for its more than 2000 year old Axumite steles measuring some of them up to 33m high. After check into Yeha Hotel you will visit the very noble church of St. Mary of Tsion, where the original Ark of covenant is housed in. Legend has it that the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon of Israel, King Menelik I brought the original Ark from Israel to Tana Cherkos then to Axum. The crowns of a succession of Ethiopian monarchs have been preserved in the church treasury which also housed many rich embroideries as well as important Ethiopian Orthodox church manuscripts. Together, the three churches of St.Mary constitute a remarkable testament to the continuity of faith in Ethiopia since the very beginning of the Christian era. O/N - Hotel.
Day 7 : Addis - Ababa - Departure
Transfer to the airport for fly back to Addis. Sightseeing tour of Addis to visit Ethiopian Orthodox Churches that includes:
The Trinity Cathedral: -a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, across the front of the church you will see statues done by a Greek sculpture of Matthew (from left to right) Mark, Luck, and John-the authors of the four Gospels. And inside of the church you will visit Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I and his wife; the founder of the church in 1941 in memory of the Ethiopian patriots who fought against the Italians. Next Be'ata Mariam Church:-lying to the south of the old Menelik Palace, it is also known as Menelik's Mausoleum, where you will visit the stone graves of Menelik II, Empress Tiytu-Menelik,s wife, Empress Zewditu-Menelik's daughters the founder of the church in 1911, and you also visit different wall paintings inside of the church. The mausoleum is made of grey stone surmounted by a large gilt crown with four small cupolas on each corner. Entoto
St. Mary church: - where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it the church itself built by Emperal Menelik II in 1882.Here you will also have a panoramic view of the city on the top of mount Entoto-3200 meters the highest peak of the city. St. George Cathedral Church With its Museum: - this outstandingly beautiful traditional octagonal church was built by Emperror Menelik II in1896 in commemoration of Ethiopia's victory over the Italian at the battle of Adwa. Patriots who fought against the Italians. Next Be'ata Mariam Church:-lying to the south of the old Menelik Palace, it is also known as Menelik's Mausoleum, where you will visit the stone graves of Menelik II, Empress Tiytu-Menelik,s wife, Empress Zewditu-Menelik's daughters the founder of the church in 1911, and you also visit different wall paintings inside of the church. The mausoleum is made of grey stone surmounted by a large gilt crown with four small cupolas on each corner. Entoto.
St. Mary church: - where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it the church itself built by Emperal Menelik II in 1882.Here you will also have a panoramic view of the city on the top of mount Entoto-3200 meters the highest peak of the city. St. George Cathedral Church With its Museum: - this outstandingly beautiful traditional octagonal church was built by Emperror Menelik II in1896 in commemoration of Ethiopia's victory over the Italian at the battle of Adwa and In the evening, you will be guest of Wudnesh ETHIOPIA TOUR at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis to see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopian people and to taste the variety of meals of the Ethiopian people. Departure.
Surcharge for single bed 240 USD
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