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Northern Historic Route Tour

Package Duration
13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered
Bahir Dar - Axum - Adigrat - Addis Ababa

  • Day 1 : Arive and City Tour

    Description :

    Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Finot tour Ethiopia representative and transferred to Hotel. Excursions in Addis Ababa You make a city tour and visit a museum of your choice (National or Ethnological Museum), the Holy Trinity Cathedral with the Mausoleum of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife and the nearby Kiddist Maryam church where Emperor Menelik and his wife are buried, The Entoto mountains with Entoto Maryam Church and museum, and finaly the market district of Mercato. The day finishes with a traditional meal in a cultural restaurant while enjoying the traditional dances and music of various ethnical groups.

    Day 2 : Drive to Debire marikos

    Description :

    Drive to Debre Markos En route visit the Debre Libanos monastery and enjoy the wonderful view over the Robi Gorge during a stop in the Ethio-German Lodge. A highlight of today is the impressive 1000 m deep Gorge of the Blue Nile.

    Day 3 : Drive to Bahir dar

    Description :

    Drive to Bahir Dar through the beautiful, fertile countryside of the Agaw people you arrive at lunchtime in Bahir Dar. In the afternoon visit the waterfall of the Blue Nile which is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Africa. Finish the day with a sunset on the hilltop where the summer villa of Emperor Haileselassie is built, with beautiful views over the Nile, Bahir Dar and Lake Tana.

    Day 4 : Visit Bahir Dar

    Description :

    Boat trip on Lake Tana and afternoon at leisure.In the morning sail to some of the more than 20 churches and monasteries on the islands in Lake Tana are. You'll visit the 16th century Ura Kidane Mihret Church with its beautiful murals that 100-250 years old. There is also a museum with very old church treasures, handwritten Bibles and silver crosses. Hereafter you visit one of the nearby churches on your free afternoon you can explore the city and visit the market (by foot or rent a bike), walking along the lake or just relax at the lakeside.

    Day 5 : Drive to Gondar

    Description :

    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.

    Day 6 : Drive to Debark

    Description :

    In the morning drive to Debark and after lunch you drive into the mountains for a hike of 1 to 3 hours to enjoy the magnificent views at Semien Mountain National Park. You also see the troops of hundreds of Gelada Baboons. The males with their long manes are impressive, especially when they fight with each other.

    Day 7 : Drive to Axum

    Description :

    Drive to AxumVia a long and impressive route on the edge of the Semien Mountains and through the Gorge of the Takeze River, passing small towns and stone farmhouses of Tigray, you drive to Axum, the old capital of the mighty Kingdom of Axum with its obelisks and king’s graves.

    Day 8 : Visit Axum

    Description :

    You visit today the 2000 year old obelisks, the Archaeological Museum, St. Mary of Zion church where the "Ark of the Covenant" (made the prophet Moses) is said to be hidden and several royal tombs from the 4th to 6th century.

    Day 9 : Drive to

    Description :

    Again via a beautiful mountain landscape with breathtaking hairpin bends and mountain passes you drive to Mekelle. En route visit the ruins of the approximately 2500 year old Yeha temple and for the men a visit to the Debre Libanos monastery is interesting. This is the oldest monastery in Ethiopia from the 4th century and built on a "amba" (flattened mountain) which is only accessible by a rope along a steep cliff. En route some of the more than 120 rock-hewn churches of Tigray can be visited such as Wukro Chirkos and Abreha we Atbeha.Meals:

    Day 10 : Drive to Lalibela

    Description :

    The beautiful landscapes are again a surprise so you don’t get bored of the long drives. There is always plenty to see along the road and in small villages that you pass. In the afternoon you arrive in the high mountain town of Lalibela where the famous 13th century rock churches

    Day 11 : Visit Lalibela

    Description :

    Under the rule of King Lalibela (13th century) are 11 Rock hewn churches carved out in the rocks and partly underground, connected by narrow footpath and stairs. These wonderful churches are built with the help of angels as the legend tells. When you see them, you start to believe this! These churches are still in use and have a medieval mystical atmosphere. So take time, not only see but also to breathe in this atmosphere.

    Day 12 : Drive To kombloicha

    Description :

    After breakfast you will 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 Kombolcha for dinner and night

    Day 13 : Drive to Addis Ababa

    Description :

    Drive back to Addis and continue to the Merkato outdoor Market. In the evening, enjoy a “farewell dinner” where we will taste various national dishes, watch dances of various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. A traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. We will then be transferred to the airport for our departure flight.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    During this interesting tour you visit the historical places Lake Tana where you visit some of the age old monasteries and churches, Gondar with its 17th century castles, the 2500 years old obelisks of Axum and Lalibela, where you find the 8th world wonder: 12 churches, which 800 years ago have been cut out from solid pieces of rock. It is still quite mysterious how men with simple instruments could make this great architectural construction. The construction of the churches have been made by the order of King Lalibela and is always told that the Angels have been stood on his side to finish up this great work within short period of time.
    Package Excludes :
    • The above price DO NOT include:
    • International and National flight Ticket
    • Alcoholic Drinks or extra bottled water for the trip
    • Video and Photo Camera charges if and where applicable
    • Any souvenir purchase payment
    • Visa Expense
    • Travel insurance

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