16 days
Duration
Jan – Dec
Dates
2
Min no of people
2/10
Physicality
18+
Age

A great Historical tour of Ethiopia learning the diverse ancient History of the regiondozens of castles built by various Emperors over the course of 236 years. The visit includes the palaces, residences and open air baths of King Fasilledes; (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the monasteries of Qusquom, the church Of Debre Berhan Sellassie (Light of the Trinity)with its 16th century paintings and frescoes, which is Located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls.Visit the place of emperor Haile Selassie and The colourful market of Bahirdar.

Trip Type Historical tour Ethiopia
Tour Code: JSTET062
Duration: 16 Days |15Nights

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Francisco International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
First 2 nights Addis Hotel on B/B Full Board Accommodation as stated in the Itinerary
Road transportation with 4WD Toyota land cruiser model Boat excursion on Lake Tana
All Transfers in and out Arrival and departure transfers
All entrance fees, Porter, Embarkation fee,Park fee Professional English speaking guide services
Meal on H/B basis i.e Breakfast and dinner, a bottle? of water P/P per day Scout and local Guides in MNP
All government taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Photo or Video fee of any ceremony or local festivals
Guide Gratuity or Tips
Alcohol drinks and personal expenses
Travel And accident insurance
Travel And accident insurance
Any optional activities
Items of personal Nature.

 

Historical tour Ethiopia

1

Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfered to Saro-Maria Hotel for overnight and relieve jetlag, an attractive four-star hotel in the center of Addis.

Accommodation: Saro Maria Hotel- B/B

Rooming :Standard twin Room

Included Activities: Transfer to hotel and rest

2

Addis Ababa

Picked at the Today we will have full day sightseeing tour of the capital which includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Haile Selassie, the National Archaeological)Museum, the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral, the various historical monuments of Addis Ababa; and Merkato largest open–_air market in Africa.

Accommodation: Saro Maria Hotel- B/B

Rooming : Standard twin Room

Included Activities: Sightseeing tour Addis capital.

3

Debremarkos

Drive to Debremarkos through the beautiful Entoto Hills and the small town of Chancho visiting the

Durba/Muga Gorge. Continue visiting the Blue Nile Gorge with Portuguese Bridge, we will walk to

See the endemic Galada Baboons (unique for their bleeding heart) and Debre Libanos Monastery

Of the medieval time.

Accommodation: Gozamen hotel

Rooming: Standard twin room

Meals : Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Monastery, Gorges and great scenery

Travel Distance: 295kms

4

Bahirdar

Drive to Bahirdar through the farmland of Gojjam region. After check in the hotel we drive to Bezawit Hill to have a panoramic view of the town of Bahir Dar, visit the place of emperor Haile Selassie and The colourful market of Bahirdar.

Accommodation :Abayminch Lodge

Rooming: Standard twin room

Meals : Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: City tour of Bahirdar, Market and Viewpoint of Bezawit

Travel Distance : 255km

5

Lake Tana

In the morning drive 32 km southwest of Bahir Dar to the small town of Tiss Abay to visit the Blue Nile Falls. We will walk some distances to the Falls and visit some of the villages around there. In the afternoon we will have a boat excursion in Ethiopia?s largest water body, Lake Tana (3,600 sq km)to Visit the monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azwa Mariam which are found on the largest peninsula of the lake.? These monasteries are known for the colourful frescoes of religious scenes, different ancient types of crosses, paintings, murals and an impressive display of illuminated Bibles written in Ge?ez, Ethiopia?s oldest language.

Accommodation : Abayminch Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Blue Nile falls and Tana lake monasteries

Travel Distance :70 kms

6

Gondar

Early Morning drive to Gondar. Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian empire, which? began in 1632 with the reign of King Fasilledes. In Gondar there are dozens of castles built by various Emperors over the course of 236 years. Gondar visit includes the palaces, residences and open air baths of King Fasilledes; (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the monasteries of Qusquom, the church Of Debre Berhan Sellassie (Light of the Trinity)with its 16th century paintings and frescoes, which is Located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls.

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming? Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Palaces, Churches, paintings, Murals, Crosses Timket eve

Travel Distance : 180kms

7

Semien Mountains

Today drive to the Semien Mountains National Parkvia Debark the gateway to the park and continue driving to reach to Sankaber 3230masl through a beautiful scenery and Ahmara People and villages. The Semien Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and we will visit its exceptional natural beauty which includes superb scenery, endemic fauna and flora.? Among other endemics it is here that the Gelada Baboon (bleeding heart Baboon) is found.

Accommodation Simien park Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Day excursion, walk and visit the Baboons

8

Axum

After breakfast drive to Axum through the edge of the Semien mountain National park with stunning Landscape and the beautiful valley of Tekeze.

Accommodation Brana hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Tekeze valley and Scenery

Travel Distance : 260kms

9

Axum

Full day in Axum, a holy city of Ethiopia, dating back over 2000years and the cradle of Ethiopian civilization with the Axumite Kingdom, tour of Axum that includes: Axum stele or obelisks; the largest single pieces of stone standing anywhere on the world (World Heritage Site by UNESCO),castles of former monarchs, the Axum Museum and Mariam tsion Church, built on the site of Ethiopia’s first church AD, and palace of Sheba and the Gundit stelae field, King Ezana’s

Inscriptions? and the tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel.

Accommodation Brana hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Stele, Churches, monuments

10

Gerhalta / Hawzen

Early in the morning drive to Gerhalta en route visit – Yeha Temple?a pagan temple of the 5th CBC. Drive to Atsebe to visit Churches around Hawzen area

Accommodation Gerhalta Lodge

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Temple and Rock Churches and Scenery

Travel Distance : 190kms

11

Mekele

In the morning hike to Debre Tsion Mariam, one of the most striking sites in Ethiopia. On the way? visit some of the rock churches Such as Adikesho Medhanealem, Wukro Cherkos and Abreha We-Atsbeh

Accommodation Planet Hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Rock Churches and Scenery

Travel Distance : 140kms

12

Lalibela

Drive to Lalibela to tour the famous eleven rock-hewn churches of 12th century. The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each church (Bet) has a unique architectural style; all are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well-preserved paintings.

Accommodation Tukul Village

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Scenery

Travel Distance : 360kms

13

Lalibela

In the morning visit Lalibella rock-hewn churches of 12th century. The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the day visiting fascinating churches within the town and countryside; some are made from the rock and dating back To around the twelfth century. Visit the first and second group of monolithic churches.

Accommodation Tukul hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: The three group of Rock hewn Churches of Lalibela

14

Lalibela

In the morning drive to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. This is very famous for its 12th century monastery church and beautiful view at 10,298 ft above sea level. We will walk/mule ride through dramatic highland scenery and which eventually ends in a beautiful serene agricultural hamlet. In the Afternoon drive to Yimrahene Kirstos(let Christ Lead us)monastery church.

Accommodation Tukul Hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Churches outside of Lalibela, Asheten mariam and Yimrahine Kirstos

15

Kombolcha

In the morning you will visit Naacutolaab monastery and drive to the historical town of Wuchale to kombolcha visit Haiq Istifanos Monastery.

Accommodation Sunnyside hotel

Rooming Standard twin room

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: monastery,Scenery

16

Addis...Departure

In the morning you will visit the colourful market of Bati/ Monday market/ and Drive to Addis Ababa. have dinner and watch live traditional music in Yod Abyssinia till? 2140hrs then you will be transferred to the airport for your 0040 flight back home.

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Market watch dance and transfer out

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