Tankwa Ethiopia Tours

Historic Route 8 Days and 7 Night

Tour Overview

Destinations: Addis Baba Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simien, Axum, Gerealta, Lalibela and Harar

Tour Code: TT-1019

Duration: 8 Days and 7 Night

Tour Title: Northern High light

Transportation: All surfaces

Ethiopia’s history encompasses legend and tradition, mystery and fact, from a powerful and religious ancient civilization. Legend has it that Emperor Menelik, son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Axum where he established one of the world’s longest known, uninterrupted monarchical dynasties. Therefore, the following days, fascinating historic route tour covers the rock-hewn churches, ancient obelisks and the forbidden medieval town of Harar; it also covers many of the country’s astonishing natural wonders, from the dramatic Tis Isat Falls (the source of the Blue Nile) to the rugged Simien mountain range which will make us pass through a magnificent scenic world of fairy-tale names such as Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simien, Axum, Gerealta,Lalibela And Harar which every destination contributes in highlighting the country in the form of strange landscapes, beautiful churches, unbelievable castles and stone writings.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Addis Ababa & transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel

Day 2. Morning, drive about 110 kms to the northern parts of Ethiopia to a place called Debre libanos /built & founded by Abba libanos who came to Ethiopia with the nine saints of the 6th century A.D to visit the modern church built by Emperor Hailesellassie I & the ancient cave where Abune Tekelehaimanot lost his one leg while he was praying for 22years. Afternoon drive to the city of Debremarkos, the former capital city of West Gojjam Province, enroute sightseeing visit Abay Gorge. Overnight hotel

Day 3. Morning, drive about 275 kms to the city of Bahir Dar, the capital city of Amhara regional state, on the way make a stop over at Dangila for lunch. Afternoon continue driving & check in the hotel. Late afternoon visit the panoramic view of Bahir Dar city. Overnight hotel

Day 4. Morning, make a boat trip to Zegee Peninsula -visit Ura kidanemihiret or Azwa Mariam churches, famous for its 17th century mural paintings.  Afternoon, drive about 32kms to the Blue Nile falls. Overnight hotel

Day 5. Morning, Drive about 300 kms to the city of Lalibela on the way visit Awra Amba community and enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Guna. Overnight hotel

Day 6. Morning, visit the first & third group of churches. Afternoon visit the second group of churches. Overnight hotel

Day 7. Morning, drive to the city of Kombolcha through the city of Woldiya & Haik (Lake) Estifanos monastery. This monastery is among very famous Ethiopian Orthodox monasteries. Overnight hotel

Day 8. Drive back to Addis & evening departure


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