Tour destinations: Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Simien, Axum, Gerealta, Lalibela and Harar
Tour Code: TT-1024
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
Tour Title: Historic Route by Flight
Transportation: Flight and surface
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.
Day 1. Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2. Fly to Bahir Dar, and transfer to hotel for check-in, then drive to about 32kms to visit & admire the Blue Nile falls. Afternoon, make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mehret & Azua Mariam. Overnight Hotel
Day 3. Morning drive to Gondar, city of castles and churches. Afternoon, visit the castle compound, Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) & King Fasiladas’ bath. Overnight hotel
Day4. Fly to Axum, the house of giant obelisks, visit the archaeological sites & the saint Mary of Tsion. Overnight hotel
Day 5. Fly to Lalibela, the 8th wonder of the world, and in the afternoon visit the first group of rock-hewn churches. Overnight hotel
Day 6. Morning visit Asheten Mariam church by mule. Afternoon visit the remaining 2nd group rock-hewn churches. Overnight hotel
Day 7. Fly back to Addis Ababa, then departure.