Ethiopian Charismas

Program: Ethiopian charismas

Code: LTT 020

Transportation: Air

Duration : 8 days and 7 nights

Day 01: (Jan. 02 ) Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrival Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis, Visit the National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and pale-ontological objects including the 3.2 million year old skeleton of Lucy; Mercato – biggest open market of its kind in Africa and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto Overnight stay Hotel

Day 02: (Jan. 03) Fly fromAddis Ababa to Bahir Dar

You will visit the 3 ancient monastery on the islands lake Tana (by boat) after lunch break you will drive 35km from Bahr Dar and half hour trekking you will to see the fascinating gorge of blue Nile falls. Overnight stay in Bahr Dar

Day. 03: (Jan. 04) Drive to Gondar

Explore the royal enclosure which contains several stone-built castles of different emperors. The most impressive building is Fasilidas castle. He was the emperor who established Gonder as a powerful cultural and religious center at 16th century. Overnight stay in Gonder

Day. 04: (Jan. 05) Drive Gondar to Simien Mountains National park

In the morning you will drive from Gonder to Simyen Mountain the Semen national park is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. The highest mountain in Ethiopia Ras Dashen is also found in the semen national park. The park is home of mountainous and wild animal species like the Walya Ibex and chelada baboon which are endemic in Ethiopia. This is an ideal place to do some trekking to the most beautiful place with panoramic views overnight stay in semen lodge

Day. 05 🙁 Jan. 06) Fly from Gonder to Lalibela

Visit the 1st group of King Lalibela’s rock hewn churches (12th century). During the night Christmas Eve celebration continues in the churches in the presence of many white-robed worshipers. If you are keen at the expense of your bed time, you may participate in one of the churches’ celebration. Overnight Hotel.

Day 06 (Jan 7.) Today is Ethiopian Christmas.

Therefore, you have the chance to attend the colourful celebration, which takes place in and around the compound of Virgin Mary’s church. Here, there will be breathtaking chant and dance of a multitude of Lalibela priests. In the afternoon you will visit the second group of King Lalibela’s rock hewn churches (World Heritage Site). Overnight Hotel. Overnight stay Hotel

Day 07 (Jan. 08) Fly Lalibela – Axum

Full day visit historic sites it was once the capital of the Ethiopian kings and the oldest ancient civilization in the world and represented a connecting-point b/n Africa and Asia for almost a thousand year. Some of the archaeological sites can give you an idea of the former high standard of civilization. Visit the famous steles, see the churches of St. Mary of Zion, which contain the crowns of Ethiopian kings and other treasures and the tomb of king Kaleb. Overnight stay Hotel

Day. 08 (Jun. 09) Fly back to Addis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Ababa. . Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians. Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure. End Tour