Historical Tour III

Program: Historical Tour

Code: LTT011

Duration 7 days and 6 nights

Transport: Air

Day 01: sightseeing of Addis Ababa

Arrival at Bole International Airport. Warm reception by your guide and Transfer to hotel for check-in after short break, City tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight stay in Addis Ababa

Day 02: Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar

Fly to Bahir Dar In the morning 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: sightseeing of the Gondar

you will drive 180 km from Bahr Dar to Gonder after a lunch break you will 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: Gondar-Axum

Fly Gondar to 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 between 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 Axum 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 in Axum

Day 05: Axum-Lalibela

Fly Axum to Lalibela, the most famous of all of the Ethiopian historical sites. After lunch, begin to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela, visiting the North western Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, and Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha. Overnight stay in Lalibela

Day 06: Lalibela

In the morning, visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, a huge monolith in the shape of a cross, and constructed in honour of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. After lunch, take an afternoon trip to visit the church of Yimrehanne Kristos. The most popular of the churches outside of Lalibela, this church is built in the late-Axumite style, with layers of wood and granite, set in the entrance to a large cavern. Overnight in Lalibela

Day 07: Lalibela -Addis Ababa

Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa, Evening 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 of Tour