Classic Ethiopia Tours

Historic Route and Harar

Historic Route combined with Harar

11 Nights/12 days

Tour Code:-CET-102

Day 1:- Arrive Addis Ababa. After noon will be a city tour of Addis. Overnight stay in Addis Ababa.

 

Day 2:-Fly to Axum, ancient capital of Ethiopia, which is the site of a number of remarkable monolithic stone stele, or obelisks, each carved from a single huge piece of rock. Overnight stay in Axum.

Day 3:-An excursion to Yeha temple which is believed to date back to the 5th century B.C and a large pre Christian temple consisting of a single oblong chamber. Then drive back to Axum. Overnight stay in Axum.

Day 4:-Fly to Lalibela, the site of 11 remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th or early 13th century. This afternoon we visit the first group of the rock-hewn churches. Overnight stay in Lalibela .

Day 5:-In and around Lalibela. Morning - a mule trip to Asheton Mariam rock-hewn church. Afternoon visiting the second group of Lalibela’s church Overnight stay in Lalibela.

Day 6:-Fly to Gonder for its numerous castle-like palaces, which are dating from 17th and 18th centuries. The Debre Birhane Sellassie church is one of the beauties of Gonder for its remarkable ceiling decorated with winged angles. Overnight stay in Gonder.

Day 7:-Fly to Bahir Dar and afternoon we visit URA Kidanemehiret Church, on Lake Tana, which has over 300 years - old murals of Mosses and other beautiful paintings. Overnight stay in Bahir Dar.

Day 8:- Drive to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls (Tis Issat), which has got about four hundred meters wide in full flood. Come back to Bahir Dar at a mid -day for lunch. Afternoon will be sightseeing at Bezawit palace Hill. Overnight stay in Bahir Dar.

Day 9:- Fly back to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay in Addis

Day 10:-Drive to the walled city of Harar via the Awash National Park. This evening we visit the local men who attract and feed the wild hyenas. Overnight stay in Harar.

Day 11:-Visit the Harar’s attractions like the City Walls and Gates, museum, Harari houses, Rimbaud House which is a fine example of traditional house, dating from the period when the French poet Rimbaud lived in Harar. Then drive to Dire Dawa in the late afternoon to catch the next day flight to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay in Dire Dawa.

Day 12:-In the morning fly back to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay in Addis or Depart in the evening.