Classic Ethiopia Tours

Histouric Route

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.

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North Historic Route

Historic Route to Axum Lalibela Gondar and Bahirdar

(OVERLAND)12Nights/13Days

Tour Code No:- CET-100

Day 01: - You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02:-After an early breakfast, leave Addis on Gojam road. Some stopover at Debre Libanos Monastery and next enjoy viewing the Blue Nile gorge, immediately after the gorge lunch at Dejen town. Continue to Debre Marcos dinner and overnight there.

 

 

 

Day 03:- Drive to Bahirdar, lunch in your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bahirdar including the market, the palace of former emperor Haile Silassie,(Bezawit Palace), small scale cottage industry where craftsmen specialize in making boats from papyrus reeds for fishing. Diner and overnight in Bahirdar.

Day 04:- In the morning drive 32km South-East of Bahirdar and walk up some distance and then proceed to visit the thundering "Tiss Issat " Falls which means "Smoking Water" in Amharic. Drive back to your hotel for lunch, in the afternoon four hours boat excursion on Lake Tana to Ura-kidane Mihret on Zeghe peninsula and Kibran Gabriel (allowed for men only). Diner and overnight in Bahirdar.

Day 05:- Drive to Gondar - the 17th Century Ethiopian capital. Lunch in your hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing of Gondar town including the castle of King Fasilledas, the open air bath, the monasteries of Qusquam and Debre Brehane Selassie Church with its 16th Century paintings and frescoes. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 06:- Drive to Axum, the holy city of Ethiopia, dating back 2000 years and cradle of Ethiopian civilization of Axumite Kingdom.

Day 07:- Visit of Axum which includes the tomb of King Ezana, the pedestals of Maishum(the bath of the Queen of Sheba), the park of stelae, the old and new St. Mary Churches of Zion. Legend has it that the table of the Holy Ark of the Covenant rests there. Overnight and dinner at Axum.

Day 08:- Drive to Adigrat on the way visit Yeha. Ethiopia's first known capital and is considered the birth place of the country's earliest civilization. Continue to Debre Damo monastery, the monastery is famous for its position perched on a 2800m high flat topped mountain surrounded on all sides by vertical cliffs. After a picnic lunch proceed to Adigrat. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 09:- Depart for Mekele. Afternoon sight-seeing in Mekele which includes the old castle of Emperor Yohannes and the museum.

Day 10: - Drive to Lalibela, lunch en route. Dinner and overnight in Lalibella.

Day 11: - Visit the famous eleven rock-hewn churches. Dinner and overnight in Lalibella.

Day 12:- Drive to Kombolcha. Lunch en route, in the afternoon, visit the monastery of St. Estifanos on the Island of Haik, which has very long and rich legends. Dinner and overnight in Kombolcha.

Day 13: -Drive to Addis Ababa through the scenic highlands of central Ethiopia if it is Sunday Senbete market can be visited on the way.

Historic North

Historic Route to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, and Bahirdar (by Air) 6 Night\ 7 Days

Tour Code:-CET-101

Day 01:- You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 02:-Transfer to the airport for an early flight to Bahir Dar. The flight takes 40-45 minutes.

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