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Immerse Yourself In The Beauty And Culture Of Ethiopia

Historical Tours

Northern Historic Route

Lalibela

 Lalibela has 11 remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches, believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th or early 13th Century. These notable structures are carved, inside and out, into the solid rock, and are considered to be among the wonders of the world. 

Gonder

Gonder, is a city in northern Ethiopia. It’s known for the walled Fasil Ghebbi fortress and palace compound, once the seat of Ethiopian emperors. Other treasure of Gonder include the 18th Century palace of Ras Beit, the bath of Fasilades, the reuined palace of Kusquam, and the church of Debre Berhane Selassie with its unique murals.  

Axum

Axum is Ethiopia’s most ancient city and the capital of the historic Axumite state, is the site of many remarkable monolithic stone stelae, or obelisks, the three most important being decorated to represent multi-storied buildings, complete with doors and windows.

 

Semien Mountain

The Semien Mountains, in northern Ethiopia, north east of Gondar in Amhara region, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands. They are a World Heritage Site and include the Simien Mountains National Park. 

Bahir Dar

The natural beauty of Ethiopia amazes the first-time visitor.   Tisisat, the blue Nile falls, must rank as one of the greatest natural spectacles in Africa today. 

Itineraries

5 days and 4 nights

Day 1 – Take morning flight from Addis to Lalibela. Get picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Begin the tour of the northern group of churches. In the afternoon tour the southern group of churches.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 2- Drive most of the way (35-40 minutes) and walk the last 20 minutes or hike the whole way to Asheton Maryam cave church. Tour the church. Visit NakutaLa’ab Monastery, located in a cave. Return to Lalibela for lunch. Then drive 42km to the Monastery of YemrehannaKristos, a unique wood and granite church built in a cavern before the time of King Lalibela.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 3- Drive from Lalibela to Gondar. City tour of Gondar – Royal Enclosure (castles), bath of King Fasil, church of DebreBerhan Selassie.
Spend the night in Gondar.

Day 4- Drive from Gondar to Bahir Dar. Take a boat ride on Lake Tana, visiting monasteries and churches on the lake. Visit the Blue Nile Waterfalls.
Spend the night in Bahir Dar.

Day 5-
Drive from Bahir Dar to Addis.

By Flight: 5 days and 4 nights

Day 1 –
Take morning flight from Addis to Lalibela. Get picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Begin the tour of the northern group of churches.In the afternoon tour the southern group of churches.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 2
Drive most of the way (35-40 minutes) and walk the last 20 minutes or hike the whole way to Asheton Maryam cave church. Tour the church. Visit NakutaLa’ab Monastery, located in a cave. Return to Lalibela for lunch. Then drive 42km to the Monastery of YemrehannaKristos, a unique wood and granite church built in a cavern before the time of King Lalibela.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 3
Fly from Lalibela to Gondar. City tour of Gondar – Royal Enclosure (castles), bath of King Fasil, church of DebreBerhan Selassie.
Spend the night in Gondar.

Day 4
Drive from Gondar to Bahir Dar. Take a boat ride on Lake Tana, visiting monasteries and churches on the lake. Visit the Blue Nile Waterfalls.
Spend the night in Bahir Dar.

Day 5
Fly from Bahir Dar to Addis.

8 days and 7 nights

Day 1 – Get picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Begin the city tour in Addis.
Overnight: in the Hotel

Day 2 – Take morning flight from Addis to Lalibela. Get picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Begin the tour of the northern group of churches. In the afternoon tour the southern group of churches.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 3 –Drive most of the way (35-40 minutes) and walk the last 20 minutes or hike the whole way to Asheton Maryam cave church. Tour the church. Visit NakutaLa’ab Monastery, located in a cave. Return to Lalibela for lunch. Then drive 42km to the Monastery of YemrehannaKristos, a unique wood and granite church built in a cavern before the time of King Lalibela.
Spend the night in Lalibela.

Day 4 – Fly from Lalibela to Gondar. City tour of Gondar – Royal Enclosure (castles), bath of King Fasil, church of Debre Berhan Selassie.
Spend the night in Gondar.

Day 5 –Drive from Gondar to Simien Mountains Sankaber Camp – arriving evening And Trek most of the camps like Geech Camp , Mount Imet Gogo, Chenek Camp and return to Gondar.

Day 7- Drive from Gondar to Bahir Dar. Take a boat ride on Lake Tana, visiting monasteries and churches on the lake. Visit the Blue Nile Waterfalls.
Spend the night in Bahir Dar.

Day 8 – Fly from Bahir Dar to Addis.
End of the tour.