Historic Attractions-GT 114
Trip type: – Historic Attractions
Duration: – 17 night & 18 days
Mode of transport: – Surface
Tour code: – GT 114
Day 01: Arrive in Addis. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis which includes mount Entoto, National museum, Holy Trinity church, Ethnographic museum and Merkato, the biggest open market in East Africa. Overnight in Addis. Overnight in Addis.
Day 02: Drive to Bahir Dar passing through the Blue Nile gorge. Overnight in Bahir Dar.
Day 03: Morning take a boat cruise on Lake Tana. Afternoon, drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls. Overnight in Bahir Dar.
Day 04: Begin your journey to Gondar. Afternoon, visit the city of Gondar which includes Castles and Churches built by Emperor Fassiladas and his descendants. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie with Wonderful murals art. Overnight in Gondar.
Day 05: Drive to Sanqaber a segment of the Semein Mountain, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia. Overnight at Semien Mountains.
Day 06: Take an excursion to Cheneck where you may encounter the endemics of Gelada Baboon and Walia Ibex. Overnight at Semien Mountains.
Day 07: Drive to Axum passing through the adventurous of Limalio road and Tekeze desert. Overnight in Axum.
Day 08: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Afternoon take a city tour of Axum that includes : the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository of the ‘Ark of covenant’, Stelae Park, the St. Mary’s of Zion Church, ruin palace of Queen of Sheba’s, Tomb of Kaleb and his son Gebre Meskel, Ezana’s Inscriptions. Overnight in Axum.
Day 09: Drive to Hawzen visiting en route the Yeha 5th century Temple, the oldest temple in the world. Overnight in Geraltha.
Day 10: Morning you will have an excursion to the monastery of Abune Yemeata dated back to the 6th Century and afternoon to the monastery of Mariam Korkor and Abba Daniel’s Prayer room. Overnight in Geraltha.
Day 11: Drive to Mekele visiting en route Dugum Sellase, Abraha Atsbeha and Wukro Cherkos. Overnight in Mekele.
Day 12: Drive to Lalibela sightseeing en route. Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 13: Visit top attractions of Lalibela famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals dated back to 12th Century. Morning, you will visit 1st and 3rd group of churches and in the afternoon, the 2nd group of churches. Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 14: Drive to Kombolcha visiting en route the monastery of Nakuto Leab built by the nephew of Lalibela. Overnight in Kombolcha.
Day 15: Drive to Awash sightseeing en route. If it’s Monday you will get a chance to see the most colorful Bati market. Overnight in Awash.
Day 16: Early morning game drive in Awash National park. Then drive to Harar sightseeing en route. Overnight in Harar.
Day 17: Harar, an old wall city is the fourth holiest city for the muslim people next to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. The sightseeing of Harar will include the market, the French poet –Rimbaud house, the harari museum, the tomb of Emir Nur who buit the Harar walls known Jugol and the hyena-man show. Overnight in Harar.
Day 18: This day you will drive back to Addis passing through colorful Aweday chat market. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste Ethiopian traditional foods and watch dance of different Ethiopia ethnic groups. Later transfer to the airport for your departure.