Classic Historic Route 9 days Bahir Dar

Classic Historic Route 9 days

Bahir Dar
€1,380 /Person

Description

ADDIS ABABA

Day 1 ‐ Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfer to Saro‐Maria Hotel, an attractive four star hotel in the center of Addis.

Today we will have full day sightseeing tour of the capital which includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the National (Archaeological) Museum, the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral, the various historical monuments of Addis Ababa; and Merkato largest opeŶ‐air market in Africa.

Accommodation Saro‐Maria Hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Transfer to hotel and rest, city tour of Addis


BAHIRDAR‐ LAKE TANA

Day 2 ‐ In  the  morning fly  to  Bahirdar  and  after  check  in  drive  32  km  southwest  of  Bahir  Dar  to the small town of Tiss  Abay  to  visit  the  Blue  Nile  Falls.  We  will  walk  some  distances  to  the  Falls and visit some of the villages around there. In the afternoon we will have a boat excursion  in Ethiopia’s largest water body, Lake Tana  (3,600  sq  km)  to  visit  the  monasteries  of  Ura  Kidane Mihret and Azwa Mariam which are found on the largest peninsula of the lake.

These  monasteries  are  known  for  the  colorful  frescoes  of  religious  scenes,  different  ancient types of crosses, paintings, murals and an impressive display of illuminated Bibles written in Ge’ez, Ethiopia’s oldest language.

Accommodation Blue Nile Resort and hotels

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Blue Nile falls and Tana lake monasteries

Travel Distance : 70 kms , 1hr flight

Transport: Minibus


GONDAR

Day 3 ‐ Early Morning drive to  Gondar ‐ Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian empire, which began in  1632  with  the  reign  of King  Fasilledes. In  Gondar  there  are  dozens  of castles  built by various emperors over the course of 236 years.

Gondar visit  includes  the  palaces,  residences  and  open  air  baths  of  King  Fasilledes;  (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the monasteries  of  Qusquom, the church  of   Debre Berhan Sellassie (Light  of  the  Trinity)  with  its  16th  century  paintings  and  frescoes,  which  is  located  at  the  summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls.

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Palaces, Churches, paintings, Murals, Crosses

Travel Distance : 180kms

Transport: Minibus


SEMIEN MOUNTAIN

Day 4 ‐ In the morning we will visit Beta Israel or the Felasha  Mura  in  the  outskirts  of  Gondar. Continue drive to the Semien Mountains National Park via Debark the gateway to the  park  and continue driving to reach to  Sankaber  3230masl  through  a  beautiful  scenery  and  Ahmara  people and villages. The Semien  Mountains  National  Park  is  a  World  Heritage  Site  by  UNESCO and  we will visit its exceptional natural beauty which includes superb scenery, endemic  fauna  and  flora. Among other endemics it is here that the Gelada Baboon (bleeding heart Baboon) is found.

Accommodation Semien park Lodge

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Day excursion, walk and visit the Baboons

Travel Distance : 100kms

Transport: Minibus


GONDAR

Day  5  –In the morning we will walk around the park and its surroundings and continue drive to Gondar for overnight

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Park and Scenery

Transport: Minibus


LALIBELA

Day  6    –  In  the  morning  fly  to  Lalibella  rock‐  hewn  churches  of  12th  century.  The  city contains  11  monolithic  churches  that  were  built  in  the  12th  century  and  are  carved  out  of the pink granite  rock; they have been classified as    a    UNESCO  World    Heritage    Site.    We spend  the  rest  of  the  day  visiting  fascinating  churches  within  the  town  and  countryside; some  are  made  from  the  rock  and  dating  back  to  around  the  twelfth  century.  We  visit  the

first and second group of monolithic churches

Accommodation Tukul hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: The three group of Rock hewn Churches of Lalibela

Transport: Minibus


LALIBELA

Day 7 ‐ In the morning drive to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. This is very famous for its ϭth‐century  monastery  church  and  beautiful  view  at  10,298  ft  above  sea  level.  We  will  walk/mule ride  through  dramatic  highland  scenery  and  which  eventually  ends in a beautiful serene agricultural  hamlet.  In the  afternoon drive  to Yimrahene   Kirstos  (let  Christ  Lead   us)  monastery church.

Accommodation Tukul Village

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities:  Churches outside of Lalibela, Asheten mariam and Yimrahine

Transport: Minibus


AXUM

Day  8 ‐  Fly  to  Axum,  a  holy  city  of  Ethiopia,  dating  back  over  2000  years  and  the  cradle  of Ethiopian  civilization  with  the  Axumite  Kingdom,  tour  of  Axum  that  includes:  Axum  stele  or obelisks; the largest single pieces of stone standing anywhere on the world (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), castles of former monarchs, the Axum Museum and Mariam tsion Church, built on the site of Ethiopia's first church AD, and palace of Sheba and the Gundit stelae field, King

Ezana’s inscriptions and the tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel.

Accommodation Sabean hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Stele, Churches, monuments

Transport: Minibus


ADDIS‐ DEPARTURE

Day 9 ‐ Fly to Addis and in the afternoon visit the Merkato Market and  Entoto  mountains  for panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Evening Ethiopian traditional dinner and dance  in  one  of  the renowned restaurant of Addis Ababa. This day  you  will  be  transferred  to   the   airport  for  your flight back home and end of the tour

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Transfer out

Transport: Minibus

Description

ADDIS ABABA

Day 1 ‐ Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfer to Saro‐Maria…

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Description

ADDIS ABABA

Day 1 ‐ Arrive in Addis Ababa. Transfer to Saro‐Maria Hotel, an attractive four star hotel in the center of Addis.

Today we will have full day sightseeing tour of the capital which includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the National (Archaeological) Museum, the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral, the various historical monuments of Addis Ababa; and Merkato largest opeŶ‐air market in Africa.

Accommodation Saro‐Maria Hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Transfer to hotel and rest, city tour of Addis


BAHIRDAR‐ LAKE TANA

Day 2 ‐ In  the  morning fly  to  Bahirdar  and  after  check  in  drive  32  km  southwest  of  Bahir  Dar  to the small town of Tiss  Abay  to  visit  the  Blue  Nile  Falls.  We  will  walk  some  distances  to  the  Falls and visit some of the villages around there. In the afternoon we will have a boat excursion  in Ethiopia’s largest water body, Lake Tana  (3,600  sq  km)  to  visit  the  monasteries  of  Ura  Kidane Mihret and Azwa Mariam which are found on the largest peninsula of the lake.

These  monasteries  are  known  for  the  colorful  frescoes  of  religious  scenes,  different  ancient types of crosses, paintings, murals and an impressive display of illuminated Bibles written in Ge’ez, Ethiopia’s oldest language.

Accommodation Blue Nile Resort and hotels

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Blue Nile falls and Tana lake monasteries

Travel Distance : 70 kms , 1hr flight

Transport: Minibus


GONDAR

Day 3 ‐ Early Morning drive to  Gondar ‐ Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian empire, which began in  1632  with  the  reign  of King  Fasilledes. In  Gondar  there  are  dozens  of castles  built by various emperors over the course of 236 years.

Gondar visit  includes  the  palaces,  residences  and  open  air  baths  of  King  Fasilledes;  (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), the monasteries  of  Qusquom, the church  of   Debre Berhan Sellassie (Light  of  the  Trinity)  with  its  16th  century  paintings  and  frescoes,  which  is  located  at  the  summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls.

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Palaces, Churches, paintings, Murals, Crosses

Travel Distance : 180kms

Transport: Minibus


SEMIEN MOUNTAIN

Day 4 ‐ In the morning we will visit Beta Israel or the Felasha  Mura  in  the  outskirts  of  Gondar. Continue drive to the Semien Mountains National Park via Debark the gateway to the  park  and continue driving to reach to  Sankaber  3230masl  through  a  beautiful  scenery  and  Ahmara  people and villages. The Semien  Mountains  National  Park  is  a  World  Heritage  Site  by  UNESCO and  we will visit its exceptional natural beauty which includes superb scenery, endemic  fauna  and  flora. Among other endemics it is here that the Gelada Baboon (bleeding heart Baboon) is found.

Accommodation Semien park Lodge

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Day excursion, walk and visit the Baboons

Travel Distance : 100kms

Transport: Minibus


GONDAR

Day  5  –In the morning we will walk around the park and its surroundings and continue drive to Gondar for overnight

Accommodation Goha hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Park and Scenery

Transport: Minibus


LALIBELA

Day  6    –  In  the  morning  fly  to  Lalibella  rock‐  hewn  churches  of  12th  century.  The  city contains  11  monolithic  churches  that  were  built  in  the  12th  century  and  are  carved  out  of the pink granite  rock; they have been classified as    a    UNESCO  World    Heritage    Site.    We spend  the  rest  of  the  day  visiting  fascinating  churches  within  the  town  and  countryside; some  are  made  from  the  rock  and  dating  back  to  around  the  twelfth  century.  We  visit  the

first and second group of monolithic churches

Accommodation Tukul hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: The three group of Rock hewn Churches of Lalibela

Transport: Minibus


LALIBELA

Day 7 ‐ In the morning drive to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. This is very famous for its ϭth‐century  monastery  church  and  beautiful  view  at  10,298  ft  above  sea  level.  We  will  walk/mule ride  through  dramatic  highland  scenery  and  which  eventually  ends in a beautiful serene agricultural  hamlet.  In the  afternoon drive  to Yimrahene   Kirstos  (let  Christ  Lead   us)  monastery church.

Accommodation Tukul Village

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities:  Churches outside of Lalibela, Asheten mariam and Yimrahine

Transport: Minibus


AXUM

Day  8 ‐  Fly  to  Axum,  a  holy  city  of  Ethiopia,  dating  back  over  2000  years  and  the  cradle  of Ethiopian  civilization  with  the  Axumite  Kingdom,  tour  of  Axum  that  includes:  Axum  stele  or obelisks; the largest single pieces of stone standing anywhere on the world (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), castles of former monarchs, the Axum Museum and Mariam tsion Church, built on the site of Ethiopia's first church AD, and palace of Sheba and the Gundit stelae field, King

Ezana’s inscriptions and the tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel.

Accommodation Sabean hotel

Rooming Standard double/twin room (Based on your preferences)

Meals Breakfast

Included Activities: Stele, Churches, monuments

Transport: Minibus


ADDIS‐ DEPARTURE

Day 9 ‐ Fly to Addis and in the afternoon visit the Merkato Market and  Entoto  mountains  for panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Evening Ethiopian traditional dinner and dance  in  one  of  the renowned restaurant of Addis Ababa. This day  you  will  be  transferred  to   the   airport  for  your flight back home and end of the tour

Meals Breakfast and dinner

Included Activities: Transfer out

Transport: Minibus

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Days : 9 | Nights : 8


Inclusions


  • Local tax
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Live entertainment
  • Professional tour escort
  • Admission to park(s)
  • Driver
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Safety deposit boxes

Exclusions


  •     Return Airport Transfer    
  •     Alcoholic beverages    

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