Historical Route (11nights/12days or 14nights/15day)

Historical Route (11 Nights/12 Days or 14 Nights/15 Days)

Tour Code: AK-H007
Duration: 11nights/12days or 14nights/15days
Transportation: By Surface & Air
Tour Covers: Bahirdar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum, and Tigray Rock Churches

DAY 1
Arrive at Addis Ababa. O/N Ambassador/Debre Damo/Panorama Hotel

DAY 2
Fly to Bahir Dar. PM boat trip to the island monasteries on Lake Tana. O/N Abayminch Lodge/Tana Hotel.

DAY 3
AM drive Blue Nile Falls and PM drive to Gondar. O/N Goha/Tayebelaye Hotel.

DAY 4
Gonder; visit castles and churches. O/N Goha/Tayebelaye Hotel.

DAY 5
Drive to Axum passing through the Semien Mountains.

DAY 6
Full day at Axum and visit Axum sightseeing. O/N Sabana /Zarid Zima Hotel.

DAY 7
Drive to the Yeha temple; so proceed to the Debre Damo monastery, where men climb with ropes for about 16 mts. O/N in Adigrat Agoro Lodge.

DAY 8
Full day visit of Tigray Churches; Abreha We Atsbeha, Degum Selassie, Mariam Korkor, etc. O/N Axum Hotel.

DAY 9
Drive to Lalibella, admiring spectacular views. O/N Top 12/Panorama View Hotel.

DAY 10
Full day Rock-hewn churches of Lalibella. O/N Top 12/Panorama View Hotel.

DAY 11
Morning excursion by cars/mules to the Asheten Mariam rock church. Afternoon drive to the Naktule’ab cave church and possibly participates to a coffee ceremony in a traditional house. O/N Top 12/Panorama View Hotel.

DAY 12
Fly back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon visit Mercato; biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner with folkloristic dance. Departure. Day use room till 18:00hrs.

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DAY 12
Drive to Kombolcha en route visit Hayk Estifanos Monastery. O/N Sunny Side Hotel.

DAY 13
Drive from Kombolcha to Addis Ababa. Ambassador/Debre Damo/Panorama Hotel.

DAY 14
Departure.

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