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Title: Highlighting the Historic Route

Tour code: VET220

Tour Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights

Transportation: Surface & Air

Type of Vehicle2009/10 Nissan Patrol or 2009/10 Toyota Land cruiser &

2010 Double AC Toyota HIACE minibuses for city tours

Tour Customizable: Yes

Tour highlights: city tours, boat trip & gorges, world heritage sites, camping, monasteries, castles & obelisks, beautiful scenery…

Day-to-day program:

Day 01: Addis Ababa - City Tour
On arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Time permitting, your guide and driver will take you on a city tour. The first stop is scenic Mount Entoto. At 2500 m, Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world and Entoto is several hundred meters higher. Within Entoto's old Imperial Compound, you will visit the churches of Mariam and the Archangel Raguel. Afterwards, stop at the National Archaeological Museum where exhibits include the 3.5 million-year-old bones of 'Lucy' and  the Menelik Mausoleum 

Overnight hotel in Addis Ababa


Day 02: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar
Early in the morning, drive to Bahir-Dar. En route enjoy the spectacular view of the wooded land, the Selallie plain and the Blue Nile Gorge, one of the beautiful Gorges in the world. Picnic lunch at Dejen & we drive through the farm land of Gojam.

Overnight hotel in Bahr Dar.

Day 03:
Bahir Dar
After breakfast, drive to the gigantic Blue Nile Falls, locally known as TISS-ISSAT "water that smokes", 35kms far from Bahir Dar town. After 20 minutes pleasant walk, you get to the waterfalls. After lunch, explore Bahir Dar, including the market and a visit of the Palace of the late Emperor Haile Selassie at Bizeit. Bahir Dar has several clubs and bars where you can enjoy both traditional and modern Ethiopian music and dancing. 

Overnight hotel in Bahr Dar.

Day 04: Gondar
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Gondar. We will commence in the afternoon on city tour of the 17th century town of Gondar with its castle compound. The Town of Gondar was Ethiopian capital after 1632 for about hundred and fifty years. You will also visit one of the beautiful churches "Debre Birhan-Sellassie" very known for its mural paintings as well as drive for a short visit of the visit of the village of the former Ethiopian Jews.

Overnight hotel in Gondar

Day 05: Gondar - Lalibella
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibella.

After lunch you start visiting the first part and the 2nd part of the rock hewn churches of Lalibella, all carved out (inside and outside) of a solid rock and are architecturally unique ranked among the wonders of the world.

Overnight  hotel in Lalibella.

Day 06:
Lalibella - Axum
After breakfast you will check out from your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Axum. Your flight time to reach Axum will be 45 minutes. Axum is the first Ethiopian capital where Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia during 4th century. The obelisks of Axum some of them still standing, believed to have been erected during 1st B.C. These huge monuments are carved out of a single granite stone, and have got a weight of up to 500 tones. The St. Mary Church of "Mariam Tsion" where the Ark of the Convenient of Mosses have been rested, the graves and palaces of the kings of the Axumite King "Ezana" of 4th century etc… are some of the attractions to be seen within Axum.

Overnight hotel in Axum.

Day 07: Axum - Addis Ababa
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon more sight seeing tour of Addis and shopping. Transfer to the airport. End of tour

Remark:

  You will be given an adjusted program of this tour that goes along with your arrival time in Ethiopia upon request

  Extension or reduction of this tour is possible

  This tour can be re-programmed to fit your interest, time and budget

 

 

 


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