10 Days in Northern Ethiopia Tours
The best historical hertiges and natural attraction site of Ethiopia. On this specific package you will have a chance to touch Addis Ababa city, Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Falls, Gondar and its Castle, Simien Mountains National park, Axum and its civilization and Lalibela and its Eleven rock hewn churches.
The North part of Ethiopia is every known on historical hertiges . On thos specific package you will have a chance to visit Ethiopian historical sites and Simien Mountains National park. Under this package you will visit Bahir dar and Lake tana, Gondar and its Palace, Axum , Lalibela and eleven rock hewn churches. Further more, this package includes many cultural attractions inside those which will make you delight whenever you explored them.
Day 1, city tour in Addis Ababa to visit Ethiopian national museum , open air market ( Merekato ) and top view of Addis ( Enetoto)
Overnight in Addis Ababa
Day 2, Flight to Bahir dar
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit different Ethiopian Orthodox churches and monasteries with beautiful wall paintings such Ura kidanmeheret, Azewa Mariyam, Betre Mariyam and the out let of Blue Nile river from lake tana. It takes 4 hours.
Afternoon, drive to the Blue Nile waterfalls for short hike in the area.
Overnight in Bahir dar
Day 3, Drive to Gondar
After breakfast,continue north to Gondar. The three-hours drive will take you through rural villages, offering wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. After briefly settling in your hotel, explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings.
Additionally, visit Fasilidass Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today, and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia.
Overnight in Gondar
Day 4, Drive to Simien Mountains National park.
After breakfast, drive to Simien Mountain national park for 2 hours. No matter how you lookat them, simien Mountains are awesome. The massive plateau, riven with gullies and pinnacles, offers tough but immensely rewarding terkking along the ridge that falls sheer to the plains far below. It's not just the scenery that will leave you speechless, but also excitement of sitting among a group of Gelada monkeys or watching magnificent Waliya Ibex joust on rock ledges.
Terrking 3-4 hours
Overnight in Simien or Debark
Day 5, Drive to Axum
Early morning, depart north for Axum, enjoying spectacular views of the Simien Mountains. After stopping for lunch in Adi Arkay, proceed driving through the dramatic Tekeze Valley, offering some of the best landscapes in the country. Proceed to Axum, home of the ancient Axumite Empire, the Queen of Sheba, and the Ark of the Covenant.
Overnight hotel in Axum
Day 6: Axum
Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia
Today will be a full day visiting the sites of Axum, including the famous obelisks (one that was recently erected after being returned from Italy), the Queen of Shebas Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), King Bazens tomb, and the Queen of Shebas Palace.
Stop At: St Mary of Zion, Axum Ethiopia
You can also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept. Men only are allowed to enter the old church. Unfortunately, no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk) is allowed to enter the chapel where the Ark is kept.
Overnight in Axum
Day 7, Drive to Mekelle
Stop At: Yeha Archaeological Site, Yeha Village Ethiopia
After breakfast, drive to visit the ruins of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 5th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum.
Stop At: Monastery of Debre Damo, Sabean hotel Axum ethiopia, Adigrat Ethiopia
Afterwards, visit the Debre Damo monastery, where the men (sorry! No women allowed.) must climb up a 15-m rope to enter.
Stop At: Wukro Chirkos Church, Wukro Ethiopia
Proceed through the state of Tigray, stopping en-route at Wukro to visit the rock-hewn church of Chirkos.
Overnight in Mekelle
Day 8, Drive to Lalibela
Pass By: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
Early in the morning, embark on a full day of driving to Lalibela. Here you will pass through several small villages, with typical sandstone homes of the Tigray people. Proceed through this rural area for the stunning approach to the home of Ethiopias most prized destination Lalibela.
Overnight hotel in Lalibela
Day 9, Lalibela
Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
In the morning, start your tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches - Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (entry not permitted for women). After lunch, continue with the Southeastern Cluster of churches Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, you will visit the most famous of all the churches Bet Giyorgis, constructed in honor of the patron saint of Ethiopia Saint George.
Overnight in Lalibela
Day 10, Filght to Addis
Commences in:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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