Eleven Days of Cultural Travel-Meeting of Northern Ethiopia-
During this tour, you will discover a Christian land with its Orthodox cults and its churches carved into the rock.
-A Lalibela you will discover a monastic city considered in Ethiopia as the Jerusalem of Black Africa. When in Aksum, it's 3000 years of history that contemplates you.
-First city to convert to Christianity, it was the first capital of Ethiopia before passing the hand to Gonder or you will be amazed by the beauty of its castles dating from the 16 / 17th century.
- Of course how to visit the North of the country without discovering the mythical Nile Falls.
* If necessary, this trip can be done with a 4 Days / 3 Nights excursion for cultural visits in the eastern part (Harer) and in the southern part of Ethiopia. It is always our pleasure to make you discover this beautiful country and especially this part of the country also called "The highlands of Abyssinia"
The team of Your Dream Ethiopia Travel.
Detailed itinerary of 11 days / 10 nights
Day 1: Addis Ababa:
Visit: Lucy Archeological Museum, Mount Entoto, Menelik Palace and visit of historical monuments in Addis Ababa / Overnight at the Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Addis-Aksum: (Flight in the morning): City Tour to Aksum:
The city of Axum is the cradle of one of the most important civilizations in Ethiopian history. Visit of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Sion, where according to legend, is the Ark of the Covenant, The field of monolithic stelae of granite erected in the 3rd century, the archaeological museum which displays a multitude of ancient objects of the Axumite period. Visit of the palace of Don Gour which dates from the 6th century. Walk to downtown Aksum. Overnight at the hotel in Axum.
Day 3: Axum-Adigrat: 4 to 5 hours of roads.
Morning, celebration of the Sunday mass with the locals around the church of St Mary of Sion (According to the wishes of the customers). After breakfast late, departure to visit the remains of the sites in Axoum. Visit the stone Ezana engraved in a block of stone 2.5 m, a text in three languages: Geza, Sabean and Greek, the tombs of kings. Adigrat. Stop to visit a 5th century temple A.J.C (Yeha Temple) .Continuation of road to Adigrat. Dinner and overnight in Adigrat
Day 4: Adigrat-Mekele: 4 to 5 hours of roads.
After breakfast late, drive to Mekele. En route visit the rock churches of the tiger region: Abraha Atsbaha, Wukro kirkos. Arrival in Mekele, walk around the city center of the capital of the Tigray region (Tour of the city of Mekele).
Dinner and overnight in Mekele at the Hotel
Day 5: Mekele-Lalibela: 6 to 7 hours of roads.
Departure to Lalibela. (Asphalt road from 6 to 7 hours). Lunch in a restaurant in Weldeya or Picnic on the road. Arrive in Lalibela, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Lalibela
Day 6: Lalibela: Visit of the rupet churches in Lalibela
Morning, visit the first part of the Lalibela rock churches. The churches of Bete Medhanialem, Bete Maskal, Bete Mariam, Bete Denagel, Bete Golgota and Bete Senai). Visit the local market in Lalibela. Lunch in a restaurant in town. In the afternoon continue the visit of the 2nd part of the churches (Bete Guebriel and Raphael, Bete Merkorios, Bete Emmanuel, Bete Aba Libanos, Bete Giorgis). Dinner and overnight in Lalibela.
Day 7: Lalibela-Gonder: 6 to 7 hours of roads
Morning, after breakfast, drive towards the direction of Gonder. Stop to visit the church of NeakutoLeab located 7 km from the city of Gonder. Lunch at Debre Tabore. Arrival in Gonder towards the end of the afternoon. , Dinner and night in Gonder.
Day 8: Gonder-Semein Park-Debark: 1 to 2 hours drive.
Morning, visit the Castles and Debre Berhan church, afternoon drive to the Semein National Park. According to the guides and scouts who will accompany us, a short tour is planned for the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Debark.
Day 9: Debark-Bahir Dar: 4 to 5h30min drive.
Morning, departure towards the direction of Gonder. Stop to visit the village of Fellasha. Continuation of visit to Gonder then road towards the direction of Bahir Dar. Installation in a lodge on the shores of Lake Tana. Dinner and Night in Bahir Dar
Day 10: Bahir Dar-Chutte Blue Nile-Excursion by boat on Lake Tana-Bahir Dar.
Morning departure to the falls of the Blue Nile .Returns to Bahir Dar for lunch after lunch, 40-minute boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the ancient monasteries that date from the 14th Century. At sunset, return by boat to the lodge.Diner and Night in Bahir Dar.
Day 11: Bahir Dar-Addis- (Flight of the South)
After breakfast, transfer to Bahir Dar airport for flight to Addis. Lunch at a local restaurant in town. In the afternoon, visit a weaving cooperative. In the evening, departure for dinner in a traditional restaurant with folk dances from different regions. Transfer. End of service
Commences in:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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