Mode of transportation: – Car & Flight
Day 01: Arrival – Sightseeing Addis (The new Flower)
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Then proceed to Ethnographic museum, which use to be the palace of Emperor Hailesellase. To wrap up you drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa. Overnight in Nega Bonger Hotel Addis.
Day 02: Addis Ababa– Bahir Dar
After breakfast passing through the wonderful chain mountains and densely tree forest of Mount Entoto then after a two hours driving we will be arriving at one of the respected monastery of Ethiopia Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia which is lying northwest of Addis Ababa and it was Founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot we will visit the museums that have a lot of ancient bible books collection with religious crosses later we will see the internal parts of the church then we will be passing the womndeerful landscapes of Blue Nile George we will have a stop over at Debre Markos later after lunch we will keep our driving to the next stop of lake Zengena.
Overnight Bahir Dar Lucky Hotel
Day 03: Bahir Dar (Lakeside Town)
After breakfast you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret which is the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries. Afternoon, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls ((Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam.) Overnight Bahir Dar Lucky Hotel
Day 04:Drive Bahir Dar – Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)
After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. The Royal Capital of Ethiopia, Gondar was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas. Afternoon you will attain the most colorful eve ceremony of Timket. It commemorates Christ’s baptism by St. John in the Jordan River. ON this day the tabots (replica of arc of covenant) of each church are carried out in procession to a place near a river where the next day’s celebration will take place. A special tent is set up for each tabot, each hosting a proud manner depicting the church’s saint. The ceremony is accompanied by hymns and dances of the priests, drum beating, bell ringing and blowing of trumpets. Overnight in Goha Hotel Gondar.
Day 05: Gondar – Excursion to Semien Mountains (122 kms 4 – 5 hrs drive)
Today you will drive to Buyit Ras a segment of the Semein Mountain. This is a sight, which is termed as the most wild and magnificent view all Ethiopian landscapes. The Semien Mountains National park is the only place in Ethiopia registered by the UNESCO as a natural beauty.
Overnight Sona Hotel Debarq
Day 06:Debarq Axum (Mysterious Monolithes)
After an early breakfast we will be driving to Axum. A city more than 2500 years of history, once the center of a great empire and ancient civilization, home of the original Ark of covenants, Axum is the prime historical site in the north of Ethiopia. Take a city tour that include the St. Mary’s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository of the ‘Ark of covenant’, the coronation yard, Stelae Park, Tomb of Kaleb and his son Gebre Meskel, Ezana’s Inscriptions, Queen of Sheba’s Bath, Queen of Sheba’s palace ruins and Axum Museum. Overnight in Yared Zemma Hotel Axum.
Day 07: Axum –Mekelle
This day after breakfast we will be driving to Mekelle on the way we will stop at the temple of Yeha and the Rock Hewan Churches Of Tigray (Adikisho Medhanyalem,Wukero Cherkos) then we will be staying the night at the town of Mekelle.
Overnight Axum Hotel Mekelle
Day 08:Meklle –Alamata-Lalibela
This day after breakfat we will be driving to the town of Lalibela on the way you will see the beautiful landscapes of Tigray reion and you will have a stopover at Alamata to see the markets of the wello and tigray people later we will be stoping at Weldya for lunch and we will continue our driving to Lalibela
Overnight Cliff Edge Hotel Lalibela
Day 09: Lalibela (The Eighth Wonder of the World)
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. ‘Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals. In the afternoon you will visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. Overnight Cliff Edge Hotel Lalibela
Day 10: Lalibela– Addis Ababa
After breakfast You will be back to Addis Ababa in Addis This day you will have a chance of experiencing making local food and coffee in one of the local home in Addis Ababa then In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
Package includes:One local flight, Hotel accommodation on double/twin room occupancy on full board basis, ground transport as per the itinerary, English-speaking regional guides, boat tour on Lake Tana Chamo, all entrance and scout fees.
Package excludes: Alcoholic drinks, airfare, Video and photographing fees, gratitude, and other related expense for per personal nature.