Classic Historic Route - HSAT 006

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TOUR CODE: HSAT 006

DURATION: 8 DAYS AND 7 NIGTHS

TRANSPORTATION: FLIGHT, BOAT RIDE AND SURFACE

Program Highlights:

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA 

DAY 02: FLY TO BAHIR DAR 

DAY 03: BAHIR DAR-GONDAR DRIVE

DAY 04: FLY TO AXUM

DAY 05: FLY TO LALIBELA

DAY 06: FULL DAY AT LALIBALA VISITING CHURCHES OUTSIDE THE TOWN 

DAY 07: FLY TO ADDIS ABABA 

DAY 08: DEPARTUER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA 
Welcome to Ethiopia!  Stone Age Tours and Travel representatives will receive you on arrival at the Addis Ababa BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and transfer to your hotel. OVERNIGHT JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

DAY 02: FLY TO BAHIR DAR 
The Blue Nile, Bahir Dar is a pleasant city located on the shores of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia. we drive to the Blue Nile Falls, After lunch we explore the city of Bahir Dar, including the market and the Bezawit Palace (formerly the Palace of Haile Selassie). A short drive from our hotel, we visit a Woyito Village, where we will see the production of the papyrus boats known as tankwas. We spend the day exploring Lake Tana and its islands by boat. There are 37 islands on Lake Tana and 30 of them have churches and monasteries of considerable historical and cultural interest. We visit the monastery churches of Ura Kidane Mihiret and Azoa Mariam.  OVERNIGHT ABAY MINCH LODGE/HOMLAND HOTEL

DAY 03: BAHIR DAR-GONDAR DRIVE
Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire, which began in 1632 with the reign of Fasilidas. In Gondar, there are a dozen castles built by various emperors over the course of 236 years. The Quskuam Church and the Church Of Debre Berhan Selassie (Light of the Trinity). OVERNIGHT QUARA /GOHA HOTEL

DAY 4: FLY TO AXUM
We fly today to Axum - The legends narrated in the Kebre Nagast (Book of Kings) recount how the city of Axum as early as the 10 th century B.C. You will the stelae There is also a visit to the church of Saint Mary of Zion. There is also a small museum here, which contains the crowns of Ethiopian kings and other treasures. OVERNIGHT YEHA /REMHAI HOTEL

DAY 5: FLY TO LALIBELA
The city contains 11 monolithic churches that were built in the 12th century and are carved out of the pink granite rock;  you will visit Bet Giyorgis, the Nakutelab Rock Hewn Church, built under a natural cave one of the more recent churches and best preserved. Tonight, we have a special treat, participating in The Coffee Ceremony, a ceremony of hospitality in Ethiopia. OVERNIGHT MOUNTAIN VIEW/CLIFF- EDGE HOTEL/TIKUL

DAY 6: FULL DAY AT LALIBALA VISITING CHURCHES OUTSIDE THE TOWN 
Early morning head for a mule ride up to the monastery of Asheten Mariam that lies on the top of the mountain. This is a fantastic excursion taking you upon to an escarpment above the town where you will see not only this amazing rock hewn churches but also one of the best viewing points in Ethiopia OVERNIGHT MOUNTAIN VIEW/ROHA HOTEL  

 

 

 

 

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