Classic Historic Route Tour - HSAT 001

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TOUR CODE: HSAT 001

DURATION: 16 DAYS AND 15 NIGTHS 

TRANSPORTATION: ALL THE WAY SURFACE

Program Highlights:

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

DAY 02: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA

DAY 03: ADDIS – BAHIR DAR  

DAY 04: FULL DAY IN BAHIR DAR 

DAY 05: DRIVE BAHIR DAR - GONDER

DAY 06: GONDER - SEMIEN 

DAY 07: SEMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - AXUM

DAY 08: FULL DAY TOUR OF AXUM

DAY 09: AXUM - ADIGIRAT

DAY 10: ADIGIRAT – MEKELLE

DAY 11: MEKELLE - LALIBELA

DAY 12: FULL DAY TOUR OF LALIBALA

DAY 13: FULL DAY AT LALIBALA VISITING CHURCHES LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TOWN 

DAY 14: LALIBELA - KOMBOLCHA

DAY 15: KOMBOLCHA – BATI/SENBETE MARKET – ADDIS ABABA

DAY 16: transfer to Bole International Airport to fly back

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA
Addis Ababa Sightseeing, we spend the day exploring Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art. We then visit the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie.and Merkato - the business center of Addis Ababa. After lunch, we take time in St. George Cathedral, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik and then continue on to Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox Church in Ethiopia and has survived through many historical periods, as its interesting architecture can attest to. The Cathedral contains the thrones and the tombs of the emperor and some of the royal family. OVERNIGHT GHION/JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

DAY 03: ADDIS – BAHIR DAR          
We set off early on the road northwest to Bahir dar and en-route visit the 13thc.Monastery of Debre Libanos. The Monastery was founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekla Haimanot who is credited not only with the spread of Christianity throughout the central highlands, but also with the restoration of the Solomonic dynasty, after long period of interruption from the line. The drive takes you through the central highland, the Blue Nile gorge and extensive farmlands of the highlanders. OVERNIGHT TANA/SUMMERLAND HOTE

DAY 04: FULL DAY IN BAHIR DAR 
Early in the morning drive to the Blue Nile falls 32 km far from Bahir Dar town .After lunch in the afternoon have boat trip on Lake Tana for a visit of the Iceland monastery churches of Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidanmihret. OVERNIGHT ABAYMINCH LODGE/HOMLAND HOTEL/ SUMMER LA

DAY 05: DRIVE BAHIR DAR - GONDER 

Proceed driving to the town of Gonder known as the “Camelot” of Africa; was the 17th and 18th century capital city of Ethiopia, which was founded by Emperor Fasiladas (1632 –1667) and was home to a number of emperors & warlords and kings who built several castles and palaces around the area. 

After check in to your hotel and having lunch, you will visit the oldest and the most impressive Gonderine structure, the magnificent castle compound including the two storied palace of emperor Fasilades, built of roughly hewn brown basalt stone held together with mortar, the fantastically decorated Debre Birhan Silassie Church (light of Trinity), the path (now baptismal place during Ethiopian epiphany, January 19) of king Fasiladas. OVERNIGHT TAYE BELAY HOTEL  

 

 

 

 

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