Historic Route Tour - HSAT 007

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Program Highlights:

Day 1: Arrive & City tour of Addis Ababa

Day 2: Addis – Bahir Dar (monasteries & Blue Nile River)

Day3: the Castles of Gondar, Jews Village & Simien Mountains National park 

Day 4: Simien mountains National Park & Axum  

Day 5: Visits in Axum 

Day 6: Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela 

Day 7: Asheton Maryam Church & Nakuto Leàb Cave Church 

Day 8: Lalibela – Addis – Departure















Day 1: Arrive & City tour of Addis Ababa
Morning, arrive to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and meet with us and after check in to your hotel, make a city tour of Addis Ababa.  Overnight –Hotel – Addis Ababa

Day 2: Addis – Bahir Dar (monasteries & Blue Nile River)
After breakfast; fly from Addis to Bahir Dar after check in to your hotel drive to the small town of Tiss Abay (42km rough road) to visit the impressive Blue Nile Fall. And trek around to see a Portuguese Bridge (17Century) and the country side. After the fall, return to Bahir Dar & make city tour of Bahir Dar. Afternoon; take a chartered fast and safe boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries (constructed during 14 up to 18 century). Overnight – at chosen  Hotel Bahir Dar

Day 3: the Castles of Gondar, Jews Village & Simien Mountains National park 
After breakfast; drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar (187km).  Visit the Castles of emperor Fassiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitwab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17century church of Debre Birhan Sillassie (Light of Trinity). After Lunch drive to the Semien Mountains National Park (138km). On the way to the park visit Felasha or the black Jewish. Then continue driving to Debark (101km from Gondar). At Debark; we collect entrance tickets and a scout for the park. After Debark; drive to Semien Mountains National Park (until Chennek). At Chennek, you will have a best chance to see the endemic Walia Ibex.  On the way; appreciate the alluring chained mountains of the Simien Park and Gelada baboons feeding on the ground at many places. Overnight- camping – Chennek (in the heart of the park)

Day 4: Simien mountains National Park & Axum  
After Breakfast; drive back to Debark and to Axum (minimum of 6-7hrs drive). Photo stops on the way lunch in the town of Shire & proceed to Axum. Overnight - at chosen Hotel–Axum

Day 5: Visits in Axum 
Explore the city of Axum. Things to see here include: the archaeological museum, monolithic steles, the tombs of King Kaleb, and the legendary Bath and the ruins of ancient palace of the Queen of Sheba ,St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Ark of the Covenant and Emperor Fassiladas’ Castle of Axum. Visit also the monastery of Abba Pantelion at the hill side of Axum. Overnight – at chosen Hotel –Axum
Day6: Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela 

Fly from Axum to Lalibela and after lunch, Visit the first group of six churches.Overnight  – at chosen Hotel - Lalibela  





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