Historic Route Tour - HSAT 003

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Program Highlights

Day 1: Arrival/ Addis Ababa

Day 2: Addis Abeba City Tour

Day 3: Bahir Dar-Blue Nile fall 

Day 4: Lake Tana Monasteries (Bahir Dar – Gorgora boat trip)

Day 5: Gondar (the Camelot of Africa) 

Day 6: Semien Mountains-Gondar

Day 7: Gondar-Axum (The birth Place of Ethiopian History) 

Day 8: The Temple of Yeha: Full day Yeha Temple excursion

Day 9: Rock Hewn churches of Lalibela

Day 10: full day in Lalibela 

Day 11: Yimrahane Kirstos Excursion

Day 12: Lalibela- Addis-Harar

Day 13: Islamic city of Harar 

Day 14: shopping at Merkato







Day 1: Arrival/ Addis Ababa
Arrive at the Addis Ababa and be welcomed by Stone Age tour and travel representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight hotel-Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Addis Abeba City Tour
After Breakfast, drive to the Entoto Mountain, for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum with historical and royal exhibit, The Church of St. Mary, built in 1885 and the old palace of emperor MenelikII. Drive back to Addis for the National Museum in which you are visiting different archaeological findings. After lunch, visit the Trinity Cathedral, and Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII at Bààta Church Overnight at chosen hotel – Addis Abeba

Day 3: Bahir Dar-Blue Nile fall 
After breakfast; fly from Addis to Bahir Dar and drive to the small town of Tiss Abay (32km rough road) to visit the impressive Blue Nile River Waterfalls. Then trek around to see a 17th C Portuguese Bridge and the country side. After the fall, return to Bahir Dar & make city tour of Bahir Dar which includes: market where you can find the pottery, traditional hand-made woven clothes, and Woito Basket market.

Afternoon; visit the hill of Bezawit, at this point, you will visit the Palace of Emperor Haile SelassieI( entering is prohibited), the source of the Blue Nile- leaving Lake Tana and panoramic view of Bahir Dar and the full sunset. Overnight – at chosen Hotel– Bahir Dar

Day 4: Lake Tana Monasteries (Bahir Dar – Gorgora boat trip)
Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Years before; the islands on the lake were the home lands of Felasha/ Jewish people. Some monasteries are cherished with treasures such as murals on the walls of monasteries, crowns and royal ropes. There are some Monasteries not allowed for women.

After breakfast, full day boat trip on Lake Tana to visit all accessible monasteries on the lake. You will have Picnic lunch at one of monasteries and Overnight – at chosen Hotel– Bahir Dar

Day 5: Gondar (the Camelot of Africa) 
After breakfast you can visit the 17th C church of Debre Birhan Silassie (Light of Trinity) unique in its wall painting (murals), the Castles of emperor Fassiladas(Fasil enclosure) and his swimming pool, and palace of Empress Mentewab( Kusquam complex).after lunch visit the local market . At night you will have a time to keep amused with cultural and traditional melody (music) of the region.the night clubs (Azmari bet) are famous here. Azmari singers with their one stringed instrument are incredibly clever at creating lyrics. Once they know your name you will be treated to an Amharic praise song about your generosity, intelligence and other compliments they can think of you. Overnight-at chose hotel Gondar





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