- Price$ 1,250
- TypeHistorical Tours
- Departure CityAddis Ababa
- End CityAddis Ababa
- Contract Single
- Durations 8 days 9 nights
Ethiopia is a mountainous country and has a very beautiful landscape. The natural composition of the country ranges from very high mountains (such as the Simien Mountains and Bale Mountains) to one of the lowest areas below the sea level in the world, the Danakil depression.
The Great Rift Valley Lakes are home to a wealth of bird, animal and plant life. The high rugged Simien Mountains in the north and the Bale Mountains in the southeast are also home to some unique wild life and rich flora, and are ideal for trekking. Some of the country’s fast flowing rivers like Blue Nile, Awash and Omo are preferred for rafting.
The Danakil depression is one of the earths’ hottest place with many points at little more than 163 meters below sea level. Dallol is a lunar type landscape, while Ert-ale is a continuously active volcano with two lava lakes within its caldera.
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Wow Ethiopia Tours representative will meet and take you to your hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Bahir dar and Visit Lake Tana Island Monasteries & Blue Nile Falls
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Bahir Dar. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes. Your first visit will be to Lake Tana on a boat ride where you will visit to the medieval period island monasteries (beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred) on Lake Tana such as: Kibran Gabriel (only for men), Entos and on the Zegien peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal Giorgis.After lunch, you will drive (some 30 Km) and visit to the Blue Nile Falls. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Gondar and Visit the Fassiladas Castles
You will be driven to Gondar (185 Km) right after breakfast. Then you will check into a hotel and after a brief break, you will have lunch. Then, you will visit to the Royal Castles & the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year. You will continue your visit to Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light), the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab. Early in the evening, you will visit "AzmariBet" at Traditional Music Houses after which you will have dinner at the hotel and stay there for the night. Overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Fly to Axum & City Tour in Axum
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Axum where you will check into a hotel. After a short break, you will visit to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba?s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.), all day with lunch break in between. In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there. Overnight Hotel.
Day 6:Fly to Lalibela
After breakfast, another short flight will take you to Lalibela. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes. Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight Hotel.
Day 7: Fly back to Addis Ababa and departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
- Airport Transfer
- Boat Trip
- Camping Gear
- Cook With C/Materials
- Domestic Flight
- Entrance Fee
- Food & Beverage N/A
- Ground Transportation
- Local Guide
- Mules with Muleteers
- Professional Guide
- Room Accommodation