Northern Natural and Historic Tour:- The northern part of Ethiopia is endowed with diversified natural and historic destinations. This package will enable you experience the wealth of historical and natural destination sites.
Addis Ababa – Arrival at Bole International Airpor and Transfer to hotel for check-in. City tour of Addis Ababa including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market , and the National Museum of Ethiopia and the ethnographic museum. Overnight Hotel – Addis Ababa
Bahirdar – Fly to Bahir Dar from Addis Ababa. In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to explore the monasteries of Lake Tana. In the afternoon you will have an excursion to the Blue Nile falls which is also called (TIS ABAY or TIS ESAT) which means the smoking water. Overnight Hotel – Bahar Dar
Gondar – Drive through the countryside to Gondar from Bahirdar. Explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia and Kuskuam Mariyam. Overnight in Gondar Overnight Hotel – Gondar
Simien Mountains National Park- Drive from Gondar to Sankabar the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Simien Park, The Semien Mountains National Park has many summits above 4,000 meters. Ras Dashen is the highest point in Ethiopia and the fourth highest in Africa at 4,620 meters. UNESCO registers it as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy some light hiking with dramatic land scope and wild life! Overnight Lodge / Camping
Semien Montains National Park to Axum – a scenic drive to Axum from Semien Mountains national Park, capital of the ancient Axumite Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Frequent stops at viewpoints along the way. Arrive in Axum late afternoon. Overnight Hotel -Axum
Axum – Once you arrive in Axum you will see the obelisk of Axum. Axum is an ancient kingdom, which existed several years before the birth of the Christ. Axum is the cradle of Ethiopian culture and Christianity. The city is also the site of Ethiopia’s first church, dedicated to Tsion Maryam, and is the spiritual home of the Ethiopian Orthodox church. Overnight Hotel – Axum
Gherealta – Drive to the Gheralta Lodge passing the Adwa battlefield, site of Emperor Menelik II’s 1895 victory over the invading Italians. Visit the 2,500 year old ruins of Yeha, an ancient moon temple. Continue past Adigrat and visit Aba Gerima and Petros Paulos, two of the Tigray region’s oldest and finest rock churches.
Gherealta to Mekele – Visit more of Tigray’s remote and ancient rock-hewn churches: Abraha Atsbeha, dating from the 10th century; the beautiful Wukro Chirkos; and Medhane Alem Kesho. Drive to Mekele. Overnight Hotel – Mekele
Mekelle to Lalibela – Drive on a scenic road to Lalibela. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy the beauty full sunset Overnight Hotel – Lalibela
Lalibela – in the morning visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site.This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. After lunch, begin to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha. Overnight hotel in Lalibela In the afternoon, visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, a huge monolith in the shape of a cross, and constructed in honor of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. Overnight Hotel – Lalibela
Addis Ababa – Fly back to Addis Ababa and have farewell party with cultural dinner and local drinks to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks.