14ds/13nts north/historic tour

Langue Amharique, Anglais
Coût 3932 USD pour l'excursion
Nombre de personnes: Tout nombre de personnes
Durée 2 semaines

This is a route to the major historical sites in Ethiopia, church history of Ethiopian Orthodox religion and Simen mountains National park, home to endemic mammals like Galada Baboons, Waliya Ibex and Ethiopian wolf. The Aksumite empire, Gonderian state and Zagwey dynasty are all under this route.


Day 1- Addis Abeba. Arrive Addis Ababa and take city tour to visit National museum where Lucy is located, Trinity Cathedral, Marcato, the biggest open air market in Africa and more. O/n hotel

Day 2- Addis Abeba- Bahirdar-

Early breakfast and drive to Bahirdar via Debrelibanos monastery, the Portuguese bridge and photo stop at the Blue Nile river gorge. Lunch in Debre-markos town. More drive then late in the afternoon arrive in Bahirdar. O/n hotel.

Day 3- Full day in Bahirdar, morning boat ride on lake Tana to visit the monastery of Ura Kidanemihiret and Aziwa Mariam. Back to hotel via the outlet of Nile river. Afternoon, drive to blue Nile falls. Walk for about 1 and half hour to the falls then back to Bahirdar. O/n hotel

Day 4- Bairdar-Gondar-

Drive to Gondar and on the way visit Awramba community village established in the beginning 1980 with the aim of to solve poverty and economic problems of Amhara people through helping one another by promoting egalitarianism practice in Ethiopia. There are about 700 heads in this village who are a model for gender equality in the country that women have equal right with men. Meaning no more women discrimination in all circumstances. Heading to Gondar with photo stops to the beautiful scenery of river Georges, local farmlands and plain landscape. After lunch, visit the royal enclosure, bath of king Fasiledes, the church of Trinity and monastery of Kuskuam Mariam. O/n hotel

Day 5- Gondar- Simen mountain NP-

Take breakfast and head to the Simen mountains NP with a stop at the Felasha village where Ethiopian Jewish Communities used to live. Enjoy the endemic Gelada babbons and magnificent land scape of the Simen escarpments. O/n hotel/lodge

Day 6- Simen mountain- Aksum

Breakfast then drive to Aksum via Limalimo mountain ranges and Tekeze river valleys, one of the most scenic route in Ethiopia where can enjoy a breathtaking drive all the way to Axum. O/n hotel

Day 7- Axum

The whole day in Axum to visit the stele park, tomb of king Kaleb and Gebre Meskel, the church of St. Mary of Zion where Ethiopian's believe that the original Ark of the covenant is sheltered, palace of Queen Sheba and many other ancient treasures. O/n hotel

Day 8- Aksum- Hawzen

After breakfast drive to Hawzien with a stop at the ancient moon temple of Yeha and rock hewn churches of Tigray found on the way. O/n hotel/ lodge

Day 9- Hawzen

Full day in Hawzien with excursion to Gerealtha mountains rock hewn churches: such as Mariam Korkor, Daniel Korkor, Abune Yemata, Mariam Papasiti and more. O/n hotel/lodge

Day 10- Hawzen-Mekele

Take breakfast and start driving to Mekele, the 2nd biggest city in Ethiopia, next to Addis Ababa where about 700,000 inhabitants are living. On the way visit the rock hewn churches of Abreha-Atsibeha and Wokro Qirkos. O/n hotel

Day 11- Mekele-Lalibela-

Today is a long drive to Lalibela through a magnificent landscape and beautiful scenery of Maychew and Alamata mountain ranges. O/n hotel

Day 12- Lalibela

Full day in Lalibela and visit the 11 rock hewn churches, such as:- Bête Medhanialem/house of savor of the world; Bête Mariam/house of St. Mary; Bête Meskel/house of the cross; Bête Denagil/house of the virgins myrtyers and Bête Golgota-Micheal/house of St. Micheal. Then in the afternoon more visit of the second group of churches like- Bête Gebriel-Ruphael/house of St. Gabriel and Raphael ; Bête Amanuel/house of Emanuel; Bête Georgis/house of St. George; Bête Merkoriwos/house of St. Merqoriew and Bête Aba Libanos/house of father Libanos. O/n hotel

Day 13- Full day in Lalibela

In the morning, mule trekking to the church of Asheton Mariam and in the afternoon day trip to Yimrehane Kiristos monastery, built up cave church stretched about 45Ks from Lalibela town. O/n hotel

Day 14- Lalibela- Addis Ababa

After breakfast do your hotel check out then transfer to Airport for the flight to Addis Ababa. Balance of the day shopping and city other activities. After farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurants, drop you at Bole Int'l airport for your departure home.

End of our service.

Price includes

-Meal in full board basis

-Tea, coffee, soft drink or

juice during meal time.


-Mini van or 4x4 landcrusier

-Fuel expense

-English speaking guide all the way

-Local guide service at every places

-Entrance fee at all sites

-Water as needed

-Guide airticket

-pick up and drop off from and to airport.

-Boat and mule rental

-Scout allowance

-Gov. tax

Not includes

-Local and int'l air ticket

-Pesonal expenses like shopping, photograph and etc

-Health issue expense

-Visa and insurance fee


-Alcholic drinks.


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