Northern Ethiopia (Historic route)
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Northern Ethiopia (Historic route)

5 days
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Day 1: Bahir-Dar, Lake Tuna and Blue Nile Falls.

Stop At: Bahir Dar Market, Papyrus Hotel The Opposite Of Millinium Cafe, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
After arriving in Bahir-Dar, Escape Into Ethiopia tours help our clients touring to visit Lake Tana, largest Lake of Ethiopia. It forms the main reservoir for the Blue Nile (Abbay) River, which drains its southern extremity near Bahir Dar. Explore the islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana are most conveniently approached by boat from Bahir Dar on the southern side of the lake. In this day, you will have a boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient island monasteries of Lake Tana, including Ura Kidane Mihirte, Azewa Maryam and the Zegi Peninsula. In the afternoon drive to the Blue Nile falls to visit the longest River
Duration: 20 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Bahir Dar at Jacaranda hotel or Similar

Day 2: Explore Gonar

Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
As the third most popular attraction site in Ethiopia, Gondar offers endless opportunities to uncover 17th centuries history. It is known for the walled Fasil Ghebi and palace compound, once it was the seat of Ethiopian emperors. Outside the Fasil castle complex, Debre Berhan Selasssie church is an attraction, with an interior of elaborate murals. Including a ceiling of Angles face, Gondar is also famed for its buzzing nightlife and traditional cuisine. While visitors could spend a week exploring the city’s ruins and alley cafes, many make it a quick stopover-Escape into Ethiopia tours help cover top highlights by cutting down on time spent purchasing tickets, waiting in lines, and finding transportation. For those with more time, the city provides a starting point for trips into Ethiopia’s iconic places, and for day trips and multi-day tours that go further into mainland Ethiopia, where favorite destinations include the cliff-top monasteries of Lake Tuna and the ruined city of Gorgora.
Duration: 20 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Gondar at Florida hotel or Similar

Day 3: Visit ancient city of Axum

Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia
The cradle of Ethiopian civilization, Axum a cultural melting pots where something has for every kind of traveler. With weather patterns as diverse as its neighborhoods, the City by the Bay offers international flavor in Chinatown, the history and culture in the city of Axum and carved obelisks; and open-air adventure throughout Steael Park, including a huge fallen pillage, now in pieces. Visitors come for still standing obelisks and the relicws of the ancient Kingdom of Axum—and stick centuries –old St.Mary of Zion church and pilgrimage site believed to have housed the biblical Ark of the Covenant. Escape into Ethiopia tours ensure travelers hit all the highlights, and typically include transportation through the city’s maze of one-way streets.

Duration: 23 hours 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Sabiean or Similar

Day 4: 11: Excursion around the underground churches of King Lalibela

Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
Lalibela is also called: Jerusalem of Africa” as the amazingly excavated underground churches resemble some churches in Israel. These amazing churches were excavated from one Solid volcanic rock in the beginning of 12th century. And we will use the day exploring every one of them, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches - Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, and Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha. After lunch, continue southeastern cluster including Bete Gabriel & Rufael, Bete Merkorios, Bete Emanuel, Bete Libanos and at the last we will go to the elegant church of Saint George—the big cross-shaped one.
At the end of the day, you will participate in a cultural music and traditional drink called Tej- pure honey wine.

Duration: 1 day 2 hours 40 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Lalibela at Cliff Edge hotel or Similar

Day 5: Addis Ababa city tours

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa Take the morning flight and arrive in Addis Ababa midday and you will have free time to do some shopping or sightseeing including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market of its kind, and do shopping.
In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at one of the famous cultural restaurants.

Duration: 1 day 4 hours 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • All domestic flights: ADD to BJR, GDQ to Axum, Axum to LII and LII to ADD
  • Entry/Admission - Bahir Dar Market
  • Entry/Admission - Fasil Ghebbi
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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