Overview

This overland expedition leads to the rich historical sites of Ethiopia passes through scenic highlands, gorges and spectacular panoramas. The boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the aged monasteries and the scenic drive to Tiss Issat village for the fabulous Blue Nile falls, the famous royal compound of Gonder known as the Camelot of Africa, the dramatic summit and breathtaking scenery of the Simien Mountains, with their endemic flora and fauna, the ancient Stelae, church and tombs of the Axumite kings, the cliff top rock churches of Tigrai, those are dating back to the 4th – 15th century, the 12th and 13th century monolithic rock hewn churches of Lalibela, as well as historically significant town of Harar, which is regarded as the 4th Muslim sacred city of the world next to Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina can be visited.

 

Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 308

Duration: 14 DAYS and 13 nights

Means of Transport: by air and Surface

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Time to explore the attractions of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Flight to Bahir Dar; and visit the Blue Nile falls. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Do boat trip in Lake Tana and see monasteries. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Drive to Gonder and visit castles and churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Trip towards Semien Mountains National Park.  Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Head to Axum passing the Tekezze river gorge. Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Spend the day learning the heritages of Axum. Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Head to Hawzen on the way visit Debre Damo. Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Time to see the rock hewn churches of Tigrai. Overnight Hotel

Day 11: To Lalibela en route visit Yimrehanne Christos. Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Stay in Lalibela exploring   the rock churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Visit churches of Asheten and Geneta Mariam. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Fly back to Addis Ababa; and in the evening departure to home.

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