Booking for : The Historic North, 08 Days / 07 Nights

The Historic North, 08 Days / 07 Nights

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:

Addis Ababa, Bahardar, Lake tana, Blue Nile falls, Gondar, Simien National park, Lalibela,

Tour Itinerary HN( B)07

Arrival   Bole International Airport
Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Itinerary HN(B)07,

Arrival Bole International Airport Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Day 1 ,Addis Ababa

City tours of Addis Ababa the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Tour the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie. ​Overnight Hotel - (B, L, D)

Day 2,Addis Ababa - Bahar Dar

Fly to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines, Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Drive to see the Blue Nile Falls. Overnight Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3,Bahar Dar – Gondar

In the morning after Breakfast Continue with a boat tour of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and visit ancient island monasteries. Return to Bahar Dar for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Gondar, north of Lake Tana, stopping at the village of Awra Amba. Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4,Full day Excursion (Simien Mountain, Gelada Baboons)

The Simien national park, one of Africa’s genuine beauty spots, Often compared to the Grand Canyon, this park of craggy peaks, towering ridges and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside is almost another world. Rugged and dramatic, it also has continual surprises by dozens of Gelada baboons; the area’s distinctive shaggy breed with red over their heart. This day enjoy a three to four hour relaxing trek to explore the beauty of this mountain range, which includes several plateaus separated by broad river valleys and a number of peaks that rise above 13,000 feet. The sights are impressive Overnight Lodge (B, L, and D)

Day 5,City Tour of Gondar

Visit the remote ruins of Kuskuam, built for Empress Mentewab in the 1700’s. After lunch, tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Having survived several wars, including air raids during World War 2, the castles are a testament to the resilience of this once mighty African Empire. Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels. Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 06 ,Gondar – Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines; Tour 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. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings. Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 07 ,Lalibela

For the morning we have two choices: Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town; - OR - Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands. Following either option above continue with tour of Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon. Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 08 ,Lalibela - Addis Ababa

Fly to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit either the Ethnographic Museum or the National Museum, home of the 3.18 million year old skeleton "Lucy Optional souvenir shopping in the afternoon. Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed. (B, L, D) End of Tour,

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