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Historic Route

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 24 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1315 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1489 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa; meet your guide holding a Green Land Tours sticker and transfer to hotel. O/N (overnight) 4-star hotel.

Day 2: Full day tour of the capital. Visit the Entoto Mountains, with its view over the capital, the National Museum and Trinity Church. Afternoon visit to the Merkato, the biggest open-air market in Africa and shopping. Meals on your own; O/N in a 4-star hotel. You may also arrive on this day, depending on international flight schedules.

Day 3: Fly to Bahir Dar, and transfer to hotel for check-in. If time permits, visit Bezait Palace, with its view over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile. Afternoon boat trip of about 4-5 hours on Lake Tana to admire the island monasteries, e.g. Ura Kidane Mehret, Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis and, if time permits, Asua Mariam. O/N in Bahir Dar.

Day 4: Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back to Bahir Dar. Afternoon drive to Gondar, city of castles and churches. Dinner and O/N Gondar.

Day 5: Full day visit to castles and churches in Gondar: visit the castle compound, Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with its wonderful murals, King Fasiladas' bath, the old Qusquam monastery, Empress Mentewab's palace and more. O/N Gondar.

Day 6: Fly to Axum, site of the beginning of civilization in Ethiopia. Check into hotel then visit the steles, various archeological sites, the bath and palace of the Queen of Sheba, tombs of kings; and churches such as St Mary of Tsion (where legend says the Ark of the Covenant lies). O/N in Axum.

Day 7: Fly to Lalibela, defined as the eighth wonder of the world, and in the afternoon visit the first group of rock-hewn churches. Meals and O/N in Lalibela.

Day 8: Morning visit to one of the churches outside of town. We propose an excursion by mule to Asheten Mariam Church and its spectacular views. Or travel by car to the cave church of Naktuleab. Afternoon visit to the remaining churches in Lalibela.

Day 9: Fly to Addis Ababa. Afternoon free. O/N 4-star hotel. Or in the evening depart for home.

Day 10: Departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Vehicles for the entire tour with capacity to 5 clients/car, plus English-speaking driver
- 4-star hotel (Imperial or De Leopol or Ghion) in Addis Ababa on BB basis (bed and breakfast) and 2-3-star hotels outside of Addis Ababa on FB basis (full board) in double room occupancy (hotels as available)
- Meals outside of Addis Ababa in restaurant, camping or on the road, as programmed and required, including non-alcoholic drinks during meals
- Entrance fees for parks, museums, monasteries, etc.
- Boat on Tana Lake as on the program
- Government taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Drinks and meals in Addis Ababa
- Alcoholic drinks and drinks outside of meals for entire tour
- All flights, including embarkation fees, airport porters and taxes
- Tips, any personal expenses.

Internal flights: $270 - $570.

Supplier Information
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006
Client Request Served: 14

Multi-award-winning M15535 of Ethiopia was established in 1997 by its CEO, Dario Morello, and is staffed with experienced tour operators, guides, driver-guides and cooks, who have traveled widely throughout Ethiopia and beyond its borders. Our well equipped transportation fleet includes 4x4 Land Cruisers and 4WD buses...

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