Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa; welcomed by representative of our company; be transferred to your hotel. Overnight Holiday Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Debre Markos; en route visit the 13th century Debre Libanos monastery, the Portuguese bridge, and the Blue Nile Gorge, which is similar to the Grand canyons of America. Overnight Shebel Hotel.
Day 3: Debre Markos - Bahir Dar. Drive to Bahir Dar and on your way visit one traditional Amhara house. In the afternoon, city tour of the town. Overnight Blue Nile Hotel (2 nights).
Day 4: Bahir Dar. Have a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit one of the 14th century island monasteries. In the afternoon, drive to the Blue Nile Falls, 32 km south of the town and drive back. Overnight Blue Nile Hotel.
Day 5: Bahir Dar - Gondar. Drive to Gondar and visit the medieval castles enclosure (world heritage site), Debre Berhane Sellassie church renown in its ceiling paintings. Overnight Fogera Hotel.
Day 6: Gondar - Axum. Drive to Axum the ancient city of Ethiopia, passing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Semien Mountains National Park (world heritage site), and visiting the Felasha Village. Overnight The Ark Hotel (2 nights).
Day 7: Full day visit of Axum to the obelisks, the archaeological museum for its prehistoric and historic relics, the 6th century tombs of king Kaleb and his son Gebremeskal, palace of queen Sheba, St. Mary of Zion church, where the original Ark of the Covenant resides. Overnight The Ark Hotel/Africa hotel.
Day 8: Drive to Mekele, on your way visit Yeha Temple (500 BC), the first known town in Ethiopian history and the rock hewn churches of Tigray. Overnight Atse Yohanes Hotel or similar.
Day 9: Mekele - Lalibela. Drive to Lalibela, enjoying the landscape on your way. Overnight Lal Hotel (3 nights).
Day 10: Lalibela. Visit to the rock hewn churches of Lalibela (world heritage site). Overnight Lal Hotel.
Day 11: Lalibela. In the morning, mule ride to visit Asheten Mariam church (2 hours ride per way). In the afternoon, have free time to relax by yourself. Overnight Lal Hotel.
Day 12: Lalibela - Dessie. Drive to Dessie and visit the island monastery on Lake Haik. Overnight Fasika Hotel.
Day 13: Dessie - Addis Ababa. Drive back to Addis Ababa. Overnight Holiday hotel.
Day 14: Departure. Transfer to the airport for your final departure.
Tour costs are subject to change depending on the current market.
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