Historic Route Tour to Northern Ethiopia and Harar via Surfaceoffered by supplier M19522 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 17 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey Church Tours
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1900 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar. On the way visit the fabulous Blue Nile Gorge and the Debre Lebanos Monastery. Overnight in Bahir Dar.
Day 3: In the morning have a visit to the Island monastery of Lake Tana, namely Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidanemehiret. After lunch break head to the breath-taking site of Blue Nile (Tis-Issat) Falls. On the way visiting the open-air market place of Bahir Dar. In the evening head to the palace area for a nice view of the city. Overnight in Bahir Dar.
Day 4: Drive to Gondar. Up on arrival be transferred to hotel and visit the Castle Compound of Fasilades and his Bathing Castle, the colorfully decorated Debre-Birehan Selassie church and the Felasha (Ethiopian Israelite) village. Overnight in Gondar.
Day 5: Drive Godar-Axum. On this day admire the scenic beauty of the environ around the Lima Limo twisted road. Overnight in Axum.
Day 6: Have a visit to Axum’s St. Mary of Zion church, Stele of Axum and the Tomb there and the Bath of Queen Sheba. Head to the Palace of Sheba, the Tomb of King Kaleb and his son and stone inscription of king Ezana. Overnight in Axum.
Day 7: Drive Axum-Mekelle. On the way visit the Yeha Temple and the Debre Damo Monastery. Overnight in Mekelle.
Day 8: In the morning drive to the famous rock-hewn churches of Tigray, namely: the Paulos Petros, Medhanialem Adiqueso, Michael Hyzengae and back to Mekelle for overnight stay.
Day 9: Drive again to the rock churches of Michael Barka, Michael Debre Selam and the famous Wukro Cherkos churches and back to Mekelle for overnight stay.
Day 10: After early breakfast finalize the trip by visiting the near by rock churches of Gabriel Wuqien and Abba Yohanni and back to Mekelle for overnight stay.
Day 11: In the morning head to Lalibela via the Sekota road. On the way visit the least visited but famous world renown Cave church of Yimrhane Kirstos. Overnight in Lalibella.
Day 12: Early in the morning after breakfast, head exploring the 1st group of churches; UNESCO registered world wonders of the rock-hewn churches. After lunch head for a visit of the remaining churches. Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 13: After breakfast trek up to the other Rock church of Asheton Mariam which is situated on a mountain by the help of Mule back. After getting back to hotel in late afternoon have a free evening. Overnight in Lalibela.
Day 14: Drive to Dessie. On the way visit the last Cave church of Nakutola’ab and Hayq lake. Overnight in Dessie.
Day 15: Drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way admire the scenic beauty, and the Italian made tunnel.
Day 16: Fly Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa. Be transferred to Harar. On the way visit the Aweday “Chat” market. Upon arrival in Harar visit the Arthur Rimbaud’s house, the house of Ras Terferi (Emperor Haile Selassie), the typical Adere people house, the Museum, the biggest Jami Mosque and finally the market place. In the evening head to the Hyena man. Overnight in Harar.
Day 17: Drive back to Dire Dawa for a flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival in Dire Dawa have a visit to the colorful market place of the city. Departure back home.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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