This voyage leads to the rich historic sites; passes through scenic highlands and spectacular panoramas. The monasteries on lake Tana with the Blue Nile Falls, the 13th Century monolithic Rock-Hewn churches of King Lalibella, the stele & tombs of the Axumite Kings, the rock churches found in Tigray region, other churches dating back to the 4th –15th Centuries and 7th C mosque of Negashi in Tigray, shrines in Harar, Dire Dawa, Sof Omar, Sheik Hussein and others are parts of the package.

PROGRAM 03 - LALIBELA, GONDAR, BAHAR DAR AND TIGRAY CHURCHES (14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS)
  1.  Arrive Addis Ababa.
  2.  Driving to Bahir Dar.
  3.  AM drive Blue Nile Falls and PM boat trip to the Island monasteries on Lake Tana.
  4.  Drive to Gondar; visit castles and churches in the PM.
  5.  Drive to Axum passing through the Semien Mountains.
  6.  Full day at Axum.
  7.  Drive to the Yeha temple; so proceed to the Debre Damo monastery, where men climb with ropes for about
       16 mts. Women are not allowed. O/N Mekele
  8.  In and around Mekele admiring churches as Abreha-we-Atsbeha & Wikro Cherkos or museum of Mekele.
  9.  Drive to Lalibela, admiring spectacular views via Sekota. O/N Lalibella.
10.  Full day Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
11.  Morning excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam human Afternoon drive to the Naktule’ab cave church and
        possibly participate to a coffee ceremony in a traditional house. O/N Lalibela.
12.  Drive to Kombolcha.
13.  Drive back Addis Ababa. Afternoon free and visit the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa.
      Dinner with folklorist dance O/N htl.
14.  Departure

PROGRAM 04 - BAHIR DAR, GONDAR, AXUM AND LALIBELA ON SURFACE (14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS)
  1.  Arrive Addis Ababa.
  2.  Drive to Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge.
  3.  Drive to Bahir Dar and p.m. city tour.
  4.  Full day Bahir Dar. AM Blue Nile falls and PM boat trip on Tana Lake.
  5.  Drives to Gondar visit the castles and churches.
  6.  Drive to Axum, via Semien Mountains for over night.
  7.  Full day city tour of Axum.
  8.  Drive to Adigrat en rout visit Yeha temple and Debre Damo monastery.
  9.  Drive to Mekele on the way Visit the Tigray rock-hewn churches (2-3 unique churches) & Negash.
10.  Full day drive to Lalibela
11.  Full day in Lalibella visiting the rock hewn churches of Lalibela
12.  Drive to Kombolcha on the way visit Hayk Estefanos monastery or Genete Mariam semi-monolithic churches.
13.  Drive back to Addis Abeba through Senbete.
14.  Departure.

** tour can be done on the reverse way, especially if possible to use dates of Afar and Oromo people markets of
    Sembete and Bati villages

PROGRAM 05 - BAHIR DAR GONDAR, AXUM, LALIBELA, HARAR SURFACE (18 DAYS)
  1.  Arrive Addis Ababa.
  2.  Drive to Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge. O/N Debre Markos.
  3.  Drive to Bahir Dar and PM city tour.
  4.  Full day Bahir Dar. AM Blue Nile falls & PM boat trip on Tana Lake to see the 14th C monasteries.
  5.  Drives to Gondar visit the castles and churches.
  6.  Drive to Axum, via Semien Mountains.
  7.  Full day City tour in Axum.
  8.  Drive to Adigrat en rout visit Yeha temple and Debre Damo monastery.
  9.  Drive to Mekele Visit the Tigray rock-hewn churches (2-3 unique churches) & Negash Mosque.
10.  Full day drive to Lalibella O/N htl .
11.  Full day in Lalibella visiting the 11 rock hewn churches of Lalibella. O/N htl.
12.  Drive to Kombolcha on the way visit Hayk Estefanos monastery or Genete Mariam semi-monolithic churches.
13.  Drive Bati village (Afar & Oromo market, possibly), Afar region, and Denakil depression –
       Awash National Park. O/N local htl.
14.  Full day excursion in Awash Park to see the wild life and birds O/N in local htl.
15.  Drive Harar. O/N htl.
16.  AM Babile, valley of marvels PM tour Harar. Evening hyena man. O/N Harar.
17.  Drive from Harar to Addis Ababa.
18.  Departure.

PROGRAM 06 - HISTORIC ROUTE & TIGRAY ROCK CHURCHES (16 DAYS, 15 NIGHTS)
  1.  Arrival at Addis Ababa.
  2.  Drive to Kombolcha & possibly Sembete market.
  3.  Drive to Woldya & possibly Bati market (or Heyk Estifanos monastery).
  4.  Drive Lalibella & visit.
  5.  Lalibella in & out of town churches.
  6.  Drive to Mekele via Sekota or Woldya.
  7.  Visit Tigray churches as Abreha we Alsbeha, Dugum Sellasie, Wikro Cherkos. O/N Mekele.
  8.  Churches as Michael Imba, Michael Debre Selam and Michael Barka. O/N Mekele.
  9.  Drive via Debre Damo monastery & Yeha temple to Axum. O/N Axum.
10.  Full day in Axum.
11.  Drive Gondar crossing the scenic Semien Mountains. O/N Gondar.
12.  Morning visit of Gondar; afternoon drive Bahirdar. O/N BJR.
13.  Full day boat on Tana Lake for 2-3 hrs as Urakidane Mehret, Mahal zeghie Gyorgis Asua Mariam and
       Narga Sellasie O/N BJR.
14.  Morning Blue Nile falls. Then drive to Debre Markos.
15.  Blue Nile gorge, Debre Libanos monastery-Addis Ababa.
16.  Departure.

HISTORICAL ROUTE
Aksum
Old bible
Gondar, castle of Facilades
Bleu Nile waterfall
Yeha tempel
Tombe of Caleb
Church of Bete Medalem
Centimary church in Axum
Lalibella Saint Georg church
IMPORTANT:
You travel in Ethiopia, you find almost every 75 km a different tribe and a total different landscape. The nice weather stays with you werever you go.
After seen this site, I'm sure you want to see it for real.
We will show you much more than these pictures can.
All the programs are flexibel. Discuss this with the tourmanager.
Ceiling Debre Birhan Selassie

Timkatt ceremony
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PROGRAM 7 - MAQDELA, LALIBELA, TIGRAY CHURCHES, AXUM, SEMIEN MOUNTAINS, GONDAR, BAHIRDAR (17 DAYS, 16 NIGHTS)
  1. Arrive Addis Ababa.
  2.  Drive to Dessie. (Sunday Sembete market).
  3.  Drive to Tenta.
  4.  Trek to Mekdela.
  5.  Drive to Gishen Mariam (where at piece of the True Cross is deposited).
  6.  Drive to Lalibella
  7.  Full day tour at Lalibella
  8.  Drive to Mekele.
  9.  Drive to Wukro Cherkos, Abreha-We-Atsbeha, Degum Sellasie, Debre Tyson.
10.  Drive to Axum on the way visit Debre Damo Monastery, Yeha, and Adwa escarpment.
11.  Full day city tour in Axum.
12.  Drive to Gondar via the escarpments of the Semien Mountains.
13.  Full day visit of the castles and the churches in Gondar
14.  Drive to Bahir Dar p.m. city tour.
15.  Morning Drive to Blue Nile falls. p.m. boat trip on Lake Tana for the Monasteries.
16.  Drive to Debre Markos.
17.  Drive to Addis Ababa passing through the Blue Nile gorge and visit Debre Libanos monastery.
18.  Departure.
HISTORICAL PLACES:Addis Abeba / Arbaminch / Aksum / Yeha / Mekelle / Gondar / Debre Damo / Harar / Lalibela / Bahar Dar / Bleu Nile / Bale Mountains

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:  Rift Valley / South lakes / Semien Mountains  / Awash National Park / Mago Park  /  Chamo and Abaya LakeOmo Park




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