EH-101 Classic Historic Tour

EH-101 Classic Historic Tour

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole international airport and meet and assist by ET-holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa sightseeing will include Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa ,National museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, Trinity cathedral church, Ethnographic museum the then palace of Emperor Hailesillasieknown as little Ethiopia and Merkato:  the biggest open air market in East Africa. Along the way you will visit significant historical monument of Addis Ababa.

Meals Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa Q Bahirdar

Early in the morning fly to Bahirdar. On your arrival our representative will take you to your hotel. In the morning you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret which is the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries ((beautiful mural paintings, religious books, processional crosses and sacred artifacts). 

Afternoon drive 35km to the small village of Tis Abay to visit Blue Nile Falls, along the way enjoy the local life style and typical countryside of Ethiopia. Up on arrival hike through the beautiful scenery and cross over Portuguese bridge to the waterfall. Enjoy the fall and on the way back you will cross by boat the legendary Blue Nile River which joins the White Nile at Khartoum (Sudan) then form the longest river in the world. (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal depending on the season)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 3: Bahirdar – Gondar

Early in the morning drive to Gondar.  After lunch you will have a city tour. Gondar, once was the Royal Capital of Ethiopia which was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas. It was a hub of art, music and literature for  Ethiopia. Your visit will include the Royal enclosure, Fasiledes bath and the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 4: Excursion to the Simien Mountains National Park

In the morning drive to Debark about 100km from Gondar, where the Simien Mountains National Park Headquarter is located. The Simien Mountains National Park is known for its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking scenery comprising deep canyons, escarpments, dizzying precipices, and jagged spires caused by millions of years of erosion. The park is also home for its indigenous flora and endemic fauna such as Waliya ibex, Ethiopian wolf and the Gelada baboons. Lammergeyer (Lord of the Plateau) is one of the unique birds found in the Simien mountains national park.  Late in the afternoon you will drive back to Gondar for the night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Gondar  Q Axum

Early in the morning fly to Axum, A city more than 3000 years of history and once the center of a great empire and ancient civilization, home of the original Ark of the Covenant. The sightseeing of this ancient city includes St. Mary’s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository for ‘Ark of the covenant’, the coronation yard, the Stelae Park, Tombs of Kaleb and his son GebreMeskel, Ezana’s inscriptions and Dungur palace (popularly known as ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 6: Axum  Q Lalibela

Early in the morning fly to the holiest city of Lalibela.  Lalibela is known for its well preserved Rock Hewn churches; each rock churches are carved out and crafted beautifully from a single include volcanic rock. Here you head on back to 11th c. mythical rock hewn churches of Lalibela; it is truly a world wonder. The time of Lalibela is the ultimate period of masonry. Late in the afternoon enjoy the surrounding breathtaking scenery and take part in a traditional Tej or honey wine taste experience related with the local legend of Ethiopia.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 7: Excursion to Yimrhane Kirstos

After breakfast we drive to Yimrhane Kirstos through the small village of Bilbala. The built-up cave church of Yimrhane Kirstos itself predates the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. This is one of the most beautiful and colorful cave churches, built from marble, wood and beautifully decorated from inside and outside with remarkable architectural skill. In the other side of the cave, you will also see many mummified bodies of pilgrims from centuries ago. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 8: Lalibela Q Addis Ababa – Departure. 

Fly back to Addis.  In the afternoon you will have leisure time and shopping. Late in the afternoon have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurant then drive to the airport for flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  


Destination Information

Package Price includes:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Accommodation on double/twin bed basis
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • Return transfer to airport
  • Ground transportation  per the package itinerary 
  • Scout fees
  • Driver allowance
  • Boat trip on Lake Tana
  • English speaking local guide

 

Package Price Excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Video and camera fees if and where applicable
  • Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section

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