The Northern historical sites are the most famous tourist attractions of Ethiopia on the historical circuit: some of them are the circular Ethiopian Orthodox Churches on islands in Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Falls, the castles of Gondar, the Stelae of Axum, and the rock hewn churches in Lalibela.



Capital city –Addis Ababa

Validity-until Dec31,2020



Duration: 5 NIGHT/ 6 DAYS

Starting Point: Addis Ababa

Ending Point: Addis Ababa

Itinerary Information

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  • Day 1: Addis ✈ Bahirdar

    In the morning fly to Bahir dar. Up on arrival check into a hotel.

    After a while you will make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the medieval period monasteries harbored on the islands, and the separation point of the Blue Nile River from Lake Tana.

    In the 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.

    Meal: Lunch & dinner

    Overnight: Lodge/Hotel

    Note that the volume of the water could be minimal depending on season

  • Day 2: Bahirdar-Gondar

    In the morning drive to Gondar.

    Your visit will include the Royal enclosure consisting of several castles inscribed by UNESCO, King Fasiledes’s bath and the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings.

    Meal:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Overnight: Hotel

  • Day 3: Gondar-Simien Mountains

    Excursion to the Siemen Mountains National Park to enjoy spectacular scenery and more over to see troops of the endemic Gelada baboons. Siemen is recorded in the UNESCO heritage list for its superlative natural phenomena. In the afternoon drive back to Gondar

    Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Overnight: Hotel

  • Day 4: Gondar ✈ Axum

    In the morning fly to Axum (UNESCO heritage site), up on arrival meet and assist by ET-Holidays representative.

    Axum is 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 Gebre Meskel, Ezana’s inscriptions and Dungur palace (popularly known as ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace.

    Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Overnight: Hotel

  • Day 5: Axum ✈ Lalibela

    In the morning fly to Lalibela to visit the eleven rock-hewn churches registered by UNESCO.   Lalibela is known for its well preserved Rock Hewn churches; each rock churches are carved out and crafted beautifully from a single volcanic rock. Here you head on back to 11th c. mythical rock hewn churches of Lalibela.  The mysterious Lalibela churches are widely regarded as the 8th wonder of the world.

    Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Overnight: Hotel/Lodge

  • Day 6: Lalibela ✈ Addis Ababa

    Fly to Addis Ababa.

    Depending on your flight time, you will go on the sightseeing of Addis. The city tour activity includes visiting National Museum, Entoto view point, Merkato the biggest open market, and drive through Addis to see historical monuments and status.

    Transfer to the airport if you have international flight

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    End of the tour”


    Group Size



    3 to 4

    5 to 6

    7 to 8

    9 to 10

    11 to 14

    15 to 20


    Price per person (USD)











    Supplement for French/ Italian/ German/ Spanish / Portuguese Guide USD 620

    Single Room Supplement USD 125

    Child fare will be: below 5 years free of charge & 5 to12 years 50% of adult price

    Price is net to ET & Non-Commissionable

    Terms and conditions apply



Important Note: The below periods are high tourism season for Ethiopia and thus adequate prior booking is required                    

  1.    Sep.21 to 30, during MESKEL FESTIVAL at all major tourist destinations
  2.    Nov. 28 to Dec.04 during St. MARY’S FESTIVAL, only in AXUM
  3.    Jan.07 to 10, during ETHIOPIAN CHRIST-MASS FESTIVAL, only in Lalibela
  4.    Jan.13 to 25, during EPIPHANY FESTIVAL, at all major tourist destinations
  5.    Either in late January or early February, during AU SUMMIT, only in Addis