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ID: 1981
Exploring the Admiring Historic Route
Offered by Company : ID 3351
Country : Ethiopia
Destinations : addis ababa (Addis Abeba)
Duration : 16 day(s)
Minimum Price : $1590 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $2024 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 4 - 20 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Culture Tour, History Tour
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In this trip we will be exploring the famous destinations in the historic route by drive. Our drive from one destination to other will enable us to enjoy dramatic landscape with breathtaking scenery. The Blue Nile fall, Debre Libanos Monastery, Blue Nile gorge, Lake Tana monasteries, Castles of Gondar, Semien Mountain National park, Steles of Axum, Rock Hewn churches of Lalibela are the major attractions covered in this trip.
Detail Information
Day 1 –SUNDAY- - Arrival + Addis

Arrival at Addis Ababa, meet your guide of Maz Ethiopia Tours and get transfer-in to your hotel. O/N – Panorama / Global Hotel (4*)

Day 2 - Addis Ababa (diplomatic city of Africa)

Full day in Addis visiting the National Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa- where the fossil remains of the oldest hominid (Lucy - 3.25 mil) is kept at, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mercato - the largest open air market in Africa, and driving to Mt. Entoto(3,200 meters) to have a panoramic view of Addis. O/N –Panorama / Global Hotel (4*)

Day 3- Addis - Debre Markos

Drive from Addis to Debre Markos visiting the remarkable Blue Nile Gorge, and the largest monastery in Ethiopia - Debre Libanos Monastery (13th Century AD). O/N - Shebel Hotel

Day 4 - Debre Markos - Bahir Dar

In the morning drive from Debre Markos to Bahir Dar, and in the afternoon make a city tour of Bahir Dar which includes visiting the popular cultural market of Bahir Dar, and driving to Bezawit Hill to have a panoramic view of the town of Bahir Dar, Lake Tana, and the outlet of the Blue Nile River. O/N – Gasa Hotel (3 *)

Day 5 - Bahir Dar (beautiful city with Jacaranda trees)

In the morning, drive 32 Km south of Bahir Dar to the famous Blue Nile Falls and in the afternoon have a boat trip on Ethiopia’s largest water body - Lake Tana(3,600 Km Sq) to visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret(14th Century AD) and Azwa Mariam(14th Century AD). O/N – Gasa Hotel (3 *)

Day 6 - Bahir Dar - Gondar (African Camelot)

In the morning drive 185 km to Gondar - the 17th century capital of Ethiopia. And in the afternoon, visit the Imperial Castle Compound of Gondar, the Bath of Emperor Fasiladas and the church of Debre Birhan Selassie which is famous for its wall and ceiling paintings. O/N – Florida Hotel

Day 7 - Gondar - Simien Mountains National Park - Debark

Drive from Gondar to the Simien Mountains National Park and visit the endemic mammal of Ethiopia - the Gelada Baboon, and the breathtaking scenery of the Semien Mountains. Then drive back to Debark for overnight. O/N - Simien Park Hotel

Day 8 - Debark - Axum

Drive to Axum - the earliest Capital of Ethiopia, crossing the Tekeze Gorge and visiting the Lima Limo mountain ranges. O/N – Remhai/Yeha Hotel

Day 9 – Axum (city of ancient civilization)

Visit of Axum which is known for its huge stele cut from granite stones. The visit includes, the Archaeological museum of Axum, the famous stele park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the church of St. Mary of Zion which is believed to be the last resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant, the palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel (6th Century AD), and the ruin palace of the Queen of Sheba (9th Century BC). O/N – Remhai/Yeha Hotel

Day 10 - Axum-Adigrat

Drive from Axum to Adigrat visiting Yeha temple (5th Century BC) and Debre Damo monastery. O/N – Hohoma Hotel

Day 11 - Adigrat-Mekelle

Drive from Adigrat to Mekelle visiting the Yeha Temple, and the rock-hewn churches of Abreha Atsbeha (4th Century AD) and Wukro Cherkos (10th century AD). O/N - Axum Hotel

Day 12 - Mekelle - Lalibela

Drive from Mekelle to Lalibela through the scenic Wollo Mountains visiting the Amhara people. O/N - Jerusalem Hotel.

Day 13 - Lalibela (the second Jerusalem)

Morning visit of the first group of churches of King Lalibela and in the afternoon make an excursion trip to the nearby Cave built up church of Ne’akuto Lab. O/N – Jerusalem Hotel

Day 14 - Lalibela

In the morning, mule ride to the hill top semi-monolithic church of Asheten Mariam which rewards with very nice scenery around. And in the afternoon, visit the second and third group of churches of Lalibela. O/N – Jerusalem Hotel

Day 15 - Lalibela - Dessie

Drive from Lalibela to Dessie visiting through the Wollo Mountains. O/N – Fasika/ Tossa Hotel

Day 16 –MONDAY- Dessie - Addis –Departure

Drive back to Addis enroute stopover and viewing Gemasa Gedel. In the evening, you will be taken to one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste variety of the cultural meals of Ethiopian meals watching the folkloric dance of the Ethiopian people. Evening Departure

Price Includes:

• All accommodations as described in the itinerary.
• Meal on full board including bottled water.
• Ground transportation by a new model air conditioned 4WD/ van.
• All entrance fees as per the program.
• English speaking national guide.
• Porter fees.
• Our commission.

Price Excludes:

• The International ticket.
• Visa expenses.
• Video or photographing fees or tips at different sites.
• Any alcoholic beverages
• And any personal item expenses
• Tips to representatives ,guides and drivers
• Any arrangement not specified in the itinerary
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