Short Information of the Tour.
Tour Code: AETT-NE-6 Tour Program to Northern Ethiopia
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery and Wildlife
Duration: 6 Days
Transportation: Surface drive, Flights and Boat ride
Time: Throughout the Year
Level of Required Fitness: No Requirement
Day. 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Meet and greet you Access Eco Trekking Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Addis Ababa. (L, D)
Day. 2: Fly to Bahar Dar and Visit Lake Tana Island Monasteries and Blue Nile Falls
Early morning, a short flight will take you to the Capital city of Amhara Regional Government Bahir Dar.
Upon arrival, you will drive to your hotel by our official tour guide where you will check-in and rest for few minutes.
Your first visit will be to Lake Tana on a boat ride where you will visit to the medieval period island monasteries (beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred) on Lake Tana such as: Kibran Gabriel (only for men), Entos and on the Zegien peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal Giorgis.
After having lunch, you will drive (some 30 Km) and visit to the Blue Nile Falls where you start enjoying the natural attraction of the region.
Overnight: Hotel Bahar Dar. (B, L, D)
Day. 3: Drive to Gonder and Visit the Fassiladas Castles.
You will be driven to Gonder (175 Km) right after breakfast. Then you will check into a hotel and after a brief break, you will have lunch.
Then, you will visit to the Royal Castles and the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year.
Doing this, you will continue your visit to Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light), the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab.
Early in the evening, you will visit “AzmariBet” at Traditional Music Houses after which you will have dinner at the hotel and stay there for the night.
Overnight:Hotel in Gonder. (B, L, D)
Day. 4: Flight to Axum and City Tour in Axum
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Axum where you will check into a hotel. After a short break, you will visit to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.), all day with lunch break in between. In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there.
Overnight: Hotel in Axum. (B, L, D)
Day. 5: Flight to the ancient city of Lalibela
After breakfast, another short flight will take you to Lalibela.
After arriving at Lalibela Airport, you will drive some 20 Km to the ancient city of Lalibela and your hotel.
Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture and paintings inside the churches).
In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax.
After having your dinner, you will go to a traditional live music bar (Torpedo) to test the Ethiopian honey wine and watch the traditional Ethiopian music.
Overnight: Hotel in Lalibela. (B, L, D)
Day. 6: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure back to your homeland.
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back to your homeland.
End of Tour.