10-Days Historic Tours

Short Information of the Tour.

Tour Code: AETT-0010 Tour Program of the Historical Circuit of Northern Ethiopia

Attraction: History, Religion, Scenery, Culture, Traditions and Daily Routine

Duration: 10 Days

Transportation: Surface drive, Walk and Boat Ride
Time: Throughout the Year

Level of Required Fitness: Hiking ability for about 5 Hours

Short Summary:
This Ten Days tour itinerary of the Ethiopia’s Historical Destinations includes a visit of Addis Ababa, the National Museum, Bahar Dar, Gonder, the Semien Mountain National park, Lalibela and Kombolcha city.



Day.1: Activity drive to Bahar Dar (550Km)

In the morning, Drive to Bahar Dar via Debre Markos, On the way visit Debre Libanos monastery and the Portuguese Bridge, which is the first bridge in Ethiopia. Continue driving to Bahar Dar via the spectacular scenery of Blue Nile Gorge.
Overnight: Hotel in Bahar Dar. (B, L, D)



Day. 2: Activity Tour around Bahar Dar

In the morning take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries on Lake Tana. There are 37 Islands that are scattered about the surface of Lake Tana, out of which some 20 shelter Churches and monasteries of immense historical and cultural interest, we will visit some of amazing monasteries.
In the afternoon drive to the Blue Nile Falls, it estimated to be between 37 and 45 meters high and it one of amazing waterfalls Ethiopia.
On this night we will visit the traditional night life in the town.

Overnight: Hotel in Bahar Dar. (B, L, D)



Day. 3: Activity Drive to Gonder (175Km)

After breakfast drive to Gonder; is founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635. It is famous for its many medieval castles, (constructed in the European middle age architectural style), and the design and decoration of its churches, we will visit the Emperor Fasilidas castles and visit Debre Berhan Selassie church , in particular, represents a masterpiece of the Gondarene School of art. This finest Gondarene church was built during the reign of Emperor Iyasu ( 1682-1706), and was never destroyed.

Overnight: Hotel in Gonder. (B, L, D)



Day. 4: Activity Drive to Simien mountains national park

In the morning drive to Debark and pay for entrance fee take guide and Escawut, have breakfast.
Then drive to the start point of the trekking and trek for 3-4 hours

Overnight: Camping at Sankaber (3300m) (B, L, D)



Day. 5: Activity Trekking from Sankaber to Geech

In the morning have breakfast and start trekking to Geech enjoy the amazing view of Simien mountains on the way visit the longs waterfalls also we will see the chilada Baboon and total trekking time 5-6 hours.

Overnight: Camping in Geech (3600m) (B, L, D)



Day. 6: Activity trekking from Geech to Imategogo and Aine Meda

After breakfast start trekking to beautiful imategogo mountain view point
On the way maybe we would have chance to see endemic wild animal- walia Ibex
On this day you will trek for 4-5 hours after the trekking we will meet our Jeeps and drive back to Gonder.

Overnight: Hotel in Gonder. (B, L, D)



Day. 7: Activity drive to Lalibela (360Km)

After breakfast drive to Lalibela via Addis Zemen, Debre Tabor and Gashena,
On the way we will enjoy the beautiful countryside view.

Overnight: Hotel in Lalibela. (B, L, D)



Day. 8: Activity Tour Around Lalibela

After breakfast hiking to Asheten Mariam monastery we will visit the monastery and enjoy the great view.
In the afternoon visit the rock-hewn churches of King Lalibela there are no less than 1000 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibela alone, Lalibela, previously known as Roha these eleven churches are brilliant feats of engineering and architecture and are often referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the world” so we will visit some of the rock-hewn churches, Bete Giorgis, Bete Medhane Alem and others.

Overnight: Hotel in Lalibela. (B, L, D)



Day.9: Activity Drive to Kombolcha (325Km)

After breakfast start driving to Kombolcha via Kobo, Hayk, and Dessie and just enjoying the scenery.

Overnight: Hotel In Kombolcha. (B, L, D)



Day. 10: Activity Drive to Addis Ababa (365Km)

After breakfast start driving to Addis via Kemise, and Debre Birhan to Addis
On the way enjoying the scenery.

Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.

Overnight: Hotel in Addis Ababa. (B, L, D)


End of Tour