HISTORICAL CIRCUIT

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FLY 5 DAYS ETHIOPIA HISTORICAL CIRCUIT FROM $890! DISCOVER ETHIOPIAN MONUMENTS & NATIONAL PARKS with professional advisor to Ethiopian Park Service

Ethiopia Historic Circuit by car

9 days. Price: $1249. Hotels, meals, transportation, fees, non-alcoholic beverages, tee/coffee at meals included. Minimum 2 passengers.

Ask for group discount.

Ethiopia Historic Circuit by plane

5 days. Price: $890 approximately, pending flight costs. Transportation, entry fees, etc. Prices may vary depending on fluctuating air fairs. The itinerary will be adjusted according to flights Minimum 2 passengers.  Longer itineraries at additional hotel costs allow for a more relaxed program.

Day 1: ADDIS ABABA - BAHIR DAR, road distance 580km;

  1. Stop at the bridge across the Blue Nile Gorge, comparable in size to the Grand Canyon in the USA and supposedly the largest canyon of Africa;

  2. In the evening visit the Blue Nile falls if arrival before dark;

  3. Sleep at simple but beautifully located Ghion Hotel at the waterfront of Bahir Dar.

Day 1: ADDIS ABABA - LALIBELA

  1. Start at airport

  2. Flight Lalibela;

  3. Visit the Rock Hewn Churches compound;

  4. Visit Lalibela Church Treasury Museum;

  5. Hotel.

Day 2: LAKE TANA - BLUE NILE FALLS, road distance 35km

  1. Day excursion by boat on Lake Tana to visit several of the famous Lake Tana churches and monasteries;

  2. Visit of the Blue Nile Falls;

  3. Sleep at Ghion Hotel.

Day 2: LALIBELA - AXUM

  1. Flight to Axum;

  2. Visit the Stelae compound;

  3. Visit the Arc of the Convenant Church;

  4. Visit Emperor Kaleb's Palace;

  5. Coffee ceremony at a ceremony in a friend's home

  6. Hotel.

Day 3: BAHIR DAR - GONDAR, road distance 175km

  1. The Devil's Nose Rock, is a basaltic monolith or hoodoo, located near the village of Addis Zemen, 75km north Bahir Dar on the road to Gondar. On its top is an important roost and possibly nesting place for Ruepell's and other vultures.

  2. Check in in the hotel at Gondar after which a visit to Mentewab's Castle and/or Fasimile's Bathroom depending on available time;

  3. Hotel in Gondar.

Day 3: AXUM GONDAR (via LALIBELA)

  1. Visit Royal Enclosure Fasil Ghebbi;

  2. Visit Mentewab's Castle, Fasimile's Bathroom and Fasil Ghebbi, the Royal Enclosure;

  3. Hotel.

Day 4: GONDAR - AXUM, road distance 350km

  1. Early in the morning visit the Royal Enclosure, Fasil Ghebbi;

  2. Road trip to Axum;

  3. Coffee ceremony;

  4. Hotel in Axum.

Day 4: GONDAR - BAHIR DAR by car

  1. Drive to Bahir Dar

  2. Day Excursion by boat on Lake Tana to visit several of the famous Lake Tana churches and monasteries;

  3. Hotel in Bahir Dar

Day 5: AXUM - MEKELE, road distance  250km

  1. Visit the famous beautiful Stellae at Axum;

  2. Visit Emperor Kaleb's Palace;

  3. Ride to Mek'ele;

  4. On the way, visit Yeha Temple;

  5. Hotel in Mek'ele.

Day 5: BAHIR DAR - ADDIS ABABA

  1. Early morning visit Blue Nile Falls;

  2. Return flight Addis Ababa;

  3. Trip finishes at the airport.

Day 6: MEKELE - WUKRO - MEKELE, road distance  45km

  1. Visit Rock Hewn Churches in Wukro;

  2. Visit Palace Emperor Yohannes IV;

  3. Hotel in Mek'ele.

 

Day 7: MEKELE - LALIBELA, road distance 430km

  1. Leave early in the morning for Lalibela;

  2. Church treasures museum Lalibela

  3. Hotel Tulkul in Lalibela.

 

Day 8: LALIBELA - DESSIE, road distance 300km

  1. Visit the churches of Lalibela;

  2. Drive to Dessie;

  3. Hotel in Dessie.

 

Day 9: DESSIE - ADDIS ABABA road distance 340km

  1. last day of the Ethiopia Historic Circuit and return trip to Addis Ababa;

  2. Transfer to hotel.