North Hitoric Circuite Ethiopia 7 Days Tour Package
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- Duration:7 Day(s)
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- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
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- Tour Vibe Active
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- For Art Lovers
- Addis Ababa
- Bahir Dar
- Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
- Age Range 8 - 85 (Years Old)
The Historic Route is one of the greatest treasures of Ethiopia. Nowhere else in the world can you see riches of man’s past such as those in the northern part of Ethiopia most of them are registered by UNESCO as world heritage site. Lalibela dated back from the 6th-10th, the 12th century rock hewn churches of Lalibela, the medieval castles of Gondar, the famous Blue Nile fall with the 13th century painting monastery of Lake Tana at Bahir Dar spectacular scenery, peoples, customs landscape Riches that cover the history of Ethiopia.
Welcome! Based on your preferred departure point you will be meet FINOT TOUR ETHIOPIA tour guide or representative, who will assist your Tour. We transfer you to Bole International Airport for Domestic flight to Bahirdar. After arrival directly transfer to the hotel. You will a drive to the Blue Nile Falls, (the water amount of the fall is depending on the rain), but the drive and walking by its self is great and enjoyable. After lunch, we take a boat across Lake Tana to the Zeghie peninsula. On the peninsula, we do a short walk and visit two monasteries from the 14th century, Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidane Mehret. Under the thatched roof of the monastery, there are some distinctive colorful frescoes of religious scenes an impressive display of illuminated bibles written in “Geez” the religious language from which Amharic is derived. The architectural style of both monasteries is a typical example of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, with its round shape, mud walls, and conical straw roofs. In Zeghie, we also find diverse bird species and Columbus Baboons in the forest. We continue our cruse to Entos Eyesus Monastery the smallest and nearest island in Lake Tana. Ura Kidanmihret, Azwa Mariam that and Entos Eyesus Monastery on the on Lake Tana islands allows both genders. We back to our hotel late in the afternoon.
After breakfast, we continue driving to Gondar. The town is the gateway to the Simien Mountains and lies at an altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level. After lunch, we will visit the famous castles of the town, where former rulers built numerous palaces for themselves and their families. Gondar was the 17th and 18th century capital city of Ethiopia, which founded by Emperors Fasiladas (1632 – 1667) and was home to a number of emperors and warlords, curtsies and kings who built several castles and palaces around the area. Visit the oldest and the most impressive Gondarian structure, the magnificent castle compound including the two storied palace of emperor Fasiladas, built of roughly hewn brown basalt stone held together with mortar. Afterwards, we will go to the bath of King Fasilidas, where Timkat Fest is annually hosted. Timkat is one of the famous festivals in Ethiopia and held annually to celebrate the baptism of Jesus Christ. We finish the day with a visit to the church of Debre Berhan Selassie, which is famous for its beautiful ceiling paintings. The motif of the angelic face became a symbol of Ethiopian art.
We have an early departure this morning as we drive to Debark in the Simien Mountains. This range lies north of Gondar and many of the peaks rise above 4000m, with the highest peak of Mt. Ras Dashen at 4543m being the fifth highest on the African continent. On the way, there may be the opportunity to visit a Falasha village. The Falasha Jews are thought to have arrived in Ethiopia 3,000 years ago at the time of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, but their history is shrouded in mystery. Translating to 'exiled' in Amharic, the Falasha claim to be descendants of Moses. This afternoon we will take a short hike for a couple of hours to enjoy the wilderness of this mountain region, and here both gelada monkeys and lammergeyer can often be spotted. The mountains are marked with tracks worn out by the local people travelling from village to village or moving their animals to fresh pastures. The combination of these tracks and the spectacular scenery make for excellent walking
We have an early departure this morning as we drive to Debark in the Simien Mountains. This range lies north of Gondar and many of the peaks rise above 4000m, with the highest peak of Mt. Ras Dashen at 4543m being the fifth highest on the African continent. After taking our picnic lunch, we will depart for Chenek where it is possible to spot another endemic mammal- the Walia Ibex. The landscape in the area is remarkably picturesque with panoramic vistas overlooking the deep gorges of the escarpment. We will also be able to spot troops of Gelada baboons. From Gich camp, we pass endless fields of giant lobelia before the high pasture gives way to the towering cliffs of Chennek (3926m). (An optional extended route from Gich camp to Chennek meets the escarpment further north, at the gelada baboon-covered, 3785m-high viewpoint of Saha, before following the precipitous cliffs southwards up to Chennek.) We arrive at Chennek campsite in plenty of time to appreciate the spectacular views in all directions, and to spot Walia ibex grazing close to the edge of the escarpment and sometimes skirting the edges of the campsite. Time spent at Chennek is rewarded by superb views over the mountain valleys below and the strikingly shaped domes in the distance. We then descend into the Jinbar River Valley; the contrasting view of Imet-Gogo and the volcanic landscape from here gives the impression that vast chunks of the mountains have been blown-away. If time and the road allows us, we climb from the valley to the summit of Inatye (4070m), a spectacularly scenic spot for lunch. After lunch, we descend for about two hours along a steep drive to reach Debarik. The day concludes with a well-deserved dinner served in pleasantly in you Hotel!
In the morning, you will drive to lalibela Via Woreta. You will have stunning views of the Guna Mountains as you travel through this dramatic landscape. On the way, you will drive to Awra Amba community through Hamusit city. Awra Amaba is an Ethiopian community of about 400 people, located 73 kilometers east of Bahirdar in the Fogera woreda of Debub Gondar Zone. Founded by Zumra Nuru, who currently serves as co-chairman of the community and is lauded as a model to alleviate poverty and promote gender equality in a country. You will have a photo stop and coffee break through it.
After having breakfast, you start visiting the churches of Lalibela. It is registered by UNESCO world heritage site. The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are the “new Jerusalem” and the holiest town in the whole of Ethiopia is highly recommended since there are 12 churches in town separated in three different groups. Your professional tour guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel. Once you introduced with your guide, you will walk through the city for about 3 minutes until the ticket office of Lalibela churches and you will start visiting the first group of churches. In the morning, we visit the first /South Western/ cluster churches. You will be able to discover churches of Bet Medhanealem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael and Bet Golgotha, which are connected through underground tunnels. In the afternoon, after having your delicious lunch at one of the best restaurant. We continue our visiting the second /North Eastern/ cluster. The churches are Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bethlehem, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos and St. George. St. George is the most famous and symbol of Zagwe dynasty and city of Lalibela. It is the most famous and very picturesque of all the churches. Bet Giyorgis (St. George) constructed in honor of the patron Saint George. Finally, we will have a traditional in one of traditional restaurant with traditional music performance.
After an early breakfast, leave Lalibela en-route visit the monastery of Nakutolab a cave church. This is the easiest of all the outlying churches to reach in the monastery of Nakutolab, which is named after its constructor, the nephew and successor of king Lalibela. The monastery accredited to Nakuotolab consists of a relatively simple church built around a shallow cave in which several holy pools are fed by natural springs. After visiting you will get domestic flight takes us back to Addis Ababa. In the evening, farewell party dinner invitation by FINOT TOUR ETHIOPIA with cultural dinner and traditional special buffet and local drinks to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks. Here you will enjoy and experience several tribal dances. After farewell dinner, we will drop off based on your preferred place.
|Gondar||2||Hotel||Gondar Plaza||4 Star||Shared|
|Debarki||1||Hotel||Tsehay Zeleke||3 Star||Shared|
|Lalibela||2||Hotel||Top 12 Hotel||4 Star||Shared|
Addis Ababa to Bahirdar and Lalibela to Addis Ababa
- Airport Transfer
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- Jeep & 4WD
- Extra Services
PCR or Vacination paper only
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 7 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 10 day(s) prior departure
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