Welcome to the beauty of Ethiopia’s Historic Route! The magnificent cultures and landscapes are indicative of an extraordinary past. It has left marks on the land, the people and their monuments. In this fascinating country the past comes alive in the form of strange and beautiful monuments and ruins, built long centuries ago in what used to be one of the greatest kingdoms of the world. Moreover, it is a past which began as the cradle of mankind.
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and transfer to hotel. If you arrive in the morning an optional city tour of Addis Ababa can be arranged.
Day 2: Addis Ababa-Axum (B-L-D)
In the morning, transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for your flight to Axum. The rest of the day, tour of the ancient city of Axum. Your today’s visit in Axum include: the Stele field, Kaleba Tombs, the 4th century Christian inscription of King Ezana, Queen of Sheba’s Palace, Archeological Museum, and Tsion Mariam Church where the original Ark of the Covenant is housed.
Day 3: Axum- Yeha- Debre Damo (B-L-D)
After breakfast, you will have an excursion to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha.
Day 4: Axum- Lalibela (B-L-D)
After breakfast, transfer to Axum Airport for the flight to Lalibela. In the morning, fly to Lalibela and visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from the 1200 AD.
Day 5: Lalibela- Asheten Mariam (B-L)
In the morning, mule ride, and trek to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.
Day 6: Lalibela- Gonder (B-L-D)
After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gonder. In the afternoon, you will start your tour of Gonder. Your tour include: The Royal Enclosure, the pool of King Fasilidas, and the famous Debre Berhan Sillassie Church.
Day 7: Excursion to Simien Mountains/Gonder (B-L-D)
Full day excursion to the Simien Mountains National Park.
Day 8: Gonder- Bahir Dar (B-L-D)
In the morning, drive to Bahirdar and an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries.
Day 9: Blue Nile Falls- Bahir Dar (B-L)
After breakfast, drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. In the afternoon, walk around the town and visit the colourful local market.
Day 10: Bahir Dar-Addis Ababa-Departure (B)
In the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Addis. Optional city tour depending on your departure time.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner