North Historic Route

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

5 nights 6 days

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Maximum Seats

20

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Tour Overview

Day 1

Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole international airport and be welcome by an Ethiopian Holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will be taken on an Addis Ababa City Tour, which will also include drinking coffee and experiencing the unique and traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony; from washing, roasting, grinding, smelling, serving and tasting coffee! Additional Addis Ababa sightseeing City Tour stops will include Mount Entoto (first capital situated in hills overlooking Addis Ababa which means “New Flower”) and from where you can enjoy panoramic views. You will visit the National Museum: famous for containing the famous hominid fossil „Lucy‟, the colorful Ethnographic Museum (take an engaging visual tour through Ethiopia) located within the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Your drive will also take you through Mercato - the largest open market in East Africa and along the way you will pass various significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa on this City Tour to give you a taste of Addis. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Hotel
Day 02

Addis – Aksum

Early in the morning fly to Axum, A city more than 3000 years of history and once the center of a great empire and ancient civilization, home of the original Ark of the Covenant. The sightseeing of this ancient city includes St. Mary‟s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository for „Ark of the covenant‟, the coronation yard, the Stelae Park, Tombs of Kaleb and his son GebreMeskel, Ezana‟s inscriptions and Dungur palace (popularly known as ruins of Queen of Sheba‟s palace) Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Hotel
Day 03

Aksum – Lalibela

Early in the morning you will fly from Axum to the UNESCO World Heritage Center and Holy city of Lalibela where you will be met for the drive up into town nestled in the hills above. The morning will be spent marveling at the well-preserved and awe inspiring 11th century rock hewn churches for which Lalibela is most famous; crafted beautifully from one single red volcanic rock during the ultimate period of masonry skills. Some are below ground only reached via narrow tunnels and small steps. King Lalibela is said to have had a vision to create these churches with designs given to him by an angel. The final church to be hewn and possibly the most beautiful of all is St. Georges, which is carved in the shape of a cross. Late in the afternoon you can enjoy the surrounding breathtaking scenery and in the evening partake in a traditional Tej ( home made local honey wine) taste experience for which Lalibela is famous. Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Hotel
Day 04

Lalibela – Gondar

Arrive in Gondar after the short flight from Lalibela. Enjoy a city tour of the city; often described as the Camelot of Africa, the city of Gondar was once the capital of Ethiopia from 1636 until the mid19th century and was the hub of art, music and literature. Your visit will include the Royal enclosure, Fasiledes bath and the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings. Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Hotel
Day 05

Drive to Bahir Dar

Drive to Bahir Dar through beautiful countryside and skirting Lake Tana. Upon arrival in this lovely lakeside town in the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the lush green peninsula of Zege and after a pleasant walk you will reach the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret; the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries, with its beautiful mural paintings, ecclesiastic books, ceremonial processional religious crosses and ancient and sacred artifacts. Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Overnight: Hotel
Day 06

Drive to the Blue Nile Falls and fly to Addis Ababa

In the morning, drive 35km to the small village of Tis Abay to visit the Blue Nile Falls, along the way observing local life style and typical countryside scenes of Ethiopia. Upon arrival, enjoy a pleasant hike through beautiful scenery crossing over the Portuguese bridge to reach the waterfall. Enjoy the spectacular sight and spray of the falls (please note however that the volume of the water could be minimal depending on the season of visit). On the way back you will travel by boat across the legendary Blue Nile River, which joins the White Nile at Khartoum (Sudan) thus forming the longest river in the world. Upon your return to Bahir Dar, you then take an evening flight back to Addis Ababa and connect with your return flight to your final destination. Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Price Includes

- 5 nights hotel accommodation on double/twin bed basis - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - All entrance fees according to the tour program - Return transfer to airport - Ground transportation per the package itinerary - Scout fees - Driver allowance - Boat trip on Lake Tana - English speaking local guide
All Days

Doesn’t include

- Alcoholic drinks - Video and camera fees if and where applicable - Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature - Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance - International and domestic flights - Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section

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