Authentic Ethiopia Tours
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TRIP CODE: ATPD
TRIP LENGTH: 18 DAYS/ 17 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE DATES: Oct-Mar
DESTINATIONS: Dallol & Ert-Ale and Northern Ethiopia
ACTIVITIES: Adventure trip to the lowland area of Danakil Depression
MODE OF TRAVEL: Land
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. ADDIS ABABA TO DESSIE

Drive Addis Ababa to Dessie. Pass thru Mossoloni’s Tunnel, Enjoy with the surrounding villages and sceneries. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. DESSIE TO LALIBELA

Drive Dessie to Lalibela. Haik Lake and Haik Estephen Monastery will be explored. O/N. Hotel

DAY-03. ROCK CHURCHES OF LALIBELA

Explore the 12th & 13th century Rock Churches of Lalibela. The churches are 11 in number grouped into three and you will explore the first group of the churches before lunch time. The second groups of the churches the Cross-shaped church of St. George will be covered in the afternoon. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-04. LALIBELA TO MEKALLE

Drive Lalibela to Makalle. Enjoy with the surrounding scenery and spot so many Baobab trees. O/N. Hotel

DAY-05. DRIVE MAKALLE TO AMEDEILLA.

Drive Addis Ababa to Amedeilla via Braille. On the way camel caravans. O/N. Camping

DAY-06. DALLOL

Excursion to the salt Workers, Dallol’s Sulpher Zone, Salt Canyon and Yellow Lake. O/N. Camping

DAY-07. DALLOL TO ERT-ALE

Amedeilla to Ert-ale via Kusruwad. Late in the afternoon start walking to climb Ert-Ale Mountain. Spent the night by admiring and taking pictures the Volcano. Take a rest.

DAY-08. ERT-ALE TO AMEDEILLA

Return back to Amedeilla. O/N. Camping.

DAY-09. AMEDEILLA TO MAKALLE

Drive Amedeilla to Mekalle. Spot the camel caravans. O/N. Hotel

DAY-10. MAKALLE TO AXUM.

Drive to Axum. Visit Wukrocherkos, Negash Mosque and Yeha Temple. O/N. Hotel

DAY-11. EXPLORING THE ANCIENT CITY

Today activity in Axum includes visiting of Axum Archaeological museum, Axum St. Mary of Zion, Axum obelisk compound, tombs of Remhay, Palaces and burial Place for the King Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, Inscription of Ezana. Also visit “Maishum”- the bathing pool for Queen Sheba, “Danghur”- the palace for the Queen. O/N. Hotel

DAY-12. HEAD TO SEMEN PARK

Drive to Semen park via Tekezze valley and Limalimo winding road. Spot an endemic Gelada Baboon. O/N. Lodge

DAY-13. SEMEN PARK TO GONDER

Drive to Gonder the 17th-18th capital city for Ethiopia through Woleka and Kosoye. Visit the royal palaces of Gonder and Debre Birhan Selassie church. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-14. BAHIR DAR AND CITY TOUR

Drive to Bahir Dar. Visit the Market place and Bezawit hill with its view. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-15. ISLAND MONASTERIES AND BLUE NILE FALL

We onboard on a motor boat to make an excursion trip to some of the island churches of the Lake. Visit the 14th century church of Ura Kidanameheret and Azewa Mariam. While cruising back to Bahir Day, spot the place where The Majestic Blue Nile River goodbye the lake for its journey to Khartoum and Alexandria. After lunch, we’ll make an excursion trip to Blue Nile fall. O/N. Hotel

DAY-16. TO DEBRE MARKOS

Very short time in Bahir Dar then drive to Debre Markos. Enjoy with the surrounding villages and rural life style. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-17. BLUE NILE GORGE THEN ADDIS ABABA

Pass through Bleu Nile Gorge for the drive to Addis Ababa. Visit Monastery of Debre Libanos are also other activities of the day. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-18. CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

City tour and Depart after taking your dinner and enjoying live traditional music.

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