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TRIP CODE: HREJ
TRIP LENGTH: 13 Days/ 12 Nights
DEPARTURE DATES: The whole year round
DESTINATIONS: Lalibela, Gondar, Axum and Bahir Dar, Semen Park
ACTIVITIES. Exploring rock churches, nature
MODE OF TRAVEL: Land
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. ADDIS ABABA TO DESSIE

Drive Addis Ababa to Dessie via Tarma ber Tunnel, stop for photo stop at Gemasa Valley. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. TO LALIBELA

Drive Dessie to Lalibela. Enroute visit Haik Stephen Monastery. O/N. Hotel

DAY-03. ROCK CHURCHES OF LALIBELA

Explore the 11 Rock hewn rock hewn churches of Lalibela chiizelled in the 12th and 13th century. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-04. TO MEKALLE

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

DAY-05. MAKALLE TO AXUM.

Drive to Axum on the way, Wukro Cherkos, have a stop also at- Negash-the first Muslim settlement in Ethiopia. Lunch in Adigrat. Visit Yeha temple.O/N. Hotel.

DAY-06. EXPLORING THE ANCIENT CITY

Visit 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, Visit “Maishum”- the bathing pool for Queen Sheba, “Danghur”- the palace for the Queen. O/N. Hotel

DAY-07. HEAD TO SEMEN PARK

Drive to Semen Park. Pass through the winding and scenic mounitain of Limalimo. Process the Entry permit and local scout and drive to Debark. Spot, an endemic Gelada Baboons are the easiest animal to meet. O/N. Lodge

DAY-08. SEMEN PARK TO GONDER

Drive to Gonder the 17th-18th capital city for Ethiopia. Explore the city of Gonder. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-09. BAHIR DAR AND CITY TOUR

Drive to Bahir Dar. Visit Bezawit view and Market. O/N. Hotel

DAY-10. ISLAND MONASTERIES AND BLUE NILE FALL

Visit the island churches including Ura Kidanemeheret and Azewa Mariam. P.m. Drive to Blue Nile Fall O/N. Hotel

DAY-11. 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-12. BLUE NILE GORGE THEN ADDIS ABABA

Leave the city for the drive back to Addis Ababa through Blue Nile Gorge which according to some scholars is similar in scale with the Grand Canyon in America. Visiting the Jemma Valley and the Monastery of Debre Libanos are also other activities of the day. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-13. CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

City tour of Addis Ababa, then depart.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 14:13
 

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