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12 Days to Explore Ethiopian History

This 12 days historic route is one of our best products and is purchased so many times by differently originated worldwide customers indeed. On this Eleven Days and Twelve nights specific tour the Siemen Mountains, major historical sites of northern Ethiopia and the Tigray Rock churches will be visited Including Addis Ababa City tour. Not only this, we will also spend three nights in the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

per adult from

$2,850

AUD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Dinner
    • 12x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 12 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Ethnological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
    • Entry/Admission - Fasil Ghebbi
    • Entry/Admission - Debre Berhan Selassie Church
    • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Northern Stelae Field
    • Entry/Admission - Queen of Sheba Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion
    • Entry/Admission - Yeha Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Abuna Yemata Guh church
    • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
    • Entry/Admission - Yemrehana Krestos Church
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
    What's excluded :
    • Any Alcoholic Beverages
    • Domestic and International Flight Fees

  • Day 1: Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Ethnological Museum, Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Even if you’re not a museum fan, this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa, showing the full sweep of Ethiopia's cultural and social history across two floors.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St, Addis Ababa null Ethiopia
    If you’re a market lover, one place you can’t miss when you visit Addis Ababa is Addis Mercato. It’s considered Africa’s biggest market, an open air sprawl of vendors that goes on for kilometers; It’s one of those markets that weaves in all directions and you never know what you’re going to stumble into or what you’re going to find. At the market there’s a section for just about anything you can imagine.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
    This massive and ornate cathedral is the second-most important place of worship in Ethiopia (ranking behind the Old Church of St Mary of Zion in Aksum). It’s also the celebrated final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife Empress Menen Asfaw. Their massive Aksumite-style granite tombs sit inside and are a sight indeed. The solemnity of the interior design contrasts sharply with highly the charged emotions of many pilgrims. It's a fascinating place.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 2: Addis - Bahirdar

    Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
    Visit the marketplaces, take a boat trip on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 3: Bahirdar - Gondar

    Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
    Tour the Royal Enclosure, featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder Ethiopia
    Visit Debre Birhan Selassie church, famous for its religious art and iconic ceiling depicting angels.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 4: Simien Mountain National Park, Gondar

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    Enjoy some light hiking in the afternoon in the park and spot wildlife such as the endemic Gelada baboon.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 5: Gondar - Axum

    Pass By: Axum, Axum, Tigray Region
    Take a scenic drive to Axum, capital of the ancient Axumite Empire. Experience the magnificent views on the way.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 6: Axum

    Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia
    You'll set off after breakfast and board your scheduled flight to Axum (sometimes known as Aksum), the site of some of Ethiopia's most storied ruins.
    Upon arrival, you'll check into your hotel before venturing out to the Northern Stelae field to see the 4th century obelisks that lend the region its name. While all of the tombs excavated so far have been robbed centuries ago, more than 90% of the ancient burial sites remain unearthed!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Queen of Sheba Palace, Axum Ethiopia
    You'll then embark on a day of discovery as you explore the ruins of Dungur, better known as the Queen of Sheba's Palace, as well as the tombs of ancient figures such as King Kaleb, King Gebre Meskel, and more.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Axum Ethiopia
    You'll then proceed to St. Mary's of Zion Cathedral, fabled home of the Ark of the Covenant. Not only is this4th century church said to be home to the Biblical artefact, it is also where ancient Axum Emperors and Empresses were crowned.
    A visit to the archaeological museum will further enhance your knowledge of the ancient kingdom.
    Bathed in the history of the Ancient Kingdom of Axum.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 7: Axum - Gheralta

    Stop At: Yeha Archaeological Site, Yeha Village Ethiopia
    Drive to the Gheralta lodge passing the Adwa battlefield, Emperor Menelik II's victory site over the Italians. Visit the 2,500 year old ruins of Yeha, Aba Gerima and Petros Paulos Tigray rock churches.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 8: Hawzen, Tigray

    Stop At: Abuna Yemata Guh church, Hawzen Ethiopia
    We/Abraha Atsbeha; the beautiful Wukro Chirkos; and Medhane Alem Kesho. Then Drive to Mekele.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 9: Mekelle - Lalibella

    Pass By: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
    Arrive late afternoon and enjoy the sunset from the terrace.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 10: Lalibella

    Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
    This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 11: Lalibela

    Stop At: Yemrehana Krestos Church, Lalibela Ethiopia
    In The morning we will visit a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. Tour Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

    Day 12: Lalibela - Addis Ababa

    Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Visit the National Museum, home of the 3.2 million years old skeleton "Lucy." Optional souvenir shopping and Farewell dinner in traditional Ethiopian restaurant, Transfer to airport. End of the Trip!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: In a traditional Restaurant
    Accommodation included: Departure
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    • Bahir Dar Airport, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ethio Afro Tours - Day Tours

Activity ID: V-177350P1

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