5 Days North Ethiopia Tours
The northern Ethiopia is also Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia’s worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs at Aksum to a collection of castles in and around Gonder, to unique churches in Lalibela, Tigray, Lake Tana and many other places. Not to be outdone by human mastery, Mother Nature really let her creative juices flow here. The Danakil Depression, an esteemed destination among adventure travellers, features a permanent lava lake and a bright-yellow sulphuric plain, while the Simien Mountains wrinkle the land with canyons and peaks with a beauty you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in Africa.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Dinner
- 4x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 3 nights
- 4 nights accommodation
- Fuel surcharge
- Bottled water
- All activities
- Blue Badge guide
- Local guide
- Hotel drop-off
- Hotel pickup
- Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
- Entry/Admission - Blue Nile Falls
- Entry/Admission - Fasil Ghebbi
- Entry/Admission - Debre Berhan Selassie Church
- Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
- Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
- Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
- Local Flights
- Any Personal Expenses
- Dinner Except 1 days
Day 1: Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar
Stop At: Lake Tana, Ground floor from Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar 1000 Ethiopia
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana Lake Tana, which is dotted with island monasteries some dating back to the 14th century. Its 30 odd islands represent today a unique natural habitat for plant life. to visit the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret which is the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Blue Nile Falls, Amhara , Region Ethiopia
Afternoon, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls. (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam.)The Blue Nile Falls are a waterfall on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. They are known as Tis Issat in Amharic, when translated,means "smoking water" They are situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometers downstream from the town of BahirDar and Lake Tana.
Duration: 2 hours
• Lunch: Breakfast With Lunch Is Included
Accommodation included: Nuky Hotel/Similar
Day 2: Bahir Dar-Gondar
Stop At: Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder Ethiopia
After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. The Royal Capital of Ethiopia, Gondar was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas.
The medieval town of Gondar is located about 748 km from Addis Ababa Following the demise of Lalibela toward the end of the 13th century, Ethiopia had no national capital for hundreds of years. The emperors had to keep on the move on constant campaigns to safeguard their vast empire and ensure allegiance to their rule. For their seat of government, they had to make do with what are known in the historical literature as ‘roving tent capitals’. n the afternoon you will visit the city of Gondar with the drive to the Castles and Churches built by Emperor Fassiladas and his descendants
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder Ethiopia
Later Visit Debre Birhan Selassie church,Besides the eleven or so castles and related buildings, the 17th century Debre Birhan Selassie Church is the only one that has survived the repeated destructions of Gondar at hands of the Dervish (Egypto-Sudanse), Tewodros, the Italians and the British. The church is a rich showcase of the religious art of the Gonderine period and its ceiling of painted angels is only one of its kind.
Duration: 1 hour
• Lunch: Breakfast With Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: Gondar-Lalibela
Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. ‘Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals. In the afternoon you will visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you.
It is a history and mystery frozen in stone, its soul alive with the rites and awe of Christianity at its most ancient and unbending. Lalibela has one of the highest concentration of Churches of such architectural elegance and overall engineering sophistication in one spot. The 13 Churches in two complexes are said to represent a reproduction of Jerusalem. Their lighting systems, channels, water works, network of interconnected subterranean passageways and the sheer magnitude of the whole project are mind boggling.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Cliff Edge/Similar
Day 4: Fly Lalibela-Axum
Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia
This day after breakfast you will take your flight to Axum and start your visit of Axum Dating from around 300-500 AD, most the Axum stele seem to predate the arrival of Christianity to Ethiopia. Their purpose is almost certainly religious, but the details are not known for certain.The stele was most likely funeral monuments for Axum's ancient rulers, who may have been buried in tombs beneath them. Some have altars at the base with grooves cut into them to carry away blood from sacrifices. The Ethiopian epic, the Kibre Negest (Glory of the Kings) tells us that Menelik I, the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the original Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Axum and thereby established one of the world’s longest known and uninterrupted monarchical dynasties.Impressive ruins, monuments and archaeological artifacts abound in and around Axum attesting to the solid, articulate, confident, literate and resourceful strength of this civilization. Axum’s most popular known insignia art is its mysterious monolithic stelae made of single pieces of granite with identical decorations. The biggest of them, now fallen is 33 meters high and weighs 500 tones, making it the largest monolith in the world..
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Sabian Hotel/Similar
Day 5: Axum-Addis Ababa-Departure
Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St, Addis Ababa null Ethiopia
After breakfast we will transfer to the local flight to Addis Ababa then you will be drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa
Duration: 1 minute
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :AirportHotel
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- 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.