Zest Ethiopia Tours | Pinnacles of History for 8 days and 7 Nights
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Pinnacles of History for 8 days and 7 Nights

Tour Overview

Attractions include: History, archaeology, religion, scenery

Best visiting Time: end September to mid-June

Trip Duration: 8 days

Transportation: Surface drive


Ethiopia has to be one of the most exciting countries in Africa, a nation that is overflowing with history and culture yet quietly keeps its charms to itself, devoid of the visitors one might expect.


This tour explores Ethiopia’s historic northern region, a land of ancient monasteries and castles where tradition rules. Starting off in Addis Ababa, we explore its many sites before flying to one of the jewels of the country


Daily scheduled Ethiopian Airlines flights on Bombard aircraft make these cities conveniently accessible. Excursions to be taken in a variety of directions from each destination only serve to enhance the historic, mystical allure.


Places of interest:

  • Historical journey in time from 1 AD to present civilization
  • Remarkable feats of architecture said to be built by angels
  • View precious Church treasures of antiquity
  • Magnificent mural paintings & manuscripts
  • Awesome mountainous highland landscape
  • Source of the great Nile River & second largest waterfalls in Africa


Tour Itinerary

Day 01 – arrival

Day 02 – Addis; city tour.


Day 03 – Drive to Kombolcha across the Shoa Plateau, overnight at Lalibela; visit 11 rock-hewn churches from the 12th century

Day 04 – excursion to Naakuto Laab built-up cave Church outside Lalibela

Day 05 – fly to Gondar; visit 17th century castles & baths of Kings; Church

Day 06 – fly to Bahir Dar; boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries

Day 07 – drive & hike to Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural evening out

Day 08 – departure

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