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
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