Historical Routes

 

Duration: 10 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10km to HTL ___ Very simple
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located Non flight day Simple, only in the Mercato
Day 03 : Fly to Bahirdar
: visit the Blue Nile Falls and Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Hotel 35km to BN falls 1 hour Moderate - tough 30 minuets walk depending on the route, walking shoes preferable
Day 04 : Drive to Gonder
: Visit the 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel 180km to Gonder Non flight day simple drive and walk, sandal shoes & shorts are preferable
Day 05 : Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park
: Spectacular mountain scenery
: Spotting endemic mammals
: Hiking on the escarpment. Semien Lodge 122km to Semien Lodge Non flight day Moderate to physical type hiking based on choice. walking shoes required
Day 06 : Drive to Axum alongside the Semien Mountains range with spectacular scenery. Hotel 282km to Axum Non flight day Moderate drive on gravel road with some stops & leg stretch walk
Day 07 : The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel Sites and hotels are centrally located Non flight day Very simple, sandal shoes & shorts that reach your nee OK
Day 08 : Fly to Lalibela
: Visit the Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors. Hotel 25 km drive from Lalibela airport to HTL 40 minuets Moderate, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with extra saox.
Day 09 : Excursion to visit one of the famous rock churches in the surroundings of Lalibela and local villages. Hotel 10-50km Non flight day Simpl to tough, based on interest
Day 10 : Fly back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night with tribal music and dance show. Hotel 25 km to Lalibela airport 1 or 2:30 hours based on the flight available. Simple day. Sandal Shoes and Shorts are good
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Duration: 8 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10 km to HTL ___ very simple
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel In town Non flight day Simple, the walk is only in the Mercato
Day 03 : Fly to Bahirdar
: Visit the Blue Nile Falls
: Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Hotel 35km to BN falls 1 hour, 7:00am-8:00am Moderate, walking shoes preferable
Day 04 : Drive to Gonder
: Visit the 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel 180km to Gonder Non flight day Very simple, sandal shoes OK
Day 05 : Fly to Axum
: The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel Less than 10km airport to HTL 30 minuets Very simple, sandal shoes OK
Day 06 : Fly to Lalibela
: Visit the Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors. Hotel 25 km airport to hotel 40 minuets Moderate, few big steps. Sandal shoes with socks.
Day 07 : The remaining churches and one of the monasteries out side Lalibela. Hotel In town Non flight day Moderate, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with extra sox is needed.
Day 8 : Fly back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night with tribal music and dance show. Hotel Less than 10km to HTL 1 or 2:30 hours based on the available flight Personal activities

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Duration: 13 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10 km ___ Very simple day
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Cites and hotels are centrally located Non flight day Simple, short walk only in the Mercato
Day 03 : Fly to Bahirdar
: visit the Blue Nile Falls and Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Hotel 35 km to BN falls 1 hour 30 minuets moderate walk to the Falls, walking shoes preferable
Day 04 : Drive to Gonder
: Visit the 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel 185km to Gonder Non flight day Ssimple day, sandal shoes and shorts are OK
Day 05 : Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park
: Spectacular mountain scenery
: Spotting endemic mammals
: Few hours hiking along side the escarpment. Semien Lodge 122km to the Lodge Non flight day Moderate to physical type hiking. 30 minuets – 2 hrs. walking shoes is needed
Day 06 : Drive to Axum alongside the Semien Mountains range with spectacular scenery. Hotel 282km to Axum Non flight day Moderate drive on gravel road with leg stretch walk in between
Day 07 : The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel Sites and hotels are centrally located Non Flight day Very simple, sandal shoes OK
Day 08 : Drive to Geraltha
: Yeha temple (5th c) the oldest in Ethiopia
Drive to Mekele Meet the Tigray people, house and village visit. Geraltha Lodge 195 km to Geraltha Lodge Non flight day Moderate actvities, sandal shoes is OK
Day 09 : Drive to Mekele
: Some of the famous rock churches of Tigray: Digum Sellasie, Abreha We Astbeha & Wukro Cherkos. Hotel 90 km to Mekele Non flight day Simple, sandal shoes with exta sox is needed
Day 10 : Drive to Lalibela
: Beautiful mountain scenery
: Meet the Amhara people, house and village visit. Hotel 360 km to Lalibela Non flight day Long and moderate drive on gravel road with leg stretch walk only
Day 11 : The Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors. Hotel Sites and hotels are centrally located Non flight day Moderate, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with sox.
Day 12 : Excursion to visit one of the famous rock churches in the surroundings of Lalibela and local villages. Hotel 10-50 km based on choice Non flight day Moderate to tough walking based on interest
Day 13 : Fly back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night. Hotel 25km to Lalibela airport. The hotel in Addis is centrally located 1 or 2:30 hours based on the flight available Simple day

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Duration: 16 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel The hotels are centrally located Hotels are centrally located, not long drive Very simple day
Day 02 : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located Variable but short drives Very simple day
Day 03 : Drive to Debre Markos
: The 13th c monastery of Debre Libanos
: The Blue Nile Gorge which is compared to Grand Canyon in America
: Meet the Oromo people, house and village visit
: Optional birding en route. Hotel 300km to Markos on asphalt road 6 hours Moderate drive & activities, sandal shoes is OK
Day 04 : Drive to Bahirdar
: Zengena crater lake
: Walking in the forest around the lake, optional
: visit the Blue Nile Falls. Hotel 265km to Bahirdar plus 35 to BN falls 5 + 1 hours Moderate 30 minuets walk to the falls, walking shoes preferable
Day 05 : AM boat trip on Lake Tana
: 13th c Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana
: PM drive to Gonder. Hotel 180km to Gonder 3 hours Moderate 30 minuets walk one way to the church, walking shoes preferable
Day 06 : The 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles
: Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel sites for visit are centrally located variable but short drives Simple day
Day 07 : Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park
: Spectacular mountain scenery
: Spotting endemic mammals
: Hiking on the escarpment. Semien Lodge 122km to the Lodge +- 4 hours Moderate to tough optional hiking. 30 minuets – 2 hrs. walking shoes required
Day 08 : Drive to Axum alongside the Semien Mountains range with spectacular scenery. Hotel 282km to Axum +- 7 hrs Moderate drive on gravel road with some stops & leg stretch walk
Day 09 : The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located Variable but short drives Simple, sandal shoes & shorts that reach nees are OK
Day 10 : Drive to Geraltha
: Yeha temple (5th c) the oldest in Ethiopia
: Nejash one of the oldest mosque and Muslim settlement
: Meet the Tigray people, house and village visit. Geraltha Lodge 195km to Geraltha +- 6 hrs Moderate, sandal shoes is good for the day
Day 11 : Drive to Mekele
: Some of the famous rock churches of Tigray. Hotel 90km to Mekele +- 3 hrs Simple, sandal shoes & extra sox are better
Day 12 : Drive to Lalibela
: Beautiful mountain scenery
: Meet the Amhara people, house and village visit. Hotel 360km to Lalibela +- 8 hrs Tough drive on half gravel/asphalt road with some stops & leg stretch walk
Day 13 : The Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located short drives within the town Moderate walk, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with extra sox is better.
Day 14 : Excursion to visit one of the famous rock churches in the surroundings of Lalibela and local villages. Hotel 10-50km based on choice Variable but short drives Moderate to tough walking & drive based on interest
Day 15 : Drive to Dessie
: Beautiful scenery and mountain ranges all along the way
: Boat trip on Lake Hayek for the 13th c monastery on island. Hotel 300km to Dessie 6 hrs 20 minutes tough walking to the cave church. The drive is mostly on asphalt road. Sandal shoes preferable
Day 16 : Drive back to Addis Ababa
: Before Debre Sina we stop for top view of the Great Rift Valley Depression
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night. Hotel 400km to Addis +_ 7hrs Long drive with some stops & leg stretch walk

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