Bahir Dar ,Gonder ,simen Mountain ,Axum ,Lalebela
Ethiopia was known from the dawn of civilisation and has a 3000 years old history. The ancient Egyptians knew that their sacred and vital river Nile originated from a lake on a plateau in the land of "Punt" ("Land of the Gods" in their language) and they knew about a garden existing beyond the desert.
However, also historical sources bear witness to the existence of a rich and powerful kingdom with a high level of civilisation in pre-Christian times.
Ethiopia can be considered one of the first Christian states. Before, Judaism, introduced most probably by several waves of immigration from Israel, had played a major role in the northern and western centres of the country. From that time on, Christianity has become a major component of Ethiopian culture, up to date. cient and glorious past of this country remain: the monolithic churches of Lalibela, the carved obelisks and churches of Axum, more than 120 monasteries and rock churches in the Tigray region, as well as those scattered here and there along .
Day 1 . Boat excursion on Lake Tana with visit of some island monasteries. (4-5 Hours )Afternoon Excursion to the Blue Nile Falls (4 Hours)
Day 2 . Drive Bahir Dar- Gondar. (4 Hours) Sightseeing in Gondar(3 Hours)
Day 3 . Gondar- Simien Mountains. (130 KM)Short Trekking in the Simien Mountains. (2 Hours Hike)
Day 4 . Simien Mountains- Axum (7 Hours Drive)
Day 5 . Axum Visit of the historic sites. morning (4 Hours) afternoon (3 Hours) 1 Hour (Lunch Break)
Day 6 . Drive Axum- Mekelle. (7 Hours )with visit of the Yeha temple and some of the Tigray Rock churches.
Day 7 . Drive Mekelle- Lalibela. (12 Hours Drive)
Day 8 . Lalibela. Visit of the rock-hewn churches. morning 4 Hours tour afternoon 3 Hours Tour
Day 9. Fly Back to Addis Abeba (1 Hour Flight)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Bahir Dar air Port
Pickup will be at customers hotel or Bahir Dar airport .
End location: Lalebela air Port
Tour will end at Lalibela airport or Hotel
Duration: 9 days
Long Drive Max 10 Hours
A/C modern, clean and comfortable minibus with a professional driver.
Ground Transportation and Local Guide service
Guide through out the tour
4WD or mini van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18188 1 USD ,27birr . 356 USD - For Entrance fee &
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Exceptional value for money and exceptional guide who made sure that everything ran smoothly. Absolutely the best way to go, rather than with a group...we were three, rather ancient, but still reasonably-active, female friends, all of whom had lived in Ethiopia before and knew what we wanted to see and do. This tour fit our plans to a "T." Thank you, Melese, and our thanks, too, to both of our very expert and able drivers who kept us safe. Ethiopia holds a special place in our hearts...
Gwendoline M Mandac