Bahir Dar, Gonder, Lalebela ,Axum
The northern historical route takes the visitor to Ethiopia's most famous monuments, including the millennial old ancient Stella of Aksum, the medieval rock-hewn churches of Tigray and Lalibela, and the 16th century castles of Gondar.
The Kingdom of Axum developed enormous stellae, the largest of which are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The kingdom officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the fourth century AC. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum houses the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, in which lie the Tablets of Law upon which the Ten Commandments are inscribed.
Living culture and people of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is incredibly rich in living culture. With more that 85 different tribes, each tribe has its own traditions and events that are celebrated at different moments an places. Moreover, there are so many beautiful artifacts offered in most charming souvenir shops.
Day 1. Take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit a selection of the monasteries . (4-5 Hours)
After Noon Drive out to the Blue Nile Falls for a short hike in the area (4 Hours)
Day 2 . The four-hour drive will take you through rural villages, After briefly settling in your hotel, explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings.
Day 3 . Early morning flight to Axum. (1 Hour Flight)Today will be a full day visiting the sites of Axum. (1 Hour Lunch Break )
Day 4 . Depart on a morning flight to Lalibela, (50 Minuit) the most famous of all of the Ethiopian historical sites. After lunch, start your tour of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, (3 Hours)
Day 5. In the morning, take a trip to visit the church out side Lalibela , of Yimrehanne Kristos (6 Hours) in the afternoon visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches . (3 Hours)
Day 6 . proceed to the airport or Hotel for the return back .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Bahir Dar airport or Hotel
You will be picked up at the location you specify.
End location: Lalebela airport or Hotel
Duration: 6 days
Mini Van ,
Toyota Hiace High Roof new Model
Itinerary as specified, Excellent condition mini van . Accommodation .
DOMOSTIC flights Gonder_Axum ,Axum_Lalibela .
Entrance fee, parking fee, local guide, mule trekking if necessary and Park entrance fees, meals Full Bord. airport arrival and departure transfers.
Best available hotels in Destination (3 Star )
Full sightseeing programme including entrance fees.
Full Board Base !
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1950 1 USD 23 Birr - for Personal Use during the tour . souvenir shopping ,laundry...
International airfares, personal spending money, visas, passports, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes), all optional activities,telephone, unscheduled programmes, alcohol drinks, laundry .
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We had a great time with Melese. He set us up with very knowledgeable local guides and was always nearby if we needed guidance. The trip was a good mix of touring, exploring on our own, and relaxing. If we asked to visit something,(like local markets) Melese arranged it, and at every airport there was someone there with my name on a card. We had a great journey through the history of Ethiopia thanks to Melese.