Bahir Dar and Gonder
Bahir Dar is a pleasant city, 575 km north of Addis. Its has avenues lined with palm trees and plants and is located on the southern bank of Lake Tana, the biggest lake of Ethiopia.
Of note are its main market and the former palace of Haile Selassie, from which you can enjoy a splendid view over the Nile Valley.
Gondar was the 17th Century capital of Ethiopia, and is notable for its medieval Castles and churches.
The town was founded by the emperor Fasiladas in 1636 and became the capital of the empire for the next two centuries. The city contains a large compound with a dozen castles built by the various emperors over the course of 236 years.
These dramatic castles, unlike any other African, display a richness in architecture that reveals the Axumite traditions as well as the influence of Arabia and early Portuguese Jesuit missionaries
DAY 1 . Explore lake Tana , Visit the monasteries and churches of Ura Kidane Mihiret, Azwa Mariam, hippopotamuses , head of the Nile . (4 Hours)
DAY 2 . Drive the 35 km to Tiss Isat to see the Blue Nile falls, (4 hours) afternoon city tour(2 hours)
DAY 3 . Drive Gonder 180 Km from bahir Dar , (4 hours) afternoon Explore the royal enclosure which contains several stone-built castles of different emperors. The most impressive building is Fasilidas castle. He was the emperor who established Gondar as a powerful cultural and religious center. (3 hours)
Day 4 . Transfer To air port or hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: pick you up from anywhere in Bahir Dar . hotel, or the airport, wherever you are
End location: Gonder air Port or hotel
Duration: 3 days
A/C modern, clean and comfortablel van/minibus with a professional driver.
Accommodation 3 * B&B
car to blue Nile falls
car city tour
car ,drive to Gonder
car ,City tour to Gonder
car ,Transfer out gonder
Boat on Lake tana
Local Guide service
Bahir dar and Gonder
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2300 1 USD 23 birr,100 USD - For church ,castel,waterfalls Entrance fee
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A fantastic tour. Melese is actually from Bahir Dar and knew every nook and cranny around the place. Not only did he show me the usual sites (monasteries, Blue Nile falls, etc.) but he helped with post cards, obtaining cash, and reserved a couple hotel rooms to boot! He also tailored the tour to special interests of mine such as medicine and military history. Your money is very, very well spent if you purchase this tour. I would unequivocally do it again.