Addis Ababa, Axum, Lalibela

8 days and 7 nights

01. Beginning of the tour in Addis Ababa. Morning free. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto mountains with views over the capital, the Na¨tional museum & St George church. ON (overnight) chosen hotel.

02. Fly to Axum, transfer hotel for check-in. Then visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says is de¨ posited the Ark of Covenant), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, and different archeological sites. Meals & ON hotel

03. Visit the Tigray rock churches, as Degum Selassie, Abreha We Atsbeha & Wikro Cherkas . On ovenight chosen hotel. Or SUN. Start tour in Addis Ababa. Moring free. Afternoon (14:00 hrs pick up from the hotel) tour of the capilal. Visit Entoto Mountains with views over the capital, the National museum & St George church. ON (ovenight) hotel.

04. Drive to Lalibela, driving via Ambalagi, Alamata, Woldia Did & Tekeze river with very nice views .

05. Full day visit of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined¨ as the 8th wonder in the world Churches built in the 12th century; the African Jerusalem. And late afternoon take part of the coffee ceremony in the hotel (the coffee cer¨ emony is an important part of Ethiopian culture). Meals & ON hotel.

06. Fly to Gondar. Transfer and check-in hotel. Then visit the castle’s compound & King Fasiladas bath, Debre Birhan Sellasie Church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Empress Mentewab palace, Qusquam monastery and if time permits the Falashia village too. Meals & ON hoteL

07. Moring ’drive to Bahir Dar, with very nice views and Amhara people villages. Check-in and lunch at your hotel in Bahir Dar. Afternoon boat trip on Lake Tana to admire the beautiful monasteries over the lake’s islands, as Asua Mariam and Ura Kidane Mehret, with also the visit of ,an Amhara people village & coffee plantations. Dinner & ON hotel in Bahir Dar.

08. Morning admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back to your hotel in Bahir Dar. Afternoon fly to Addis Ababa. If time permits visit the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. Have day use room available. For dinner, Greenland invite you in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Late evening departure home.
Alternatively, overnight stay in hotel in Addis Ababa and departure next day morning, we also suggest extension to another tour in Ethiopia, or to the parks in Tanzania or Kenya or the fantastic beaches in Zanzibar or Mombasa or in Sudan (see our programs).