Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar

10 days and 9 nights

01. Start tour in Addis Ababa. Morning FRee. AfterČ noon (14:00 hours pick up nom the hotel) tour of the capiČtal: visit Entoto Mountains with views over the capital, the National museum & St George church. ON (oveRnight) hotel.

02. Fly to Bahir Dar, transfer hotel for check-in. Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back to Bahir Dar. Afternoon on boat trip on Lake Tana, admire the beautif1I1 monasteries over the lake’s islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis. Meals & ON hotel ill Bahir Dar.

03. Morning drive to Gondar. Visits will include churches in Gondar, visit the castle’s compound, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old Qusquam monastery, Empress Mentewab palace and more. Meals & ON hotel in Gondar.
04. Drive to visit the Semien mountains. Have walkes admirČing spectacular views, spot endemic mammals (as the Gelada baboons) birds, ibex antelopes and flora.

05. Drive to Axum through more spectacular views. Arrive late afternoon in Axum and hotel check-in. Lunch on the way, dinner & ON hotel in Axurn.

06. Tour of Axum: visit the steles, St Mary 9fTsion church (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, tombs of kings & archeological sites. Meals & ON hotel in Axum.

07. Drive to Adua and then proceed to visit the Yeha preČ Christian temple (temple of the moon), the Debre Damo monastery (where only men can enter, by climbing with ropes for 16 meters) and possibly also Wikro Cherkos or Abreha We Atsbeha church. Lunch on the way, dinner & ON hotel in Axum.

08. Fly to Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder in the world. Check-in & lunch at hotel. Afternoon start the visit with the first group of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. Have dinner and ON Lalibela.

09. Morning visit one of the churches out of the tov/n. We propose an excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam church, with spectacular views. Or by car to the cave church of Naktuleab. Lunch back at the hotel, Afternoon visit the remaining churches in Lalibela. Later take part of the coffee ceremony in the hotel (the coffee ceremony is an important part of Ethiopian culture). Dinner & ON hotel.

10. TUE. Fly to Addis Ababa. Day use hotel. Afternoon visit the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner at traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Evening or next day departure (or overnight and departure next day morning). We suggest extension to another tour in Ethiopia or to the parks in Tanzania or the fantastic beaches in ZanziČbar or other. (see our programs).