Travels

03 - GLT 423. ETHIOPIA, HISTORIC NORTH

By car with Tigray Churches

14 days and 13 nights

This voyage leads to the rich historic sites; passes through scenic highlands and spectacular panoramas. The monasteries on lake Tana with the Blue Nile Falls, the 13th Century monolithic Rock-Hewn churches of King Lalibella, the stele & tombs of the Axumite Kings, the rock churches found in Tigray region, other churches dating back to the 4th -15th Centuries and 7th C mosque of Negashi in Tigray, shrines in Harar, Dire Dawa, Sof Omar, Sheik Hussein and others are parts of the package.
1: Addis Ababa.

Arrive Addis Ababa.
2: Bahir Dar

Fly to Bahir Dar.
3: Blue Nile Falls

AM drive Blue Nile Falls and PM boat trip to the Island monasteries on Lake Tana.
4: Gondar

Drive to Gondar; visit castles and churches in the PM.
5: Axum

Drive to Axum passing through the Semien Mountains.
6: Axum

Full day at Axum.
7: Yeha

Drive to the Yeha temple; so proceed to the Debre Damo monastery, where men climb with ropes for about 16 mts. Women are not allowed.
8: Mekele

Drive to Mekele by admiring churches as Abreha-we-Atsbeha & Wikro Cherkos.
9: Lalibela

rive to Lalibella, admiring spectacular views via Sekota. O/N Lalibella.
10: Lalibela

Full day Rock-hewn churches of Lalibella.
11: Lalibela - Asheten Mariam

Morning excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam human Afternoon drive to the Naktule’ab cave church and possibly participate to a coffee ceremony in a traditional house.
12: Addis Ababa

Fly back Addis Ababa. Afternoon free and visit the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner with folklorist dance O/N htl.
13: Departure

Departure