Travels

HISTORIC ROUTE 7 days


7 days and 6 nights

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the National museum, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel

Day 2 (Sunday): Fly to Bahirdar. Morning drive to visit the Blue Nile falls (it takes about 1 hour drive and then 20 minute walk, each way). Admire these spectacular falls and amazing views. Afternoon make a boat excursion on lake Tana to visit the monasteries over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Asua Mariam. Dinner & ON hotel in Bahirdar

Day 3 (Monday): Morning drive to Gondar. It takes about 2 hrs driving, visit on the way very nice landscapes. Afternoon visit the castles compound including king Fasiladas and other castles, King Fasiladas bath and the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals. Dinner & ON hotel in Gondar.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Afternoon visit the rock-hewn churches, defined as the 8th wonder in the world. Dinner & ON hotel

Day 5 (Wednesday): Morning visit the remaining churches in town. Afternoon take part of the coffee ceremony (the coffee ceremony in an important part of Ethiopian culture). Dinner & ON hotel

Day 6 (Thursday): Fly to Axum. Visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says the Ark of Covenant is deposited), the bath & palace of Queen of Sheba and more. Dinner & ON hotel

Day 7 (Friday): Fly to Addis. Have day use room till 18 hrs. Dinner invited in a traditional restaurant with folkloric dances. Transfer then to the airport for departure