18 Days, Ethiopia Historical Route, Awash & Harer

Tour Highlights

Day 1

Arrive, transfer to hotel, city tour.

Day 2

Drive through Debre Zeit crater Lakes to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Genet Hotel.

Day 3

After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Dinner and an overnight Hotel.

Day 4

After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colourful market, Arthur Rambau’d house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast through the beautiful scenery drive to Awash Sebat Killo. Overnight Genet Hotel.

Day 6

After breakfast drive through Bati Market here the Amhare, Oromo and Afar tribes exchange their good. Proceed to Kembolcha for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast drive to Lalibella have stop over at Hayk to visit the 13th century monastery of Hayk Istifanos and continue driving to Lalibella for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 8

On this day you will be transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Lalibella. Visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9

After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10

After breakfast drive to Mekele through the the very beautiful landscape stop at Zengena Lake to spot birds. Overnight Hotel at Mekele.

Day 11

After breakfast drive to Adigrat have stop over at Wekro to visit the rock-hewn church of Wekro Cherkos and continue driving to visit the rock-hewn church of Abrha Asbeha and proceed to Adigrat for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 12

After breakfast drive to Debre Damo (accessable by a robe to climb and allowed only to men) to visit the 6th century monastery and continue driving to Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C. unique Temple along with the 4th century A.D. church of Aba Afse with its treasure. Proceed to Axum-the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13

Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archeological Museum, Stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14

After breakfast drive through the spectacular scenery to Gondar-the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia known for its magnificent castles. Overnight Hotel.

Day 15

Sight seeing tour of Gondar that includes: Castles compound, Fasilades bath, Qusquam monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16

After breakfast drive to Bahar Dar. After check into the Hotel in the afternoon make a boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the ancient monastery of Ura-Kidanemehret at Zege Peninsula and Kibran Gebrael with their very old treasure. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17

Early morning drive 35 kms south east of the town to visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch drive to Debre Markos. Overnight Sabel Hotel.

Day 18

After breakfast drive through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge stop at Debre Libanos to visit the 13th century monastery and the 17th century Portuguese Bridge. Continue driving to Addis. Evening, transfer to the airport for your departure back to home.

 

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive, transfer to hotel, city tour.

Day 2

Drive through Debre Zeit crater Lakes to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Genet Hotel.

Day 3

After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Dinner and an overnight Hotel.

Day 4

After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colourful market, Arthur Rambau’d house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast through the beautiful scenery drive to Awash Sebat Killo. Overnight Genet Hotel.

Day 6

After breakfast drive through Bati Market here the Amhare, Oromo and Afar tribes exchange their good. Proceed to Kembolcha for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast drive to Lalibella have stop over at Hayk to visit the 13th century monastery of Hayk Istifanos and continue driving to Lalibella for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 8

On this day you will be transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Lalibella. Visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9

After breakfast, optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela the rock-churches of Nakuto Le’ab, Asheten Mariam or Yimrehane Kiristos. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10

After breakfast drive to Mekele through the the very beautiful landscape stop at Zengena Lake to spot birds. Overnight Hotel at Mekele.

Day 11

After breakfast drive to Adigrat have stop over at Wekro to visit the rock-hewn church of Wekro Cherkos and continue driving to visit the rock-hewn church of Abrha Asbeha and proceed to Adigrat for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 12

After breakfast drive to Debre Damo (accessable by a robe to climb and allowed only to men) to visit the 6th century monastery and continue driving to Yeha to visit the 5th century B.C. unique Temple along with the 4th century A.D. church of Aba Afse with its treasure. Proceed to Axum-the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13

Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archeological Museum, Stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14

After breakfast drive through the spectacular scenery to Gondar-the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia known for its magnificent castles. Overnight Hotel.

Day 15

Sight seeing tour of Gondar that includes: Castles compound, Fasilades bath, Qusquam monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16

After breakfast drive to Bahar Dar. After check into the Hotel in the afternoon make a boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the ancient monastery of Ura-Kidanemehret at Zege Peninsula and Kibran Gebrael with their very old treasure. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17

Early morning drive 35 kms south east of the town to visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch drive to Debre Markos. Overnight Sabel Hotel.

Day 18

After breakfast drive through the spectacular Blue Nile Gorge stop at Debre Libanos to visit the 13th century monastery and the 17th century Portuguese Bridge. Continue driving to Addis. Evening, transfer to the airport for your departure back to home.