Historic tour surface - 11 days and 10 nights

Tour Highlights

Day 1 - Arrival at Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa late at night. Overnight Hotel Addis

Day 2 - Bahir Dar- Debre Libanos Monastery and The Blue Nile gorge

Drive in the morning to the Portuguese Bridge, The Blue Nile Gorge and The most important monastery of the medieval time-Debre Libanos-Once it was a popular monastery in the Ethiopian History. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 - Bahir Dar Full day in Bahir Dar.

In the morning depart by boat to visit the Zege peninsula for monasteries of Ura Kidanemheret, and the monastery of Kibran Gabriel to see mural paintings, crowns, crosses etc. after lunch visit the local market, the Weito village (where the local people make the Papyrus boat) and Blue Nile Falls. Overnight Hotel

Day 4 - Gondar

Drive to Gondar and visit the castle and the church of Debre Brehan Selassie and the Bath of king Fasilades and the Felasha village. Overnight hotel

Day 5 - AXUM

Drive to Axum through the escarpments of the Semien mountain National park and the beautiful valley of Tekeze. Overnight Hotel

Day 6 - Axum Continue the tour in the Ancient and very historic town of Axum.

visit sites such as St. Mary of Zion church, the stele field. Have lunch break and continue the visit to the underground Tomb and palace of King Kaleb and his son Gebre Meskel, stone inscription of King Ezana (4th century), the bath and ruined Palace of queen Sheba and the Archeological museum. Overnight Hotel

Day 7 - Monasteries and Temples

Drive to Mekelle and en route visit Aba Garima Monastery, Yeha Temple of the Pagan of the 5 Century and the first Sub Saharan Christian Church of the 5 C-Debre Damo Monastery-FORBIDDEN TO WOMEN. Overnight Hotel

Day 8 - Lalibela and Cave churches

In the morning visit Mekelle Museum and Drive to Lalibela - en route visit Yimrhane Kirstos Monastery. Overnight Hotel

Day 9 - Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

Full day in Lalibela. We will visit the first group of churches and in the afternoon continue visiting the second and third group of the Lalibela churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 10 - Dessie and Nakutola'b monastery

Drive to Desse and en route visit the medieval time monastery near Lalibela. Overnight hotel

Day 11 - Departure

In the morning drive to Addis Ababa through the spectacular Shewan plateau and scenery after having Ethiopian traditional dinner and dance as a complimentary from Off-Road Ethiopia Tours you will be transferred to airport for return home
 

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa late at night. Overnight Hotel Addis

Day 2 - Bahir Dar- Debre Libanos Monastery and The Blue Nile gorge

Drive in the morning to the Portuguese Bridge, The Blue Nile Gorge and The most important monastery of the medieval time-Debre Libanos-Once it was a popular monastery in the Ethiopian History. Overnight Hotel

Day 3 - Bahir Dar Full day in Bahir Dar.

In the morning depart by boat to visit the Zege peninsula for monasteries of Ura Kidanemheret, and the monastery of Kibran Gabriel to see mural paintings, crowns, crosses etc. after lunch visit the local market, the Weito village (where the local people make the Papyrus boat) and Blue Nile Falls. Overnight Hotel

Day 4 - Gondar

Drive to Gondar and visit the castle and the church of Debre Brehan Selassie and the Bath of king Fasilades and the Felasha village. Overnight hotel

Day 5 - AXUM

Drive to Axum through the escarpments of the Semien mountain National park and the beautiful valley of Tekeze. Overnight Hotel

Day 6 - Axum Continue the tour in the Ancient and very historic town of Axum.

visit sites such as St. Mary of Zion church, the stele field. Have lunch break and continue the visit to the underground Tomb and palace of King Kaleb and his son Gebre Meskel, stone inscription of King Ezana (4th century), the bath and ruined Palace of queen Sheba and the Archeological museum. Overnight Hotel

Day 7 - Monasteries and Temples

Drive to Mekelle and en route visit Aba Garima Monastery, Yeha Temple of the Pagan of the 5 Century and the first Sub Saharan Christian Church of the 5 C-Debre Damo Monastery-FORBIDDEN TO WOMEN. Overnight Hotel

Day 8 - Lalibela and Cave churches

In the morning visit Mekelle Museum and Drive to Lalibela - en route visit Yimrhane Kirstos Monastery. Overnight Hotel

Day 9 - Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela

Full day in Lalibela. We will visit the first group of churches and in the afternoon continue visiting the second and third group of the Lalibela churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 10 - Dessie and Nakutola'b monastery

Drive to Desse and en route visit the medieval time monastery near Lalibela. Overnight hotel

Day 11 - Departure

In the morning drive to Addis Ababa through the spectacular Shewan plateau and scenery after having Ethiopian traditional dinner and dance as a complimentary from Off-Road Ethiopia Tours you will be transferred to airport for return home