Historical Tours

Historical Tours

Mimosa = MET 01

Day 1: arrive at Bole international airport and transfer to Hotel, then sight seeing of Addis Ababa. O/N at Hotel

Day 2: fly to Mekele and drive to Hawzien to see one of the rock-hewn churches of Tigray O/N at Hotel

Day 3: Hawzien – Axum, after breakfast, drive to Axum, on the way visit one of the rock-hewn churches of Tigray and the 8th Century B.C.  temple of Yeha O/N at Hotel

Day 4: sight seeing of Axum O/N at Hotel

Day 5: Axum – Semien Mountains, drive to Semien Mountain national park and then have 2- 3 hours trekking in the park to see Gelada monkeys and different fauna and flora. O/N Hotel

Day 6: Semien Mountains – Gonder, after breakfast drive to Gonder and have city tout of Gonder O/N at Hotel

Day 7: Gonder – Bahirdar, Drive to Gorgora the former capital of Emperor Suseniyos and have a boat trip on lake Tana to see some 14th C monasteries O/N at Hotel

Day 8: Bahirdar-Lalibela, Drive to Lalibela. O/N Hotel

Day 9: sight seeing of Laliela. O/N at Hotel

Day 10: fly to Addis and depart

Mimosa = MET 02

Day 1: Arrival + city tour of Addis O/N –Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar. Visit the Blue Nile Fall & Boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the Island monasteries. O/N – Hotel

Day 3: Fly to Gondar. Visit the Castle compound, Bath of King Fasilades, Debre Berhan Silassie church. O/N – Hotel

Day 4: Fly to Lalibela. Visit the first and third groups of rock churches. O/N -Hotel.

Day 5: Morning optional excursion to Ne’akuto Le’ab Cave church or to Semi-hewn church of Asheten Mariam on Mule back and back to Lalibela to visit the remaining second group of rock churches. O/N – Hotel

Day 6: Fly to Axum. Visit St. Mary Zion Church, Stele compound, Ruin palaces, archeological museum & tombs. O/N  Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis. Time for leisure and Shopping. O/N -Hotel.

Mimosa = MET 03
Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel, then you will have full day city tour of Addis.

Day 2: Fly to Gondar and Visit the 17th & 18th century magnificent castles. O/n Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Simien Mountain National Park “the roof of Africa” to admire the spectacular Mountain landscape & endemic mammals. Then, drive back to Gondar. O/N – Hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Lalibela, famous for its remarkable 11- rock churches hand carved by King Lalibela in late 12th and early 13th century AD. O/N – Hotel.

Day 5: Visit the three groups of rock Churches at Lalibela. O/N – Hotel.

Day 6: Fly to Axum, the cradle of Ethiopian civilization and visit St. Mary of Zion church, magnificent Steles, tombs, Museum, and Queen of Sheba palace. O/N -Hotel.

Day 7: Fly back to Addis and Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Fly to Dire Dawa. Up on arrival drive to Harar “City within a city”, it is considered to be the 4th Islamic hollies city in the world. Visit the 16th century marvelous wall, Museums, colorful market and the Hyena man at night. O/N – Hotel.

Day 9: Drive to Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis. O/N – Hotel.

Mimosa = MET 04
Day 1: Arrive at Bole International airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monasteries. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Early morning visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch visit of Bahir Dar town, is most popular open-air market and the viewpoint by the late emperor’s place. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar visit the 17th C.AD. Castles, the Bath of Fasilades, the monastery of Qusquam and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 6: 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 7: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Visit the St. Mary church, stelaes, tombs, museum, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast drives to Yeha an old temple of 500 BC and continues the 6th C A.D monastery of Debre Damo (access able by a rock to climb and allowed only to men) and proceed to Mekele. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Addis. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Drive to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Lodge.

Day 11: After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 12: After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rimbaud’s house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 13: Transfer to Dire Dawa airport for your flight back to Addis. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Addis and departure back to home.

Mimosa = MET 05
Day 1: Drive through Debre Zeit crater Lakes to Awash National park, game viewing and sightseeing in the park. Overnight Lodge.

Day 2: After an early breakfast, more game viewing and sightseeing proceed to Harar. Visit the Hyena man in the evening. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: After an early breakfast, city tour of Harar that includes Harari house, Museums, colorful market, Arthur Rambau’d house, and ancient mosques. In the late afternoon drive to dire Dawa for overnight Hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast through the beautiful scenery drive to Awash Sebat Kilo. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: After breakfast drive through Bati Market here the Amhara, Oromo and Afar tribes exchange their good. Proceed to Kembolcha for overnight in the Hotel.

Day 6: 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 7: After breakfast visit the 11 remarkable rock-hewn churches. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: 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 9: After breakfast drive to Mekele through the very beautiful landscape stop at Zengena Lake to spot birds. Overnight Hotel at Mekele.

Day 10: 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 11: After breakfast drive to Debre Damo (accessible 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 12: Sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archaeological Museum, Stelaes, tombs, and palace. Overnight Hotel.

Day 13: 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 14: Sightseeing tour of Gondar that includes: Castles compound, Fasilades bath, Qusquam monastery and the icon rich church of Debre Berhan Silassie. Overnight Hotel.

Day 15: 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 16: Early morning drive 35 km south east of the town to visit the majestic Blue Nile falls. After lunch visit of the Bahar Dar town’s most popular open-air market and the viewpoint by the late emperor’s place. Overnight Hotel.

Day 17: 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 for overnight Hotel.

Day 18: Sightseeing tour of Addis and in the evening transfer out to the airport for your departure back to home.

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