Day 1: Arrival To Addis Ababa By Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa means “new flower” and is Ethiopia’s largest city. Sitting at an elevation ranging from 7,000 to 8,300 feet, it is a unique mixture of new, tall buildings mingled with traditional houses
Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be met at the airport and transfer to Hotel to drop off your luggage. If you are not tired you may go out for sightseeing otherwise you may take a rest till lunch time. Overnight Jupiter Hotel or Nexsus hotel.
City tour of Addis Ababa will cover the following:-
A visit to Haile Selassie’s former palace which is now home of the Ethnological Museum. Exhibits here represent the best of the arts and crafts of the country and give an in-depth insight into the various peoples of Ethiopia
Visit to the National Museum, known to be the best museum in Africa, where cultural and archaeological relics, including a plaster cast of "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid, are displayed.
Drive to Mt Entoto for panoramic view of the city
At the end of the day you will see the Mercato, eastern Africa’s largest open market.
Day 2: Fly to Bahrdar
Bahirdar is situated on the shore of Lake Tana in northwestern Ethiopia. Bahar Dar is a small town set on the southeastern shore of Lake Tana (Ethiopia’s largest lake) where local fishermen still use papyrus boats and just 30Km (19Miles) from the spectacular Tiss Isat Falls.
Drive to the Blue Nile falls (Tis Issat), about 45 minutes by road from Bahir dar followed by a 30 minute; walk from the road to the falls. Here, the Blue Nile starts its journey to the Mediterranean.
Afternoon visit the local market for Basket, cereals, clothes and spice market and many more. In late afternoon drive to the close by hill to view the city and the Nile leaving lake Tana to start its journey to Mediterranean sea.
O/N Abay minch lodge
Day 3: At Bahirdar
Boat trip on Lake Tana will take you to the great water system that gives the Blue Nile its tremendous power. This boat trip also provides the opportunity to view magnificently preserved island monasteries of the thirteenth century including the visit of ancient church and treasury of Ura Kidane Mehret at Zeghie Peninsula and Azua Mariam.
Afternoon drive to Gondor which was once a capital city of Ethiopian in the 16th Century.
O/N Goha hotel or Taye Hotel
Day 4: Gondar
Full day tour of Gonder; visit the castles compound, Ruin palaces, Bath of King Fasiledes (1632-1667 G.C) and visit Debre Berhan Sellasie Church famous for its wall & ceiling paints of 18th Century O/N Goha or Taye Hotel.
Day 5: Fly to Axum
Fly to Axum. Axum was the kingdom that dominated Africa and Asia for a thousand years. O/N Yeha or Remhai.
A.M. St. Mary of Zion church which the Ark of the Covenant resides it brought by King Solomon and Queen of Sheba's son "Menelik" almost 3000 years ago.
P.M. Tour includes visit to the museum, Obelisks and Stele, the Castle Ruins of King Kaleb and Queen of Sheba's Bath and Palace.
Day 6: Fly to Lalibella
Lalibela celebrated throughout the world for its incredible churches hewn from the rock as expression of religious faith. The town is named from the Emperor Lalibela (1181-1221) who is credited with the creation of this type of church, but some of these.
Monolithic churches May predate him. Cut in to the ground and displaying the finest craftsmanship these places of worship are separated from the ground around them by deep and shadowy trenches. Some like bête Ghiorgis are cross shaped, while other like Bet Abba Libanos resembles Aksumite Palaces. Genete Mariyam, has A gabled roof with crosses carved on it low relief. No two churches are exactly the same.
Today you will visit the eleven monolithic & semi monolithic of the 12th century Churches that are Classified in to two cluster (eastern & Western) you will see the first group of the churchs. O/N Tukul Village OR Roha Hotel.
Day 7: Tukul Village
After having your breakfast visit the second group of King Lalibela churches. Afternoon enjoy your free time. Overnight Tukul Village. or Roha Hotel
Day 8: Fly back to Addis
The day will be for leisure and shopping,
Evening Farwell dinner party enjoying folkloric dance
Transfer out for your international flight