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The Historic Route of Ethiopia & Simien Mountains National Park by surface 11 days

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  • Trip Type Historic
  • Tour Code GHET-021
  • Private Journey
  • 11 Days
  • Ancient history, age-old culture, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, and so much more

This tours takes you to one of the most magnificent cultures and landscapes on Ethiopia's Historic Route.  In this fascinating part of Africa, the past comes alive in the form of strange and beautiful monuments and ruins, built long centuries ago in what used to be one of the greatest kingdoms of the world. 

Marvel at the spectacular 2,000-year-old stele at Axum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela built more than 800 years ago, the castles of Gondar, the island monasteries of Lake Tana, the magnificent Simien Mountains, the Great Blue Nile Falls and last but not least the friendly and charming people. This is truly a trip of a life time!


Day 01:Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa and afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa.

O/N: hotel.

Day 02:Addis Ababa-Bahirdar

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar through the Great Blue Nile Gorge.

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Day 03:Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar

In the morning, visit the ancient island monasteries of Lake Tana. In the afternoon, visit the Blue Nile Falls.

O/N: hotel.

Day 04: Bahir Dar-Gondar

After breakfast, drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery. In the afternoon visit the castle compound from the 17th century and Debre Birhan Selassie church.

Day 05: Gondar-Simien Mountains National Park

After an early breakfast, we will drive to the Simien mountains National park. The rest of the day, trek around the park

O/N: lodge.

Day 06: Sankaber-Chenek-Simien Mountains

Today, you will make relaxing trek in the most dramatic sceneries of the park including Ginbar River Falls and Wolkafit mountain chain.

O/N: lodge.

Day 07:Simien Mountains National Park-Axum

After breakfast start driving to Axum through the beautiful sceneries of Simien Mountains, Limalimo, Tekeze River Gorge.

O/N: hotel.

Day 08: Axum-Yeha

After breakfast, we will start to visit the ancient city of Axum. In the afternoon, an excursion to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha.

O/N: hotel.

Day 09: Axum-Lalibela

In the morning, fly to Lalibela and visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from the 1200 AD.

O/N: hotel.

Day 10: Lalibela-Asheten Mariam

In the morning, mule ride, and trek to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.

O/N: hotel.

Day 11: Lalibela-Addis Ababa

In the morning, fly to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day city tour of Addis Ababa which include: Merkato, Entoto and Piassa. In the evening, there will be traditional dinner and live cultural dance show. At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.


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