Historic Route and Omo Valley by Plane and Cars ( Tour Code
GTT:012 Duration 17 Days )
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ADDIS ABABA:
Arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will
be met by a Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to
your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Addis.
Day 2: BAHIR DAR: Transfer to
the Air Port and fly to Bahir Dar.After lunch drive to the mighty
Blue Nile falls, commonly known as "Tis- Isat". Upon return, make a
sightseeing tour of Bahir Dar Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 3: LAKE TANA: After an early
breakfast you will have boat excursion on Lake Tana, to visit the
ancient monasteries on the lake. After noon visit the town of Bahir
Dar. Overnight stay will be in your hotel.
Day 4: GONDAR: Transfer to the
Air Port and fly to Gondar. After check in to the hotel, Visit the
17th century castles, the Bath of King Fasiledes, the icon- rich
monastery of Debre Berehan Silassie. Overnight stay will be in your
Day 5: LALIBELLA: Transfer to
the Air Port and fly to the legendary town of Lalibella. After check
in to the hotel, visit the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibella town,
dating back to the 12th century and which is considered to be the
8th wonders of the world. Overnight stay will be in your hotel.
Day 6: LALIBELLA AND SUROUNDING:
Have half day optional excursion to visit some of the rock hewn
churches around Lalibella town built prior to the churches in the
town. In addition to the architecture of the churches, here you will
admire the panoramic view of the town with the surrounding beautiful
sceneries. Return to Lalibella for lunch. After lunch visit the
remaining churches of the 11 monolithic rock-hewn churches in
Lalibella town. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Day 7: AXUM:Transfer to the Air
port and fly to Axum. After check in to the hotel, have a city tour
in Axum town. Here you will visit stale tombs, which is considered
to be probably the oldest monolithic stand in the world, the church
compound of St. Mary of Zion, which is the seat of the true Moose's
Ark of the covenant, the Queen of Sheba's palace, King Kaleb's and
Gebremeskel's palace and tombs, and Archeological Museum. Overnight
stay will be in your hotel.
Day 8: AXUM-ADDIS ABABA-LANGANO:
Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Then drive to
langano resort area ( lake of excursion). O/n hotel .
Day 9: LANGANO-DORZE VILLAGE-ARBAMINCH
Drive to Arbaminch, on the way. Drive up hill to Chencha to visit
the Dorze tribal village with the people's life style and their
bee-hive like hut. Overnight Arbaminch in Bekele Molla hotel.
Day 10: ARBA MINCH In the
morning drive to Netchsar National Park, a beautiful park situated
amidst Lake Abaya and Chamo. View games like Burchle's Zebra and
Grant's gazelle and many species of birds. After lunch in Hotel,
boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles and hippos. Overnight
Arbaminch in Bekele Molla hotel.
Day 11: ARBA MINCH-JINKA Drive
to Jinka, on the way visit the Tsemai, Hammar and Ari ethnic groups
and their fascinating culture. Overnight Jinka in Goh hotel.
Day 12: JINKA-MAGO After
breakfast leave Jinka and drive to Mago National Park. Visit the
Mursi village and appreciate the culture of Mursi people whose
females put lip plates on their lower lip. Overnight at the camping
site of Mago National Park.
Day 13: MAGO-TURMI: After
breakfast drive through Mago National Park by viewing mammals and
birds and arrive at village of the Karo people known as Dus.
Continue to Murule for lunch. In the afternoon keep driving to Turmi-
the land of hammer tribe with diversified culture. O/n Turmi camping
Day 14: TURMI-OMORATE-TURMI
Drive to Omorate to see the Dascenetch people and their fascinating
local hut and culture. Continue to Turmi and visit the Turmi market
(if it is Monday or Tuesday, Saturday). Overnight in camping.
Day 15: TURMI-ARBA MINCH In the
morning drive to Arbaminch on the way visit the Konso and Elbore
tribes. Overnight and dinner in Bekele Molla hotel.
Day 16: ARBA MINCH-ADDIS ABABA
Drive to Addis Ababa with photo stops on the way. You will have also
visit of the creator lakes of Debere Zeiet. Continue to Addis and
check in Hotel.
Day 17: DEPARTURE Transfer to
Bole International airport for your international flight.
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