Historic route with
Nations and Nationalities day ( Tour Code SGTT07)
Dec 8 is Avery colorful National
Holiday in Ethiopia where you will find the whole nations (more than
83) celebrate the nations and nationalities equality in one place
and it is Mekele.
On this day all nations will travel to Mekele to celebrate with
other nations the come with there national dressing, culture dancing
and they try to show what they have got to all Ethiopians.
Ghion tour and travel have prepared a fixed day departure to this
colorful national holiday combining with the Historic rout only for
2012 don't miss this chance to see the Historic rout and the nations
and nationality in Mekele if you don't have time to go to south.
Nov 28: Arrive at Bole
International Air Port (Addis Ababa) where you will be welcomed by
Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to Hilton
Hotel. Overnight stay in Ghion Hotel
Dec 1: Leave Addis Ababa and
drive north passing by Mt.Entoto through the Sululta plain, visiting
the monastery of Debre Libanos and the so-called Portuguese Bridge.
Then, proceed to the spectacular scenery of the Blue Nile Gorge,
where you stop for your picnic lunch and proceed to Bahar Dar.
Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 2: After an early breakfast,
drive to the mighty Blue Nile falls, commonly known as "Tiss Isat".
Upon return, make a sightseeing tour of Bahar Dar. After lunch, you
will have boat excursion on Lake Tana, to visit the ancient
monasteries on the lake. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 3: Gondar: In the morning
drive to Gondar over the rolling countryside and scenic landscapes.
Gondar is a town, which was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th
century. It is the site of ancient castle building palaces of
different emperors constructed in the European middle age
architectural style, Debre Berehan Silassie church with its ancient
mural paintings, Emperor Fasil's pool, which is still use for the
Timket (the Ethiopian Epiphany) festival held every January 19.
Overnight Goha Hotel.
Dec 4: Day excursion to semein
mountains national park. Appreciate Breath taking scenery of the
mountain. One of Ethiopian Endemic mammal Gelada baboon and
different plant species are worth to be visited. overnight hotel in
Dec 5: After an early breakfast
drive north of Gondar through the chains of the Simien Mountains and
the Tekeze River Valley to the ancient town of Axum. Overnight stay
will be in your Hotel.
Dec 6: Have a full day 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.
Dec 7: Leave Axum and drive to
the 5th century BC sites of Yeha and Debre Damo monastery and
proceed to Mekele. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 8: Enjoy the whole day the
celebration of nations and nationalities .today all the nations and
nationalities perform there way of life dancing dressing and all
their culture for the people in town you will see all the nations in
Dec 9: After breakfast, leave
Mekele and drive through Ambalage chains of mountains, and proceed
to the 12th century legendary town of Lalibella. Overnight stay will
be in your Hotel.
Dec 10: Visit of the monolithic
rock-hew churches in Lalibella town, dating back to the 12th century
and which is considered to be the 8th wonders of the world and have
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.
Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 11: In the morning half-day
excursion by mule to Asheton Mariam to visit the Church that lie on
the top of the mountain. The Church itself is similar in style to
other rock churches, but the panoramic view of the surroundings is
spectacular from the mountaintop. Return to the hotel for lunch.
Afternoon spent visiting more of the rock churches in Lalibella
town. Overnight Roha hotel.
Dec 12: Depart Lalibella town to
Kombolcha. Visit Hike Istifanos monastery. Overnight stay will be in
Dec 13: Depart Kombolcha to
Addis Ababa. Here you are cloth to the land occupied by the Afar
shepherds, a semi-nomadic people who live mainly in the deserts of
Denakil depression. You will encounter them on the road with their
caravans of camels. Also in Senbete village, on Sunday, there is an
interesting market where the Afar, Oromo and Amhara people
congregate for marketing. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 14: Sightseeing tour that
includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church with a baroque style
of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa,
National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil
remain of Lucy dated 3.5 millions years back, Ethnological
Museum-presents different collections to have an overview of the
history, culture, tradition and religions of almost all tribal
groups in Ethiopia, St. George Cathedral and Museum-a historical
church with the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church architecture
founded by Emperor Menelik-II, Mount Entoto panoramic view point at
the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was
the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of
Addis Ababa. The Merkato:-which is the largest open-air market in
Africa. Evening welfare dinner party with national music and
dancing, and transfer to Bole International Airport for your flight
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