The Historic Route by Air
The Historic Route by Air ( Tour Code GTT:001 Duration 9 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 Hotel.
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: ADDIS ABABA: Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay will be in your hotel.
Day 9: CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE: 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, The Merkato: the biggest open air market in Africa. Evening welfare dinner party with national music and dancing, and transfer to Bole International Airport for your flight back home.