Historic Route With Nations
& Nationalities Day
Historic Route ( by driving GTT 13 days)
Nov. 28: A representative of Ghion Travel & Tours will meet you at Bole International Airport (Addis Abeba) and drive you to the Hilton Hotel. Remain in your hotel overnight.
Dec. 1: Depart Addis Abeba and travel north, passing via Mount Entoto in the Sululta plain and stopping at the Debre Libanos Monastery and the alleged Portuguese Bridge. After stopping for a picnic lunch in the Blue Nile Gorge’s breathtaking landscape, continue on to Bahar Dar. You will spend the night in your hotel.
Dec. 2: After an early breakfast, travel to the famous “Tiss Isat” Blue Nile Falls. Make a tour to Bahar Dar when you get back. You will go on a boat tour on Lake Tana after lunch in order to see the historic monasteries there. You will spend the night in your hotel.
Dec. 3: Gondar: Travel to Gondar through magnificent scenery and undulating farmland in the morning. The town of Gondar served as Ethiopia’s capital throughout the 17th century. Emperor Fasil’s pool, which is still used for the Timket (the Ethiopian Epiphany) celebration, as well as historic fortress buildings and palaces of many emperors built in the architectural style of the European middle ages, held on january 19.
Day trip to the Semein Mountains National Park on December 4. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine views. The Gelada Baboon, an endangered animal in Ethiopia, and several plant types are worth seeing. Spending the night at your hotel
Dec. 5: Drive to the historic town of Axum after an early breakfast through the Simien Mountains’ ranges and the Tekeze River Valley. You will spend the night in your hotel.
Dec. 6: Spend the entire day doing a city tour of Axum. You will see the Queen of Sheba’s palace, King Kaleb’s and Gebremeskel’s palace and tombs, the Archeological Museum, the St. Mary of Zion church compound, which is home to the real Moose’s Ark of the Covenant, and the Stale Tombs, which is thought to be the oldest monolithic structure in the world. You will spend the night in your hotel.
Dec. 7: Depart Axum, go to Yeha and the monastery at Debre Damo, then continue to Mekele. You will spend the night in your hotel.
Dec 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Depart Lalibella town to Kombolcha. Visit Hike Istifanos monastery. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Dec 12: 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 13: 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 back home.