DAY 1: Addis – Bahir Dar
We fly to Bahir Dar and visit the famous Blue Nile Falls. In the afternoon we enjoy a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries of Azwa Mariam and Ura Kidane Mihret.Overnight hotel in Bahir Dar.
DAY 2: Bahir Dar – Gondar
This morning we leave Bahir Dar and drive 185km to Gondar. After lunch we explore this wonderful city. Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches – in particular, Debra Berhan Selassie which represents a masterpiece of the Gondarene school of art.Overnight hotel in Gondar.
DAY 3: Gondar – Simein Mountains National Park
We head north to the Simein Mountains National Park and visit the breathtaking mountain range and one of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia – the Gelada Baboon or the bleeding heart baboon. Overnight camping or hotel
DAY 4: Simein Mountains National Park – Axum
Drive through the remarkable Tekezze Gorge to the earliest capital of Ethiopia – Axum. On our way, visit the villages of the Tigre people. The African nation’s historic route begins in the ancient city of Axum, which dates to about 100 B.C. This capital city was the first place in Ethiopia to adopt a new religion — Christianity. According to the Old Testament, The Queen of Sheba was born in Axum, but travelled to Israel to meet King Solomon. They had a son named Menelik, who later became the first emperor of Ethiopia. Menelik brought the original Arc of the Covenant back to Ethiopia from Israel. Overnight hotel in Axum.
DAY 5: Axum
We enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Axum, which includes visiting the Stele Park, the Archeological Museum of Axum, the St. Mary of Zion Church, the palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel (6th Century AD) and the palace of the Queen of Sheba (9th Century BC) Overnight hotel in Axum.
DAY 6: Axum – Lalibela
In the morning we fly to Lalibela and after lunch we visit the first group of churches of Lalibela that are found north of a small stream called River Jordan. The small town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: 11 rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. Overnight hotel in Lalibela.
DAY 7: Lalibela
In the morning we continue visiting the second and third group of Lalibella rock churches. ONn the Afternoon we will walk or ride on the back of a mule to the hill top semi monolithic church of Asheton Mariam (13yth Century AD). Here we enjoy a birds eye view of the surrounding area. Overnight hotel in Lalibela.
DAY 8: Lalibela – Addis Ababa
After breakfast we fly back to Addis Ababa, City tour of Addis Ababa Founded in the late 1880s by Emperor Menelik II todays has many things to show our visit including the, trinity cathedral, National Museum, Drive on slopes of Mount Entoto panoramic view point to admire a beautiful panoramic view of the city (over 3000 meter above sea level), and the largest market in Africa called Merkato.