Five days in north Ethiopia


Five days in north Ethiopia

Day 1- International flight to Addis Ababa and Morning connected flight to Bahir Dar, visit Lake Tana Monasteries and Blue Nile Falls (30KM)

After breakfast you will go on a boat excursion in Lake Tana to visit some of the monasteries known for their religious attributes and decorations as well as for their impressive display of illuminated bibles written in Ge'ez.

In the afternoon drive to the famous Blue Nile falls on a gravel road. Then take a pleasant walk from Tisa Abay town, named after the water fall which means “smoking Ababy”, for around two hours round trip. From here you head back to the river for a short boat ride to meet your vehicle on the other side.

O/N- Hotel in Bahir Dar


Day 2 –Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar via Awra Amba and City Tour of Gondar (180KM). 

Drive to Gondar with multiple stops for country house visits, photo stops & to explore Awra Amba Community. Awra Amba community & its members are distinct from the rest of the surrounding society for addressing deep rooted social glitches. The community addresses Gender equality, Basic human rights, and support for the elderly & disables in its utmost level.  Religion plays no role for the principles mentioned above. It is to some degree similar to the former Kibbutz in Israel.

Upon arrival in Gondar check in to your hotel and after lunch explore historic sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings, Debre Birhan Selassie church decorated with the surprisingly beautiful angle faces on the ceiling and the bath of king Fasiledes at which thousands of Ethiopians celebrate the Timkat festival every January.

O/N-Hotel in Gondar

 

Day 3- Excursion to Simien Mountains National Park (250KM)

After early Breakfast drive to the Simien Mountains National Park and trek for two to four hours within the magnificent mountainous sceneries, during your hike you will see the precious endemic Chelada Baboons who roam the mountainous area and enjoy having your lunch box in the beautiful scenery. While driving back to Gondar you will stop at Woleka (Former Ethiopian Jewish community) to visit a synagogue that used to be active until 1980th and to see the village. 

O/N–Hotel in Gondar

                  

Day 4- Fly from Gondar to Lalibela and visit the rock hewn churches of Lalibela

You visit the first cluster of the rock-hewn church before lunch and the second cluster in the afternoon. These churches are cut from solid rock, some are “fully monolithic churches” and some are Semi monolithic. The most famous church is Bête Giorgis, named after a patron saint of Ethiopia, carved in the form of a Greek cross. It is exceptionally well preserved and the most stunning of all churches.

O/N- Hotel in Lalibela

 

Day 5-Fly to Addis Ababa & city tour of Addis Ababa

Explore the National Museum which houses some of Ethiopia’s Historic treasures, were the oldest hominid ever found in the world is kept, known as Lucy or Dinkinesh continue to the Ethnographic Museum and the Holy Trinity Church which is the main cathedral and the resting place to the remains of Emperor Haile Selassie. After lunch proceed to the largest open market in Africa, Merkato and then to Entoto. Palace of Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa is located on Entoto Mountain, and offers magnificent views of the surrounding eucalyptus forest and Addis Ababa below.

Fly back home after fare well dinner.