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Historic and Eastern Route Tour by Air
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Historic and Eastern Route Tour by Air

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Day 01: Addis Ababa - city tour
Arrive Addis Ababa, be met at the air port and transfer to your hotel lunch in your hotel and afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa, which includes National Museum (represents the national history and culture of Ethiopia). The Menelik Mausoleum, one of the biggest open-air markets in Africa "Merkato" etc… Dinner and overnight in hotel at Addis Ababa.

Day 02: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar
After breakfast transfer to the Airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. After being 55 minutes on the air you will land at Bahir Dar and be transferred to your hotel. Lunch in your hotel and in the afternoon boat trip on Lake Tana to visit of one of the island with its monastery called "Ura-Kidane Mihret" On the way back to Bahir Dar late Afternoon you can watch birds like Pelicans, Cormorants, Darters etc… and boats used by the local inhabitants made of Papyrus reeds for transportation. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Bahr Dar.

Day 03: Bahir Dar
After breakfast drive to the gigantic Blue Nile Falls 35 kms far from Bahir Dar town, locally known as TISS-ISSAT "water that smokes" After 20 minutes pleasant walk you get to the waterfalls. At the end you will be driven back to Bahir Dar. Diner and overnight in hotel at Bahr Dar.

Day 04: Bahr Dar - Gondar
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Gondar. Arrive Gondar and transfer to the hotel. Lunch and in the afternoon city tour of the 17th century town of Gondar with its castle compound. The Town of Gondar was Ethiopian capital after 1632 for about hundred and fifty years. You will visit also one of the beautiful churches "Debre Birhan Sellassie" very known for its mural paintings as well as drive for a short visit of the visit of the village of the former Ethiopian Jews. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Gondar.

Day 05: Gondar - Lalibella
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibella. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, you start visiting the first part and the second part of the rock hewn churches of Lalibella; all carved out (inside and outside) of a solid rock and are architecturally unique among the wonders of the world. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Lalibella.

Day 06: Lalibella - Axum
After breakfast, you transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Your flight time to reach Axum is 45 minutes. Axum is the first Ethiopian capital where Christianity was introduced to Ethiopia during 4th century. Some of the obelisks of Axum are still standing and believed to have been erected during 1st century. These huge monuments are carved out of a single granite stone, and have a weight of up to 500 tones. The St. Mary Church of "Maria Tsion" where the Ark of the Convenient of Mosses is being rested, the graves and palaces of the kings of the Axumite etc are some of the attractions to be seen. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Axum.

Day 07: Axum - Addis Ababa
Transfer to the airport for flight back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon sight seeing tour of Addis and shopping. Overnight in hotel at Addis Ababa.

Day 08: Addis Ababa - Dire Dawa - Harar
Transfer to the airport for flight to Dire Dawa. Lunch at Dire Dawa and drive up to the town of Harar. The walled city of Harar remained a center of religious fervor from early days of the Islamic expansion until 1887, when the authority of the central government was restored by Emperor Menelik II. With its 99 Mosques, Harar is considered to be Islam’s fourth most Holy City. There is a visit of the house of the French Poet, Rimbaud as his city of exile from French intolerance, the Jegul Ginb with its 5 gates. In the evening a visit to hyena mans who feeds those wild hyenas from his hand. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Harar.

Day 09: Harar - Dire Dawa
After breakfast, you will have more sight seeing tour of Harar and after lunch drive back to Dire Dawa and visit of the colorful market of fruits, vegetables chat and the old rail way station. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Dire Dawa.

Day 10: Dire Dawa - Addis Ababa
Morning leisure time on your own and in the afternoon fly back to Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel. Departure back to home.

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