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Rift Valley, Historic - Simien Mountains NP and Eastern by Air
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DAY 01: Addis Ababa - Langano
After breakfast, depart South wards from Addis Ababa to Langano on the way to Lagano pass by the volcanic lakes (Debre Zeit), the artificial lake of Koka and the lake Ziway, ideal for bird watching and photographing. Lake Langano is a popular resort for swimming. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Langano.
DAY 02: Langano - Sodere - Nazareth
After breakfast, drive to Sodere, have a bath and in the hot springs and drive back to Nazareth, a fast growing town with diversified ethnic groups of Oromo, Amharas and Afars etc. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Nazareth
DAY 03: Nazareth - Awash National Park
Drive to Awash National Park. The National Park is bordered to the South by the Awash River and lays 225kms to the east of Addis Late in the afternoon game drive and visit the Awash River falls. Overnight in hotel in Awash.
DAY 04: Awash - Harar
After Breakfast drive to Harar, which remained as a center of religious 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 conceded to be Islamic forth most Holy city. In the evening a visit to a Hyena Man who feeds those wild hyenas from his mouth. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Harar.
DAY 05: Harar - Dire Dawa
After breakfast you will have sight seeing Tour of Harer, which includes house of the French Poet, Rimbaud as his city of exile from French intolerance and the colorful markets of Harare Drive back to Dire Dawa for overnight in Hotel
DAY 06: Dire Dawa - Harar
Fly back to Addis Ababa and transfer to the hotel after check in leisure time or shopping around the metropolis.
DAY 07: Addis Ababa - Bahr Dar
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. After check in, you immediately drive to the gigantic Blue Nile falls 35 kms far from Bahir Dar town. Back to Bahir Dar for Lunch. In the afternoon Boat trip on Lake Tana visit of one of the Island with its ancient monastery of Ura-Kidanemihret and Kibran Gabriel. Dinner and overnight in hotel Bahr Dar.
DAY 08: 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. 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 (Fellasha) Dinner and overnight in hotel at Gondar.
DAY 09: Gondar- Semein Mountains National Park - Gondar
Early morning breakfast and departure for Simien Mountain. On the way to Sankaber you can see the remarkable natural beauty of part of the Simien Mountains National Park. Picnic lunch on the way. Drive back to Gondar for over night in hotel at Gondar.
DAY 10: Gondar - Lalibella
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibella. Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After lunch you start visiting the first part of the rock hewn churches of Lalibella, all carved out (inside and outside) of a solid rock and are architecturally unique ranked among the wonders of the world. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Lalibella.
DAY 11: Lalibella
Morning breakfast and mule ride excursion to the so- called “Asheten Mariam” monastery found on the top of a plateau near by the village. In the afternoon, you visit the 2nd part of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibella. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Lalibella.
DAY 12: Lalibella - Axum
After breakfast you will check out from your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Axum. In the Afternoon sight seeing of Axum which includes the steles, believed to have been erected during 1st century. The St. Mary Church of "Mariam Tsion" where the Ark of the Convenient of Mosses is being rested, the graves and palaces of the kings of the Axumite king "Ezana" of 4th century etc… are some of the attractions to be seen within Axum. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Axum.
DAY 13: Axum – Addis Ababa
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa.
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