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Historic Route Tour by Air and Eastern Route Tour by Surface
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Day 01: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar
Early in the morning, drive to Bahir Dar through the Blue Nile Gorge. Enjoy the spectacular scenery. Picnic lunch around Dejen and keep on driving through the famous farm land of Gojam. Overnight and dinner in hotel at Bahr Dar
Day 02: Bahr Dar
After breakfast, drive to Blue Nile falls “Tiss-Issat “35 kms from Bahir Dar town. After 20 minutes walk, you get the water falls. Drive back to Bahir Dar. In the After noon, a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit one of the islands with its ancient monastery of Ura-Kidane Mihret, Kibran Gabriel. Overnight in hotel at Bahr Dar.
Day 03: Bahr Dar - Gondar
Break fast in the hotel and then Drive to Gondar, the 17th century Capital of Ethiopia founded by the King Fassiledes. After lunch, visit to the palace compound, the beautiful church of Debre Birahn Sellassie with its wonderful Murals and paintings. At last you will have the look of the village of the former Ethiopian Jews, “The Falasha”. Overnight in hotel at Gondar
Day 04: Gondar - Axum
Early in the morning, drive to north of Gondar through the chains of the Semen Mountains and the Tekeze river valley to the town of Axum. Picnic Lunch en route. Arrive Axum. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Axum.
Day 05: Axum
After break fast, full day seeing of Axum, which includes the park of the standing Stale carved out from one single granite stone of the pre-Christianity Era, the palace and tombs of one of the Axumite Empire King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel and the old and new St. Mary of Axum, visit of the ruins of Queen of Sheba, Inscriptions of Ezana, archeological Museums etc. Dinner and overnight in your hotel at Axum.
Day 06: Axum - Mekelle
After break fast Leave Axum and drive to Mekelle. It is the capital city of Tigray Region. On the way visit the pre-Axumite Temple of Yeha, church of Abune Aftse, rock hewn church of Abraha Atsebaha. Picnic Lunch en route; arrive in Mekelle, Dinner and over night in hotel at Mekelle.
Day 07: Mekelle - Lalibella
After break fast, drive to Lalibella through Ambalaggie Chains of Mountain. Picnic Lunch en route, arrive in Lalibella. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Lalibella.
Day 08: Lalibella
Morning, start visiting the first part of the rock hewn churches of Lalibella, dated back to the 12th century. All carved out (inside and outside) of a solid rock and are architecturally unique among the wonders of the world. In the afternoon, you visit the 2nd part of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibella. Overnight in hotel at Lalibella.
Day 09: Lalibella
Optional excursion mule trek to the mountain to a monastery of Asheten-Mariam, or a less strenuous mule ride to Nakuto-Le’ab or other churches in the out skirts of the Town of Lalibella. Overnight in hotel at Lalibella
Day 10: Lalibella - Desse
After break fast drive to Desse. With picnic lunch en route. Dinner and Over night at Desse in hotel at Desse.
Day 11: Desse - Addis Ababa
After break fast, departure to Addis Ababa via Debre-Birhan. Lunch en route. In the evening enjoy the welfare parting in Addis Ababa with traditional music and dance.
Day 12: Addis Ababa - Dir Dawa - Harar
Transfer to the airport for flight to Dire Dawa drive 54 kms to the town of Harar founded in the 16th century and still 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. And in the evening a visit to hyena mans who feeds those wild hyenas from his hand. Overnight in hotel at Harar.
Day 13: Harar - Dire Dawa
After breakfast, 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 14: Dir Dawa - Addis Ababa
Morning leisure on your own and afternoon flight back to Addis Ababa and transfer to the hotel.
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