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 Tour code: TTT- 212
 Duration: 15 Days /14
           Nights/by
           Surface
 Destination: North
Addis/ADD- Bahir Dar/BJR -
Gondar/GDQ- Semien
National Park - Axum/AXU -
Yeha -Lalibela/LLI- Addis
Ababa- Lake Wonchi-
Addis/ADD
                              DAY 03: Bahir Dar /BJR

                               Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar, 560 km. After breakfast, in the
                             morning visit the famous Blue Nile Falls. Known locally as Tis
DAY 01: Addis/ADD            Isat - 'Smoke of Fire' the Blue Nile Falls is the most dramatic
Arrival to Addis             spectacle on either the Blue Nile rivers. Four hundred meters
                             (1,312 feet) wide when in flood, and dropping over a sheer
DAY 02: Addis/ADD - Bahir    chasm more than forty-five meters (150 Feet) deep the falls
Dar /BJR                     throw up a continuous spray of water, which drenches onlookers
                             up to a kilometer away. In the afternoon we enjoy a boat trip
                             on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries of Azwa Mariam
                             and URA Kidane Mihre O/n Bahir Dar in a chosen hotel.


                             DAY 04: Bahir Dar /BJR - Gondar/GDQ


                               Bahir Dar – Gonder, 180 km we drive to Gonder, We
                             experience typically in an Ethiopian African landscape over
                             wide grazing land, hilly mountains with numerous farmlands.
                             The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar. The attractions
                             that you visit in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar are included
                             in the World Heritage List, the royal Fasiledes Bath and the
                             Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals and
                             Awra Amba village. Over night stay at the selected hotel.
                                                            DAY 05: Gondar/GDQ - Semien National Park




                                Simien Mountains National
                                                             [Gonder – Semien Lodge, 130 km From Gonder 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: Simein Lodge



                                                            DAY 06: Semien National Park - Axum/AXU
                                                            Drive to Semien Lodge - Axum, 285 km


                                                            DAY 07: Axum/AXU

                                                             Today our destination is the legendary city of Axum,
                                                            capital of the Axumite Empire that existed from 400 BC
                                                            to 950 AD. Drive through the remarkable Tekezze Gorge
DAY 08: Excursion to the village of Yeha
                                                            to the earliest capital of Ethiopia – Axum. On our way,
                                                            visit the villages of the Tigre people. The African nation's
A full day of sightseeing in this fascinating
                                                            historic route begins in the ancient city of Axum, which
ancient city, with visits to the following
                                                            dates to about 100 B.C. This capital city was the first
attractions, Visit Ethiopia's earliest known
                                                            place in Ethiopia to adopt a new religion -- Christianity.
capital, Yeha, is less than two hours' drive
                                                            According to the Old Testament, The Queen of Sheba
from Axum through some dramatic highland
                                                            was born in Axum, but travelled to Israel to meet King
scenery. As the birthplace of the country's
                                                            Solomon. They had a son named Menelik, who later
earliest high Civilization, it is well worth
                                                            became the first emperor of Ethiopia. Menelik brought
visiting. To get there, head east for twenty
                                                            the original Arc of the Covenant back to Ethiopia from
kilometers (Bahir Dar is a town 12 miles) to
                                                            Israel. Over night stay at the selected hotel.
Adwa. Continue along the main road towards
Adigrat for another twenty-four kilometer
(15 miles) and then turn North on to a short
dirt track, where you will see the imposing
ruins of Yeha's Temple of the moon about
four kilometers (2.5 miles) to the right of
the track. The yeah temple .o/n at the
hotel.
DAY 09: Axum/AXU - Adwa                                         DAY 10: Mekele - Lalibela

                                                                 Drive from Mekele - Lalibela, 315 km drive
  Departure from Axum after breakfast. We cross into            to Lalibela, inhabited mostly by Ethiopian
Ethiopia’s northern Tigray Region and motor to Adwa, site       Orthodox Christians and, like Axum, one of
of a famous 1896 battle in which the Ethiopians defeated an     Ethiopia's holiest cities, known as the
invading Italian army. Over night stay at the selected hotel.   Ethiopian Jerusalem. Over night stay at the
                                                                selected hotel.
                 DAY 11+ DAY 12: Lalibela


  Two days of sightseeing in and around fabulous Lalibela,
focusing on the local churches, carved from the rock and
connected by a labyrinth of trenches and tunnels; they were
built in the 12th century. Lalibela, inhabited mostly by
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and, like Axum, one of
Ethiopia's holiest cities, known as the Ethiopian Jerusalem.
Lalibela is an unassuming village where nobody would
suspect a few hundred meters away lays one of the most
astonishing wonders of the civilized world. King Lalibela of
the Zagwe dynasty built a series of rock hewn churches – the
New Jerusalem as he called it. Visiting the rock hewn
churches of Lalibella. Today you wil tour the first group of
churches (the grouping is according to their geographical
location): Bete Medhane Alem, Bete Mariam and Bete
Meskel. And continue touring the rest of the first group of
churches. O/ in a chosen hotel.


           DAY 12: Lalibela + ASHETEN MARIAM


 We will set off on a mule or by foot to the church of
Ashten Mariam. This morning is approximately a four hour
round trip which passes through small villages on the
Way back to our guest house. This high dry plateau gives
wonderful views of the Surrounding countryside from the
top of the mountain where the church is located. After
lunch, we set off by road to the cave church of Yemrehane
Christos, built by The king of the same name before the
reign of King Lalibela. It is a built-up cave church
constructed of Axumite wood and stone. The flat-span roof
displays paneling richly adorned with geometrical designs
and the ceiling over the sanctuary is domed and displays
carvings and paintings. Over night stay at the selected hotel
               DAY 13: Lalibela - Addis/ADD


  Flight to Addis Ababa. Arrival and additional sightseeing in
the capital, including a visit to the National Museum,
featuring the remains of “Lucy,” a Female hominid (of the
Australopithecus Afarensis genus) that lived about 3 million
years ago, Discovered in Ethiopia’s Hadar Region in 1974.
Also some time to shop. Dinner and Over night stay at the
selected hotel.


DAY 14: Addis/ADD - Lake Wonchi - Addis/ADD



     Excursion to one of the most beautiful sites in Ethiopia,
Wonchi Crater Lake, situated in a lush setting at an altitude
of 2,780 meters. Excursion to one of the most beautiful sites
in Ethiopia, Wonchi Crater Lake, situated in a lush setting
at an altitude of 2,780 meters. This trip will involve a ride
in a dugout canoe, a horse back ride, and a visit to 16th-
century Wonchi Cherkos Monastery. Return to Addis Ababa
and time to relax before our farewell dinner in a typical
restaurant, Yod Abyssinia, enlivened by traditional music
and dance. Afterwards, transfer to the airport, as our flight
departs shortly after midnight. O/n Addis Ababa



                                   DAY 15: Departure

				
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