NORTHERN HISTORIC TOURS


1. Historic Route
Program : Historic Route
Destination : Lalibela, Gondar, Siemen Mountain National Park, Bahir Dar
Duration : 4nights/5 days
Transport : Air and Surface
Estimated Cost : $1524/person

Day 1 : ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA & SIGHTSEEING
Arrival Addis Ababa and meet. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

Day 2 : ADDIS ABABA – LALIBELA
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air, the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches.

Day 3 : LALIBELA – GONDAR
In the morning Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar. In the afternoon a city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th-century castles stand. Also, visit Debre Berhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.

Day 4 : GONDAR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK – GONDAR
Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer. Then drive back to Gonder.

Day 5 : DRIVE TO BAHIR DAR – Fly to ADDIS ABABA
In the morning, drive to Bahir Dar on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. The afternoon is spent visiting isolated monasteries by boat. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent. Evening fly back to Addis.

2. Historic Route
Program : Historic Route
Destination : Bahar Dar (Lake Tana & Bule Nile Falls), Gondar, Siemen Mountain National Park, Lalibela
Duration : 7 days
Transport : Surface
Estimated Cost : $1860/person

Day 1 : ADDIS ABABA – BAHIR DAR
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Bahirdar through Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge.

Day 2 : EXCURSION IN BAHIR DAR (LAKE TANA & BLUE NILE FALLS)
In the morning after breakfast, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent.

Day 3 : BAHIR DAR – GONDAR
In the morning, drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th-century castles stand. Also, visit Debre Berhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.

Day 4 : GONDAR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK – GONDAR
Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer. Then drive back to Gonder.

Day 5 : GONDAR – LALIBELA (DRIVE)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela through Worita also visit the Awramba community village.

Day 6 : LALIBELA VISIT ROCK HEWN CHURCHES
After breakfast visit, Lalibela rock-hewn churches, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air, the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches.

Day 7 : LALIBELA – ADDIS ABABA
In the morning, fly back to Addis Ababa and shopping at souvenir shops. Evening farewell dinner and transfer to airport for departure.

3. Historic Route
Program : Historic Route
Destination : Bahir Dar ( Lake Tana & Bule Nile Falls ),Gondar, Siemen Mountain National Park,Axum,Mekele, Lalibela,Kombolcha
Duration : 12 days
Transport : Surface/ Air
Estimated Cost : $2700/person

Day 1 : ADDIS ABABA – SIGHTSEEINGS
Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Skylimit Tour representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

Day 2 : ADDIS ABABA – BAHIR DAR (DRIVE)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Bahirdar through Debre Libanos monastery.Debre Libanos is an important monastic center for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

Day 3 : EXCURSSION IN BAHIR DAR ( LAKE TANA & BLUE NILE FALLS )
In the morning after breakfast take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent.

Day 4 : BAHIR DAR – GONDAR
In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th-century castles stand. Also, visit DebreBerhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.

Day 5 : GONDAR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK
The Morning after breakfast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer.

Day 6 : SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK – AXUM
Drive to Axum Through beautiful escarpment of Siemen Mountains and Tekeze river valley.

Day 7 : AXUM – SIGHT SEEINGS
Morning after breakfast explore the city of Axum. Visit the interesting museum in stelae field, the impressive Stelae Fields and also the grounds of the 16th-century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion, home of the original Ark of the Covenant.

Day 8 : AXUM – MEKELE
In the morning after breakfast drive to Mekele and on the way visit Yeha temple and Debre Damo Monastery.

Day 9 : MEKELE – LALIBELA
In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela and on the way visit some local market and lake Ashenge.

Day 10 : LALIBELA – SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air, the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches.

Day 11 : LALIBELA – KOMBOLCHA
Morning after breakfast drive to Kombolcha.en route visit the Lake Haik

Day 12 : KOMBOLCHA – ADDIS ABABA
After breakfast drive back to Addis on the way enjoy the natural landscapes. Evening fair well dinner.

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