The Northern Route – EENT 004 (13 days and 12 nights )
Drive and one Flight
For most visitors to Ethiopia, it’s all about the north. More than anywhere else on Earth, northern Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day after day.
Known as the Historical Circuit, there are over two millennia’s worth of ancient treasures scattered about, from giant obelisks and hidden tombs at Aksum to a collection of castles in and around Gonder, to unique churches in Lalibela, Tigray, Lake Tana and many other places. Not to be outdone by human mastery, Mother Nature really let her creative juices flow here. The Danakil Depression, an esteemed destination among adventure travellers, features a permanent lava lake and a bright-yellow sulphuric plain, while the Simien Mountains wrinkle the land with canyons and peaks with a beauty you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in Africa.
City tour of Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel
: Fly to Axum and visit the archeological sites in Axum. O/N Hotel
Drive to Hawzien to visit the rock hewn churches of Gheralta with a little hike. O/N Hotel O/N Hotel
Drive to Mekelle visiting Rock hewn church on the way. O/N Hotel
Drive to Lalibella. O/N Hotel
Drive to visit Cave church named Yimrehane Kirstos then visit rock hewn churches of Lalibella. O/N Hotel
Drive to Gonder. O/N Hotel
Visit the 17th Century Royal enclosure of Gonder. O/N Hotel
Drive to Simen Mountain to enjoy its scenic beauty and see some wild life. O/N Gonder/Kosoye
Drive to Bahir Dar and do a simple hike to see the Blue Nile fall. O/N Hotel
Boat trip to visit Lake Tana Monasteries then drive to Debre Markos for an overnight. O/N Hotel
Drive back to Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel