The Northern Route – EENT 004 (13 days and 12 nights)

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.
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Day 1
Arrive Addis Abeba

City tour of Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 2
Drive to Bahir Dar

: Fly to Axum and visit the archeological sites in Axum. O/N Hotel

Day 3
Boat trip to visit Lake Tana Monasteries and excursion to Blue Nile fall

Drive to Hawzien to visit the rock hewn churches of Gheralta with a little hike. O/N Hotel O/N Hotel

Day 4
visiting seventh century Castle and Debrebirhan Silassie church

Drive to Mekelle visiting Rock hewn church on the way. O/N Hotel

Day 5
Simen Mountain

Drive to Lalibella. O/N Hotel

Day 6
Drive to Lalibella

Drive to visit Cave church named Yimrehane Kirstos then visit rock hewn churches of Lalibella. O/N Hotel

Day 7
rock hewn churches

Drive to Gonder. O/N Hotel

Day 8
Drive to Mekelle

Visit the 17th Century Royal enclosure of Gonder. O/N Hotel

Day 9
rock hewn churches of Tigray

Drive to Simen Mountain to enjoy its scenic beauty and see some wild life. O/N Gonder/Kosoye

Day 10
Hiking to see a rock hewn church

Drive to Bahir Dar and do a simple hike to see the Blue Nile fall. O/N Hotel

Day 11
Visit the archeological sites of Axum

Boat trip to visit Lake Tana Monasteries then drive to Debre Markos for an overnight. O/N Hotel

Day 12
flying back to Addis

Drive back to Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel

Day 13
flying back to Addis

Departue day.