The Northern Route – EENT 005 (8 days and 8 nights)
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.
Arrive Addis Ababa. O/N Hotel
Fly to Bahir Dar. Morning visit the Tana Monasteries and in the afternoon Blue Nile fall. O/N Hotel
Drive to Gondar. Make sightseeing of Gondar. O/N Hotel
Excursion trip to Semien Mountains National park. O/N Hotel in Gondar
Fly to Lalibela. Visit the first Group of ChurchesO/N Hotel
Lalibela. Morning hike to Asheton Mariam and afternoon visit the second and third group of churches. O/N Hotel
Fly to Axum. Visit St. Mary Zion Church, Stele compound, Ruin palaces, archeological museum & tombs of Axum. O/N – Hotel.
Fly to Addis and shopping. O/N Hotel