Northern Historic Route Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia has a proud and long history extending all the way to the known beginnings of human kind. The Historic Route overland tour takes visitors from the current capital of Addis Ababa to the former capitals of theGonderite and Axum and Lalibela.


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa and city tour. Overnight Green Valley Hotel
Day 2: Drive north to Bahir Dar: en route visit DebreLibanos monastery and pass through the Blue Nile Gorge on the way. Overnight Summer Land Hotel
Day 3: Full day in Bahir Dar: visit the Blue Nile Falls, afternoon boat trip on Lake Tana to various islands and 14th century monasteries. Overnight Summer Land Hotel
Day 4: Drive to Gonder: visit the Fasilades Castle Compound (16th century) and Bathes of King Fasil. Overnight Lammergeyer Hotel
Day 5:Full day in Gonder: visit the 16th century church of DebreBerhanSelassie, afternoon visit to the Felasha village outside of Gonder.Overnight Lammergeyer Hotel
Day 6:Drive to Axum on the scenic byway passing through the Simien Mountains, the Tekezze river gorge and the spectacular cliffs ofTigray. Overnight YehaHotel
Day 7:Full day in Axum: visit the famousAxumitestelea, archeological sites, the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba, the tomb of Kings and the church of St. Mary of Zion (Where it is said King Menelik I brought the true Ark of Covenant from Israel). Overnight Yeha Hotel
Day 8:Drive to Gheralta Valley:en route visit the ancient ruins of Yeha Temple (5th century B.C.), the churches Grat Beal Gebri, Debredamo andAbunaAregawirock churches.Overnight Gheralta Lodge
Day 9:Drive to Mekele: en route visit the rock churches of Tigray, including WekroCherkos and the monumental church of Abreha&Atsbeha. Overnight Hilltop Hotel
Day 10:Drive to Lalibela on the scenic byway through the town of Sekota. Overnight Mountain View Hotel
Day 11:Full day Laliebla: visit AshetenMariam monastery and the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.Overnigh Mountain View Hotel
Day 12:Full day Lalibela: visit second cluster of Lalibela rock-hewn churches, afternoon visit to Na'aktuLaab monastery. Overnight Mountain View Hotel
Day 13:Drive to Kolmbolcha: en route visit HaykEstefanos monastery and lake. Sunnyside Hotel
Day 14: Drive to Addis Ababa: en route visit a Oromo/Afar market. Overnight Green Valley Hotel
Day 15: Full day day tour through the neighborhoods of the country's largest city with stops at the National Museum, and one of Africa's largest outdoor marketplaces, Merkato. The tour will also provide visitors with a bird's eye view of the city from Entoto Mountain and shopping before a farewell dinner in one of the city's many cultural restaurants. transfer to the Airport to fly back to home and end of the tour

Lalibela Rock-hewn churches

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Bole sub city, house no 085, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 251

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Northern Historic Route Ethiopia
Bole sub city, house no 085, Addis Ababa, Algeria

Age range, type of group

No age limited

Simien Mountains

Sleeping and meals

� All hotel accommodations on the basis of availability and meals
� Porter, camping, and cook fee

one of Tigray rock-hewn churches

Policies & Restrictions

There is no regulation and restriction

one of Tigray rock-hewn churches

Other Information

This price includes:
� All hotel accommodations on the basis of availability and meals
� Toyota Land Cruiser, fuel, insurance and driver
� All transfers and visits according to the itinerary
� Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Lake Tana
� Domestic flight fares
� All entrance fees at museums, churches, archeological sites, national parks and villages.
� Professional tour guide who speaks fluent English (or other languages upon availability)
� Fees for local guides and scouts in parks and villages
� Mule and police or military allowance
� Porter, camping, and cook fee
� All service charges and government taxes


Habtu Tekeba  (View Profile)
Why choose Vast Ethiopia Tours?

Vast Ethiopia Tours (VET) is a locally owned and independently run business. VET has expert knowledge of Ethiopia\'s landscape and culture. We believe that the best tour guides are those who know and understand their own country.
As a legitimate and registered tour company, VET is trying to change the world\'s negative perception of Ethiopia and its people, which tends to be that Ethiopians are only poor and needy. Through business and enterprise we want to promote Ethiopia and show to our clients that VET can offer quality services at a competitive price, while at the same time prove to foreigners that Ethiopians are a proud people.?
Our clients will receive professional service and all our tour packages are designed to offer our clients the best service and value for their money.
We value our clients\' feedback and suggestions. This is why so many past clients have returned to us and recommended VET to friends and associates. We hope that once you have toured with us, you will do the same.
Guiding Principles

VET will not make unrealistic promises about your tour, but will definitely do the utmost to deliver what is promised.
VET enables your group to experience the real Ethiopia through meeting and engaging with local communities and their traditions.
VET believes that the most memorable experiences are the unexpected ones and hence we will try to turn every day into an unforgettable memory.
VET will do everything possible to make you and your group feel comfortable during your stay in Ethiopia.
VET invests deeply in planning and designing your 2tailor-made tour to fit each explorer, traveler and trekker based on the individual and/or group\'s profile and objectives. VET will always make your safety and enjoyment top priorities.
We offer a variety of tours. If you cannot see a tour that fits your interests, we here at Vast Ethiopia Tours can create bespoke itineraries that will make your visit more interesting and enjoyable.

Historical Tours
Cultural Tours
Safari Tours
Bird Watching Tours
Trekking Tours
Adventure Tours
City Tours and Excursions
Pilgrimage and Festival Tours
Research Tours
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We can also organize:

Logistic arrangements for filming and aerial photography
Domestic flights arrangements
Hotel and ticket bookings
Professional multi-lingual guide services
Car hire and much more .

Habtu Tekeba
Bole Sub City, House NO 085
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 251

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USD $222 per trip
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