Northern Ethiopia : Historical and religious sites

Northern Ethiopia : Historical and religious sites

Description

Experiences

  • Heritage
  • Nature

Duration

14 days

This trip will allow you to discover the treasures of the main cities of the north of the country and especially the holy city of Lalibela, famous for its 11 churches carved into the rocks, and Axum, The cradle of one of the most important civilizations of Ethiopian history.

You will also discover the imperial palaces of the walled city of  Gondar, Bahar Dar and Blue Nile Falls nearby.

The Tigray region, with some 120 churches, hosts an essential part of  Ethiopian religious heritage.

Direct ascension into majestic natural settings with the discovery of architectural monuments as unexpected at impressive level both in sculptures and in paintings.

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Photos

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Maps

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Stopovers

  • Day 1: ADDIS ABABA

    - Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel
    - Rest morning at the hotel
    - Visit of the National Museum and the Holy Trinity Church
    - Lunch at the hotel

  • Day 2: BAHIR DAR

    - Departure for Bahir Dar
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 3: BAHIR DAR

    - Boat trip on Lake Tana and visit of two monasteries
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the Blue Nile Falls (about 1 hour walk)
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 4: GONDAR

    - Departure for Gondar
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the castle and Fasilidas baths and the Debre Birhan Selassie church
    - Dinner and overnight at the hotel

  • Day 5: SIMIEN

    - Departure for Simien
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the Simien Park
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the Simien Park Hotel

  • Day 6: AXUM

    - Departure for Axum
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 7: AXUM

    - Visit of the steles, museums, tombs and churches of Axum
    - Lunch in town
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 8: MEKELE

    - Departure for Mekele
    - Visit of the temple of Yeha
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the Tigray Abraha church Atseba
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 9 : LALIBELA

    - Departure for Lalibela
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 10: LALIBELA

    - Visit of the Yemerhanna Kristos church 
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the Northern group of churches
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 11: LALIBELA

    - Visit of the Ashenten Mariam church (on mules or on foot - About 5 hours of walking to / from)
    - Lunch in town
    - Visit of the South group of churches
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel

  • Day 12: DESSIE

    - Departure for Dessie
    - Lunch en route
    - Visit of the monastery of Hayk Estifanos
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 13: DESSIE

    - Departure to visit the Bati market
    - Lunch in town
    - Back to Kombolcha 
    - Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Day 14: ADDIS ABABA

    - Departure for Addis Abeba
    - Lunch en route
    - Dinner in a traditionnal restaurant
    - Transfer to the airport

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Must-stop sites

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Rates

Description After-tax price per person
per 2 persons 3 960 €
per 4 persons 2 923 €
per 6 persons 2 516 €
per 8 persons 1 960 €
single room 260 €

Depending on the airline company you choose, you may be required to land in Addis Ababa the day before your tour departs and possibly leave the day after the tour ends. Summer Time Tour & Travel may, in accordance with your preferences, handle your stay from arrival in Ethiopia until departure . Accommodation and meals at the Hotel Normandie in Gelan, outside of the tour package, will naturally raise the amount of your personalized quote.

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Information

The holiday stay
Your particulars

This reservation form is not binding and does not initiate a payment. The Summer Time Tour & Travel team will receive your reservation request and subsequently contact you to establish with you the details of your stay and payment conditions.

For any questions, feel free to contact Summer Time Tour & Travel:

By phone:
00 251 118 677 996

From Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00, French time
We speak both French and English.
Ethiopian number, carrier dependent

By e-mail:
contact@summertimetour.com
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