Ethiopia complete historic route by land – MT05

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Ethiopia complete historic route by land – MT05

Complete tour to North Ethiopia with all transfers by surface, allowing a complete experience of the variety and width of unique Ethiopian plateau sceneries.
It’s the ideal combination for slow-travel lovers enjoying not only the monumental visits, but also the amazing nature and the multiple occasions to meet the welcoming Ethiopian people and .

VISITED PLACES
Bahir Dar: pleasant city on the shore of the biggest lake in Ethiopia, lake Tana, that hides richly decorated monasteries in its tropical islands.
Gondar: Africa’s Camelot, capital city during the seventeenth-century , it’s unique thanks to its castles and particular style that is a mix between the Asian and European one.
Simien Mountains National Park: Unesco Heritage site since 1979, the National Park offers wide views on the valley of Tekeze’ river, and also a unique overview of endemic fauna and flora of afro alpine ecosystem.
Axum: the capital of Ethiopian Orthodox Church, famous for the spectacular megalithic stele that prove the pre Christian roots of the great Ethiopian civilization.
Tigray: Rock-hewn churches excavated in the vertical walls of the spectacular mountains in a charming and hided region.
Lalibela: Jerusalem of Africa, well known for its monolithic rock-hewn churches so rich of symbolism, mystery and spirituality.

 

ITINERARY
1- Addis Ababa- Debre Markos: transfer and visit of Debre Libanos
2- Debre Markos-Bahir Dar: transfer to Bahir Dar and visit of Blue Nile falls
3- Bahir Dar-Gondar: boat trip on Lake Tana and visit of the market
4- Bahir Dar- Gondar: transfer and city tour
5- Gondar-Simien-Debark: visit of Simien Mountains National Park
6- Debark- Axum: panoramic transfer
7- Axum- Gheralta: city tour and transfer to Tigray
8- Gheralta-Makalle: visit of 3 churches and transfer to Mekelle
9- Mekelle-Lalibela: panoramic transfer with visit of a church on the way
10- Lalibela: city tour
11- Lalibela – Kombolcha: panoramic transfer
12- Kombolcha-Addis Ababa: Panoramic transfer and connection to the international flight in the evening

PERSONALIZATIONS AND EXTENSIONS

It is possible to combine the itinerary with market days or religious celebrations of Coptic church, to add one night in the pleasant locality of Gorgora and arrive to Bahir Dar by boat, or to extend one or two days in Tigray to enjoy the one of the charmful lodges in the area.
We also suggest to add the following extensions: