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TST R0012
Standard Historic Tour by Flight
Up on arrival, you meet our representative and get transferred to hotel. On the next day, you fly to the Lake shore city of Bahirdar and have boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the nearest monasteries of Ura Kidane Meheret and Azwa Mariam of Zeghe peninsula.
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Title:Standard Historic Tour by Flight

Tour Code:TST R0012

Duration:6 days/5 nights

Included: visits/activities

Up on arrival, you meet our representative and get transferred to hotel. On the next day, you fly to the Lake shore city of Bahirdar and have boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the nearest monasteries of Ura Kidane Meheret and Azwa Mariam of Zeghe peninsula. On the same day, visit the Blue Nile Falls (This Falls is particularly spectacular during the rainy season of June, July and August). Next, you drive to the medieval city of Gondar by paying a short visit to Awramba village.  In Gonder, you visit the magnificent Imperial Castles compound which was the center of politics in the first half of 17thC.Also you visit the bath of King Fasiledas and the most famous church of Debrebirhan selassie to admire the Ethiopian church paintings style in its superb form. Then, you fly to the historic town of Lalibela and visit the marvelous rock hewn churches of King Lalibela, one of the world Heritage sites registered by UNESCO. After this, you fly to the ancient city of Aksum and visit its historical and archeological site which includes the magnificent Obelisks of Aksum and Aksum Tsion church. Finally, you fly back to Addis Abeba and have a city tour that includes The Holy Trinity Cathedral church, the National Museum and Ethnological museum. At the evening, you have a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurant in the capital. Transfer to airport to catch your flight home. 


 
Itinerary

Day 1)

Arrive in Addis Ababa and Meet our representative and then transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel

Day 2)

Transfer to the airport and fly to Bahirdar. After check in to the hotel, set out for a boat trip on Lake Tana to see beautiful island monasteries and their valuable treasures which includes biblical wall paintings, crowns of different Ethiopian Kings, ancient illuminated parchment books, superb crosses etc. In the afternoon, drive to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls; it is about 400 meter wide with full flood (in June, July and August to mid September).

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Summer Land Hotel.

Day 3)

In the morning, proceed to Gondar. On the way with a little detour from the main road, you visit the village of the Awramba society (unique society in Ethiopia for their life style (philosophy) and custom) and their colorful woven products. Then, tour of Gondar which includes the visit of Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, and the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Goha Hotel.

Day 4)

Transfer to airport to fly to Lalibela. Today you visit the first and second groups of King Lalibela’s 12th.C. Rock-hewn churches (World Heritage Site). Although all of these churches are carved out of huge blocks of rocks, each of them displays unique architectural features from the other.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Mountain View Hotel.

Day 5)

In the morning, finalize your visit of Lalibela and transfer to the airport to fly to Axum. In Axum (World Heritage Site),visit the famous stele park with its ancient huge monolithic obelisks, archaeological artifacts, ruined palaces of different Axumite kings which includes that of the Queen of Sheba, ancient stone inscriptions, subterranean tombs, the church of St. Mary of Zion where the original Ark of the Covenant is believed to be housed etc.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Remhai Hotel

Day 6)

Transfer to airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Then, you will have half day sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa which includes; the National (Archaeological) Museum, the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, and the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral. In the evening, you will be invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 
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