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TST 2004
Monasteries of Lake Tana
A morning flight to the young, fast growing city of Bahirdar...
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Title: Monasteries of Lake Tana

Tour Code: TST 2004

Duration: 5 nights and 4 days

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Omo Valley is one of the few remaining places in the world where genuine tribal life is exhibited. Take a look at the following suggested tour itineraries; please note you can always ask for a program that exactly fits into your time and interest.

A morning flight to the young, fast growing city of Bahirdar . Up on arrival you will drive to the Blue Nile fall. This fall, now a days, is becoming a disappointment to tourists because the electric dam recently built has taken away three fourth of the waterfall. So in dry seasons expect to find only one fourth of the fall. If you are interested to see the fall in its full might, you have no choice but to come between June and September. Bahirdar market is particularly interesting. You will see the basketry, cereals, and spices that you will find interesting. You will end the first night by going to a hill top where you will have a chance to see as the sun sets , the source of the Blue Nile and an over view of the city of Bahirdar . The second day will fully be devoted for a boat trip to some monasteries of Lake Tana . On these Islands, you will find many old and interesting paintings plus artifacts once belonging to kings and queens.


Day 01

Arrive in Addis Ababa meet our representatives, and transfer to hotel.

Overnight- Jupiter International Hotel/ Similar Hotel

Day 02

Transfer to the airport and fly to Bahirdar. After check in to the hotel, you drive to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls. It is about 400 meter wide with full flood (in June, July and August to mid- September).

Overnight-Summerland Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 03

Set out for a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit three most beautiful island and peninsula monasteries including the atmospheric central monastery of Ura Kidane Meret, Daga Estifanos, Narga Sillassie and their valuable treasures which include biblical wall paintings, crowns of different Ethiopian Kings, and ancient illuminated boat trip on Lake Tana.

Overnight-Summerland Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 04

In the morning, excursion to the village of the Awramba society_ unique society in Ethiopia for their life style (philosophy) and custom. Here, you visit their village, colorful woven products and work shop. After that, you drive to the medieval city of Gondar. In Gonder you visit the magnificent Imperial Castles, King Fasiledas Bath, and Qusquam Palace complex. Above all, you are able to visit the most famous church of Debrebirhan selassie to admire the Ethiopian mural church paintings style in its superb form.

Overnight-Goha hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 05

 City tour includes the National (Archaeological) Museum where, among other archaeological findings, the oldest hominid fossil (Lucy) is exhibited, the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, and the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral and Mercato_the largest open-air market in Africa. At first sight this market appears full of chaos and impenetrable mass of stalls, items and people. However, a deeper inspection reveals that this market is pretty organized with different sections for different products. On the same day night, you are invited to a farewell dinner at one of the cultural restaurant of Addis. Transfer to air port to your departure flight

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