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TST 3004
Tour Of Semien-Dodolla Horse Ride and Historic Route
After visiting the archaeological spots, you will again fly to Lalibela , for a visit of the eleven rock hewn churches...
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Title: Tour Of Semien-Dodolla Horse Ride and Historic Route

Tour Code:TST 3004

Duration : 18 NIGHTS AND 19 DAYS

Included visits/activities


This tour is especially for horse riders/or horse trekkers/or hikers.

You will commence your tour by flying to Gonder - the city of castles. After visiting the city and acclimatizing your self to the altitude, you will drive to Sankaber and spend the night camping. The next morning trekking/horse riding begins. You will ride to Gich , then to Chenek . Here the trekking ends and you will drive back to Gonder .

You will then drive to Bahirdar , and pass the balance of the day in the market and sunset view. The next morning you will have a full day boat trip on Lake Tana visiting some Islands and old monasteries. Then you will fly to Axum-the city of old Ethiopian civilization.

After visiting the archaeological spots, you will again fly to Lalibela , for a visit of the eleven rock hewn churches and the out lying churches like Yimrehana chiristos. Then the historic part of your trip ends here and you will fly to Addis to drive to Dodolla -your next trekking area. There you will trek for three days and drive back to Awassa and relaxing in either Wendogenet or Langano beach, you will come back to Addis.



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Please note you may need to bring with you some horse riding equipments with you like horse ride shoes!


 
Itinerary

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 Gondar and visit The Royal Enclosure with its magnificent Castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (World Heritage Site), royal pool of King Fasiledes, Qusquam Palace complex and also the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th Century wall and ceiling.

Overnight-Goha Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 03

Drive from Gondar via Debark to the Semien Mountains National Park up to Sankaber, acclimatization, and preparation for trekking, and then walk to the surrounding escarpment and viewpoints of Sankaber.

Overnight- camping at Sankaber

Day 04

Trek from Sankaber via Jinbar Falls and Geech village to Geech. En-route you have chance to see one of the endemic animals of the park the bleeding heart baboon or Galada baboon.

Overnight- camp at Geech

Day 05

Trek via Kedadit, Saha gorge, and Imetgogo (3926mts) passing by Inatiye and Kurbet Metaya to Chenek. On this day, you will have the opportunity to see Walia Ibex.

Overnight- camp at Chenek

Day 06

Trek half way to Buwahit (4430m) then drive back to Gondar.

Overnight- Goha Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 07

Drive 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 Bahirdar.

Overnight- Summerland Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 08

In the morning, Set out for a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the most beautiful island and peninsula monasteries including the atmospheric central monastery of Ura Kidane Meret, Daga Estifanos, and their valuable treasures which include biblical wall paintings, crowns of different Ethiopian Kings, and ancient illuminated boat trip on Lake Tana. In the afternoon, 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 09

In the morning, transfer to the airport to fly to Axum. In Axum (world heritage site), Visit the famous stele park with its ancient huge monolithic obelisks, ruined palaces of different Axumit kings including that of the Queen of Sheba, ancient stone inscriptions, subterranean tombs, the small but rich archeological site museum of Axum and the church of St. Mary of Zion where the original Ark of the Covenant is believed to be housed etc

Overnight-Remhai /Similar Hotel

Day 10

Finalize your visit of Axum and get transferred to the airport and fly to Lalibela. After check in to the hotel visit the first group of King Lalibela's 12th.C.Rockhewn 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.

Overnight-Mountain View Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 11

In the morning, mule ride to visit Asheten Mariam monastery at 3000Mts. altitude. The 360-degree view from the summit over the surrounding land and villages is fantastic. In the afternoon, visit the second group of Lalibela rock hewn church.

Overnight- Mountain View Hotel /Similar

Day 12

Excursion to the beautiful built up church of YemerhaneKirstos and Neakutla’ab churches.

Overnight- Mountain View Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 13

You fly back to Addis Ababa and have a city tour that includes the National Museum, the Holy Trinity Cathedral church and Merkato - the largest open air market of Africa.

Overnight- Jupiter International Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 14

Drive from Addis Ababa via the Rift Valley of Ethiopia and across the South-eastern Arsi-Bale Massifs for about 90Kms to Dodolla. Dodolla is the base town for trekking in Adaba- Dodola Community Based Integrated Forest Management Area.

Overnight- Dodolla Motel

Day 15

Finalize preparation for trekking and horse trek to Angafu.

Overnight- Camp at Angafu or Forest Hut

Day 16

Trek farther at Adele area.

Overnight- Camp at Adele/ Forest Hut

Day 17

Trek to land of Mololicho on horseback to the peaceful and untouched area.

Overnight- Camp at Mololicho/Forest Hut

Day 18

Trek back and meet the vehicles at Herero then drive back to Hawassa Town

Overnight- Oasis Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 19

Drive to the lakeshore city of Hawassa. In the morning, you visit the Hawassa fish market and drive back to Addis Ababa via Lake Langano. Finally, you have farewell dinner at the traditional restaurant of Addis where you able to enjoy Ethiopian folkloric dancers and traditional dinner. Transfer to air port to your departure flight

 
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