5 day gondar lalibela tour




Highlights:


  • • Castles and Churches of Gondar

  • • Semien Mountains
    • Lalibela Churches
    • Addis Abeba

     

    BY AIR 5 days/4nights

    Day 1 : Fly to Gondar. P.M. Visit of Castles and Churches of Gondar

    Fly from Addis to Gondar and refreshment, After lunch  visit to the 17th century imperial capital of Gondar. This ‘City of Castles’ we explore the Royal Enclosure with its complex of impressive castles and palaces. We also visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, whose ceilings are covered with paintings of winged angels.

    Overnight: Goha Hotel

    Day 2 : Optional excursion to the Semien Mountains

    Moring drive to Debark where we stop for the formalities to obtain our entrances to the  Simien Mountain National park and proceed to the park gate where you start walk to fully appreciate the Simien Mountains parks’ stunning scenery and pastoral lifestyle that has remained unchanged for centuries. Visit the Chelada baboons(Granted to bee seen)lammergeyer birds and enroute we will stop to the Felasha village to see the art of their handcrafts

    Overnight: Goha Hotel

     

    Day 3 : Fly from Gondar to Lalibela. P.M. Visit of the first group of churches

    Morning: Be transferred to the airport for flight to Lalibela. Transfer to your hotel. Lalibela is the second Jerusalem created by King Lalibela in the 12th century.
    Afternoon: we visit the first group of six churches lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika\'el, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one, is built like a Greek Temple and its stone floor is so polished by the countless numbers of visitors that it reflects shafts of light from apertures in the walls high above. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels

    Day 4 : A.M. Optional mule ride. P.M. Visit of the second group of churches

    After breakfast a mule ride to the 13thc rock hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam. The church is situated on atop a mountain at an altitude of 3150 metres. This will take about 4 hours. We return back to the town for lunch. Afternoon visit of the other groups of Rock churches of Lalibela Bet Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the south-west part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached through a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercurios, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa\'el. Bet Emanuel\'s elaborate exterior is much praised by art historians.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels

    Day 5 : Fly back to Addis Abeba

    After breakfast you will check in to the Airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Where the tour ends.

    Price are quoted in USD:
    USD 1,110 per person

    Price Includes:

  • Domestic Flights: - Addis-Gondar-Lalibela-Addis

  • Meet and greet at airport

  • All accommodation based on twin room occupancy & breakfast basis

  • All entrance fees at sites, churches, parks and villages.

  • All Ground transportation including insurance, fuel and all costs of the driver.

  • English speaking Tour Guide accompanying

  • Local Guide and scout fees in the sites

  • Government taxes

    Not Included:

  • Lunch and Dinner through the trip

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Video filming and photography fees

  • Incidental meals, snacks and drinks

  • Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc

  • All what is not included in the list above

  • Gondar


Reviews & news

Ethiopia as the Winner of "World's Best Tourist Destination for 2015" Ethiopia's Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites Cultural: Aksum (1980), Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region (1979), Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town (2006), Konso Cultural Landscape (2011), Lower Valley of the Awash (1980), Lower Valley of the Omo (1980), Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (1978), Tiya (1980), Natural Simien National Park (1978)