bahirdar semin mountain package




Highlights:

  • • BahirDar

  • • Gondar
    • Semin Mountain
    • Axum

    • Mekele
    • Lalibela
    • Dessi
    • Addis Ababa

    Day 1: Bahir Dar (Lakeside Town)

    In the morning fly to Bahar Dar. Transfer to your hotel for check in.  Take a half day boat cruise over Lake Tana  to visit  the 14th  century ancient island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mehret and Azwa Mayam.  In the afternoon, drive to TisIsat Village to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls.

    Overnight: Avanti Blue Nile Resort

    Day 2: Gondar-The City of Castles - (The Camelot of Africa)

    In the morning drive to Gondar and visit the 17th Century capital of Ethiopia called Gondar.  Start your visit at the castle compound (UNESCO WHS) and King Fasiledes Bath.  Return to the hotel for lunch.  In the afternoon you will visit the Debre Birhan Selassie (The Light of Trinity church) with wonderful murals, Qusqam church and Mentwab Palace.

    Overnight:
    Goha Hotel

    Day 3: Excursion to the  Semein Mountains

    Morning drive to Debark where we stop to fulfill park entrances formalitesthen proceed to drive up to Chenquilit Site- a segment of the Semein Mountains. Continue on trekking to the deep view of the Simein mountain and by chance will see Minilik fox but Chelada baboons are grant to bee seen  and spectacular of all Ethiopian landscape also termed as the 'Roof of Africa'. Observe the magnificent Scenery.

    Overnight: Debark-Sona Hotel

    Day 4: Axum- (Mysterious Monoliths)

    Early in the morning, drive to the ancient town of Axum through the chains of Semien Mountains and the Tekeze River Valley.

    Overnight: Yeha Hotel

    Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Axum

    After early breakfast, visit Stelae Park, St. Mary’s Church the Sanctuary Chapel which is the repository of the Arc of the Covenant, the Coronation yard, Queen of Sheba’s Palace Ruins, Axum Museum and the Quarry where stelae used to be made.

    Overnight: Yeha Hotel

     

    Day 6: Axum-Mekele

    In the morning, drive to Mekele visiting the 5th Century Temple of Yeha. The temple is believed to be the oldest standing building in the country. Proceed to the 6th century famous Monastery of Debre Damo ( permitted only for men & accessible by rope only)established by Abune Aregawi one of the seven Saints came in Ethiopia in the 6th century in the reign of King Kaleb to spread Christianity in different parts of the country.

    Overnight: Mekele-Axum Hotel

    Day 7: Mekele-Lalibela- The Eighth wonder of the world, The 2nd Jerusalem Drive to Lalibela via Wello chains of Mountains.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels or similar

    Day 8: Sightseeing of Lalibela

    Full Day visit of Lalibela. Lalibela is the site of eleven remarkable rock hewn monolithic churches, believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th or 13th century. These notable structures are carved inside and outside of solid rock, and are considered among the wonders of the world.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels or similar

    Day 9: Excursion to Yimrehane Kiristos   

    'Let Christ show us the Way'
    : built-up cave church, located   42km north-east of Lalibela town. This church which is in similar architecture as that of Axumite wood and stone construction, said to predate the churches of Lalibela. It is celebrated for its interior decoration. According to local tradition the church was built by King Yemrehanna Kristos between 1087 and 1127. This church is built – rather than excavated – within a cave. It sits atop a foundation of olive-wood panels and features whitewashed marble panel exteriors. It is one of the most incredible church outside of Lalibela.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels or similar

    Day 10: Lalibela-Dessie

    Drive from Lalibela to Dessie on the way visit Haik Estefanos Monastery or Genet Mariam semi-monolithic churches.

    Overnight: Dessie in a Hotel.

     

    Day 11: Dessie- Addis Ababa

    Drive through the eastern escarpment and through a series of small towns back to Addis Ababa. Where the tour Ends offering you transfer to Bole Airport to catch your International flight.

    Price are quoted in USD:
    $3,444

    Price Includes:
    Domestic Flight Addis-Bahirdar
    Accommodation twin room
    Full board meals
    Ground Transport
    Full sight seeing tours
    English speaking guides and Scouts

    Not Included:
    Personal travel insurance
    Visa fees, alcoholic drinks
    Tip/ gratuities
    International flights are not included
    Any expenses that is not mentioned in the 'Included' list above





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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)