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Tour Code: OTE-2001
Duration: 8 Days and 7 Night
Tour Title: Northern High light
Ethiopia’s history encompasses legend and tradition, mystery and fact, from a powerful and religious ancient civilization.
Legend has it that Emperor Menelik, son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the Ark of the Covenant from JERUSALEM to AXUM where he established one of the world’s longest known, uninterrupted monarchical dynasties. Therefore, the following days, fascinating historic route tour covers the rock-hewn churches, ancient obelisks and the forbidden medieval town of Harar; it also covers many of the country's astonishing natural wonders, from the dramatic Tis Isat Falls (the source of the Blue Nile) to the rugged Simien mountain range which will make us pass through a magnificent scenic world of fairy-tale names such as ADDIS ABABA, BAHIR DAR, GONDAR, SIMIEN, AXUM, GEREALTA,LALIBELA and HARAR which every destination contributes in highlighting the country in the form of strange landscapes, beautiful churches, unbelievable castles and stone writings.
Join us for a journey through one of Africa's least explored country; we (OMO TOURS & CAR RENT) are ready to take you to such hidden & unheard places.
|Day 1. Arrive in Addis Ababa & transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel|
|Day 2. Morning, drive about 106kms to the northern parts of Ethiopia to a place called Debre libanos /built & founded by Abba libanos who came to Ethiopia with the nine saints of the 6th century A.D/ to visit the modern church built by Emperor Hailesellassie I & the ancient cave where Abune Tekelehaimanot lost his one leg praying for 22years. Afternoon drive to the city of Debremarkos, the former capital city of West Gojjam Province, enroute sightseeing visit Abay Gorge. Overnight hotel|
|Day 3. Morning, drive about 263kms to the city of Bahirdar, the capital city of Amhara regional state, on the way make a stop over at Dangila/bure for lunch. Afternoon continue driving & check in the hotel. Late afternoon visit the panoramic view of Bahirdar. Overnight hotel|
|Day 4. Morning, make a boat trip to Zegee Peninsula to visit Ura kidanemihiret church, famous for its 17th century mural paintings. Afternoon, drive about 32kms to the Blue Nile falls. Overnight hotel|
|Day 5. Morning, Drive about 300kms to the city of Lalibela on the way enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Guna. Overnight hotel|
|Day 6. Morning, visit the first & third group of churches. Afternoon visit the second group of churches. Overnight hotel|
|Day 7. Morning, drive to the city of Kombolcha through the city of Woldiya & Haik /where the very famous Ethiopian Orthodox Church monastery “Haik Estifanos”, is situated. Overnight hotel|
|Day 8. Drive back to Addis & evening departure|
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