7 DAYS NORTHERN ETHIOPIA HISTORIC ROUTE by Flight
Day 1 – ARRIVAL – ADDIS ABABA
Arrive Addis Ababa Bole international airport meet our staff at exit gate and assist to transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival you can do sightseeing of Addis Ababa. Overnight HOTEL
Day 2- Fly to Axum and sightseeing
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum, the holiest sanctuary, and oldest capital, of Ethiopia. After settling into your hotel departs on a city tour including a visit to the ancient stelae (obelisks) and the national museum – widely rated as Ethiopia’s best. In the afternoon visit the ruins of the Palace of the legendary Queen of Sheba and the tombs of ancient Axumite kings and queens. It’s worth visiting some of the local shops in Axum for exquisite locally made clothing and jewelry. Overnight HOTEL
Day 3 – Fly to Lalibela and sightseeing
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route and from the air the 11 churches, carved into the rugged mountainside, present an awesome spectacle. Afternoon excursion to the most spectacular churches. Overnight HOTEL
Day 4 – Fly to Gondar and sightseeing.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar. In the afternoon a city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Overnight HOTEL
Day 5 – Drive to Bahir dar and visit lake Tana
Drive to BahirDar on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. The afternoon is spent visiting isolated monasteries by boat. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Overnight HOTEL
Day 6 – Visit Blue Nile falls and Fly back to
An early morning excursion to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent. Continue to the airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Overnight HOTEL
Day 7- Departure
Transfer to Bole International Airport where your tour ends.