Northern Package Five

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Tour Code: YAT-N04 Tour Itinerary to Northern Ethiopia

(the Historic Route)

Focus: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 9 Days & 8 Nights

Transportation: Flight surface drive, & boat ride, (OPTIONAL: trekking & mule ride)

Day 1: YOD Abyssinia Office, tour orientation, a welcome refreshment, check into a hotel. A city tour to Addis Ababa: National Museum, Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University, Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (at Entoto Mountain), Merkato. Dinner

Day 2: Drive to Bahir Dar, en route visit Debre Libanos Monastery, Lunch at Debre Markos. Check into a hotel. Dinner.

Day 3: Drive to Lake Tana, a boat ride, visit to island monasteries. Lunch. Drive to and visit the Blue Nile Fall. Dinner.

Day 4: Drive to Gondar, check into a hotel. Lunch. Visit to the Royal Castles, the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes, Debre Birhan Selassie Church, the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Mariam Church. Evening, visit ‘AzmariBet’ - Traditional Music Houses. Dinner.

Day 5: Drive to Debark .Visit the Simien Mountains National Park. Back to Debark and check into a hotel. Dinner.

Day 6: Drive to Axum via the Simien Mountains, check into a hotel. Dinner.

Day 7: Visit to the Steale of Axum. Lunch. Visit the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, St. Mary of Zion Church, ruins of ancient palaces. Dinner.

Day 8: Flight to Lalibela, check into hotel. Visit the eleven rock-hewn monolithic. Lunch. Back to the hotel. Dinner.

Day 9: Flight back to Addis Ababa. Shopping for souvenirs. A farewell dinner, transfer out to Bole International Airport.