Northern Package Two

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Tour Code: YAT-N01 Tour Itinerary to Northern Ethiopia

(the Historic Route)

Focus: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights

Transportation: 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 the medieval period island monasteries. Lunch, drive to and visit to the Blue Nile Fall, dinner, night at the hotel. 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’ at 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, the famous St. Mary of Zion Church, ruins of ancient palaces. Dinner.

Day 8: Drive to Mekele, en route visit the ruins of the Temple of Yeha, Monastery of Debre Damo, lunch in Adigrat, check into a hotel. Dinner.

Day 9: Driven to Lalibela via the Ambalage Chain of Mountains. Check into a hotel. Dinner.

Day 10: Visit the eleven rock-hewn monolithic, lunch. Back to the hotel, rest. Dinner.

Day 11: Drive to Kombolcha, en route visit Hayk Estifanos Monastery. Check into a hotel, dinner.

Day 12: Driven back to Addis Ababa, shopping for souvenirs. A farewell dinner, transfer out to Bole International Airport.