12 Days tour to the North historic route – Ethiopia

Duration : 12 days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : Bahar Dar ( Lake Tana & Bule Nile Falls ),Gonadr, Siemen Mountain National Park,Axum,Mekele, Lalibela,Kombolcha

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA – SIGHTSEEINGS
Arrival Addis Ababa and meet the Yama Ethiopia Tours representative. Then transfer your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

DAY 02 : ADDIS ABABA – BAHAR DAR ( DRIVE )
In morning after breakfast drive to Bahirdar through Debre Libanos monastery.Debre Libanos is an important monastic centre for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

DAY 03 : EXCURSSION IN BAHIR DAR ( LAKE TANA & BULE NILE FALLS )
In the morning after break fast make boat trip on Lake Tana to visit isolated monasteries. There is good birding in the lush forest surrounding much of the lake. Then drive to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. Along the walk to the falls, birding is excellent.

DAY 04 : BAHIR DAR – GONADR
In the morning drive to Gondar. Then city tour of Gondar including a visit to the Royal Compound, where enchanting 17th century castles stand. Also, visit DebreBerhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.

DAY 05 : GONADR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK
Morning after break fast drive to the jagged panorama of the Simien Mountains National Park, famed for its exclusive landscape, afro-alpine vegetation and unique wildlife, where you may spot the endemic Wallia Ibex, Gelada Baboon troops, Bushbuck, Klipspringer.

DAY 06 : SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK – AXUM
Drive to Axum Through beautiful escarpment of Siemen Mountains and Tekeze river valley.

DAY 07 : AXUM – SIGHT SEEINGS
Morning after breakfast explore the city of Axum. Visit the interesting museum in stelae field, the impressive Stelae Fields and also the grounds of the 16th-century Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion, home of the original Ark of the Covenant.

DAY 08 : AXUM – MEKELE
In the morning after breakfast drive to Mekele and on the way visit Yeha temple and Debre Damo Monastery.

DAY 09 : MEKELE – LALIBELA
In the morning after breakfast drive to Lalibela and on the way visit some local market and lake Ashenge.

DAY 10 : LAIBELA – SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast transfer 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.

DAY 11 : LALIBELA – KOMBOLCHA
Morning after breakfast drive to Kombolcha.en route visit the Lake Haik

DAY 12 : KOMBOLCHA – ADDIS ABABA
After breakfast drive back to Addis on the way enjoy the natural landscapes. Evening fair well dinner.

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