15 Days tour to the North historic route & Harar – Ethiopia
Duration : 15 Days
Transportation : Surface
Destination : BAHAR DAR ( LAKE TANA & BULE NILE FALLS ),GONADR, SIEMEN MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK,AXUM,MEKELE, LALIBELA,KOMBOLCHA, AWASH,HARAR
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 and Blue Nile Gorge.
Day 03 : EXCURSSION IN BAHIR DAR ( LAKE TANA & BULE NILE FALLS )
In the morning after breakfast 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 Debre Berhan Selassie Church meaning Trinity at the Mount of Light.
Day 05 : GONADR – SIEMEN MTS. NATIONAL PARK
Morning after breakfast 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 – SIGHTSEEINGS
Morning after breakfasts 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 visit Lalibela rock hewn churches, 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 – AWASH
After breakfast drive to Awash National Park & game drive in the park.
Day 13 : AWASH - HARAR
In the morning game drives in the park and drive to Harar.
Day 14 : HARAR – SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast visit Harar. the old round wall built at early of 15th century by the governor of Harar. Harar is also know to be the 3rd holly pilgrimage centre for the Muslim religion follower. Evening Hyena man show.
Day 15 : HARAR – ADDIS ABABA
After breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa.