ROUTE WITH SHORT DANAKIL & TIGRAY CHURCHES
Duration:- 16 Days
& 15 Nights Transport:- Flight
Day 1: ADDIS ABABA
Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet the guide at the airport.
Transfer hotel. Rest. Afternoon tour of Addis. ON htl.
Day 2:BAHIRDAR & TISSISSAT
Fly to Bahirdar. Morning Blue Nile falls. Afternoon
tour of Bahirdar, the papyrus boats productions, and view over lake Tana &
the Nile form Bezait palace.
Day 3:.LAKE TANA
Boat on lake Tana to admire monasteries over its
islands, as Ura kidane Mehret, Mahal Zegye Gyorgis & Narga Selassie. Reach
afternoon Gorgora, on the opposite side of the lake; meet your vehicle/s and
drive Gondar, crossing Amhara people villages.
Tour of Gondar castles and churches: the castle
compound, Fasiladas bath, Debre Birhan Selassie (Light of Trinity) with
wonderful murals, Mentewab palace, Qusquam church, Falashia village, and more.
Day 5:SEMIEN MOUNTAINS
Drive to the Semien mountains, for trekking for
spectacular views; and also chance to spot the endemic Semien red fox and Walia
Ibex, the Lammergeyer, many birds.
Day 6:SEMIEN MOUNTAINS
Again viewing these spectacular mountains, proceed
Tour of Axum. Visit the steles, churches among
which St Mary of Tsion where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant, and
Day 8:TIGRAY CHURCHES
Visit Yeha pre-Christian temple, DebreDamo
monastery and Wikro Cherkos church. ON lodge or hotel in Mekele.
Day 9:TIGRAY CHURCHES
Full day for Tigray churches: we suggest Abreha We
Atsbeha, Degum Selassie & Wikro Cherkos. ON Gheralta lodge (or Axum htl
Day 10:AHMEDALE, DANAKIL
Enter into the Danakil depression, admiring the
Afar people and villages. ON camp AhmedAle.
A special date, for spectacular views, colors of
nature, unique in the world: at Dalol, where Afar men extract salt. ON Ahmedale
Day 12:MICAEL IMBA-MEKELE
Drive to Mekele. Visit Micael Imba church. ON
Day 13:YEMEREHENNA KRISTOS-LALIBELA
Crossing spectacular views, we proceed to
Lalibela. On the way stop to the first church of Lalibela: Yemerehenna Kristos.
Full day for the rock-hewn churches.
Day 15:LAKE HAYK
Crossing lake Ashandi, we proceed to lake Hayk.
Visit Debre Estifanos monastery, over an island of the lake. We proceed then to
Kombolcha. ON hotel
Day 16:ADDIS ABABA
Crossing fantastic views, we reach for the
afternoon Addis Ababa. If Sunday, on the way visit Afar & Oromo people
market at Senbete village. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest
open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic
dances. Then transfer airport for departure.