TOUR CODE: ABTT016

Historic route, only by surfaces Kombolch, Lalibela, Mekele, Adigrat, Yeha, Aksum, Semien Mountains, Gondar, Bahirdar and Debre Markos (15 Days and 14 Nights).

Day 1: Addis Ababa- Arrival Addis Ababa. Meet by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day site seeing in the capital. Overnight hotel

Day 2: Addis Abeba to Kombolcha- Drive to Kombolcha on the way, Sembete market place if the day is Sunday. Overnight hotel

Day 3: Kombolch to Lalibela- Drive to Lalibela on the way visit Heyk Estifanos monastery and Bati market if the day is Monday. Overnight hotel

Day 4: Lalibela- Full day visit the magnificent rock cut churches of lalibel.

Day 5: Lalibela to Mekele- Drive to Mekele via Sekota or Korem. If Sekota, visit the church of Genete Mariam and, if Korem, visit the cave church of Yimrehane kirstos on the way. Then proceed to Mekele through Lake Ashenge and the wonderful mountain chain of Alamata. Overnight hotel

Day 6: Mekele to Adigrat- Early in the morning drive from Mekele to Adigrat. Biggest town in between Aksum and Mekele. On the way, visit the rock churches of Abreha and Atsibeha,Wukro Cherkos, Medihanialem Adi Koshu, Paulos and Pettros and Mecheal Mel hay zengi. Overnight hotel

Day 7: Adigrat to Aksum- Drive to Aksum via the rope climbing monastery of Debre Damo (only men are allowed) and an oldest moon temple of Yeha. Overnight hotel

Day 8:Aksum- Full day visit the stele park, the bath and ruin palace of queen of Sheba, Ezana's stone inscription, st. Mary of Zione church and more. Overnight hotel

Day 9: Aksum to Debark/Semin mountain- Drive crossing the Tekeze river valley, the wonderful scenic of the Semien Mountains and the Limalimo hill. Overnight hotel

Day 10: Semin mountain to Gondar- After a 2 or 3 hours walking around the Semin mountains to view the scenery and the endemic Gelada Baboons, drive direct to Gondar through the Fellasha village where the black Ethiopian Jewish were used to live. In the afternoon, city tour of Gondar. Overnight hotel.

Day 11: Gondar to Bahirdar- Drive to Bahirdar. In the afternoon proceed to the Blue Nile falls. Overnight hotel.

Day 12: Bahirdar- Full day in Bahirdar with a boat cruise on Tana Lake to the Peninsula and island monasteries of this lake, such as Urakidane Mehret, Mahal zeghie Gyorgis Azua Mariam Narga Sellasie, Kibran Gebriel and more. Overnight hotel.

Day 13: Bahirdar to Debre Markos- After breakfast and more visiting in Bahirdar, like Bezawit hill and local basketry works, drive to Debre Markos through Zengena Creator Lake. Overnight hotel.

Day 14: Debremarkos to Addis Ababa- Take an early breakfast then ahead to Addis Abeba crossing the Blue Nile gorge, a George which is as much Bigger, Dipper and Wider as the Grand Canyon of South America. Lunch on the way and more visit of Debre Libanos monastery – in the afternoon, arrive Addis Ababa, have shopping then in the evening get together dinner at traditional restaurant with live Ethiopian dances. Overnight hotel.

Day 15: Departure- Transfer to Bole international airport for your departure home. End of the tour.