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Explore ancient history

Lalibella

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 Tour description: Golden Memory of old time

Tour code: AT006

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Mode of transportation: Flight and drive

Tour highlights: This voyage leads to the ancient historical land marks and antiquities of the country, which includes the imposing Stelae at Axum, the chanting castles in Gondar, the icon rich monasteries of Lake Tana, the majesty Blue Nile Falls and the incredible rock hewn churches in Lalibela.

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa at Bole internatonal Air port transfer to the hotel, briefing of the itinerary and be ready for the tour. Overnight hotel

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar

Fly to  Bahir Dar, which takes 1hr after check-in to Hotel then  drive to the Blue Nile Falls around 31 km from the town and visit the majesty Blue Nile Falls, locally known as “Tiss Issat” (smoking water) return to the city have lunch. Afternoon make a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the monasteries of Ura Kidane meheret, Kibran Gebriel and Azoa Mariam. Ura Kidane Meheret and Kibran Gebriel host important religious icons from the 16th century and interesting museums. These monasteries are known for the colorful frescoes of religious scenes, different ancient types of crosses, paintings, murals and an impressive display of illuminated Bibles written in Ge’ez, Ethiopia’s oldest language.

Day 3: Drive to Gondar

Drive to Gondar and having lunch; afternoon visit the royal compound palace King Fasilidas ‘Fasil Ghebbi’ (Registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979). Make a city tour of Gondar which includes the royal enclosure which contains several stone-built castles of different emperors. The most impressive building is Fasilidas castle; King Fasil who established Gondar as a powerful cultural and religious center. After that see the bath of Fasil, filled with water once a year for the Timket celebration. In the afternoon visit the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie (Light of the Trinity) which is located at the summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls decorated with beautiful frescos and paintings. Overnight hotel

Day 4: Fly to Axum

Early morning after breakfast, fly to Axum (which is Registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980) and visit the archeological and historical attractions in Axum include: monolithic stelae/obelisks, its famous museum which contain the crowns of Ethiopian kings and other treasures, the tombs of King Kaleb the 6th century ruler and King Gebre Meskel, the legendary Bath and the ruins of ancient palace of the Queen of Sheba, relic of Ark of covenant palace and 16th century Emperor Fasilidas cathedral of St. Marry Zion church. Afternoon after having lunch, Excursion to the south stelae compound, visit Archeological museum , famous inscription of Ezana which is written in three language (Greek, Sabbean, Geez), and O/N hotel.

Day 5: Fly to Lalibela

Morning transfer to Airport, fly to Lalibela (Registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978 as defined as the 8th wonder of the world)  takes (00:45 minutes) . After check –in to Hotel, You will start your visit to the famous 11 rock hewn churches of Lalibela, excavated in the beginning of the 13th century. Each church (“Bet”) has a unique architectural style. All are superbly carved and most of them are decorated with well-preserved paintings. Visit the northern group of churches. Bet Medehane Alem is the largest monolithic rock-hewn building in the world, supported by 72 pillars. Through a short tunnel you pass on to Bet Mariam. Bet Golgotha and Bet Mikael contain many important religious items. Bet Giorgis is the last one of the churches, built after St. George appeared in the dream of King Lalibela. It displays the finest architecture in a good state of preservation. In the afternoon you will Visit the eastern group of rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Bet Amanuel is one of the most ingeniously carved churches in Ethiopia in the Axumite style. Bet Merkorios has wonderful paintings dating back to the 15th century. Also see Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gebriel- Rafael. They hosted the royal family before becoming churches. Overnight hotel

Day 6: Drive to the 2nd and 3rd churches

Afternoon then continue to visit long journey and marvelous history a visit to the other 2nd and 3rd churches of St. Lalibela remarkable churches church Yemerhana Christos/Naktolaab/Ashete Mariam by mule and fly out to Addis Ababa.

Day 7: Addis Ababa

In the morning visit the National Museum, it is famous for its collections of numerous priceless antiques and archeological findings, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the last resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the Ethnological Museum. Have lunch in Lucy resturant a beautiful restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Entoto Mountains, the panoramic view of the city, visit St. George Cathedral and Merkato, the largest open Market in East Africa. Overnight hotel

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  • Package Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Destination: Addis Ababa=>Bahir Dar=>Gondar=> Axum=>Lalibela=>Drive to the 2nd and 3rd churches=>Addis Ababa
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