Cultural Tour To The Historic… (trip)

Cultural Tour To The Historic Route Of Ethiopia

  • Addis Ababa Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Family & Friends
Ethiopia, Africa

Contact provider for price10 DaysFebruary, April, June, September, November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours & Travel 12 people max
Welcome to the beauty of Ethiopia’s Historic Route! The magnificent cultures and landscapes are indicative of an extraordinary past. It has left mark on the land, the people and their monuments.  In this fascinating land the past comes alive in the form of strange and beautiful monuments and ruins, built long centuries ago in what used to be one of the greatest kingdoms of the world. Moreover, it is a past which began as the cradle of mankind.

On this tour you will visit four UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Marvel at the spectacular 2,000-year-old stele at Axum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela built  more than 800 years ago, the castles of Gondar, the island monasteries of Lake Tana, the magnificent Simien Mountains, the less visited rock-hewn churches of Tigray, the Great Blue Nile Falls and last but not least the friendly and charming people.

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Ethiopia, Africa

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3 testimonials about the provider, Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours & Travel:

  • Reviewer: David Ishiyama located in South Halliburton, CA U.S.A
    I had a great time and I really enjoyed the tour. I feel that I got a complete experience in Ethiopia.

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia's staff was great. They were very helpful and made the experience very enjoyable.
  • Reviewer: Lukas Scherak located in Vienna , Austria Austria
    Ethiopia is a beautiful country having both historical treasures and beautifully preserved natural reserves. Most of the ethnic groups are friendly. Excellent service, perfectly  trained and friendly staff, very good driver and guide.
  • Reviewer: Abbey Reynolds located in San Diego, CA U.S.A
    Fantastic! Everything was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels. the tour guides were amazing & professionals. The sites were world class and they were as impressive as any I have seen.  

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Special information

  • Family oriented trip.


Day 1: : Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa. .

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Day 2: : Addis Ababa-Axum

In the morning, transfer to Addis Ababa Airport for your flight to Axum. The rest of the day, tour of the ancient city of Axum.

Your today’s visit in Axum include: the Stele field, Kaleba Tombs, the 4th centaury Christian inscription of King Ezana, Queen of Sheba’s Palace, Archeological Museum, and Tsion Mariam Church where the original Ark of the Covenant is housed.

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Day 3: : Axum-Yeha-Debre Damo

After breakfast, you will have an excursion to to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha.

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Day 4: : Axum-Lalibela

After breakfast, transfer to Axum Airport for the flight to Lalibela. In the morning, fly to Lalibela and visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from the 1200 AD.

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Day 5: Lalibela-Asheten Mariam

In the morning, mule ride, and trek to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.

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Day 6: : Lalibela-Gondar

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gondar. In the afternoon, you will start your tour of Gondar.
Your tour include: The Royal Enclosure,  the pool of King Fasilidas, and  the famous Deberberhan Sillassie church.

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Day 7: : Excursion to Simien Mountains/Gondar

Full day excursion to the Simien Mountains National Park.

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Day 8: : Gondar-Bahirdar

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar and an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries.

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Day 9: : Blue Nile Falls- Bahirdar

After breakfast, drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. In the afternoon, walk around the town and visit the colorful local market.

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Day 10: Bahirdar-Addis Ababa-Departure

In the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Addis. Afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa continues.

In the evening, there will be Grand Holidays’ complimentary farewell dinner party. There will not be better way of ending a trip.  At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back . End of tour!

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