9-Days north with flight back from Lal

Day-1-Arrival at Bole international airport and meet with Anini Tours representative,

Day-2-Addis to Debre-Markos.

Day-3-Drive to Bahirdar.

Day-4-Bahirdar-Gondar.

Day-5-City tour in Gondar.

Day-6-Gondar-Lalibela.

Day-7-Visit the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela.

Day-8-Continue to visiting the attractions around and in Lalibela.

Day-9-Flight back to Addis.




Day-1-Arrival at Bole international airport and meet with Anini Tours representative, transfer to hotel for check in and enjoyed with the first Ethiopian hospitalities.

Day-2-Addis to Debre-Markos. On this day you start your tour to North Ethiopia. On the way, you have to visit one of Orthodox’s most holy sites: the Debre-Libanos monastery founded in the 13th century by Abune Tekle Haimanot, at present one of Ethiopian most celebrated saints. Continuing from Debre-Libanos to the main route, the road dropping more than 1,480 m, gradually winds down to the bottom of the Blue Nile Gorge, which is one of the most dramatic roads in the country. The Blue Nile River also practical for several major regains as borderline. Afterward, continue to Debre-Markos. Overnight, stay in Hotel.

Day-3- Drive to Bahirdar. To the Shores of Lake Tana. We have to drive through the plain landscape of Gojjam land, well-known for its Teff productivity. Approximately halfway to Bahirdar, there is eye-catcher crater Zengena where the region of Agew nation anywhere we discover the name of our company. Anini means Bamboo in the Agew people. Upon arrival in Bahirdar, Hotel check in, having lunch & drive 45 minutes on unpaved road to tiny village Tis- Abay (Tis-Esat) which mean smoke of fire, nominated from Blue Nile waterfall. Round trip will take 1.5 hour by walking & few minutes with boat to across the Blue Nile River for spectacular view & having some shower from the smoke starting the underneath of falls. Afterward, drive back to Bahirdar to stay & enjoy with fish dishes.

Day-4- Dahir-Dar-Gondar. On the morning, visit the Island monasteries on the Lake Tana to visit the medieval period island monasteries such as Kibran-Gabriel, Entos-Eyesus. On the Zegie peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal Giorgis & finally, the outlet of Blue Nile. Subsequently, back to Bahir-Dar, have some lunch then continue to Gondar for 3, hours on paved road. Overnight, stay in hotel.

Day-5-City tour in Gondar. Visit the Royal Enclosure that is surrounded by high stone walls containing the 17th century palaces of King Fassiladas, King Iyasu and Queen Mentewab and different other buildings. Visit also Fasiladas’ Bath, (that is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year) having a lunch in afternoon visit the church of Debre Brehan Selassie has a ceilings decorated with beautiful winged Angels. If you have sufficient time left, also you could visit Kuskuwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab. Inside the palace look out the figures of crosses and Ethiopian characters and animals, such as St Samuel riding his lion. You could also get pleasure from the top view Goha hotel Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day-6-Gonder-Lalibela. Drive to Lalibela via Gashena with watching countryside people & verity highland landscapes. Overnight, stay and relax in the hotel along with panoramic view of extraordinary Mountains.

Day-7-Visit the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. It is identified eighth wonder of the world
Start to visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela which is clustered in to three different places separated by River Jordan. Today visit the first and the third groups of churches. O/n stay in Lalibela.
Day-8-Continue to visiting the attractions around and in Lalibela.
Make excursion to visit Asheton Mariam by mule or drive 1.5 hours on unpaved road on the north of Lalibela & few minute climb up by walking to reach Yemrehane Christos church which establish in the cave. Afterward, back to Lalibela, have lunch and continue to visit the second groups of churches. Overnight, stay in Hotel.

Day-9-Flight back to Addis. As well as visit the capital.
Addis Ababa is established on 1886 by Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu.
Visit Entoto Mountains from 3,000 meter high with panoramic view over the capital the National and Ethnographic museum, St George & Trinity cathedral, depend of your time, visit & shopping in Merkato which is the biggest open air market in Africa. Afterward, Enjoy with traditional farewell dinner with Ethiopian cultural music and dancing presentations. In the evening transfer to the airport and flight of return.

 

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