11 DAYS - HISTORICAL NORTH TOUR BY SURFACE

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa

You will be met by representatives at Bole International Airport and transferred to a hotel/ City tour Addis Ababa.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 2: DebreLibanos-Portugues Bridge-Abay Gorge-Bahir Dar

Drive north passing by Mt.Entoto through the Sululta plain, visiting the monastery of DebreLibanosand the Portuguese Bridge, Then, proceed to the spectacular scenery of the Blue Nile Gorge, where you stop for your picnic lunch and proceed to Bahir Dar.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Monasteries on Lake Tana-Blue Nile Fall (TissIssat)

After early breakfast a half-day boat trip to explore the old aged monasteries with their priceless heritages on Lake Tana, which includes

visiting the monastery of UraKidaneMihret and Kibran Gabriel. In the afternoon drive to visit the Blue Nile fall “Tiss –Issat” on the return Journey make a brief visit of Bahir Dar town.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Gondar-the City of Castles

In the morning, drive to Gondar through to Fogera Plain and the mountains of Addis Zemen and Tara Gedam. Then visit the city of Gondar which includes the castle of King Fasiledes, the monastery of Quesquam& the icon rich Monastery of DebreBirhan Selassie.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 5:  Gonder- Axum

After an early breakfast drive north through the Chains of the Semien Mountains and the Tekeze River Valley to the ancient town of Axum and check in your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 6 Sightseeing tour of Axum

After an early breakfast, make sightseeing tour of Axum including Stelae of Axum, tombs, the Church of St. Mary of Zion, the ruins of Palaces and Museum.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 7: Axum- -Gheralta Rock Hewn Churches-  Mekele

After early breakfast drive to Gheralta Rock Hewn Churches. The Gheralta cluster is considered the most important (with the highest member of churches, and is the most accessible. The most famous of clusters are AbrahaAtsebeha, AbunaYemata Mariam Korkor and MedahneAlem).

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Mekele-Lalibela

After breakfast, drive back to Mekele and proceed to Lalibela through Ambalage Chains of mountains.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Lalibela

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of the eleven rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela, described as the eighth wonder of the world, which were built by king Lalibela in the 12th Century.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner - Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Lalibela-Dessie

After an early breakfast, leave Lalibela en route visit the monastery of NakutoLeAb and Genet Mariam and Proceed to Dessie.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner- Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Dessie–Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa on evening farewell dinner at traditional Ethiopian restaurant where you will have chance to wines traditional dance and music. After a fare well dinner party you will be transferred to the Airport.

Meal: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner- Overnight Hotel