8 Days North Ethiopia Holiday Tour

Day 1.    Fly from Addis – Mekelle 

Up on arrival in Mekelle airport , you will be welcomed by our representative  he will explain the 8 days north Ethiopia holiday tour then drive straight to hawzen via Mekele city and wukro town en route stop at Abraha we Atsibeha church – one of the oldest and finest rock church built in the 4th c A.D by the twin kings of Axum King Ezana and Sayzana.

In the afternoon, visit Abune Yemata Guh or Maryam Korkor.  Both churches involve an approximate one-hour hike but offer commanding views of the surrounding area. O/night in Hawzen ,Vision Hotel

Day 2. Gheralta – Axum 

After breakfast, drive to Adigrat near to the north Ethiopia Boarder but very beautiful Tigray mountains to visit the ancient Ethiopian orthodox monastery of Debre Damo built in the 6th c A. D by Saint Aregawi one of the nine Saints who come to Tigray to spread Christianity en route we will stop at the ruins of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 7th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum.  O/n Axum ,Yared Zema International Hotel

Day 3. Axum City Tour 

To day you will explore the ancient city of Aksum and the main sites.The famous obelisks , archaeological museum, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), Ezana’s inscription, King Kaleb’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace as well as  St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept.  Men only are allowed to enter the old church but possible in the new one for both.  Unfortunately, no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk) is allowed to enter the chapel where the Ark is kept.  Overnight Axum

Day 4. Fly to Lalibela

Take a flight from Axum to Lalibela and start your tour  after lunch to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visiting the North-western Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.  After lunch, continue with the South-eastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos.  Finally, you will visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, constructed in honour of the patron saint of Ethiopia – Saint George.  Overnight in Lalibela 

Day 5. Lalibela – Gondar

Fly from Lalibela  to Gondar. After arriving at Gondar airport ,sycamore Ethiopia tours  agent will transfer  will welcome you and take you to your hotel for check-in then you start a city tour of Gondar. On the morning visit, the royal enclosure (Fasil Ghebbi) including Fasilade’s Bath  built in the 16th century. After lunch, proceed to visit the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie Church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings. O/n Goha Hotel

Day 6. Gondar – Bahirdar 

After breakfast , drive to Bahirdar 180 km which actually takes you 4 hrs via the Amhara beautiful mountains and landscapes en route you will see the Gorgora palace then you will be in the beautiful city of Bahirdar by noon . Afternoon , continue your city tour by visiting the traditional market and  walking tour as well as stop at the top view to see the city and lake tana lake .

O/n Bahirdar , Unison Hotel

Day 7. Visit Lake tana monasteries  

In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit some of the monasteries hidden on the islands and shores of this sacred lake; Azuwa Maryam and Ura Kidane Mehret church. After that continuing driving to Gonder. The four-hour drive will take you through rural villages, offering wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. After lunch, drive 34 km south of the city to see the Blue Nile Falls /fafate in Amharic/ on the way back stop in mountain view to see the remarkable city and the beautiful sun set .  Overnight in Bahirdar , Unison Hotel

Day 8. Flying from Bahirdar – Addis Ababa

After Breakfast , transfer to Bahirdar airport to depart Addis Ababa. After you check in your hotel continue your Addis city tour by visiting with the National Archaeological Museum, where the 3.2 million-year old bones of Lucy (a female Australopithecus apprehensions skeleton) reside, followed by the Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral renowned for its stunning stain-glassed windows. If you have full day you may have chance to see the biggest market in Africa Merkato.

In the evening you will have farewell dinner program at a traditional restaurant in Addis after that transfer to Bole Airport to depart home .Evening depart home and end of the northern historic tour Ethiopia !

8 days historic tour Ethiopia