Honeymoon vacation Tour (11 days and 10nights)
Day 1. Fly from Addis to Bahirdar
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit a selection of the monasteries hidden on the islands and shores of this sacred lake. Visit the Zege Penninsula and the monasteries of Azuwa Maryam and Ura Kidane Mehret.
Kuriftu Resort and spa
Day 2. Bahirdar
After breakfast drive 35kms south of Bahirdar to see the Blue Nile Falls and short hike in the area. Back for lunch and late in the afternoon drive to the bottom of Emperor Haile Silassie palace to see the sunset over the lake and finish the day with a beautiful view of the city and Lake Tana River.
O/n Kuriftu Resort and spa
Day 3. Bahirdar to Gonder
After breakfast, continue north to Gonder. The four-hour drive will take you through rural villages, offering wonderful insight into the Amhara culture. After briefly settling in your hotel, explore the sites of Gonder, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today, Ras Gimb Palace Museum and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling found in Ethiopia.
O/n Gonder Goha Hotel
Day 4. Morning departure to Lalibella and visit the wonders of 11th century rock churches of King Lalibella. Accomodation: Sora lodge
Day 5. Flight to Axum and Sightseeing of attraction at Axum. Accommodation: Sabean hotel
Day 6. Aksum –Gherealta
After breakfast, drive to visit the ruins of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 5th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum. Afterwards, visit the Debre Damo monastery, where the men (sorry! No women allowed.) must climb up a 15-m rope to enter. Proceed through the state of Tigray, stopping en-route for a visit to the rock-hewn church of Medhane Alem Adi Kesho. O/n Hawzien Gherealta Lodge
Day 7. Visit Gherealta churches
In the morning, visit the beautiful church of Abune Yemata Guh . It takes walk around 30 minutes from the parking area. It’s hidden church but most incredible as well it has amazing paintings and clergy men, believes the paintings are from 6thc A.D. Stop for lunch in the lodge on the way back and continues in the afternoon to see the oldest church in the world , Holy savour church /medhanialem Adikoshu/. O/n Hawzien Gherealta Logde
Day8. Gherealta – Mekelle
After breakfast , drive 12 km west of hawzien to see Mariam Korkor and Daniel Korkor they are located each other in the same mountain .Minimum takes an hour and 30 minuites to reach on top .On the way back visit Abreha and Atsibeha church, stop in wukro for lunch then drive to Mekelle .
O/n Mekelle Planet Hotel
Day 9. Mekelle – Addis Ababa – Langano
Fly from Mekelle to Addis Ababa and continuing driving to Langano en route you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds.
Continue your drive to Lake Langano (200Km from Addis Ababa, one of the Rift Valley Lakes and the only lake that you can swim in). Upon arrival, you will check into a resort by the lake side. In the evening you will have dinner at the lodge and stay the night there. Overnight -Sabana Beach Resort, Langano.
Day 10: Drive to Hawassa
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Awassa (75 Km from Langano). You will be arriving in Awassa in afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you can walk along the lake shore for nice evening sunset and aquatic birds. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight- Lewi Resort and Hotel, Awassa.
Day 11: Drive back to Addis Ababa
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the scenic morning Fish Market in Awassa. Then you will drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way, you will also visit Abiatta-Shala National Park, Lake Shala (a very deep crater lake - over 260 meters deep) and Lake Abiatta (a soda lake with thousands of flamingos). You will stop for lunch at Ziway.
Day12. Addis Ababa City Tour
Visit the National Museum, home of the 3 million year old skeleton “Lucy”, Trinity church, Ethnographic museum and Merkato –the biggest market in Africa.
Finally, you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.