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Tour Code: Mew-HIST-001

Duration 4 Night & 5 Day

Transport: Air 

Day 1: Addis Ababa – Bahirdar

Fly north of Addis to the beautiful Lake city of Bahirdar crossing sululta plain and the Blue Nile gorge which is the Grand Canyon of Africa which lies adjacent to the world’s longest river the Blue Nile and Laka Tana the largest lake in Ethiopia.

In the morning, there will drive some 37KM to the small village of Tis Isat to visit the spectacular Tis Abay (the water that smokes) or Blue Nile Falls where guests will be welcomed by the sound of the waterfall. This is the fall where the famous Blue Nile falls pounded down into the rocks of the Nile gorges about 45 M. (It is worth a visit especially in the months June- September). 

After lunch, guests will be escorted to Lake Tana for a memorizing boat ride to the medieval island monasteries such as Ura Kidane Mehiret & Azuwa Mariam Monasteries, where they can capture the aged essence of the beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred treasures. Overnight Bahirdar

Day 2:- Bahirdar – Gondar  

After an early breakfast, take a morning flight to the legendary town of Gondar known for its magnificent Royal castles. Upon arrival, check -into the hotel and visit the castles of Gondar and the mesmerizing Debre Birihan Selassie church, known for its traditional angle face church paintings on its ceilings.

Depending on the time, there will be visits to the traditional church school at the Qusqam monastery where guests will experience the traditional church schooling system which is peculiar to Ethiopia. Overnight  Gondar.

Day 3:  Gondar- Lalibela

After breakfast, guests will take a morning flight to the small town of Lalibela.  This town is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: the eleven rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. After checking in to the hotel, guests will go on a guided tour to visit the famous rock-hewn churches including the legendary St. George church, the trenches symbolic of the river of Jordan, and the “tomb of Adam”.  Overnight Lalibela

Day 4: Lalibela – Axum  

After an early breakfast, guests will have a flight to Axum is a city with more than 3000 years of history and was once the center of a great empire and ancient world civilization.  It is also exclusively known for being home of the original Ark of the Covenant made by the hands of Moses. The sightseeing of this ancient city will include the St. Mary’s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository for ‘Ark of the covenant’, the coronation yard, the Stelae Park, Tombs of Kaleb and his son Gebremeskel’s, king Ezana’s inscriptions and the ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace. Overnight Axum

Day 5: Axum- Addis Ababa   

After breakfast, fly back to Addis Ababa, enjoy last-minute shopping and an evening farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurants with a live folkloric show before driving back to the airport for departure.

  • The tour itinerary can be amended, rearranged differently, and include or exclude activities based on your interest.
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