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Legend has it that Emperor Menelik I, the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, brought the Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Axum, where he settled and established one of the world’s longest known, uninterrupted monarchical dynasties. This is only one example of Ethiopian’s magnificent history, which encompasses legend and tradition, mystery and fact, from a powerful and religious ancient civilization. The well-trodden path through Ethiopia’s famous and fascinating historical places takes you through a scenic, magnificent world of fairy tale names, such as Lalibela, Gondar, Axum and Bahir Dar.

Historic North is accessible by road and by air throughout the year. Daily flights connect besides Addis Ababa the four historical sites to each other. Traveling the route by plane, by car or both will offer you a glimpse into a truly remarkable past. As well as many priceless historical relics, you’ll also see the castles at Gondar, the churches of Lalibela hewn out of the living rock, the mysterious giant stelae at Axum, the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s palace, and the magnificent Blue Nile Falls.

Bahirdar and Soundings(Tour Code: DLE 008)

Tour Code: DLE – 008
Title: Bahirdar and Soundings
Duration: 2 Nights/ 3Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Bahir dar, Lake Tana, Blue Nile Falls, half day Addis Ababa city tour

Day 1: Fly to Bahir Dar. In the afternoon, Boat trip.
Day 2: Morning Blue Nile Falls and in the afternoon City tour.
Day 3: Fly back to Addis Ababa and Sightseeing tour of Addis.

Trip to Lalibela Yemirhane Rock hewn churches(Tour Code: DLE-009)

Tour Code: DLE – 009
Title: Trip to Lalibela Yemirhane Rock hewn churches
Duration: 2 Nights/ 3Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Half day city tour of Addis Ababa

Day 1: Fly to Lalibela and in the afternoon, Visit of the first group of churches.
Day 2: Morning drive to the cave church of Yemirhane Christos and in the afternoon visit of the second group of churches.
Day 3: Fly back to Addis Abeba and Sightseeing tour of Addis.

Trip to Lalibela and Axum(Tour Code:DLE-010)

Tour Code: DLE – 010
Title: Trip to Lalibela and Axum
Duration: 3 Nights/ 4Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, The Historic ancient city of Axum, Half day city tour of Addis Ababa

Day 1: Fly to Lalibela and in the afternoon visit of the first group of churches.
Day 2: Morning drive to the cave church of Yemirhane Christos and in the afternoon visit of the second group of churches
Day 3: Fly Lalibela – Axum and in the afternoon City tour of Axum
Day 4: Fly back to Addis Abeba and Sightseeing tour of Addis.

Trip to Lalibela, Gonder and Semen Mountains(Tour Code: DLE-011)

Tour Code: DLE – 011
Title: Trip to Lalibela, Gonder and Semen Mountains
Duration: 4 Nights/ 5 Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Historic town Gonder, Semen Mountains, Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Half day city tour of Addis Ababa

Day 1: Fly to Gondar and in the afternoon Visit of Castles and Churches of Gondar.
Day 2: Morning excursion to the Semen Mountains and enroute visit the Falasha village.
Day 3: Fly from Gondar to Lalibela and in the afternoon, Visit of the first group of churches.
Day 4: Morning mule ride to Asheton Mariam Church or drive to Yemirhane Christos and in the afternoon, Visit of the second group of churches
Day 5: Fly back to Addis Abeba and Sightseeing tour of Addis.

Trip to Bahir dar with surroundings, Gonder and Lalibela (Tour Code: DLE-012)

Tour Code: DLE – 012
Title: Trip to Bahir dar with surroundings, Gonder and Lalibela
Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Bahir dar, Lake Tana, Blue Nile Falls, Historic town Gonder, Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Half day city tour of Addis Ababa
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa city sightseeing and overnight hotel
Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar and in the afternoon Boat trip to Monasteries on Lake Tana.
Day 3: Morning Visit of the Blue Nile Falls and in the afternoon drive to Gondar & Visit of castles, Fasil Bath and Debre Berhan Sellasie church.
Day 4: Fly from Gondar to Lalibela and in the afternoon Visit of the first group of churches
Day 5: Morning mule ride to Asheton Mariam Church and in the afternoon, Visit of the second group of churches.
Day 6: Fly back to Addis Abeba and Sightseeing tour of Addis and evening departure.

Trip to North Historic by Air (Tour Code: DLE-013)

Tour Code: DLE – 013
Title: Trip to North Historic by Air
Duration: 8 Nights/ 9 Days
Transportation: By Air
Highlights: Bahir dar, Lake Tana, Blue Nile Falls, Historic town Gonder, Semen Mountains, Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, The Historic ancient city of Axum, Full day city tour of Addis Ababa
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa city sightseeing and overnight hotel
Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar and have a Boat trip on Lake Tana and in the afternoon, visit of
the Blue Nile Falls. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Fly to Gondar, and in the afternoon, Visit of the castles and the Debre Berehan Sellasie Church. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Excursion to the Semen Mountains. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Fly Gondar – Lalibela- After noon, Visit of the first group of churches. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Drive to the cave church of Yemirhane Christos. After noon, Visit of the second group of churches Overnight Hotel
Day 7: Fly Lalibela – Axum. After noon, City tour of Axum. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Fly back to Addis Abeba – Time for leisure and Shopping. O/N -Hotel.
Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Addis: Includes: Museums, Monuments, Churches, Market and Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of the city and in the evening farewell dinner party and then departure.

Trip to Historic North by Road(Tour Code :DLE-014)

Tour Code: DLE – 014
Title: Trip to Historic North by Road
Duration: 13 Nights & 14 Days
Transportation: By Air/Road
Highlights: Debre Libanos Monastery, Blue Nile Gorge, Bahirdar, Island Monasteries, Blue Nile Fall, Gonder town, Ancient city of Axum, Yeha Temples, Debre Damo Monastery, Adigrat, Wukro and Abraha Atsbeha, Mekele town, Rock hewn Churches of Lalibela, Kombolcha, Full day city tour of Addis Ababa.

Day 1: Transfer from the Addis Ababa airport to your hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Debre Libanos monastery. Resume driving to Blue Nile Gorge; overnight in Debre Markos.
Day 3: Drive to Bahir Dar & Sightseeing tour. Visit Open-air Market and panoramic view of the city. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Bahir Dar. Visit Blue Nile Fall & boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Monasteries in the island overnight Hotel
Day 5: Drive Bahir Dar – Gondar. In the afternoon, Visit of the castles, Fasil Bath and the Debre Berehan Sellasie Church Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Drive Gondar – Axum via Lima limo- the magnificent scenery. Overnight Hotel
Day 7: Visit of Axum. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Drive Axum – Adigrat, on the way visit Yeha Temple & Debre Damo Monasteries. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Drive Adigrat – Mekelle, on the way visit the churches of Wukro and Abraha Atsbeha. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Drive Mekelle – Lalibela enjoy spectacular Mountains scenery. Overnight Hotel
Day 11: Morning visit of the first group of churches. In the afternoon, Visit of the second group of churches- Overnight Hotel
Day 12: Drive Lalibela – Kombolcha. Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Drive Kombolcha – Addis Abeba
Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Addis and departure.

Trip to Historic North by Air and surface(Tour Code: DLE-015)

Tour Code: DLE – 015
Title: Trip to Historic North by Air and surface
Duration: 14 Nights & 15 Days
Transportation: By Air/Road
Highlights: Trinity Cathedral, Be’ata, Debre-Libanos Monastery, Monasteries of Lake Tana, Rock hewn churches of Lalibela and surroundings, Church of Debre Birhan Selassie, Axum Saint Mary of Zion and Tigray churches

Day 1: Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Addis that includes: Trinity cathedral church, Be’ata Mariam church, Entoto Mariam church and St. George cathedral. O/N hotel.
Day 3: After breakfast drive to Debre-Libanos and visit the 13th century monastery. Drive back to Addis for overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahirdar. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monasteries of Ura-Kidanemiheret and Kibran-Gabriel. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: After breakfast have a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the ancient monasteries of Narga-Silassie and Dega-Istifanos. O/N Hotel.
Day 6: After breakfast have a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the ancient monasteries of Tana Cherkos. O/N Hotel.
Day 7: After breakfast drive to Gondar and visit the monastery of Qusquam and the icon-rich church of Debre-Birhan Selassie. Overnight Hotel.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches built by king Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th century A.D. Overnight Hotel.
Day 9: In the morning half-day excursion by mule to Asheten Mariam to visit the Church that lies on the top of the mountain. The Church itself is similar in style to other rock churches, but the panoramic view of the surroundings is spectacular from the mountaintop. Return to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon drive to Neakuto-Leab to visit the cave church. Drive back to Lalibela for overnight Hotel.
Day 10: Excursion to Yimrehanne Kiristos, its finest church outside Lalibela, it’s a built up church with Axumite style and the interior is well decorated, drive back to Lalibela for overnight
Day 11: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Axum. Visit the St. Mary church where the original Arc of the covenant is still housed in. Overnight Hotel.
Day 12: After breakfast drive to Debre-Damo to visit the 6th century monastery. Proceed to Adigrat for overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: After breakfast drive to Mekele visiting the rock-hewn churches of Medhane-Alem Adi-Kesho, Petros & Paulos, Abraha-Atsbeha and Wukro- Cherkos. O/N hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to Mekele Airport to catch the flight back to Addis, after arrival will have time for shopping, overnight in a hotel
Day 15: You will have time for visiting the city or the day can be at the leisure, in the evening you will be transferred to the airport for departure.