Fascinated Ethiopia

Code: MADD08-ND
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Experience Gondar, the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire. Explore the Merkato and National Museum.

COUNTRY Ethiopia
CITY Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela
DEPARTURE Minimum 2 to go
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Visit National Museum to see ancient archives
Explore Gondar, the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire
Enjoy Axum, known as the land of the Queen of Sheeba
Experience the Lalibela, the medieval dynasty that still beautiful
INCLUDED
Hotel
Halal Meals
Airport Transfer
Entrance Fees
Professional Guide
EXCLUDED
Air Tickets
Travel Insurance
Gratuity

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Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa

  • Upon arrival at airport, meet and greet then transfer to your hotel.
  • Begin with your city tour of Addis Ababa where you will be visiting the National Museum as well as the largest market of East Africa known as “Merkato”.

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Day 2: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. On arrival in Baher Dar transfer to your hotel to check in. Continue for a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret in Zeghie Peninsula. Return to Baher Dar for lunch and in the afternoon excursion by car to the 35 Km distant site of the Blue Nile Falls. Back to Bahir Dar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 3: Bahir Dar – Gondar

  • In the morning after breakfast continue to Gondar (3.5 hours). Gondar was the first capital city of the Ethiopian Empire. In Gondar, there are dozens of castles built by various emperors over the course of about 200 years. Afternoon visit includes the Castles, bath of Fasilidas, the church of Debre Berhan Sellassie and the Kusquam complex.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 4: Gondar – Axum

  • In the morning transfer to the airport for flight to Axum. Axum known as the land of the Queen of Sheeba. Visit the city and marvel at the historic tomb of the former King Kaleb, the ruins of the palace of Queen of Sheeba, and the church of St.Mary with it’s crowns of former rulers, the stele fields and other archaeological sites time permitting.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 5: Axum – Lalibela

  • After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Lalibela. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Lalibela, once the thriving capital of the medieval dynasty is still remarkably and unbelievably beautiful. Learn other local folklores on your visits to remarkable Rock Hewn churches built by this Prince over 800 years ago. In the afternoon visit the 1st part of Rock Hewn churches which are six in number, namely : Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Mariam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mika’el ( also known as Bet Debre Sina-Bet Golgotha) and Bet Giyorgis.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 6: Lalibela

  • In the morning excursion by car to visit the Nakutoleab Monastery at the outskirts of Lalibela. Afternoon visit the 2nd part of Rock Hewn churches which are five namely : Bet Gabriel, Bet Rufa’el, Bet Merkorios, Bet Aamanuel and Bet Abba Libanos.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 7: Lalibela – Addis Ababa

  • Transfer to the airport for flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa city tour of Addis Ababa in the available time.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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Day 8: Depart Addis Ababa

  • After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure or additional city tour of Addis Ababa.
  • Breakfast.

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