Tour Code: VET 051
Transport: drive &flight
Duration: 16 days &15days
Attractions highlight- Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela, Lake Tana, Castle compound, Debre Berhan Selase Church, Obelisks, Rock Churches of Lalibela, Debre Libanos monastery, Blue Nile Gorge, Ethiopian Jews, endemic wild life, Walia Ibex, Ethiopian Wolf, the Gelada Baboon, People, Nature, National Park, UNSCO site, stunning scenery, breathtaking mountains, highest peak in the country and much more
Day 1: Arrivals at Addis Ababa airport meet by our staff transfer to hotel, overnight hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Lalibela: arrival visit the first group of Lalibela rock churches, overnight hotel.
Day 3: Lalibela: morning excursion trek/mule ridding to the hill churches of Asheten Mariam, Afternoon visiting to the second group of churches, overnight hotel.
Day 4: Fly from Lalibela to Axum: visit Stelae Park, St. Mary’s Church the Sanctuary Chapel which is the repository of the Arc of the Covenant, Queen of Sheba’s Palace Ruins, tomb of Kaleb and Gebremeskel, Axum Museum, overnight hotel.
Day 5: Drive Axum to Debark: admire the spectacular and magnificent panoramic lookout of the Tekeze gorge and Simian Mountains, overnight hotel.
Day 6: Drive Debark to Sankaber and the same day start trekking from Sankaber – Geech (5/6 hours trek), overnight camping.
Day 7: Trek Geech – Chenek: via Emet GoGo (3926 m.a.s.l) & Enatye (4070 m.a.s.l) the total trekking time will take approximately 8-10 hours, overnight camping.
Day 8: Trek to Ambiqo, over the mount of Bwahit Ras the second highest pinnacle in the park 4430 m.a.s.l (7-8 Hrs trekking), overnight camping at Ambiqo.
Day 9: Early morning Trek to Ras Dashen which is at (4620 m.a.s.l ) the highest peak in the country and the 4th in the continent ; have picnic lunch and trek back to Ambiqo, overnight Ambiqo Camping.
Day 10: Trek back to Chenek afternoon observes the endemic Walia Ibex near the camp site, overnight Camping.
Day 11: Drive back to Gondar on the way visit the Felasha Village (Ethiopian Jews), overnight hotel.
Day 12: Full day visit the sightseeing at Gonder the Royal castle compound, Debre Berhan Selase church for the wonderful ceiling painting, the bath of Fasildes, overnight hotel.
Day 13: Drive Gonder- Bahirdar: arrival transfer to hotel afternoon drive 32 km to Tis Esat-the Blue Nile fall admire the spectacular fall and the surrounding scenery, overnight hotel.
Day 14: Morning, boat trip on Lake Tana (the 3rd largest lake in the continent and the first in the country) to visit the monastery on the island afternoon drive to Debre Markos, overnight hotel
Day 15: Morning drive back to Addis on the way admires the Blue Nile Gorge and visit the 13th century monastery of Debre Libanos, and Portuguese bridge, overnight hotel.
Day 16: Full day Addis Ababa city tour: National and Ethnography Museum then proceed to Entoto, lunch break, afternoon trinity cathedral, Mercato and St. George cathedral and shopping, evening cultural dinner in traditional dinner then departure.