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HISTORIC ROUTE


Tour Code CIET - 013

Duration 14 Nights & 15 Days

Transport 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 Silassie, Saint Mary of Zion and Tigray churches

Day – 1

Arrive at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) and transfer to the Hotel.

Day - 2

Sight seeing 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 Bahir Dar. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Tana to visit the famous ancient island monasteries of Ura-Kidanemeheret 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

Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Gondar and visit the monastery of Qusquam and the icon-rich church of Debre-Berehan Silassie.  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, it’s finest church out side 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 Mekelle visiting the rock-hewn churches of Medhane-Alem Adi-Kesho, Petros & Paulos, Abraha-Atsbeha and Wukro- Cherkos. O/N hotel.

Day - 14

Transfer to Mekelle Airport to catch the flight back to Addis, After arrival will have time for shopping, overnight in a hotel

Day – 15

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.