Historic route Ethiopia with Eritrea 16 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit Entoto Mountain with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free, ON (overnight) hotel

Day 2: Fly to Bahirdar. Morning drive to visit the Blue Nile falls (it takes about 1 hour drive and then 15 minutes’ walk). Admire these spectacular falls. Afternoon make a boat excursion on Lake Tana to visit the monasteries over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Asua Mariam. Overnight hotel in Bahirdar

Day 3: Morning drive to Gondar. It takes about 2 hrs driving, visit on the way very nice landscapes, Lake Tana and Amhara people villages. Afternoon visit the castles, King Fasiladas bath, the Debre Birhan Selasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals and Empress Mentewab palace. Overnight hotel in Gondar

Day 4: Drive to the Semien mountains, for a very interesting full day excursion: admire spectacular views and with the chance to spot endemic animals as the Lammergeyer, the Gelada baboons, the Walya Ibex and more. Lunch box; dinner and ON hotel in Debark (clients which request Semien lodge or Limalimo lodge can inform us on time and we can book & quote as supplement)

Day 5: Drive to Axum, admiring very nice views over the Semien Mountains and visiting Tigray people villages and culture. Lunch box on the way; dinner & ON hotel in Axum

Day 6: Full day in Axum. Visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says the Ark of Covenant is deposited), the bath & palace of Queen of Sheba & more. Have your meals & ON hotel

Day 7: Drive to Asmara, the UNESCO heritage capital of Eritrea, admiring very nice views. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON hotel

Day 8: Full day guided tour of the city of Asmara, will be visited the Catholic and Coptic cathedrals, the mosque, the market, the Caravan seraglio, the Italian cemetery, the National Museum. Meals & ON hotel

Day 9: Excursion on board the legendary train, pulled by locomotives “Mallet” (subject to availability). In the afternoon drive to the lively city of Keren (1,392 Mt. high), crossroad between the highland and the lowland and well-known for its silver filigree works, Visit the silver market and the very nice town. Lunch box (or in Asmara); dinner & ON hotel in Keren

Day 10: Departure to Massawa and enjoy the beach, snorkelling, fishing. Overnight hotel

Day 11: After swimming and visiting the island, return to Massawa in the afternoon and after a short visit of Massawa proceed to Asmara. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel

Day 12: Drive back to Ethiopia and proceed to Wikro or Hawsen. On the way visit a church, as Wikro Cherkos church. Lunch on the way. Dinner & ON lodge

Day 13: Full day visit of the very interesting Tigray region churches, with also spectacular views. Visit Micael Imba, Debre Selam Atsbi and Micael Barka churches. (Otherwise can also be Abreha Atsbeha, Degum Selassie and TecleHaimanot Hawsen) Lunch on the way. Dinner at a traditional restaurant in town. ON hotel in Mekele

Day 14: Drive to Lalibela, visiting on the way the very interesting church of Yemerehenna Kristos. Reach Lalibela late afternoon. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON hotel

Day 15: Full day visit of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder in the world. Churches built in the 12th century; the African Jerusalem. And late afternoon take part of the coffee ceremony in a traditional house or the hotel. Meals & ON at your hotel

Day 16: Fly to Addis Ababa; have your free afternoon for shopping, souvenir shops and relax. We offer a visit at artist Vittorio Morello show room too. Lunch free, dinner invited in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances, Then transfer to the airport for departure

Please note: The above program can be adjusted according to your time, Budget and interest. 

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