This trip by car is designed for travellers who have only short time to visit the North part of Ethiopia.
You will visit 3 major sites of the Historic Road : Lalibela, Gondar and Tana lake.
Day 1. Addis Ababa City Tour
Arrival in Addis Ababa. City Tour : if possible depending on the schedule of the arrival flight.
Day 2. Addis Ababa – Kombolcha (B-L-D)
Morning drive from Addis Ababa to Kombolcha. (380 km). On the way, visit of Oromo village and scenery landscape. Late afternoon arrival at Kombolcha.
O/N in standard hotel.
Day 3. Kombolcha – Lalibela (B-L-D)
Morning drive from Kombolcha to Lalibela (305 km). On the way, visit Lake Hayek and Genet Mariam rock hewn church. Late afternoon, arrival in Lalibela.
O/N in Hotel (nice standard).
Day 4. Lalibela (B-L-D)
Morning visit of the first group of 6 rock-hewn churches. Afternoon visit the second group of 5 rock hewn churches.
O/N in Hotel
Day 5. Lalibela – Gondar (B-L-D)
Morning drive to Lalibela to Gondar (400km). On the way, scenery of landscapes and on the way, visit Awramba village.
O / N in Hotel or Lodge
Day 6. Gondar (B-L-D)
Visit the palaces of King Fassiladas, the Bath of Emperor and Debre Birhan Selassie Church. Visit Ploughshare Women Crafts training center in a Falasha village if possible.
O/N in standard 3* Hotel.
Day 7. Gondar – Bahir Dar (B-L-D)
Early morning drive to Gorgora (60 km). On the way, visit a nice church. Full day boat crossing from Gorgora to Bahir Dar or early morning drive to Bahir Dar (180 km) half day boat excursion on the Lake Tana with visit of some island monasteries.
O/N in Hotel or Lodge
Day 8. Bahir Dar (B-L-D)
Morning, visit of the Blue Nile Falls (35 km drive) and visit of the city of Bahir Dar. After lunch, drive to Finot Selam.
O/N in standard hotel
Day 9. Finot Selam – Addis Ababa (B-L-D)
Drive until Addis Ababa (400 km). Farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurant of Addis Ababa where you will taste the variety of the Ethiopian food with traditional dancing presentation.
Included in the tour package :
- Overnight accommodations in hotels as indicated (or comparable standard).
- For the camping comfortable tents and all necessary equipment is provided
- Boarding as indicated (B= Breakfast/ L=Lunch/ D= Dinner)
- Professional English-French German Italian Japan speaking guide
- All excursions and transports as indicated
- Boat excursions as indicated
- Entrance fees for all sights and visits as indicated
- Soft drinks and water
Services not included :
- International & internal flights
- Visa fees
- Not indicated meals
- No alcoholic drink
- Video camera- fees
- Not mentioned visits and excursions
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