HISTORICAL TOURS

4 Days Historical Tour program
Tour Program: Historical Tour
Tour code: TAOS.005
Duration: 4 Days
Mode of Transportation: Air and Surface

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This is a journey to Ethiopia’s past. This cultural tour takes you to the two ancient cities in Ethiopia’s Historic North. Both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are one of the world's most incredible man made creations, commonly referred to by many as one of the “living wonders of the world”. These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid Rock, in a region where the rugged landscape still protects the churches from mass tourism.

The 11 man made churches are found in the town of Lalibela, and they are a lasting monument to man's faith in God. The medieval castles and the Debre Berhan Selassie Church, one of the finest examples of Ethiopian Art, are must-sees in Gondar.

  • Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa
    Morning, arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport & meet with your Guide and driver and transfer and check-in the hotel. Then City tour in Addis Ababa:  driving to the Entoto Mountain (3200m) for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum with historical and royal exhibit, The Church of St. Mary, built in 1885 and the old palace of emperor MenelikII. Take some images at Mount Entoto and drive back to Addis for the Ethnological Museum that exhibits the culture and handicrafts of various Ethiopian ethnic groups, the National Museum in which you are visiting different archaeological findings (including Lucy’s Skeleton). After lunch, visit the Trinity Cathedral, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII at Bata Church and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa.  Overnight –Hotel– Addis
  • Day 2: The Castles of Gondar
    After breakfast; fly from Addis Ababa to Gondar & visit the Castles of emperor Fasiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17 century church of Debre Birhan Sillassie (Light of Trinity). Overnight – Hotel – Gondar

  • Day 3: Gondar - Lalibela
    Fly from Gondar to Lalibela & visit: Bet Medhane Alem the largest monolithic Rock hewn church in the world and other 5 rock hewn churches, built like a Greek temple! Afternoon, visit Bete Gabriel -Rufael, Bete Marqorewos, Bete Amanuel, Bete Abba Libanos and 11. Bet Giyorgis is the most elegant of all Lalibela churches, which lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the town on a sloping Rock terrace. Overnight – hotel – Lalibela

  • Day 4: Lalibela – Addis – Departure
    Fly back to Addis Ababa. Dinner at best national restaurant with live multi tribal dances & transfer to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (end of the trip)