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Historic Route With Trekking At Semien Mountains Tour

Historic Route With Trekking At Semien Mountains Tour Packages
Country: Ethiopia
Duration: 15 Day(s) - 14 Night(s)
Tour Category: Historic Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day1.Addis Ababa

Start tour in Addis Ababa. Morning free. Afternoon tour of the capital: visit Entoto Mountains with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church. ON Panorama hotel

Day2. Addis Ababa -BahirDar

fly to Bahir Dar, and transfer hotel for check-in Morning admire the Blue Nile falls. Lunch back in Bahir Dar. Afternoon visit the churches on Lake Tana’s islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Asua Mariam. Dinner and ON hotel in Bahir Dar.

Day3. Bahirdar-Gondar

Drive to Gondar and visit the castle’s compound, Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, kings Fasiladas bath, mentewab palace. Lunch then drive to the Semien Mountains, to Debark, to arrange also all permits, mules for trekking, scout, guide, etc. dinner and ON Semien Park Lodge

Day4. Gondar-Debark

Drive to Sankaber where you will start the trek. Trek to Geech (3350 meters above sea level) (6-7 hours, 17 km), enjoying a beautiful landscape, spot the endemic wattle ibis and white collar pigeon, and more. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON camp

DAY 5 TO DAY 10 TREKING

Day11.Debark-Axum

Trek to Adiarkai (1 hour and 30 minutes) to meet your vehicle/s to drive then to Axum. Lunch on the way; dinner and ON Yeha hotel

Day12.Axum

Tour of Axum: visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says is deposited the Ark of Covenant), the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba. Afternoon drive to the Yeha temple and Adua. ON Yeha hotel

Day13. Axum-Lalibela

fly to lalibela, and visit the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder of the world. Meals and ON Lal hotel

Day14.Lalibela

Morning excursion by mules to the Asheten Mariam church, with also spectacular views. Afternoon remaining churches in Lalibela. ON Lal hotel

Day15. Addis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Afternoon visit the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner I a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Evening departure.

The price includes :

· Transfer to/from a hotel as indicated in the program;

· Private vehicle with driver(fuel, road tax, parking, vehicle and driver insurance, accommodation of the driver);

· Services of local guides during site visits;

· The services of escort guide qualified in English during the whole voyage (French, Spanish, Italian& German on request);

· Entrance to the site, boat rental on Lake Tana;

· Full board meal ;

· Accommodation in double room at the hotel indicated in the program.

The price does NOT include:

· International flights;

· Airport taxes;

· Single room supplement for persons in single rooms

· Visa fees;

· Repatriate insurance/insurance;

· Drinks and personal expenses;

· Service tips.

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