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Overview
Th Our first stop to the historic route is Bahar Dar, the picturesque town set on the shores of Lake Tana. You will visit the island monasteries and the Blue Nile Falls Continue to Gondar you will visit the ancient churches and castles, remnants of a bygone Ethiopian Empire .Proceed to the Simien Mountains National Park is located in the northern edge of the central plateau of Ethiopia overlooking the Tekeze Gorge. It is a part of Simien mountains massif in Northern Ethiopia, which lies at elevations between about 2000m and 4543 m of above sea label, taking in Ras Dejen, the highest peak of the Horn of Africa. The park is found in the northern parts of the North Gondar Zone of the Amhara National Regional State.The geographic location extends from 1309’57” to 13019’58” North latitude and from 37054’48” to 38024’43” East longitude. With its present total area of about 13,178 hectare, the park lies in three woredas of the zone, namely, Debark, Adiarkay and Janamora. The Simien Mountains National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Ethiopia with a core area of around 140km2. The Simien Mountains National Park is 130 km from Gondar, the capital of North Gondar zone of ANRS and about 882km from Addis Ababa. It covers both the highlands and the lowlands. The steep escarpments separating these two significant landscapes were formed by volcanic activities and subsequent erosion over millions of years. They give the mountain scenery spectacular appearance. Visit Lalibela, the world-heritage-listed town by UNESCO set high in craggy mountains. Lalibela is renowned for its 12th and 13th century.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Bole International airport, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy a brief city tour of Addis Ababa, we stop at sites such as the national museum, Merkato, Trinity cathedral and Entoto
return to the hotel rest of the evening at leisure . Overnight stay

After breakfast at the hotel . Meet your Guide and transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Bahir Dar . At 1030hrs depart Addis Ababa, 11:30 Arrival into Bahir Dar.There is an earlier 07:30am flight option

Upon arriving in Bahir Dar, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel

Post check in, transfer to the boat jetty for your boat trip over Lake Tana on a boat ride where you will visit to the medieval period island monasteries, beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred, on Lake Tana such as: Kibran Gabriel (only for men), Entos and on the Zegien peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal Giorgis.

Arrive at the hotel late afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure .
Dinner at the hotel with over night stay

After breakfast at the hotel .Meet your guide and today we visit the Blue Nile Falls .In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Bahirdar city tour including a drive to Bezawit palace for panoramic view of the city of Bahirdar, Lake Tana, Blue Nile river and best sunset view. Return to the hotel followed by dinner and over night stay.

Dinner at the hotel

After breakfast at the hotel.Today we leave Bahir Dar, meet your ESG and transfer to Gondar

Check in and refresh at your hotel, then meet your ESG and visit the Royal Castles & the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year.

You will continue your visit to Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light), the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab

Return to the hotel for some leisure time .Dinner at the hotel followed by over night stay.

After breakfast at the hotel .Enjoy a morning drive to Semien Mountain to visit the marvelous scenery of the Semien Mountain , the endemic animals of Walya Ibex, Chilada Baboon and birds. Five Kms from Gonder you will see the old village of the black Jewish. We will spend day in the semien mountain around Sankaber campsite.

Sankaber lies within the Park and found at an altitude of 3825msl. It is the place to see troops of Gelada Baboon on the way.

These are a different primates found only in Ethiopia and live on vegetables and soft roots. Walk to the wonderful view points around Sankaber. Walk to Jimbar Waterfalls and then drive back to Gonder.Return to the hotel,
Dinner at the hotel with overnight stay.

After breakfast at the lodge .Breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Lalibela .
10:00 Depart Gondar
10:30 Arrival into Lalibela, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, refresh and later meet your ESG and visit the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). Return to the hotel ,Dinner at the hotel with over night stay.

After breakfast at the lodge .Check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Addis Ababa

10:00 Depart Lalibela

11:00 Arrival into Addis Ababa

Inclusions

Accommodation as specified in itinerary
Meals as specified in itinerary
Transfers as specified in itinerary
English Speaking Driver as specified in itinerary
English Speaking Guide as specified in itinerary
All entrance fees and guided excursions as described in
itinerary
Boat trip on Lake Tana in Bahirdar
All park fees
Unlimited bottled water per person per day

Exclusions

International Flights and Airport Taxes
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Medical & Travel Insurance
Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff
Gratuity to tour driver/guide
All expenses of personal nature
Any entrance fees and guided excursions not included in
the above itinerary if not mentioned
Early Check In & Late Check Out
Internal & Domestic Flights (priced separately)
Lunch

Notes

Optionals on requests.
Domestic flights at additional costs.

Hotels/ Lodges

Nexus Hotel
Unison Hotel
Goha Hotel
Panoramic Hotel

Trip Highlights

Addis Ababa, Gondar, Simien Mountain, Lalibela

Departure Period

01 Feb, 2022 to 20 Dec, 2022
AUD 2,710 P P twin share
AUD 3,664 P P single

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