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Combination Tour North and South

Bahir Dir

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Tour Code: FTE-CT 01
Transportation: Surface drive 4x4, & trekking
Tour starts: Addis Ababa
Tour ends: Addis Ababa

Day 01:

Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer into hotel.

 

Day 02:

After breakfast, make City tour of Addis Ababa; visit the National Museum where you can view Lucy (Dinknesh) 3.2 million years old, the most famous hominid skeleton, discovered in 1974, Ethnographic Museum (where you can see traditional artifacts of various lifestyles of the different Ethiopian major ethnic groups), Zoological museum, see wealth of fauna with Entoto Mountain to see the panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Dinner and overnight Addis Ababa Hotel.

 

Day 03:

After breakfast, drive from Addis Ababa to Debre Markos (300Km). En-route Visit Debre Libanos monastery and the Nile Gorge. Dinner and Overnight Debre Markos Hotel

 

Day 04:

After breakfast, drive from Debre Markos-Bahir Dar (256Km). Afternoon, make a city tour of Bahir Dar. Dinner and Overnight Bahir Dar Hotel.

 

Day 05:

After breakfast, visit Bahir Dar Blue Nile Fall (32 Km). Afternoon make a boat trip on Lake Tana and visit to one of the old (14th century) monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Dinner and Overnight Bahir Dar Hotel.

 

Day 06: 

After breakfast, drive to Gondar (180Km). In the afternoon visit the medieval castles (world heritage site) and churches of Gondar. Dinner and Overnight Gonder Hotel.

 

Day 07: 

After breakfast drive to Debark (100Km). En-route visits the Felasha (Ethiopian Jews) Handcrafts. Afternoon you visit the Semen Mountains National Park (World heritage site). Dinner and overnight Debark Hotel or Lodge.

 

Day 08: 

After breakfast, drive to Axum (250Km) passing through a wonderful scenery and walk on the Tekeze Bridge. Dinner and Overnight Axum Hotel.

 

Day 09: 

After breakfast, visit the ancient city of Axum; the Stele Park (world heritage site), archeological museum, historic and pre-Historic sites and St.Mary of Zion Church. Dinner and overnight Axum Hotel.

 

Day 10: 

After breakfast, drive to Mekelle (240Km). En-route visit the 5th century B.C edifice of the ‘Temple of the Moon’ at Yeha the oldest city existed before Axum. Dinner and Overnight Mekelle Hotel.

 

Day 11: 

After breakfast city tour at Mekelle, drive to Lalibela via Seqota (445Km). Dinner and Overnight Lalibela Hotel.

 

Day 12: 

After breakfast, full day visit the eleven magnificent rock hewn churches of Lalibela (the 8th wonder of the World heritage as well). Dinner and Overnight Lalibela/Hotel/.

 

Day 13: 

After breakfast, the nearby churches in Lalibela and make excursion to Asheten Mariam church and afternoon to Nakuto La’ab church. Dinner and Overnight Lalibela Hotel.

 

Day 14: 

After breakfast, drive to Dessie (302Km). Afternoon, en route visit Lake Hayk Istefanos and its monastery. Dinner and Overnight Dessie Hotel

 

Day 15: 

After breakfast, drive to Addis Ababa (401Km). En-route visits the colorful Bati (Monday) Market or Senbete (Sunday) Market. Dinner and Overnight Addis Ababa Hotel.

 

Day 16: 

At 8am, drive to Hosanna (325km) to south of Addis Ababa via Addis-Butajira road; En-route Visit an archaeological site for early Stone Age on the south bank of the upper Awash River. Continue through the country side to visit 13th century rock –hewn church of Adadi Mariam which is considered as an extension of the Lalibela rock –hewn churches .The place named is after a certain tree which is commonly found in the vicinity called “Adadi “in Oromoifa Language. After lunch, visit the Tiya Steles, one of the world registered heritage site by UNESCO Supposed to be the grave yard of different warriors during 13th to16th century, where more than 36 erected Steles, located in Gurageue Region, and drive to Hosanna. Dinner and Overnight Hosanna Hotel.

 

Day 17: 

After breakfast, drive to Arba-Minch (280Km) en-route visit Chencha (Dorze village) known for their bamboo beehive shaped houses. The highland plateau covered with false banana plantations and bamboo. Dinner and Overnight Arba-Minch Hotel or Lodge.

 

Day 18: 

In the morning, visit Nechi-Sar National park passing through Arba-minch Forest and crossing the Bridge of Kulfo River-people call if the bridge of God, reach Nechi-Sar, here you can find a great number of birds and wild animals. In the afternoon, make a boat trip on Lake Chamo, where a lot of crocodiles and hippos live. Dinner and Overnight Arba-Minch Hotel or Lodge.

 

Day 19: 

Early in the morning, drive to Jinka (228Km); breakfast at Konso en-route visit the “Key-Afer Market (Every Thursday) to see How Tsemay, Benna, Ari tribes make business in this colorful Market. Dinner and Overnight Jinka Hotel.

 

Day 20: 

After breakfast, drive to Mago National park(70Km) to visit the Mursi village(Mursi people are very colorful with a lot of body decoration, ornaments and most remarkable characteristics is the lip plate inserted in their lower lip , for which they are famous over the world). Dinner and Overnight Jinka Hotel.

 

Day 21: 

After breakfast, drive to Turmi (115Km), visit the Benna people and the Hammer people and (every Monday) there is a spectacular Hammer Market in Turmi. Hammer people dances and their marriage ceremonies with Bull Jumping and the women color their hair with red earth and butter and wear elegant leather skirts festooned with tiny pearls. Dinner and overnight Turmi Camping or Lodge.

 

Day 22: 

After breakfast, drive to Konso (190Km) to visit world heritage site of Konso village and to meet the locals who are famous for Terracing, who erect totem poles on the tombs of their dead chiefs. Dinner and Overnight Konso Camping or Lodge.

 

Day 23: 

Early in the morning drive to Hawassa or Wendo Genet (340Km) Breakfast at Arba-Minch, lunch at Sodo. After noon drive passing through the village of Alaba and Late afternoon enjoy the beauty of Lake Awassa. Dinner and Overnight Hawassa or Wendo Genet Hotel

 

Day 24: 

After breakfast, visit Fish Market in Hawassa and drive to Addis Ababa (275Km) via Rift valley Lakes, Shalla, Abiyata and Zway. An abundant number of flamingos and other water birds on the Lakes, en route visit the Abiyata-Shalla National park. During the evening hours, dinner will be organized in one of the traditional restaurants of Addis with a cultural Music show and departure.

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