Outline Itinerary: Abinas Ethiopia
Activities: ancient history, people, waterfall, castles, monastery, churches, archeological site,
Duration: 12 Days
Day 1- Leave Addis at early morning and drive north passing by Mt. entoto through the Sululta plain, visiting the monastery of Debre Libanos and the Portuguese Bridge . Then, proceed to the spectacular scenery of the Blue Nile Gorge, where you stop for your picnic lunch and proceed to Bahar Dar . Overnight hotel.
Day 2 – After an early breakfast, drive to the mighty Blue Nile Falls “Tiss Issat” Upon return make a sightseeing of Bahar Dar. After lunch, you will have 4 hours boat excursion on Lake Tana, to visit the monastery of Ura Kidane Mihiret. Overnight hotel.
Day 3 – Breakfast in the hotel, and drive through the country side , Check in at a hotel, have your lunch and in the afternoon be at leisure. Overnight hotel.
Day 4 – Visit the city of Gondar, with its castles and churches dating back to 1632. Overnight hotel.
Day 5 – Early breakfast and drive north of Gondar through the chains of the Simien Mountains and the Tekeze river valley to the ancient town of Azum. Overnight hotel.
Day 6 – Sightseeing tour of Axum including the stelae, tombs , the church of St.Mary of Zion, the ruins of Palaces and museum. Overnight hotel.
Day 7 – Leave axum and drive to Debre Damo, the oldest monastery in Ethiopia 9visited only by men) and proceed to Mekele. Overnight hotel.
Day 8 – After breakfast, leave Mekele and drive through Ambalage chains of mountains, and having your picnic lunch at Lake Ashenge, proceed to Lalibela. Overnight hotel.
Day 9 – Visit all the Rock-hew churches dating back to the 12th century. Overnight Lalibela in a hotel.
Day 10 – Optional excursion to one of the churches outside the town of Lalibela . Overnight hotel.
Day 11- Depart Lalibela with a picnic lunch to Dessie. Overnight hotel.
Day 12 – Leave Deassie after an early breakfast for you return to Addis.