Historical Route By Plane - Africa Travel Package


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Priced from USD 970.00 per person sharing
Until End 2014
Ethiopia Travel Package
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Africa Holiday Package Historical Route By Plane


HISTORICAL ROUTE BY PLANE

7 Days / 6 Nights
 
Day 01:  Addis Ababa
Day 02:  Addis Ababa - Domestic Flight - Bahir Dar
Day 03:  Bahir Dar - Gondar
Day 04:  Gondar - Domestic Flights - Axum
Day 05:  Axum - Domestic Flight - Lalibela
Day 06:  Lalibela
Day 07:  Lalibela - Domestic Flight - Addis Ababa - Check in
 
 

DAY 01 ADDIS ABABA

Arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel (check-in time 1200). Lunch and city tour. Visit the National Museum, interesting for Sabei finds and Lucy’s remains, an Australopithecus Afarensis who lived in the Awash valley 3 million and half years ago; the Ethnological Museum with its interesting collection of antique musical instruments and Coptic crosses; the Entoto Hill, the most panoramic city place. Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 02 ADDIS ABABA – DOMESTIC FLIGHT (FIRST IN THE MORNING) – BAHIR DAR

Early in the morning transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Bahir Dar. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Boat trip on Tana Lake, visit two monasteries on the peninsula, where paintings and manuscripts, which go back to the Ethiopian Middle ages, are kept. The walls of the monasteries are painted with scenes of New Testament and local Saints’ life. Very interesting are: icons, silver Coptic crosses, regal crowns and holy vestments. Back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit to Blue Nile’s waterfalls, the town and the market. Dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 03 BAHIR DAR – GONDAR

(KM 185, TIME 3 HOURS MORE OR LESS – TIME DOES NOT COUNT VISITS AND LUNCH)

Breakfast. Early morning departure to Gondar, a town located 185Km North of Bahir Dar. Hotel accommodation and lunch. Early afternoon visit castles of the imperial era, Debra Bhiran Selassie church with its famous ceiling painted with magnificent angels and Zobel castle, which is known as Emperor Fasilidas’s swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 04 GONDAR – DOMESTIC FLIGHT (FIRST IN THE MORNING) – AXUM

Breakfast. Domestic flight to Axum. Upon arrival accommodation in hotel. Axum city tour: the Obelisks, the Queen Saba’s palace, the Saint Mary of Sion church that hosts the Ark of the Covenant brought to Ethiopia by Menelik I in the days of King Salomon, a small museum with interesting finds, a testimony of the trades between Axumite Empire, Egypt and South Arabic peninsula. Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 05 AXUM – DOMESTIC FLIGHT (FIRST IN THE MORNING) – LALIBELA

Breakfast. Domestic flight to Lalibela. Upon arrival accommodation in hotel and lunch. In the afternoon visit the first group of monolithic churches. Lalibela is famous for these churches and is known as "the African Petra or Jerusalem”. The underground and cross-shaped Saint George Beta Mariam church with walls and ceilings beautifully painted and the majestic Beta Medane Alem represent one of the biggest tourist attractions of Ethiopia. Dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 06 LALIBELA

After breakfast visit Genete Mariam church just out of Lalibela. This 13th century church has been digged out from a rocky hill and it’s not hidden in the terrain as for Lalibela ones. Back to hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit to the second group of churches. Unbelievable carving work! The reddish stone monolithic rock were dug inside and carved outside to shape the roof, the façade and the walls that were chiseled to make doors and windows. The churches are connected by underground passages. Dinner and overnight at hotel.


DAY 07 LALIBELA – DOMESTIC FLIGHT (MIDDAY) – ADDIS ABABA – CHECK-IN

Breakfast. Flight Lalibela – Addis Abeba. Lunch. Visit the open market, one of the largest in Africa. Day use rooms for relax before dinner. Dinner in a typical Ethiopian restaurant with traditional songs and dancing. Transfer to the airport for the international departure.

 

Price depend on the amount of people travelling

From USD 970pps to USD 2,500pps

 

Includes:

Transport and transfers with insured vehicles.  Accommodation in 3 star hotels during the tour, 4 star in Addis Ababa and a day room on the last day.  Meals on Full Board Basis during the tour.  1 Water or Soft drink at lunch and dinner.  Planned visits and excursions.  Boat trip on lake Tana.  Entrance fees to museums, churches and monuments during the tour as specified.  Assistance of a professional English / French / Spanish / Italian speaking guide during the tour.

 

Excludes:

International Flights.  Domestic flights.  Visa cots on arrival of $20pp.  All items of personal nature, like curios, gratuities, telephone calls.  Alcoholic drinks and drinks not specified.  Personal Travel Insurance.  All items not mentioned above.





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