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Arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be meet at the airport and transferred to the Hotel.
Addis Ababa means “new flower” and is Ethiopia’s largest city at an elevation ranging from 7,000 to 8,300 feet. There will be a tour of Addis Ababa, the third highest capital in the world visit of it takes you to Haile Selassie’s former palace which is the now home of the Ethnological Museum. Exhibits here represent the best of the arts and crafts of the country and give an in- depth insight into the various peoples of Ethiopia. Next is a visit to the National Museum, known to be the best museum in Africa, where cultural and archaeological relics, including a plaster cast of “Lucy,” the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid, are displayed. At the end of the day you will see the Mercato, eastern Africa’s largest market. O/N (Overnight) Caravan or Residence Hotel.
Fly to Bahar Dar. Bahar Dar is certainly it is one of Ethiopia’s most impressive towns.
You will take a boat excursion on the lake to an island monastery called Ura Kidane Mehret, dating to the middle Ages. All-in-all, there are over 30 churches on the lake’s islands that are quite well preserved. There will be sightseeing of the town. O/N (Overnight) Rahn Nile or Homeland Hotel.
After your breakfast in the morning drive to the Blue Nile Falls. Tissisat falls (Blue Nile Falls), about 45 minutes by road from Bahir Dar followed by a 30 minute, walk from the road to the falls. Here, the Blue Nile starts its journey to the Mediterranean. These amazing waterfalls are 400 meters wide and more than 45 meters in height. Return to Bahir Dar for lunch break. Afterwards in the afternoon (p.m.)-Drive to Gondar, Ethiopia’s royal capital until 1868. Afternoon, visit of Gondar that includes the castles Enclosure and Debre Birhane Selassie Church, famous for its “Winged angel” faces that decorate the entire celling. Called the “Trinity at the Mount of Light, it is one of Ethiopia’s most renowned places to visit. You will be impressed by the ceiling and wall paintings, which depict in full, color the life, wit and humanity of Ethiopia. O/N (Overnight) Goha Hotel or AG Hotel.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Axum. Axum is considered the holiest city in Ethiopia. Christianity was declared the national religion here in the 4th century and it is supposedly home to the original Ark of the Covenant, according to the Orthodox Church. Scattered throughout the town are the ruins of palaces & tombs. Also of note in Axum are the ancient stelae fields. The stelae were monuments to local rulers. Life continues in Axum much as it has for hundreds of years. O/N (Overnight) Berana Hotel or Consolar Hotel.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lalibela. Lalibela is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, the stone hewn churches are again quite marvelous. You will spend the following two days stepping back in time and exploring the remarkable churches described as “the creations of angels” in and around Lalibela. King Lalibela organized the construction of a series 11 rock hewn churches that are grouped into east and west cluster. O/N (Overnight) Top Twelve/ Roha Hotel.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa sightseeing tour of the city that includes museum, panorama view of the Entoto Market. Transfer out to Airport for your international flight.
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Our net itinerary package costs are quoted in US$ (Effective 01.JAN .17 -31.DEC.17):
For party of 2 pax cost is USD $1,465.00 P.P (Per Person)
For party of 4 pax cost is USD $1,015.00 P.P (Per Person)
For party of 6 pax cost is USD $865.80 P.P (Per Person)
For party of 8 pax cost is USD $800.00 P.P (Per Person)
Single Room Supplement (Srs) For The nth Odd Extra Person (For Example, 1st, 3rd OR 5th PERSON In The Group, Etc.) Is USD $200.00 + The Applicable Package Cost Stated Previously In The Net Cost Package Structure. For Example, For The 3rd Person, The Itinerary Package Cost Is USD $1,015 (2 Pax Cost, As Noted In The Net Cost Package Structure) + USD $200 (SRS)=USD $1,215.00)
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