THE NORTHERN HISTORIC ROUTE
EMP 101: HISTORIC ROUTE BY SURFACE
TOUR CODE – EMP/101
DURATION - 13 DAYS, 12 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE – MORNING
OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 1: CITY TOUR

Morning city tour of Addis Ababa , visit Entoto Mountains , with very nice view over the capital, and church of St. Marry with adjacent museum of imperial objects. Then back to the city for the national museum overnight hotel.

DAY 2: ADDIS ABABA – DEBRE MARKOS
Early morning drive to Debre Libanos and visit the monastery and the Blue Nile Gorge. It is spectacular Scenery, and keeps on driving through the farm land of Gojam , Arrival at Debre Markos & over night in a hotel.

DAY 3: DEBRE MARKOS – BAHIR DAR

Drive to Bahir Dar in the afternoon city tour of Baher Dar.

DAY 4: BAHIR DAR
After an early breakfast drives to the Blue Nile falls 32 km far from Bahir Dar, then walk for some distance to reach the bottom of the majestic fall. In the After noon a boat trip on Lake Tana , to visit the islands in the lake and its Monastery. Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 5: BAHIR DAR - GONDAR
Break fast in the hotel and then Drive to Gonder which was the 17th century Capital of Ethiopia founded by the King Fassiledes. After lunch Visit of the palace compound, the beautiful church of Debre Birahn Sellassie with its wonderful Murals and paintings. At last you will have the look of the village of Ethiopian Jews “The Falasha”. Over night in the hotel.

DAY 6: GONDAR - AXUM
Early in the morning drive to north of Gondar through the Chains of the Semen Mountains and the Tekeze river valley to the ancient town of Axum , Picnic Lunch en route. Arrive at Axum , dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 7: AXUM
After break fast, full day sight seeing of Axum, which includes The park of the standing Stale carved out from one single granite stone of the pre-Christianity Era, the palace and tombs of one of the Axumite Empire King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel and the old and new St. Mary of Zion, visit of the ruins of Queen of Sheba palace, Inscriptions of Ezana, archeological Museums etc, Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

DAY 8: AXUM - ADIGRAT
After break fast Leave Axum and drive to Adigrat en rout visit the pre-Axumite Temple of Yeha and Debre Damo Monastery. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 9: ADIGRAT - MEKELE

It is the capital city of Tigray Region . On the way visit the church of Abune Aftse , rock hewn church of Abraha Atsebaha . Picnic Lunch en route; arrive in Mekele, Dinner and over night in a hotel.

DAY 10: MEKEL – LALIBELA

After break fast drive to Lalibela through Ambalage Chains of Mountain. Picnic Lunch en route; arrive in Lalibela, Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

DAY 11: LALIBELA

Morning start by visiting the first part of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela, Dated back to the 12th century, All carved out (inside and outside) of a solid rock and are architecturally unique ranked among the wonders of the world. In the afternoon, you visit the 2nd part of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 12: LALIBELA – DESSE

After break fast drive to Desse, en route visit Hyke Estifanos Monastry or Genete Mariam semi-monolithic churches. Dinner and Over night at Desse in a hotel

DAY 13: DESSE - ADDIS ABABA
After Break fast, departure for Addis via Debre Birehan, Lunch en route, In the evening parting dinner in Addis Ababa with traditional Music and Dance at one of cultural restaurants, And departure.

            

THE NORTHERN HISTORIC ROUTE

EMP - 102: NATURE ROUTE BY SURFACE
TOUR CODE – EMP/201

DURATION   - 14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS (9 Days Camping)

DEPARTURE – MORNING

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 1: ADDIS – HAYKE (440 KM)        

After an early breakfast drive to Hayke via dessie on the way visit the Debresina old cave, overnight camping at the lake side.

DAY 2: HAYKE – LALIBELA (320KM)

After visiting the Hayke Estifanos church drive to Lalibela via Woldiya, lunch at Woldia and continue driving through mount Dilb, overnight camping at the outskirt of Lalibela on the road to Sokota it is a mountain area with a very nice scenery.  

DAY 3: LALIBELA

Visit the eleven rock hewn churches of Lalibela, dated back to the 12th century, all carved out of a solid rock and architecturally unique. It is recognized the eights wonders of the world by UNESCO, Overnight camping

DAY 4:  LALIBELA – MEKELE (309KM)

After an early breakfast drive to the Mekele through the Ambalage chains of Mountain, picnic lunch en route overnight preferably at a local hotel to have a hot bath and good dinner.

DAY 5: MEKELE – AXUM (260KM)

Break fast in the hotel and then drive to Axum on the way visit the rock hewn church of Abraha Atsebaha, the pre-Axumite Temple of Yeha and Debre Damo Monastery, lunch en route dinner and overnight at a local hotel.

DAY 6: AXUM

After breakfast full day sight seeing of Axum, which includes the park of the standing stale carved out from one single granite stone of the pre-Christianity era and the old and the new church of St. marry of Zion, visit the ruins of Queen of Sheba palace, Inscription of Ezana, archeological museum etc. dinner and overnight in a hotel.

DAY 7: AXUM – DEBARK/SANKABER (256KM)

After an early breakfast drive through the chain of Semen mountains and the Tekeze River picnic lunch en route, dinner and overnight camping at Debark.

DAY 8: TREKKING (DEBARK TO SANKABER)

Start trekking to Sankaber. The trek from Debark to Sankaber takes 4 to 5 hours; it is primarily through cultivated areas. This is also a motorable road. Sankaber is on the boundary of the park. You can walk from the camp site to the edge of the Abyss, where you may get your first glimpse of the spectacular scenery. You may see Walia Ibex, the Snakaber area is one of the best places for getting a really close look at Geladas and Klipspringer may also be seen if you are lucky, and Overnight Camping at Sankaber.

DAY 9: SANKABER – GEECH (3,600m A.S.L.)

From Sankaber to Geech the trip takes 3 to 4 hours, through meadows and forests and some cultivated areas. Geech is worth a stay at least for two days. There are several good lookout spots where one may see Walia, Gelada, and Klipspringer. There are views from Gidgergot. Quadadit (3,760m A.S.L.), Seha and Emietgogo (3,930m A.S.L.). just east of Quadadit you have a chance to see Colobus Monkey in the lowland forests if you have very good binoculars, Overnight Camping.   

OPTIONAL   DAY 10: GEECH - CHENEK (3,600m ASL)

From Geech to Chenek the trek takes 4 to 5 hours. You may have to dismount and walk part of the way were the climb is steep. At Chenek the view is superb and there are many places for seeing Walia. There are also caves which can be explored, and Chenek is the only place where if you are extremely lucky you can see Rock Hyrax (Procavia Sp.) in local language “Shikoko” the small mammal which looks like an overgrown rodent but which is, in fact, related to the elephant family, overnight camping.  

DAY 10: GEECH – SANKABER - GONDER

From Chenek the return will be directly to Sankaber it will take 4 to 5 hours, from Sankaber you will be picked by your vehicle, dinner and overnight Gonder in a local hotel.

DAY 11: GONDAR – BAHER DAR (185KM)

After an early breakfast visit the town of Gondar which was the 17th century capital of Ethiopia founded by King Fassiledes, visit the palace compound, the beautiful church of Debre Berehan Silasse with its wonderful murals and paintings, if time permits you will have a look to the village of Ethiopian Jews “The Felasha” continue driving dinner and overnight in a hotel at Baher Dar or camping at the outskirt of the city.

DAY 12: BAHER DAR

After an early breakfast drive to the Blue Nile Falls 32 km far from Baher Dar, then walk for some distance to reach the bottom of the majestic fall. In the afternoon a boat trip on Lake Tana (the starting place of great Blue Nile River), to visit the monasteries in its Island, Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 13: BAHER DAR – DEJEN (350KM)

After Break fast, drive to Dejen overnight camping.

DAY 14: DEJEN – ADDIS ABABA (227KM)

Drive back to Addis, on the way visit the Blue Nile Gorge and its spectacular scenery keep on driving to see the Portuguese bridge and the Debre Libanos Monastery, dinner and overnight in a hotel.

OPTIONAL

ON DAY 13 WE CAN DRIVE BACK TO ADDIS DIRECT FROM BAHER DARD IF WE CONSIDER DAY TEN TO BE EXTENDED, OR ELSE ON DAY 14 WE CAN MAKE CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA.

 
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THE NORTHERN HISTORIC ROUTE

EMP - 102: NATURE ROUTE BY SURFACE
TOUR CODE – EMP/201

DURATION   - 14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS (9 Days Camping)

DEPARTURE – MORNING

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 1: ADDIS – HAYKE (440 KM)        

After an early breakfast drive to Hayke via dessie on the way visit the Debresina old cave, overnight camping at the lake side.

DAY 2: HAYKE – LALIBELA (320KM)

After visiting the Hayke Estifanos church drive to Lalibela via Woldiya, lunch at Woldia and continue driving through mount Dilb, overnight camping at the outskirt of Lalibela on the road to Sokota it is a mountain area with a very nice scenery.  

DAY 3: LALIBELA

Visit the eleven rock hewn churches of Lalibela, dated back to the 12th century, all carved out of a solid rock and architecturally unique. It is recognized the eights wonders of the world by UNESCO, Overnight camping

DAY 4:  LALIBELA – MEKELE (309KM)

After an early breakfast drive to the Mekele through the Ambalage chains of Mountain, picnic lunch en route overnight preferably at a local hotel to have a hot bath and good dinner.

DAY 5: MEKELE – AXUM (260KM)

Break fast in the hotel and then drive to Axum on the way visit the rock hewn church of Abraha Atsebaha, the pre-Axumite Temple of Yeha and Debre Damo Monastery, lunch en route dinner and overnight at a local hotel.

DAY 6: AXUM

After breakfast full day sight seeing of Axum, which includes the park of the standing stale carved out from one single granite stone of the pre-Christianity era and the old and the new church of St. marry of Zion, visit the ruins of Queen of Sheba palace, Inscription of Ezana, archeological museum etc. dinner and overnight in a hotel.

DAY 7: AXUM – DEBARK/SANKABER (256KM)

After an early breakfast drive through the chain of Semen mountains and the Tekeze River picnic lunch en route, dinner and overnight camping at Debark.

DAY 8: TREKKING (DEBARK TO SANKABER)

Start trekking to Sankaber. The trek from Debark to Sankaber takes 4 to 5 hours; it is primarily through cultivated areas. This is also a motorable road. Sankaber is on the boundary of the park. You can walk from the camp site to the edge of the Abyss, where you may get your first glimpse of the spectacular scenery. You may see Walia Ibex, the Snakaber area is one of the best places for getting a really close look at Geladas and Klipspringer may also be seen if you are lucky, and Overnight Camping at Sankaber.

DAY 9: SANKABER – GEECH (3,600m A.S.L.)

From Sankaber to Geech the trip takes 3 to 4 hours, through meadows and forests and some cultivated areas. Geech is worth a stay at least for two days. There are several good lookout spots where one may see Walia, Gelada, and Klipspringer. There are views from Gidgergot. Quadadit (3,760m A.S.L.), Seha and Emietgogo (3,930m A.S.L.). just east of Quadadit you have a chance to see Colobus Monkey in the lowland forests if you have very good binoculars, Overnight Camping.   

OPTIONAL   DAY 10: GEECH - CHENEK (3,600m ASL)

From Geech to Chenek the trek takes 4 to 5 hours. You may have to dismount and walk part of the way were the climb is steep. At Chenek the view is superb and there are many places for seeing Walia. There are also caves which can be explored, and Chenek is the only place where if you are extremely lucky you can see Rock Hyrax (Procavia Sp.) in local language “Shikoko” the small mammal which looks like an overgrown rodent but which is, in fact, related to the elephant family, overnight camping.  

DAY 10: GEECH – SANKABER - GONDER

From Chenek the return will be directly to Sankaber it will take 4 to 5 hours, from Sankaber you will be picked by your vehicle, dinner and overnight Gonder in a local hotel.

DAY 11: GONDAR – BAHER DAR (185KM)

After an early breakfast visit the town of Gondar which was the 17th century capital of Ethiopia founded by King Fassiledes, visit the palace compound, the beautiful church of Debre Berehan Silasse with its wonderful murals and paintings, if time permits you will have a look to the village of Ethiopian Jews “The Felasha” continue driving dinner and overnight in a hotel at Baher Dar or camping at the outskirt of the city.

DAY 12: BAHER DAR

After an early breakfast drive to the Blue Nile Falls 32 km far from Baher Dar, then walk for some distance to reach the bottom of the majestic fall. In the afternoon a boat trip on Lake Tana (the starting place of great Blue Nile River), to visit the monasteries in its Island, Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 13: BAHER DAR – DEJEN (350KM)

After Break fast, drive to Dejen overnight camping.

DAY 14: DEJEN – ADDIS ABABA (227KM)

Drive back to Addis, on the way visit the Blue Nile Gorge and its spectacular scenery keep on driving to see the Portuguese bridge and the Debre Libanos Monastery, dinner and overnight in a hotel.

OPTIONAL

ON DAY 13 WE CAN DRIVE BACK TO ADDIS DIRECT FROM BAHER DARD IF WE CONSIDER DAY TEN TO BE EXTENDED, OR ELSE ON DAY 14 WE CAN MAKE CITY TOUR OF ADDIS ABABA.

 
Majestic Tour Operators is the only place where you are guaranteed for economical and convenient tour package as well as the most reliable and comfortable services.

Thank you for choosing Our Company