Northern Historic Tour by Air

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Castle at Gonder8 Days and 7 Nights
The unique Lalibela rock hewn churches, and the medieval Gondarian civilizations show much of Ethiopia's myriad of historical sites.

This is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with tangible historical remnants stretching back to the ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

Day 1 Arrive Addis Ababa:
A welcoming reception by Highway Tours and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Addis Ababa City Tour:
Visit Addis Ababa the third largest city in Africa, a colorful and vibrant capital rich in history. Visit St. George cathedral, natural history and ethnological museums or wander around the large Mercato market. Enjoy some cultural experiences, folk dancing, singing and restaurants.

Day 3 Fly to Bahir Dar:
We take you to Bahirdar from which you can explore the Blue Nile falls and close by the immense Lake Tana with its island monasteries. The 17th century Kibran Gabriel is the most beautiful and atmospheric of the lake monasteries. We also visit Mitsle Fasiledes with its attractive setting and visit Tana Cherkos, most famous for its very beautifully painted temples.

Day 4 Fly to Gondar:
Visit Ethiopian medieval capital Gondar with its large, royal enclosure containing castles, palaces, houses and outbuildings. Fasiladas's bath is still used for the religious ceremony of Timkat (.Epiphany). You may also visit Debre Birhan Selassie one of the country's famous churches.

Day 5 Fly to Lalibela:
At Lalibela you will get an impression of landing in a kingdom centuries behind your own. You will marvel and be immensely impressed by the remarkable rock hewn cave churches built at least 700 years ago.

Day 6 Fly to Aksum:
You will visit the ancient Aksumite civilization, among the greatest ever to exist 2000 years ago. Aksum's astonishing Stelae are striking for their huge size and almost pristine state of preservation. You will see the Tombs of kings dating from the 3rd century and St Mary of Zion church said to contain the famous Ark of the Covenant.

Day 7 Fly back to Addis:
At night enjoy a farewell dinner with Highway Tours.

Day 8 Departure:
Last minute shopping and transfer to the airport.

Prices start from $100 (USD) per person, per day, depending on time of year and whether persons are sharing or non-sharing.

Seasonal and group discounts are also available, as are tours customized to your exact requirements using our Tour Enquiry Form.

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