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Historic Route: Axum & Lalibela

Ethiopian Tours, Ethiopia

from €1161 5 Nights: 3* Hotel

What we love

  • Discover the charming historic city that is Addis Ababa and visit Africa’s largest open air market ‘Mercato’
  • Home to the Palace and Tomb of King Kaleb; explore 2500 years of History in the city of Axum
  • Admire the famous Church of St. George, beautifully carved into the shape of a cross in the UNESCO protected city of Lalibela

Good to know

  • The Ethiopian’s local currency is the Ethiopian Birr
  • Tipping in Ethiopia is expected but not mandatory, between 5 and 10% is suggested
  • Vaccines required for your visit: Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Meningococcal Meningitis, Typhoid.
  • Yellow Fever is a recommended vaccine

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Tour 3

 

Day One: Arrive Addis Ababa (New flower) 

Warm welcomes greet you upon arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, by Ethiopian Holidays representative. Upon arrival you will go out for a city tour.  The city tour will include the National Museum, which exhibits   the archeological finding of human evolution and hominoid Skelton date back to 3.2 million called Lucy, ethnographic section of Ethiopian cultural heritages), and Trinity cathedral church. An overnight stay at your selected hotel.

 

Day Two:  Fly Addis Ababa- Axum

Fly to Axum early in the morning, a town steeped in more than 2500 years of history. From the palace and tomb of king kaleb (6th C, AD) we will visit the extraordinarily Stella’s filed and tomb of king Remhay (1st to 4th century, AD). Followed by the a trip to the church of St Mary of Tsion, (17th C, AD the present church) in which deposited the Arc of the Covenant, then drive out of the town 4km on the way to Gondar where you walk up to see rock carved lion and palace from where the Stella were hewn- some still lie there, half finished.You will then take a visit to the palace of queen of Sheba. Staying overnight in a hotel.

 

Day Three: Fly Axum-Lalibela (The Eighth Wonder of the World Rock-hewn churches) 

Then transfer to airport and fly to Lalibela shortly after breakfast. Start tour day by visiting the cluster of the first group church, churches including the famous church of St. George which is carved like a cross out of the red balsit rock. Enjoy lunch at the Hotel. In the afternoon visit the second cluster of the amazing rock hewn churches another UNESCO World Heritage site –that will simply amaze you. Overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Day Four: Asheten Mariam Church

Spend the morning trekking on a mule to top of Asheton Mountain, for a visit of 1st chiseled of a single rock church Asheton Mayam by king Lailbela. You will arrive back around midday PM; you will visit the remaining 5 rockhewn churches. Overnight hotel stay.

 

Day Five – Lalibela -Addis Ababa Mercato

You will start the day by being brought to the airport to fly back to Addis then after lunch you will visit ‘Mercato’ the biggest open air market in Africa. Relax with dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant where you can dance to traditional Ethiopian music. Overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Day Six - Departure

Head to the airport after breakfast for departure.

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