7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS

Senait Ethiopia Tours

TOUR CODE: SET001

TOUR TYPE: HISTORIC AND NATURE 

DURATION: 7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS

MEANS OF TRANSPORT: DRIVE & FLIGHT

PROGRAM

TRIP OVERVIEW

Visit Bahar Dar, the picturesque town set on the shores of Lake Tana. You will visit the island monasteries and the Blue Nile Falls. In Gondar you will visit the ancient churches and castles, remnants of a bygone Ethiopian Empire. Proceed to Semien mountain, the region includes many summits above 4,000m. (13,000feet), and the highest point in Ethiopia. Ras-Dashen is also the fourth highest mountain in Africa. Axum, the most holy city in Ethiopia, you will see reminders of an early civilization at the stelae fields and ruins of the Palace of the Queen of Sheeba and other ancient sites. Gheralta Churches: Over 125 rock hewn churches are recorded with Tigray-alone. These churches date from 4th-15th century. Continuing on the historic route, to Lalibela, a world-heritage-listed town set high in craggy mountains. Lalibela is renowned for its 12th- and 13th-century churches hewn out of solid rock and connected with subterranean passages.

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    Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour
    Arrival in Addis Ababa, Bole International airport, meets our representative and transfer to hotel. After some rest Addis Ababa city tour including Selassie Trinity Cathedral a drive to Mount Entoto for panoramic view of the city, national Museum which is the resting place of our ancestor LUCY, Ethnological museum to see the different tribes culture, Merkato the biggest open Market in Africa, Museum.

    Day 2: Fly Addis /Lalibela
    Morning flight to Lalibela, the world heritage city. After an hour and half minutes flight, you will arrive at Shimshaha ( Lalibela Airport),transfer to hotel and start to visit the 1st group churches which are included Bieta Medhanialem (Chapel of Holy Savior) which is the biggest and Bieta Mariam (Chapel of Mary): three aisled with mural paintings and a covered pillar containing inscriptions about the end of the world according to the gadl (act )of saintly king. Further visit of Bieta Denagel (Chapel of the Virgins), Bieta Meskel (Chapel of the cross) and finally, the “double – church” of Debre Sina and Bieta Golghotha (women are not allowed in the latter since it’s where the remains of King Lalibela are and also because it contains the tabernacle of the Holy Trinity). PM Visit of the second group of rock-hewn churches that are namely: Bieta Gabriel and Raphael, Bieta Merquorios, Bieta Emmanuel with unprecedented Axumite style and the Bieta Abaa Libanos (said to have been built by King Lalibela’s consort Meskal Kebra and visit the Bieta Ghiorghis which is the cruciform chapel of St. George. Overnight Mountain view hotel 4*. musicians representing some of the country’s ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for departure. End of tour.

    Day 3: Flight to Gonder
    Morning flight to Gondar and transfer to hotel. Then after some rest in the hotel you will be taken to visit the castle compound where you can see the medieval castle of king Fasilidas, King Yohannes,King Eyasu, King Dawit, King Bakafa and Queen Mentewab further visit of the churches of Debre Birhan Selassie with awesome wall paintings and the bath of King Fasilidas.

    Day 4: Day trip to Semien Mountain National park “ Roof of Africa”
    Morning drive to Semien Mountain. Five kms from Gonder you will visit the previous black Jewish village. In Semien Mountain visit the marvelous scenery of the Semien Mountain , the endemic animals of Walya Ibex, Chilada Baboon and birds Further drive to Sankaber and walk around. Sankaber lies within the Park and found at an altitude of 3825msl. It is the place to see troopsof Gelada Baboon on the way. They are very attractive and so taking picture of them is unforgettable. These are a different primates found only inEthiopia and live on vegetables and soft roots. Walk to the wonderful view points around Sankaber.Lunch box will be taken on the site/view point.Later, drive to Chenek and walk around to see the scenic mountains and views in the surrounding. Chenek lies at an altitude of 3800 m ASL in the valleyat the bottom of the second highest pick called Buahit 4000 m ASL. It is the ideal place to see one of the endemic mammals found in the park, the WaliaIbex. They adapt living in the gigantic cliff age and high altitude. This adaptation comes from habitat loose because in the past they used to live ataround 2500 m ASL. The males are big in size while the females are smaller. With such a colossal horn curved to the back, the males are easily spottedsleeping on the rock or standing near the giant lobelia. They are very solitary, the female are very close to each other and the family isorganized by the dominant mother. It is very common to see one of the high altitude plant called giant Lobelia. When it grows fully, it reaches aheight of 9 to 12 meters with a flowering part on the top. For this plant it is quiet a struggle to grow at such high altitude where the weather is verydifficult. But nature has it all in it. Overnight Simien lodge in the national park.

    Day 5: Drive to Bahirdar
    Morning we will have an hour hike to the water fall. Spend time with Chilada baboon and afternoon drive to Bahirdar, one of the lake shore town. On the way admire the beautiful landscape the Amhara people’s way of life and castle of Guzara.

    Day 6: Bahirdar
    In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana and visit the old island monasteries of Ura Kidane-Mihret, and Kebran Gabriel (closed for women). Most of the monasteries decorated with frescoes and staffed with religious as well as historical treasures. There are 37 islands scattered about on the 3000 square kilometer lake which is the source of the Blue Nile. About 20 of these islands house the churches and monasteries that are of immense historical and cultural interest. On the lake, be sure to notice the Tankwa boat, little papyrus boats that appear so flimsy yet are capable of carrying passengers and their goods around the lake as they have done for many centuries. P.M drive 70KM round trip to visit Tississat named after the water falls of the Blue NileRiver (the life blood for the Sudanese and Egyptians). Be informed that clients will walk about 30 minutes to arrive near to the water falls on Blue Nile. So they are expected to wear appropriate clothes that match with hot weather and good shoes. Back to Bahirdar.


    Day 7: Flight Bahirdar /Addis
    Morning rest in the Resort and afternoon flight back to Addis, has final shopping. In the evening have farewell dinner, transfer to Bole International airport and end of the trip.

  • DAY 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour

    Arrival in Addis Ababa, Bole International airport, meets our representative and transfer to hotel. After some rest Addis Ababa city tour including Selassie Trinity Cathedral a drive to Mount Entoto for panoramic view of the city, national Museum which is the resting place of our ancestor LUCY, Ethnological museum to see the different tribes culture, Merkato the biggest open Market in Africa, Museum.

  • DAY 2: Fly Addis /Lalibela

    Morning flight to Lalibela,  the world heritage city. After an hour and half  minutes flight, you will arrive at Shimshaha ( Lalibela Airport),transfer to hotel and start to visit the 1st group churches which are included Bieta Medhanialem (Chapel of Holy Savior) which is the biggest and Bieta Mariam (Chapel of Mary): three aisled with mural paintings and a covered pillar containing inscriptions about the end of the world according to the gadl (act )of  saintly king. 

    Further visit of Bieta Denagel (Chapel of the Virgins), Bieta Meskel (Chapel of the cross) and finally, the “double – church” of Debre Sina and Bieta Golghotha (women are not allowed in the latter since it’s where the remains of King Lalibela are and also because it contains the tabernacle of the Holy Trinity). PM Visit of the second group of rock-hewn churches that are namely: Bieta Gabriel and Raphael, Bieta Merquorios, Bieta Emmanuel with unprecedented Axumite style and the

    Bieta Abaa Libanos (said to have been built by King Lalibela’s consort Meskal Kebra and visit the Bieta Ghiorghis which is the cruciform chapel of St. George. Overnight  Mountain view  hotel 4*. musicians representing some of the country’s ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for departure. End of tour

  • DAY 3: Flight to Gonder

    Morning flight to Gondar and transfer to hotel. Then after some rest in the hotel you will be taken to visit the castle compound where you can see the medieval castle of king Fasilidas, King Yohannes,King Eyasu, King Dawit, King Bakafa and Queen Mentewab further visit of the churches of Debre Birhan Selassie with awesome wall paintings and the bath of King Fasilidas.

  • DAY 4: Day trip to Semien Mountain National park

    Morning drive to Semien Mountain. Five kms from Gonder you will visit the previous black Jewish village. In Semien Mountain visit the marvelous scenery of the Semien Mountain , the endemic animals of Walya Ibex, Chilada Baboon and birds Further drive to Sankaber and walk around. Sankaber lies within the Park and found at an altitude of 3825msl. It is the place to see troopsof Gelada Baboon on the way. They are very attractive and so taking picture of them is unforgettable. These are a different primates found only inEthiopia and live on vegetables and soft roots. Walk to the wonderful view points around Sankaber.Lunch box will be taken on the site/view point.Later, drive to Chenek and walk around to see the scenic mountains and views in the surrounding. Chenek lies at an altitude of 3800 m ASL in the valleyat the bottom of the second highest pick called Buahit 4000 m ASL. It is the ideal place to see one of the endemic mammals found in the park, the WaliaIbex. They adapt living in the gigantic cliff age and high altitude. This adaptation comes from habitat loose because in the past they used to live ataround 2500 m ASL. The males are big in size while the females are smaller. With such a colossal horn curved to the back, the males are easily spottedsleeping on the rock or standing near the giant lobelia. They are very solitary, the female are very close to each other and the family isorganized by the dominant mother. It is very common to see one of the high altitude plant called giant Lobelia. When it grows fully, it reaches aheight of 9 to 12 meters with a flowering part on the top. For this plant it is quiet a struggle to grow at such high altitude where the weather is verydifficult. But nature has it all in it. Overnight Simien lodge in the national park Day  5, Drive to Bahirdar 

    Morning  we will have an hour hike to the water fall. Spend time with Chilada baboon and afternoon drive to Bahirdar, one of the lake shore town. On the way admire the beautiful landscape the Amhara people’s way of life and castle of Guzara.

  • DAY 5: Drive to Bahirdar

    Morning  we will have an hour hike to the water fall. Spend time with Chilada baboon and afternoon drive to Bahirdar, one of the lake shore town. On the way admire the beautiful landscape the Amhara people’s way of life and castle of Guzara.

  • DAY 6: ,Bahirdar

    In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana and visit the old island monasteries of Ura Kidane-Mihret, and Kebran Gabriel (closed for women). Most of the monasteries decorated with frescoes and staffed with religious as well as historical treasures. There are 37 islands scattered about on the 3000 square kilometer lake which is the source of the Blue Nile. About 20 of these islands house the churches and monasteries that are of immense historical and cultural interest. On the lake, be sure to notice the Tankwa boat, little papyrus boats that appear so flimsy yet are capable of carrying passengers and their goods around the lake as they have done for many centuries. P.M drive 70KM round trip to visit Tississat named after the water falls of the Blue NileRiver (the life blood for the Sudanese and Egyptians). Be informed that clients will walk about 30 minutes to arrive near to the water falls on Blue Nile. So they are expected to wear appropriate clothes that match with hot weather and good shoes and Back to Bahirdar.

  • DAY 7: Flight Bahirdar /Addis

    Morning rest in the Resort and afternoon flight back to Addis, has final shopping. In the evening have farewell dinner, transfer to Bole International airport and end of the trip. 

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