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Historic Route
Quick View: Northern Historic Route by Air - Northern Historic route by Car

In more detail: Northern Historic route by Car

Photos: Ethiopia's Historic North - Lalibela and Bahir Dar

Northern Historic Route - By Air
Day 1 Depart Heathrow.
Day 2 Arrive Addis Ababa. City Tour. Overnight in Hotel in Addis Ababa.
Day 3 Fly Axum. Overnight in Hotel in Axum.
Day 4 Explore historic sites. Overnight Axum.
Day 5 Fly to Lalibela. Visit Rock hewn Churches. Overnight Hotel in Lalibela.
Day 6 Around Lalibela. Completing exploration of sites of interest.
Day 7 Fly to Gondar. Visit Royal Enclosure and Trinity Church.Overnight Hotel .

Mural on walls of Trinity Church

Day 8 Around Gondar. Optional Drive to Simien national Park to enjoy mountains.
Day 9 Fly to Bahir Dar.
Day 10 Visit Tis Issat Falls. Afternoon boat trip across Lake Tana to visit Monastery.
Day 11 Fly to Addis Ababa.
Day 12 Fly Home.

Church ceiling in Gondar

We feel there is much to be gained by travelling by car because of the spectacular scenery on some of the routes.

Northern Historic Route - By Car

Day 1 Depart Heathrow.
Day 2 Arrive Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel.in Addis Ababa
Day 3 Drive to Dessie. Overnight Hotel in Dessie.
Day 4 Drive to Lalibela, through Woldia. Overnight Hotel in Lalibela.
Day 5 Explore Rock Hewn Churches.
Day 6 Drive to Mekele. Overnight Hotel
Day 7 Drive to Axum through Debre Damo and Yeha. Overnight in Axum Hotel.
Day 8 Visit Historical sites in Axum. Overnight Hotel.
Day 9 Drive to Gondar through the Simien Mountains.Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10 Explore Gondar’s Royal Enclosure and Trinity Church. Overnight Hotel.
Day 11 Drive to Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel by Lake Tana.
Day 12 Visit Tis Issat Falls. Afternoon boat trip across Lake Tana to a monastery.
Day 13 Drive to Debre Markos.Overnight Hotel.
Day 14 Drive to Addis Ababa through Debre Libanos.Overnight Hotel .
Day 15 Fly Home.

Stellae at Axum

Castle in Royal Compound

We feel this is the least time (12 days or longer) you should allow to appreciate all the Historic North has to offer. Your visit will be greatly enhanced if you can spare a little more time.

A professional guide will meet you at Addis Ababa airport and accompany you for the whole trip at all times.

Costs may vary according to the size of the group and the time of year. A quotation will be given on request. Please e-mail us at sol2rs@yahoo.com for any further information.

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