Tour Code: FET-N05 Tour Program to Northern Ethiopia
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, Flights & Boat ride

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bole Ambassador Hotel. http://www.boleambassadorhotel.com/

Day 2: Fly to Bahir dar and Visit Lake Tana Island Monasteries & Blue Nile Falls
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Bahir dar. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes.
Your first visit will be to Lake Tana on a boat ride where you will visit to the medieval period island monasteries (beautiful mural paintings, religious books & sacred) on Lake Tana such as: Kibran Gabriel (only for men), Entos and on the Zegien peninsula visit Ura Kidan Mehiret, Azuwa Mariam, Mahal Giorgis.

Painting at Lake Tana island monastery of Ethiopia FANOS Ethiopia Tours (1)
After lunch, you will drive (some 30 Km) and visit to the Blue Nile Falls. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel.Overnight stay in Homeland hotel, Bahir Dar. http://homlandhotelbahirdar.com/

Day 3: Drive to Gondar and Visit the Fassiladas Castles
You will be driven to Gondar (185 Km) right after breakfast. Then you will check into a hotel and after a brief break, you will have lunch.
Then, you will visit to the Royal Castles & the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year. You will continue your visit to Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light), the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab.

Tours of Ethiopia
Early in the evening, you will visit ‘AzmariBet’ at Traditional Music Houses after which you will have dinner at the hotel and stay there for the night. Overnight stay in Goha hotel. http://gohahotel.com/

Day 4: Flight to Axum & City Tour in Axum
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Axum where you will check into a hotel. After a short break, you will visit to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.), all day with lunch break in between. In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there. Overnight stay in Brana Hotel. http://www.branahotel.com/

Axum Oblisk Ethiopia Day 5: Flight to Lalibela
After breakfast, another short flight will take you to Lalibela. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes. Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay in Panoramic View hotel. http://www.panoramicviewhotel.com/

Lalibela Ethiopia

Day 6: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure back to home
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

Rate:

Per Person: 1,300 USD per person (One Thousand Three Hundred USD ONLY) for 2 pax

Total: 2,600 USD (Two Thousand Six Hundred USD)

N.B – 1: Domestic flights (Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar// Gonder-Axum – Lalibela – Addis Ababa)

Ethiopian Airlines has new regulations on the fare of domestic flight starting from last October. If you fly with Ethiopian your international flight, you will get a discount on the domestic flight. So I counted separately the domestic flights cost.

DESTINATION International flight with other Airlines, price in USD International flight with Ethiopian, price in USD
ADD-BJR//GDQ-AXU-LLI-ADD  

540.00

 

315.00

Price includes:

  • Transport in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gonder, Axum & Lalibela
  • Transport from Bahir Dar to Gonder, on Day 3
  • All transfer in & out,
  • Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis (i.e sharing a Double room) including Breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, and boat fees
  • Bottled natural water every day,
  • Service tax

Price DOES NOT include:

  • Domestic flights (Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar// Gonder -Axum – Lalibela – Addis Ababa)
  • Personal expenses (tips, photo & video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Optional excursions
  • Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.
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