Historic Route and Tigray Rock Churches
This voyage leads to the rich historic sites; passes through scenic highlands and spectacular panoramas. The monasteries on lake Tana with the Blue Nile Falls, the 13th Century monolithic Rock-Hewn churches of King Lalibella, the stele & tombs of the Axumite Kings, the rock churches found in Tigray region, other churches dating back to the 4th -15th Centuries and 7th C mosque of Negashi in Tigray, shrines in Harar, Dire Dawa, Sof Omar, Sheik Hussein and others are parts of the package.
1: Addis Ababa
Arrival at Addis Ababa.
Drive to Kombolcha & possibly Sembete market.
Drive to Woldya & possibly Bati market (or Heyk Estifanos monastery).
Drive Lalibela and visit.
Lalibela in and out of town churches.
Drive to Mekele via Sekota or Woldya.
7: Tigray churches
Visit Tigray churches as Abreha we Alsbeha, Dugum Sellasie, Wikro Cherkos. O/N Mekele.
8: Tigray churches
Churches as Michael Imba, Michael Debre Selam and Michael Barka. O/N Mekele.
9: Yeha – Axum
Drive via Debre Damo monastery & Yeha temple to Axum. O/N Axum.
Full day in Axum.
Drive Gondar crossing the scenic Semien Mountains. O/N Gondar.
Morning visit of Gondar; afternoon drive Bahirdar. O/N BJR.
13: Tana Lake
Full day boat on Tana Lake for 2-3 hrs as Urakidane Mehret, Mahal zeghie Gyorgis Asua Mariam and Narga Sellasie O/N BJR.
14: Blue Nile falls
Morning Blue Nile falls. Then drive to Debre Markos.
15: ebre Libanos monastery – Addis Ababa
Blue Nile gorge, Debre Libanos monastery – Addis Ababa.