Arrive in Addis Ababa in the morning. Upon arrival, guests pass passport control and do not receive luggage and go to the main hall, where the Nexus International Hotel counter is located. Transfer to the hotel, meeting with a guide and breakfast. Transfer to the airport for domestic flights and flight to Lalibela, flight ET120, 11:40 - 12:40.
Transfer to the hotel.
Lalibela was the capital of Ethiopia in the 10-13 centuries. Four eminent kings ruled in this dynasty, the most famous of which was King Lalibela. By his order in the 12th century, 12 churches were carved into the rock. Each church has a unique design. Almost all churches are active. The most famous and most attractive This church of St. George, 15 m tall, carved into the rock in the shape of a Greek cross.
Afternoon excursion to the church of Lalibela, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Attendance of 7 churches of the northern group.
Hotel accommodation: Lal Hotel, meals breakfast
In the morning, an excursion to the Yimrehanna Christos Church, 40 km from Lalibela.
Return to Lalibela at lunchtime.
In the afternoon, excursion to the 4 churches of Lalibela (southern group) as well as to the church of St. George.
Hotel accommodation: Lal Hotel, breakfast meals
Early departure from Lalibela. Moving to Bahr Dar. On the way, stop at photographing in the area of the Checheho Pass.
Hotel accommodation and a brief familiarization tour in Bahr Dar.
This city is located on the southern shore of Lake Tana, from where the source of the Blue Nile originates. It is a very hospitable and attractive city, with good hotels, cafes and restaurants. Bahr Dar one of the largest cities of Ethiopia. From here, tourists can visit the ancient monasteries and churches on the islands and the coast of Lake Tana.
Hotel accommodation: Jacaranda Hotel, breakfast buffet
Early in the morning, a motorboat excursion on Lake Tana with a visit to the monastery of Ura Kidane Mihiret and a walk in the coffee forest.
Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, located at an altitude of 1,830 meters above sea level. Fishermen and peasants living on this lake still float on papyrus boats similar to those used in ancient Egypt. Between the 13th and 17th centuries, the area of Lake Tana was the political and religious center of the Ethiopian Christian state. Many churches and monasteries on the coast and islands of Lake Tana belong precisely to this period.
Moving to Gondar, and an excursion to Debre Berkhan Selassiye’s church (famous angels are black angels).
Check in at the hotel and rest.
Hotel accommodation: Goha Hotel, meals breakfast
Celebration of Christmas in the central church of Gondar, excursion to the royal palace complex (UNESCO World Heritage) and to the pool of King Fasil.
Gondar this city, the third largest in Ethiopia, was the capital of the country in the 17-19 centuries. It was founded by Emperor Fasilides in 1636. Gondar is often called African Camelot. Tourists get great pleasure from visiting the ruins of the royal palaces of the Solomon dynasty and the ancient churches of Gondar. The complex of royal palaces is quite well preserved. It includes the palace of King Fasil (1636), and the palaces of his descendants, Kings Iyasu, Johannes, David, and Bakuffy, and the castle of Queen Mentvab.
Relocation Debark. Check in at the hotel.
Hotel accommodation: Ras Dejen Hotel, breakfast meals
Early morning excursion to Semien National Park, UNESCO World Heritage, and a 2-hour walk in the mountains for
. The walk is not difficult, available to tourists with an average physical preparation. Return to Gondar in the evening and rest.
Semien Park, also recognized as part of UNESCO World Heritage, was founded under Emperor Haile Selassie. Walking tours can be organized in this park, lasting from 2 hours to 2 weeks.
Several rare endemics inhabit the Semiyen National Park: for example, the Ethiopian wolf (Ethiopian wolf), the mountain goat Walia (Walia ibex) and the baboon gelada baboon, as well as more than 50 species of birds. The highest mountain peak in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen (4620 m) is located in the park Semyen.
Return to Debark and transfer to Aksum. Check in at the hotel.
Hotel accommodation: Sabean Hotel, breakfast buffet
Excursion to Axum, UNESCO World Heritage, all the sights, including the famous steles of Axum and the Church of St. Mary of Zion.
Axum This is one of the leading attractions of the historic route. This quiet city in northern Ethiopia for nearly a thousand years was the capital of one of the most powerful empires in Africa. The ancient book Kibre Negest (Glory of Kings) describes Axum in the 10th century BC, where the legendary Queen of Sheba ruled. In the first century AD, Axum became the most important trading center where merchants from Greece often visited. When Ethiopia converted to Christianity in 330, Axum became the unofficial religious capital of the country. Axum’s spectacular landmarks for tourists especially interested in history and archeology are the famous Aksumite steles and tombs, the national museum, the Queen of Sheba's pool, the Dongar Palace (sometimes mistakenly called the Queen of Sheba's tomb), the tomb of King Kaleb, the Church of Mary of Zion, etc.
Hotel Accommodation: Sabean Hotel, Meals Breakfast
Fly to Addis Ababa in the morning. Flight ET129, 09:45 - 11:15. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, a brief familiarization tour in Addis Ababa with a visit to the national museum. Buying souvenirs.
Hotel accommodation: Nexus International Hotel, meals breakfast
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Arba Minch, flight ET135, 12:00 - 13:05. Meeting with drivers and excursion to the mountains where the people of Dorze live.
The people of Dorze (about 35,000 people) live high in the mountains near the town of Arba Minch. Dorze the best weavers in all of Ethiopia, and in almost every home there is a hand loom, which only men work. At home, the shapes are reminiscent of the head of an elephant. Dorse also grow enset (false banana), from which they make bread. The program includes visiting the village of Chencha, where tourists have the opportunity to visit a traditional house and they will be shown the method of making bread from a false banana, working on a hand loom, making dishes, etc.
Hotel accommodation: Emerald Lodge, breakfast buffet
Early in the morning, a motorboat tour of Lake Chamo (Nech Sar National Park), then transfer to Karat Konso. Check-in at the hotel and excursion to the conso village.
Carat Konso (the administrative center of the Konso people) The program includes an excursion to the village of conso. Conso, the most numerous people in southern Ethiopia (about 300,000 or more). Since ancient times, this nation has been practicing the system of terrace farming and irrigation, organic fertilizers, crop rotation, and grows almost everything that can grow in this region. Particular mention should be made of the moring tree, which has amazing medical qualities, as well as the highest-grade coffee. KONSO CULTURAL LANDSCAPE is part of UNESCO World Heritage.
Hotel accommodation: Kanta Lodge, breakfast buffet
Early departure from Karat Konso and excursion to the village of Erbore. Moving to Turmi and excursion to the village of Hamer.
Hamer women can be seen from afar: a hairstyle with many small braids, richly smeared with a mixture of clay and ocher, leather skirts decorated with cowry shells, as well as brass bracelets and massive collars for married ladies. Tourists can get to the initiation ceremony, which includes jumping over the bulls or the traditional dances of hamer evangeses. However, keep in mind that these ceremonies cannot be ordered for money. You can also visit the local market in the villages of Dimek and Turmi.
Hotel accommodation: Buska Lodge, breakfast buffet
In the morning, an excursion to the village of the people of Dassenech. Omorate settlement is not far from the border with Kenya and Sudan, near Lake Turkana. From there, tourists, having crossed the Omo River by boat, get into the village of the people of Dassenech. This nation leads a semi-nomadic lifestyle, raising cattle and small cattle.
Returning to Turmi for breakfast, then transfer to Dimeka village and excursion to the local market. An important part of the economic and social life of the southern tribes are local markets. These markets gather in several places on different days of the week: Kay Afar on Thursdays, Turmi on Mondays and Thursdays, Al Oqaba on Tuesdays, Dimek on Tuesdays and Saturdays, etc. On the market, you can see products that are sold and bought by local residents, take pictures of people from different nations who came to this market from remote villages, and also buy souvenirs from local production.
Moving to Jinka and walking tour to the village of the people of Hari.
Jinka, the administrative center of the people of Aari, must be visited, because only from Jinka you can get to the area where the Mursi people live. In Jinka, you can stroll to the local market and buy fresh fruit and the most delicious bananas in the world.
Hotel accommodation: Eyob Hotel or similar, meals breakfast
Early in the morning, excursion to the village of Mursi people, return to Jinka for breakfast, excursion to the local ethnographic museum.
The people of Mursi live west of Mago National Park. Mursi women cut their lower lip and insert a clay disc. This is done for beauty, because the larger the disc in the lip is - ash the more attractive is the girl, and when she is married, 50 bulls will pay for her! It is these clay discs that attract professional photographers and ordinary tourists from all over the world.
Transfer to the airport and flight to Addis Ababa. Flight ET135, 14:40 - 15:50. Device in the hotel and rest. In the evening, transfer to the airport and departure home.
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