Ethiopia’s Historic and cultural route with Harar

Regarded as the land of mysteries and originality found in Africa’s soil, Ethiopia is distinguished from most of the African destinations by the fact that the country’s wealth of historic sites and the identity by its own history and diverse cultures rather than colonialism.

The best known historic sites-Axum, Lalibela, Gonder, Bahir Dar and the colorful, oldest Islamic city of Harar make up the historic routes which are also the highlights of this Itinerary.

The Itinerary can easily be adjusted to fit our clients’ schedules and special interests.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Addis Abeba, rest up and city tour in Addis. Afternoon flies to Bahir Dar.

Overnight: Bahir Dar 

Day 2

Boat cruise to some of the Lake Tana Monasteries and visit the Mighty Blue Nile Falls 

Overnight: Bahir Dar

Day 3

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar via Awramba and visit the Castel and churches

Overnight: Gondar

Day 4

Drive from Gondar to Simien Mountain National Park and enjoy the park playing with hundreds of Glada Baboons and most stunning views ever 

Overnight: Simien Mountain or Debark

Day 5

Drive from Simien Mountain National Park to Axum and sightseeing in Axum

Overnight: Axum

Day 6

Drive from Axum to Gheralta and en route visit Yeha temple 

Overnight: Gheralta

Day 7

Visit amazing Gherhalta cluster rock-hewn Church (Mariyam Qorqur and Daneil church) and drive to Mekele en route you will have a visit of Abraha Wo Atsebeha Church  

Overnight: Mekele 

Day 8

Drive from Mekele to Lalibela en route stop for a beautiful scenery and market passing by the charming tribes of Wollo in Raya kobo and Wdiya district 

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 9

Visit the impressive rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and participate at Ethiopian coffee ceremony in the villages of Lalibela

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 10

Excursion to Yimrehane Kiristos and Farm visit in the afternoon

Overnight: Lalibela

Day 11

Fly from Lalibela to Addis and resting at the hotel, shopping

Overnight: Addis

Day 12

Fly from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa and drive to Harar, visit the Hyena man

Overnight: Harar

Day 13

Visit Harar Museum, Abdullahi Ali private museum, Rimbaud House, the 16th-century grand Mosque and the colorful city of Harar 

Overnight: Diredawa

Day 14

Morning visit Dire Dawa and fly back to Addis, Shopping, a day room, farewell dinner and departure