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The Historic Route , Rift Valley and Omo

Tour Code : Roots - 044
Tour Title : The Historic Route , Rift Valley and Omo
Duration :
(23 nights/24 days)
North 1- 3 pax cobra, 4 -6 pax minibus, 7-15 pax coaster

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Hotel, sight seeings in Addis. Accomodation: Ghion Hotel

Day 2: Early morning departure to Bahirdar, visit the monastery of Debra Libanos and the Portuguese bridge. Accomodation: Ghion Hotel

Day 3: Drive to the Blue Nile falls and visit its spectacular scenery, in the afternoon boat trip to Lake Tana for visiting the monastery of Ura Kidane Meheret. Accomodation: Ghion Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Gonder through the scenic beauty of the Fogera plains and the mountains of Addis Zemen , Overnight in Gonder

Day 5: Full day visit in Gonder
Visit the 17th century castles and other sites of historical significance in the medieval capital – Gonder, visit Debra Birhan Sellassie and Kuskuam churches. Overnight in a hotel Gonder

Day 6: Drive through the Semien Mountains to the ancient city of Axum. Overnight in Axum

Day 7: Visit the attractions of Axum including the obelisks, remains of palaces, tombs, the church of St. Mary of Zion and other archeological sites. Overnight in Axum

Day 8: Drive to Adigrat through the Adwa Mountains, on the way visit the Temple of Yeha and Debre Damo Monastries. Overnight in Adigrat

Day 9: Drive from Adigrat to Mekelle on the way visit Wukro Cherkos and Abreha Atsebeha rock churches of Tigray. Overnight in Mekelle

Day 10: Drive from Mekelle to Lalibela through Sekota/Samre road, Stop for a a picnic lunch at Sekota. Overnight in Lalibela

Day 11: Visit the magnificently rock hewned churches of Lalibela built in the 12th Century. Overnight in Lalibela .

Day 12: Visit churches in the vicinity of Lalibela, like NeakutoLeab, Yimrehane Kirstos and Genete Maryam. Overnight in Lalibela.

Day 13: Depart Lalibela for Dessie on the way visit Haik Estifanos Monastery. Overnight in Dessie

Day 14: Drive to Addis Ababa

Day 15: Drive to Arbaminch visit the Rift Valley lakes, Langano, Abiyata, and Shalla Lakes. Arbaminch.

Day 16: Drive through Erbore visiting the Erbore and New York village. Over night in Turmi

Day 17: Early morning visit the Hammer Market. Drive to Omorate, cross Omo River by boat and visit the people of Geleb and Dasenech.

Day 18: Drive through Keyafer to Jinka.Visit the tribes of Ari, Benna and Tsemay on the way.

Day 19: Drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribes, Mursi women insert a large lip plate in their lower lip. Drive back to Jinka hotel.

Day 20: Drive to Jinka on the way stop at Keyafer market. Visit on Keyafer the three tribes, Ari, Tsemay and Benna. On the way to Konso visit the Air bore tribes & their villages. Overnight in Konso

Day 21: In the morning visit Konso village & their famous landscape –Terrace. Drive to Dorze village for a visit and continue to Arbaminch. Have a boat excursion on Lake Chamo.

Day 22: Full day stay in Arbaminch
In the morning visit the Nechisar National park. In the afternoon have boat excursion on Lake Chamo & visit Hippos & Crocodiles.

Day 23: Visit the beautiful landscape on your way from Arbaminch to Langano
Overnight in Langano

Day 24: Have a good morning swimming and relaxing by the shore of Lake Langano. Drive from Langano to Addis. End of trip. Departure.