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Historic, Semien & Ertale Afar Tours

Tour Code : Roots - 046
Tour Title : Historic, Semien & Ertale Afar Tours
Duration : (17 Nights / 18 Days)

Day 1: ADDIS ABABA-city tour of Addis Ababa. Arrive at Bole (ADD), Welcome to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. City tour in Addis. Entoto Mountain, Ethnological Museum, National Museum. Accommodation: Ghion Hotel in Addis

Day 2: Flight to Bahir Dar and excursion to Lake Tana and Blue Nile fall visit. Bahirdar is the jumping-off point for visits to the spectacular scenic Blue Nile Falls named "Tis Issat" and monastries on the islands of Lake Tana. Accommodation: Tana Hotel in Bahirdar

Day 3: Drive to Gondar and visit 17th century castle and church. Visit the 17th century royal palaces and the old standing mural painting church of Debre Birhan Silassie. Accommodation: Goha Hotel in Gondar

Day 4: Drive to Sankaber 3230masl through a beautiful scenery and the villages of Falasha (Ethiopian Jews). Accommodation: Camping

Day 5: Early in the morning start trek to Geech 3600masl through the magnificent semien plugs and the pillars of the majestic mountain to Cheneck via Amba Ras. Today we expect to see a lot of birds as well as the endemic Gelada Baboon. The trek will take 5-7 hrs with plenty stops on the road. Accommodation: Camping

Day 6: This morning trek from Geech to Chenek 3600masl through bushes, falls, dawn streams and the pillars of mountains this will take 6-8hrs to the camping site. Accomodation: Camping

Day 7: Drive from Chenek to Gondar town. Accommodation: Goha Hotel in Gondar

Day 8: Fly to Lalibela. Visit the 12th century rock hewn Churches of Lalibela. Accommodation: Mount View Hotel in Lalibela

Day 9: Visit Near by churches around Lalibela Town. Surrounding the town of Lalibela are numerous other churches to visit that are distinct in architecture and design. Accommodation: Mount View Hotel in Lalibela

Day 10: Flight to Axum and visit the sights at Axum. Axum is well known for its stele fields, ruins of the palace of the Queen of Sheba, tombs of former Kings. Accommodation: Yeha Hotel in Axum

Day 11: Drive from Axum to Mekele and en route visit some rock churches of Tigray region. Accomodation: Axum hotel

Day 12: Drive from Mekele to Hamed Ella exploring Berhaile and Salt Caravans en route. Accomodation: Camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 13: Driving excursion From Hamed Ela to Dalol Depression and the salt lake of Asale . Accomodation: camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 14: Day drive from Hamed Ela to Dodom and then three-four hours trekking to Ert-ale volcano. Accomodation: camping at Ert-ale.

Day 15: Morning trekking back to Dodom and continue driving to Afdera. Accomodation: Camping

Day 16: Day Drive from Afdera to Semera/Logia. Accomodation: Logia/Semera in hotel.

Day 17: Day drive from Logia/Semera to Awash and evening game and bird watching tours in the park. Accomodation: Awash Falls Lodge

Day 18: Morning drive through the park for game and birds and then continue driving back to Addis Ababa. Accomodation: Ghion hotel ( Ghion Hotel )