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Historic Route by Air

Trip Overview

Title: Historic Route by Air
Duration: 05 days
Code: SLET – 001
Transport: Flight

A land dotted with rock-hewn churches, medieval castles and ancient obelisks reflecting a culture dating back over 3000 years.

After visiting The Monasteries over Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Falls and the medieval castles at Gondar, we head into the Simien Mountains for a spectacular trek. The Simien Mountains have been called Africa’s “Green Grand Canyon”. The Simien Mountains of Ethiopia offer superb wilderness trekking with stunning scenery, dramatic cliffs and escarpments and the chance to spot endemic wildlife such as a troop of Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex and Simien fox and Ethiopia’s many endemic birds and plant life unique to the mountains and the immense beauty of the mountains. Finally we visit the holy city of Axum and the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, often referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the World”.


Trip Details

Day 01: Fly to Bahir Dar and visit Blue Nile Falls & Lake Tana monasteries.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Gondar and visit castles, Debre Berhane Selassie Church whose walls and ceiling covered with vivid murals.

Day 03: Fly to Lalibela and explore the end of 12th and beginning of 13th  century rock-hewn churches.

Day 04: Fly to Axum and visit the Archaeological Museum, 2000 years old mysterious monolithic obelisks, ruins of Queen of Sheba palace, Kaleb’s Tomb and Tsion Mariam Church – the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.

Day 05: Fly back to Addis Ababa.


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