Historic Ethiopia Tour
From Addis Ababa To Adigrat, Tigray, Mekelle, Axum, Simeon Mountains, Gondar, Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Danakil - 11 Nights
- Departing from:
- Addis Ababa
- Adigrat, Tigray, Mekelle, Axum, Simeon Mountains, Gondar, Blue Nile Falls, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Danakil
- 11 Nights
- Tours usually April & October
- Tour Operator:
- Undiscovered Destinations
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his tour explores Ethiopia’s historic northern region, a land of ancient monasteries and castles where tradition rules. Starting off in Addis Ababa, we explore its many sites before flying to one of the jewels of the country – enchanting Lalibela with its amazing 11th century rock cut churches.
We spend time exploring both the main churches and lesser known ones before driving to the region of Tigray – similar to Petra with churches hewn out of the surrounding landscape, but many feel far more spectacular, with many churches built halfway up almost inaccessible cliff faces. We spend time learning about the history of the ancient Axumite Empire at Axum then travel to ‘Africa’s Camelot’ – the wonderful castles and palaces of Gondar.
Ethiopia’s natural beauty reveals itself in the Simien Mountains, where we walk amidst some of Africa’s most captivating scenery, looking for endemic gelada baboons. And to round off our exploration we visit the isolated island monasteries on Lake Tana, home to treasured religious artefacts and strong monastic traditions. This twelve day tour gives a fantastic insight into the cultural heritage of this spectacular nation.