Duration: 8 days
Day 01: Early Morning, Fly to Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar, an attractive town, well lay out with tree lined avenues and with the blue of the lake in the background. Tana, Ethiopian largest lake, dotted with not less than 30 islands, on many of, which are found churches and monasteries. And the magnificent Blue Nile Fall is about 35-km /45min drive from the town. Visit the nearby monastery of the Zeghie Peninsula, known for its 14th century, round, grass roofed churches and their magnificent wall murals, the Azoa Mariam and Ura Kidane Mehret churches by a boat.
Day 02: Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar, 180km or 3hrs drive.
Gondar nestles in the foothills of the Simien mountains at about 2,200m above sea level. It is the 17th century royal city of Ethiopia, affluent in the imperial structures of the castle compound and the impressive spectacularly painted Debre Brehan Sellasie church which worth more exploration.
Day 03: Drive to one of the most dramatic, worth seeing mountain, among the UNESCO World Heritage Site since the late 1960s, gifted by nature in every aspect, rich in the flora as well as fauna, home for endemism – The Semein Mountain National Park.
Day 04: Early morning, look around drive back to Gondar for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Fly to Lalibella,
Lalibella- a town for internationally renowned rock hewn churches known as ‘Eight wonders of the world’, physically praised from the rock in which they stand, these towering edifices seems to be superhuman creation in scale workman ship and concept.
Day 06: Excursion to Ashetun Mariam & Yemrehane Christos
Set off on mule or on foot to the church of Ashetun Mariam, there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the mountain. And in the afternoon set off by road to the cave church of Yemrehane Christos, the finest example of its kind in Ethiopia.
Day 07: Fly to Axum,
Axum is Ethiopian’s most ancient city, renowned for its cathedral of St. Mary Zion, where as legend has it the original Ark of Covenant is housed and several monolithic stelae which are made of single pieces of granite of which three of them have identical decoration.
Day 08: Fly back to Addis. Free /leisure time