Early in the morning you start your trip to the North of Ethiopia about 150 km. On the way you will visit Derba waterfall and gorge. After enjoying the beautiful views at Derba, you are on your way to Debre Lebanos monastery. There you will visit the biggest monastery in Ethiopia, see a holy water spring inside a cave that’s an important pilgrimage site .
Next, a short walk will lead you to the often-called Portuguese Bridge, which was built around the turn of the 20th century. The bridge spans the small Gur River which, just a few meters farther, pours into a 600m high waterfall down into the canyon.
In the late afternoon, you will be driven to your hotel.
The second day
After a breakfast you will continue your trip to Debre Markos. After driving about 100 km you will reach the Blue Nile gorge and bridge. A small walk across the bridge, and short stop next to waterfall.
You are continuing your journey and on the way get acquainted with the roadside outlets and the daily live of local people. Enjoy your trip leisurely.
Overnight at Debre Markos.
Today you will drive to Bahir Dar – the current capital of the Amhara Regional State in Ethiopia. But, before we will reach this city what is known for its wide avenues lined with palm trees and a variety of colorful flowers, we visit few wonderfulls places. The first will be – Fang waterfall.
After some km you will reach Zengena crater lake – the diameter of the lake is roughly 1 km and a maximum depth of 166 m, it is the second deepest lake in Ethiopia after Lake Shala. After visiting the lake surroundings, you will go together with the lockal guide to the Den Aquwashta caves and waterfalls.
Overnight at Bahir Dar hotel.
Early at the morning you will drive to Tissisat to visit Blue Nile waterfall and an old Portuguese bridge.
After lunch short boat trip to monasteries of lake Tana.
Overnight at Bahir Dar.
Your way take you to Awra Amba what is located in the rural region of Amhara in northwestern Ethiopia, and is founded on a code of egalitarian principles. The community of 500 has universal education, complete gender equality, and elder care — a trifecta that even the most wealthy Western countries are struggling to achieve. What has made them unpopular with their neighbors, however, is that there is no organized religion… You will see this different way of life and spend the night in their community.
After local breakfast you will continue your trip to Lalibela. It is a full day driving on a mountainous road, enjoying breathtaking landscapes.
Overnight at Lalibela.
Today is historical tour of 11 Lalibela’s churces. It’s take a full day visiting :
- The northern group consists of six sites: Bet Medhane Alem (House of the Saviour of the World), thought to be the largest monolithic church in the world; Bet Maryam (St Mary); Bet Denagel; Bet Golgotha, said to contain the tomb of King Lalibela; the Selassie Chapel; and the Tomb of Adam.
- The southern group consists of four churches: Bet Amanuel, Bet Merkorios (accessed via a series of dark trenches and tunnels), Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufael.
- Bet Giyorgis is positioned on its own to the southwest between the two groups.
Overnight at Lalibela.
After breakfast you will drive about 2 hours to Yemrehana Krestos Church. Hidden in a cave and inaccessible to all but for the most adventurous travelers, Yemrehana Krestos Church boasts some of the oldest artwork in all of Ethiopia–among other things.
After lunch – short trekking to Ashetan Maryam – set at 3150 m, atop Abune Yosef mountain, is this monastery where the local priests believe they’re ‘closer to heaven and God. Although the architecture here pretty different with Lalibela, it’s the extraordinary mountain scenery for which you really come.
Overnight at Lalibela
Early morning after breakfast you will go to Woldiya. On the way visit the Dima Teklehymanot monastery.
Overnight at Woldiya Lal Hotel (+251 33 331 0367)
Full day driving to Logia.
Overnight at Logia.
After getting permits you will go to Allolapad geysers – surprisingly little known is the beautiful geothermal area south from Tendaho and Dubti.
This area is named “Allalobad” – “the waters of Allah”, but often is named after the nearby villages.
Allolabad is dotted with steam vents and small craters of hot mud and hissing gases, but most beautiful are several pools of hot water. These pools have unusual, deep green, blue and yellow color. They are incredibly deep and are filled with hot, steaming water.
Overnight at Mile.
Full day driving to Awash about 400 km. Awash lies outside the Awash National Park, which is known for its wildlife, for the Mount Fentale caldera and for the Filwoha Hot Springs.
Overnight at Awash.
Visitng Awash NP, waterfall, after lunch – Filwoha hot springs.
Overnight at Awash
After breakfest go to Bishoftu. On the way stop in Metahara Basaka lake – is a shallow, saline lake in the Oromia Region of central Ethiopia. The salt lake has grown significantly in the past 50 years, growing from 3 square kilometres in 1957 to 42.6 square kilometres in 2008. .
Overnight at Bishoftu.
15- th day
After breakfast you will drive to Ziqualla mount – with a height of 2,989 metres, it is known for its crater lake Dembel, an elliptical crater lake with a maximum diameter of about one kilometer, but the trail around the crater is about 6 kilometers long. Both the mountain and the lake is a holy site to the Oromo living nearby. You will be able to climb up this mountain and see everything with your eyes.
After lunch you will go to Addis Abeba. Overnight at Addis Abeba.
Full day city tour and souvenir shopping. At the evening after dinner at Ethno-Music restaurant the transfer to the airport.