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7-Day Trip To The Historical Cities Of Ethiopia
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Travel to the ancient Ethiopian cities that form the famous Historic Route. Visit the ruins of the Palace of the legendary Queen of Sheba and the archaeological sites in Aksum. Explore the Blue Nile Waterfalls in Bahir Dar, peek into the hidden monasteries on Lake Tana, take a look at the Rock-Hewn Churches in Lalibela and the royal castles of Gondar.

  • Take a close view of the Blue Nile Falls in Bahir Dar 
  • Visit the ruins of the African Iron Age Kingdom- Aksum 
  • Explore the hidden monasteries on Lake Tana 
  • Shop at shops in Aksum for locally made clothing and jewelry
  • Travel to the 800 year old rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
  • Day 1: Arrival expand_more
    • Arrive at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa and meet with your guide. 

    • Overnight stay at the hotel. 
  • Day 2: Aksum expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Aksum, the African Iron Age Kingdom and oldest capital of Ethiopia.

    • Depart on a city tour, including visiting the ancient stelae (obelisks) and the national museum, widely rated as Ethiopia's best museum.

    • Then, visit the ruins of the Palace of the legendary Queen of Sheba and the tombs of ancient Axumite kings and queens.

    • Shop at some of the local shops in Aksum for locally made clothing and jewellery.

    • Overnight stay in Remhai hotel/ Yeha hotel at Aksum.
  • Day 3: Lalibela expand_more
    • Have breakfast, then travel to the airport for your flight to Lalibela, famous for its rock-hewn churches dating back 800 years. This is the most important stop on the historical route. You can view the 11 churches carved into the rugged mountainside from the air, which is an amazing spectacle.

    • Go on an afternoon excursion to visit those ancient churches.

    • Overnight stay at Mountain View/ Roha/ Tikul Hotel.
  • Day 4: Gondar expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Gondar.

    • Go for a city tour of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Compound, where the enchanting 17th-century built castles still stand.

    • Overnight stay in Goha/ Taye Balay/ Qwara hotel at Gondar.
  • Day 5: Bahir Dar expand_more
    • Drive to Bahir Dar through Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

    • Spend the afternoon by visiting a few isolated monasteries by boat. You can try bird-watching in the lush forest surrounding the lake.

    • Overnight stay in Tana/ Summer Land hotel in Bahir Dar.
  • Day 6: Addis Ababa expand_more
    • Have breakfast and go for an early morning excursion to the majestic Blue Nile Falls. Try bird-watching here. 

    • Continue to the airport for your flight to Addis Ababa.

    • Enjoy a city tour of Addis Ababa.

    • Overnight stay at a hotel. 
  • Day 7: Departure expand_more
    • Transfer to Bole International Airport and depart for your destination. 

What's Included
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Mini Van for ground transportation between Bahir Dar and Gonder

  • Transfer from and to Bole International Airport and city tours

  • Professional English speaking Ethiopian guide

  • Payment of all entrance fees

  • Boat services to visit Lake Tana Monastery

  • Mineral water along the route

  • All Governmental taxes

What's Excluded
  • Domestic flights fare

  • All personal nature expenses such as bar account

  • Laundry services

  • Video camera

  • Photographing fees

  • Tips

Know before you go
  • This Historic tour will cover Axum, Lalibela, Gondar & Bahir Dar, which forms the Historic Route to visit the major historical sites like Bahir Dar, Blue Nile Waterfalls, Monasteries on Lake Tana, and the Rock Churches in Lalibela and archaeological sites in Aksum.

Meeting Point

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 4 USD 1650 Per Person

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Ummuhan
    My friend and I had travelled the Ethiopia in January 2014, during the Timket festival. First we had a small trip to Lalibela then we headed to south part of the country, the Omo Valley. We had great time in Lalibela by participating the ceremonies and visiting the local tribes. Fethi Yahya accompanied us in Addis and Omo Valley. He made sure everything went well. I think he is one of the best guide in Ethiopia; his knowledge about the history and the experience in the area were very impressive. He was extremely thoughtfuI and helpful. If you you are planning to have a trip in Ethiopia, I strongly recommend you to contact with Fethi Yahya. I really appreciate his professional approach and want to say "Thank You" for everything Bests, Ummuhan
  • Dörte
    I recommend Suntrek Ethiopia Tours to be listed in your travel guide as a tour operator for Ethiopia. My family and I travelled to all parts of Ethiopia with this company (South OMO, West Ethiopia, Danakil Depression). It is a very professional and responsible Tour operator. They managed to organize my often complicated photography projects on a very high and satisfactory level. The staff is very friendly, they always use new model cars and perfectly organize the trips. I would be very happy if my recommandation is interesting for you. Yours sincerely Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
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