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Ethiopia’s magnificent history encompasses legend and tradition, mystery and fact, from a powerful and religious ancient civilization. The well -trodden path through Ethiopia’s famous and fascinating historic places takes you through a scenically magnificent world of fairy -tale names, such as Lalibela, Gondar, Deber Damo and Bahar Dar.
Several of Ethiopia's more remote areas are excellent for walking safaris, which are offered by several good tour operators in the country. Walking tours, best planned for the dry season, offer the traveler the opportunity for awe-inspiring vantage points from which to view many of Ethiopia's natural wonders, cultural riches and architectural heritage. In Gondar, there are fairytale castles dating back to the 17th century. In Harar, the visitor can enjoy the incense-flavored mysteries of narrow alleyways and towering minarets.
See a video from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
Example: How Can your trip can be Organized
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour of Addis.
Day 2: Fly to Axum, ancient capital of Ethiopia, which is the site of a number of remarkable monolithic stone stele, or obelisks, each carved from a single huge piece of rock.
Day 3: Full day in and around the historical sites of Axum.
Day 4:Fly to Lalibella, the site of 11 remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches believed to have been built by King Lalibella in the late 12th or early 13th century. This afternoon we visit the first group of the rock-hewn churches.
Day 5: Full day in and around Lalibella. Morning - a mule trip to Asheton Mariam rock-hewn church. Afternoon visiting the second group of Lalibella's churches.
Day 6: Fly to Gonder for its numerous castle-like palaces, which are dating from 17th and 18th centuries. The Debre Brehan Sellassie church is one of the beauties of Gonder for its remarkable ceiling decorated with winged angles.
Day 7: Fly to Bahir Dar. This afternoon we visit URA Kidanemehiret Church, on Lake Tana, which has got over 300 years - old murals of Mosses and other beautiful paintings.
Day 8: This morning we drive to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls (Tis Issat), which has got about four hundred meters wide in full flood. Come back to Bahir Dar at a mid -day for lunch. Afternoon will be sightseeing around Bahir Dar.
Day 9: Fly back to Addis Ababa.