DAY 1:-  Arrival Addis Ababa

Welcoming by representatives of    Balehageru TOURS Ethiopia at Bole International airport; Transfer to your hotel. Kaleb/jupiter international HOTEL. City tour of Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa (the name means ‘new flower’) is of fairly recent origin – Menelik 11 founded the city in 1887. Situated in the foothills of the Entoto Mountains and standing 2,400 metres above sea level it is the third highest capital in the world. The city has a population of about two million. Addis Ababa is an important administrative centre not only for Ethiopia but also for the whole of Africa. The headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Africa was established here in 1958 and it is the site of the OAU’s secretariat Kaleb/jupiter international HOTEL.

 DAY2 :- Fly to Axum

Morning after breakfast Early in the morning transfer to bole international Airport Domestic flight terminal Fly to Axum; the first capital of Ethiopia visit the archeological site, the steals filed the church of Axum Tsion(zion).Axum stands in the highlands of north western Tigray, commanding spectacular views over the nearby Adwa hills. This ancient settlement is frequently referred to as “the sacred city of the Ethiopians” a description that adequately culture as a centre of Orthodox Christianity. Many remarkable monuments here attest to the great antiquity of religious expression in this country, and as a former capital that has never lost its special appeal to the hearts and minds of all Ethiopians. OVERNIGHTAt Roha  HOTEL.

Day 3 : After break fast drive to Gerealta mountains.

Gheralta, northwest of Mekelle, the capital of Tigrai, is the home of a quarter of the rock churches, some famous for their stone workmanship, ancient paintings and old manuscripts, and others known for their magnificent view and difficult ascent. Such great churches as Abune Yemata (Guh), Mariam Korkor, Debretsion (Abune Abraham), Yohannes Maequddi, Abune Gebre Mikael and Selassie Degum are in the very heart of Gheralta, making it the home of rock churches of Tigrai. The scenery of Gheralta is spectacular. The view of the graceful Mount Gheralta and the far-reaching Hawzien plain is a rare combination of extraordinary beauty. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: -Morning  after breakfast Drive from Gerealta to Mekele Geralata Mountains

Through out the day you will be visiting Mariam Korkor and Abune Yemata, churches, late in the afternoon you will heading to Mekele, overnight will be at hotel in Mekele

Day 5: Morning Drive from Mekele to Lalibela

Stating off from Mekele early morning you will be heading to Lalibela via Korem, on most of the way you the scenery is to be admired ,with photo stops you will be arriving at Lalibela late in the afternoon, overnight at Lal  Hotel.

Day  6: After breakfast you visit the first group of the remarkably excavated churches of Lalibela

Lalibela represent the earthly Jerusalem.this churches include Bete  Medehanealem, Bete Mariam, Beta Meskel and  Bete Debresina – Gologota  Afternoon, visit the second group of churches, which represent the Heavenly Jerusalem ( Bete Gebrel- Rufael, Bete Merqorios, Bete Emanuel and bete Aba Libanos. and monolithic form church of St. George/Bete Giorgis/. It is said to be the Overnight the same hotel.

Day 7 :Morning after breakfast drive to Gondar over night Gondar at Roha hotel

Day 8: morning after breakfast we will visit the castle compound, Fasildes bath, Debre Brhan Silasse church

It is literally translated as ‘Trinity at the mount of light’. It was constructed during the reign of Iyasu I. It is noticeable for high-fortified wall with tower all around. This church is unique in both mural and ceiling paintings. It is the only church in Ethiopia to have painting on the ceiling with faces of angles in all directions. Lunch will be at Gondar  after lunch we will drive to Bahr Dar over night at  Tana hotel

Day 9 :Morning after breakfast lunch make  Boat Trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries.

Lake Tana has a number of islands, whose numbers vary depending on the level of the lake; it has fallen about 6 feet (1.8 m) in the last 400 years., there were 21 islands, seven to eight of which had monasteries on them “formerly large, but now much diminished.” 18th century, inhabited islands, believed that  37 islands. There are isolated island monasteries including, Ura Kidane Mehret, Azwa Maryam. OVERNIGHT at Tana Hotel.

Day 10: Morning flight back to Addis Ababa   on arrival Addis Ababa direct drive to Langano .

Is a fresh breath taking atmosphere.  The lake with its beautiful white sand beach is bilharzias browned water lakeovernight at savanna lodge.

Day 11: morning after breakfast Drive  to Arbaminch.

Proced to Arbaminch we will visit the Chencha and Dorze village to see their culture, work of weavings, cultivation of false banana from or in it’s literally Name Enset and for their known tradition weaving . Overnight Swaynes Hotel

Day 12 :Morning after breakfast have boat trip over lake Chamo

and encounter the huge hippo colonies and biggest crocodiles after lunch in Arbaminch we keep Driving  to Jinka, over night Jinka  orit Hotel.

Day 13:  morning After breakfast excursion at Mago Nationla park  Mursi villages.

The Mursi people are the most popular in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley.  They are well known for their unique lip plates.  They are settled around the Omo River and in the Mago National Park.  Due to the climate, they move twice a year between the winter and summer months.  They herd cattle and grow crops along the banks of the Omo River. overnight Jinka  orit Hotel.

 

Day 14. Morning after breakfast we Drive to Turmi Evangadi

if it is market day we will have the chance to see the biggest market on Key Afer or Dimeka (Dimeka market Will Be on Saturday  and key Afer market will be on Thursday ) overnight at Buska lodge.

Day 15. Morning after breakfast excursion to Murulle

after noon we Visit Hammer people villages,They are cattle herders and practice agriculture.  Very colorful bracelets and beads are worn in their hair and around their waists and arms.  The practice of body modification is used by cutting themselves and packing the wound with ash and charcoal.  Some of the women wear circular wedge necklaces indicating that they are married.  Men paint themselves with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony.  Hair ornaments worn by the men indicate a previous kill of an enemy or animal. Overnight at Buska lodge

 

Day 16.Drive to Arbaminch through konso village and visit Konso people

The Konso lives in an isolated region of the basalt hills.  The area is made up of hard rocky slopes.  A Konso village maybe fortified by a stone wall used as a defensive measure.  The erection of stones and poles is part of the Konso tradition.  A generation pole is raised every 18 years, marking the start of a new generation.  The age of a village can be determined by how many poles are standing.  Carved wooden statues are also used to mark the grave of a famous Konso tribal member.  The marker, called a Waga is placed above the grave and smaller statues are then placed around the larger one representing his wives and conquered enemies.Over night  Swaynes hotel Arbaminch.

Day 17: Drive back to Addis Ababa .

farewell at best traditional restaurant and departure home