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Hisroric Route by car and partly by air
10 Days and 9 Nights
• Day 1: ADDIS ABABA / DIRE DAWA / HARAR
UponTransfer to the airport for flight to Dire Dawa. Upon arrival in Dire Dawa city tour of Dire Dawa where visits of the Market and the Railway station will be made time permitting. After lunch depart to Harar passing through the characteristic small towns of Aweday, Chelenkos and many others. Overnight in your hotel.
• Day 2: HARAR

Whole day city tour of Harar where visits will be done to the characteristic walled city of Harar, the Mosques of Harar, the markets of Harar, the house of the French Poet Artur Renbaud and the palace of Emperor Haile Sellassie. In the evening visit the Hyena man of Harar. Overnight in your hotel.

• Day 3: HARAR / DIRE DAWA / ADDIS ABABA
After breakfast drive to Dire Dawa for your flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa city tour of Addis Ababa or final shopping in the available time and in the evening you culminate with a farewell dinner (time permitting) in a traditional restaurant with traditional music and dances. Transfer to the airport for departure. End of tour.
• Day 4: GONDAR / SEMIEN
In the morning after breakfast drive towards the Semien Mountains. The road passes over mountainous areas of wild beauty, drawing close to the national park of the Semien massif. In the park, many of the mountain peaks exceed 4000m; the highest is Ras Dejen, at 4620m above sea level. These mountains consist of volcanic masses that have been eroded away by centuries of rain. Have a picnic lunch on this day and go on a panoramic sight seeing trekking tour. Dinner and overnight your Hotel.
• Day 5: SEMIEN / AXUM

After breakfast drive towards Axum among beautiful mountainous sceneries and villages. Lunch will be had from a lunch box or in a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Axum rest dinner and overnight in your hotel.

• Day 6: AXUM

Axum known as the land of the Queen of Sheeba has a history which is very early and relatively unknown, however locals tracked and recorded in the 14th century A.D that this was the capital of the Queen of Sheeba during the 10th century B.C. Axum was the Kingdom that dominated Asia and Africa for a thousand years and it's most important building is the St. Marry of Zion where it is said that it holds the Arc of the Covenant brought by king Solomon and Queen of Sheeba's son Menelik almost 3000 years ago. You visit the city today and marvel at the historic tomb of the former King Kaleb, the ruins of the palace of Queen of Sheeba, and the church of St.Mary with it's crowns of former rulers, the stele fields and other archaeological sites time permitting. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

• Day 7: AXUM / HAWZIEN

After breakfast drive towards Hawzien along the way visit the Yeha Pre-Christian temple of the moon which dates to the 5th century B.C. On this day visit also the beautiful church of Abreha We Atsbeha. Time permitting and provided that you like walking and a little bit climbing visit also the stupendous church of Abune Yemata Guh. Overnight in your hotel.

• Day 8: HAWZIEN / LALIBELA

 Whole day drive across beautiful country side scenery and villages. Upon arrival in Lalibela in the late afternoon rest, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

• Day 9: LALIBELA

Lalibela, once the thriving capital of the medieval dynasty is still remarkably and unbelievably beautiful. The villages is hardly visible as the horizon is dominated by various peaks over 3,000m. Legend holds that once the Town was called Roha, a mother saw her baby in a cradle surrounded by a dense of swarm of bees. Ethiopian belief is that the animal world could foretell the advent of important personages, so that she called her son ''Lalibela''. Meaning "the bees recognize his sovereignty". Learn other local folklores on your visits to remarkable Rock Hewn churches built by this Prince over 800 years ago. Almost super human in their scale, these towering edifices are truly a world wonder. This morning visit the 1st part of Rock Hewn churches which are six in number, namely : Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Mariam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mika'el ( also known as Bet Debre Sina-Bet Golgotha) and Bet Giyorgis After noon visit the 2nd part of Rock Hewn churches which are five namely : Bet Gabriel, Bet Rufa'el, Bet Merkorios, Bet Aamanuel and Bet Abba Libanos. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

• Day 10: LALIBELA / ADDIS / DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa city tour of Addis Ababa or final shopping in the available time and in the evening you culminate with a farewell dinner (time permitting) in a traditional restaurant with traditional music and dances. Transfer to the airport for departure. End of tour.

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