Day01. Sunday. Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to the chosen hotel. Have a free morning. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) tour of the capital: visit the National museum where Lucy remains are found, St George church and the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Meals free. ON (overnight) hotel.
Day02. Fly to Bahirdar.
Check in at hotel. Then drive to visit the Blue Nile falls (it takes about 1 hour drive and then 20 minute walk, each way). Admire these spectacular falls and amazing views. Afternoon make a boat excursion on lake Tana to visit the monasteries over its islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Asua Mariam. Dinner & ON hotel in Bahirdar.
Day03. Morning drive to Gondar.
It takes about 2 hrs driving, visit on the way very nice landscapes.Afternoon visit the castles compound including king Fasiladas and other castles, King Fasiladas bath and the Debre Birhan Sellasie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals. Dinner & ON hotel in Gondar.
Day04. Drive to the Semien mountains, for a very interesting full day excursion: admire spectacular views and with the chance to spot endemic animals as the Lammergeyer, the Gelada baboons, the Walya Ibex and more. Dinner and ON hotel
Day05. Drive to Axum, admiring very nice views over the Semien mountains and visiting Tigray people villages and culture. Dinner & ON hotel
Day 06. Morning in Axum: visit the steles, St Mary of Tsion church (where legend says the Ark of Covenant is deposited), the bath & palace of Queen of Sheba. Afternoon drive to Wikro or Hawsen. On the way visit the Yeha pre-Christian temple and DebreDamo monastery (where to reach the monastery men have to climb 16 meters by ropes).
Dinner & ON hotel at Wikro or Hawsen
Day07. Full day visit of the very interesting Tigray region churches, with also spectacular views. Visit Micael Imba, Debre Selam Atsbi and Micael Barka churches. Dinner & ON hotel in Mekele
Day08. Drive to Lalibela, admiring very nice views. Dinner & ON hotel
Day09. Full day visit of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder in the world. Churches built in the 12th century; the African Jerusalem. And late afternoon take part of the coffee ceremony in a traditional house or the hotel. Dinner & ON at your hotel
Day10. Tuesday. Fly to Addis Ababa Have your free afternoon for shopping, souvenir shops and relax. Dinner invited in a traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure.