Arrive in bole international air port and transfer out to your hotel over night at hotel by the next day morning depart mekelle then have breakfast after the derive to hamedella via berhali .which is about totally 160km form mekelle initially we will drive 100 km from mekelle to berhale .then here we will have a lunch stop (using a lunch box)and the pales were we pick up police .scout .road guides and permits for the afar region .then continuo to derive 60 km from berhale to hamedella our camp site along the way we will see the camel caravan over night in hamedelle .
In the next morning continue derive to the so called “doudum’which id the base camp for ear’tale so far. The road has tow part .the first and the largest part of the road is covered by sand and very flat land but the rest of covered by rock by which is very rough pista. Then there will be a lunch stop n kusrawit .the place where supplementary scout and camel for the luggage are arranged here by the chef of the village .afterward continue to “dodum”the erta ale volcano has been in a constant state of eruption for over 40 year as the sun goes down you will start the 3hours walk hike up to the crater rim of the erta ale volcano .the hike may edge .here you will see the permanent lava lake inside the volcano (the only permanent lava lake in the world .overnight camp on the rim of the volcano
Early in the morning visit ear’tale the second time look at the volcano.s lake of lava before descending from the volcano .then derive back to hamed ella through arid desert land of the afar people .overnight camping at hamed ella .
Derive to dallol which is 116 m below sea level it is the lowest point on the African continent .admire the stunning landscape .the ground many shades of red .yellow and orange from the hot .acids and mineral spurting hbp on from the ground .where lakes of acid form colorful sulfur formation in the hottest and the deepest part of Danakil depression and you will also witness the cutting of salt brikes and salt being loading on to camels for the long caravan (approximately 800-15000camels weekly ).then derive back to mekelle .
After have breakfast derive to Axum were the Ethiopian civilization was birth on the way you will visited the rock church’s of teka tesafay cluster such as peteros pawelos .medehani alme adi kesu , mikhle and the first Muslim mosque negash were some flowers of prophet Mohamed buried.then have lunch at adgrat after lunch continue derive to Axum but before you reach the city you will visit one of the magnificent monastery of deber damo monasrty and the first temple in sup saran Africa the so called of yeha temple overnight Axum brana hotel.
Axum up on arrival to Axum you will meet by your guide and transfer to the hotel .it will be a full day visiting the site of Axum .including the famous obelisk (one that was recently erected after being returned from Italy) .ezana inscription .archeological museum .the queen of sheba.s bath (which supplies water to Axum yearround).king kaleb s tomb. King bazens tomb and the queen of shebas palace .you can also visit the st marry of Zion church .where the ark of the covenant is keep .men only are allowed to enter the old church .unfortunately .no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk ) is allowed to enter the chapel where the ark is kept Overnight brana hotel.
Flight to lalibela the most famous of all of the Ethiopian historical sites .after arrival .start your tour to the rock hewn churches of lalibela . visiting the north western cluster of churches .bet medhale alem .bet maryam .bet meskel .bet danaghel .bet mikael and bet gologothan (enetry not permitted for women) in the afternoon .visit the southeastern cluster of church bet gabrel-rufael .bet merkorios .bet amanual and bet abba libanos .finalll .you will visit the most famous of all the churches –bet giyorgis constructed in honor of the patron saint of ethiopa –saint George.overnght mountain view hotel.
After breakfast visit yimrahanechristos and ashent mariyam monastery over night Mountain View hotel.
Flight to gonder after lunch continue to deriving to simen mountine national park. From here you will go far an easy hike to gech were you will see the largest water fall where the jinbar river plunges in to the abyss. This area is also a great place for viewing the endemic gelada baboon Also known as the ‘bleeding heart baboon” due to the red patch of shin on its chest .over night simen lodge.
Early in the morning derive back to gonder then you will start a city tour including a visit the royal enclosure .with six castle and several other buildings. Additionally visit fasiledes. Pool still used for timekt celebration today .ras gimb palace museum and the dere berhan selassie church .with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia .overnight quarahotel.
Early morning after breakfast derive to bharedar which is 170 km and will have boating to see monastery located at Lake Tana like of Kibran Gebriel, Tana Cherkos, Daga Estiphanos (closed for women),after lunch drive 35 km to the little town of Tiss Abay and walk for about twenty minutes to visit the famous Blue Nile Falls. The falls lunges 40 meters below and 400 meters wide, giving rise to steam clouds, smoke like fire, over night abay minch loage.
Derive back to addis abeba 600km asepalt road via Deber Libanos on the way will have stops to photograph the different sceneries over night intercontinental hotel.
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level, The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit then Lunch at Restaurant.
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.
In the evening, we will host you at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can see the folk dances of the Ethiopian people and taste Ethiopian variety of meals. Overnight stay intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa.or transfer to air port.