Gondar

Gondar Tour

 

Day 01 Addis Ababa – Bahar Dar
Our tour to the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar starts with a flight to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the Marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and visit ancient island monasteries. Overnight Hotel – Bahar Dar

 

Day 02  Bahar Dar – Gondar
Drive through the countryside to Gondar. Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Having survived several wars, including air raids during World War 2, the castles are a testament to the resilience of this once mighty African Empire.  Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels. Overnight Hotel – Gondar

 

Day 03  Gondar – Lalibela
Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines.  Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago.  This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings. Overnight Hotel – Lalibela

 

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