OVERVIEW
This itinerary is designed for travelers who want to visit the northern historical attractions but dont have much time. Visitors will cover all the important sites in the Historic circuit by flying from one site to the other. It also includes a visit to the Simien Mountains National Park, which is the only natural site of the country that is registered by UNESCO as a world Heritage.
Itinerary In Summary 
Day 1 – Arrival + Addis
Day 2 – Fly Addis – Bahir Dar
Day 3 – Drive Bahir Dar – Gondar
Day 4 – Drive Gondar – Simien Mountains National Park
Day 5 – Simien Mountains National Park – Axum
Day 6 – Axum
Day 7 – Axum – Lalibela
Day 8 – Lalibelaa
Day 9 – Lalibela – Addis + departure
Detailed itinerary

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Day 1 – Arrival + Addis
Be welcomed by Ultimate Wild Safaris guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, and transfer  to your hotel.
ACCOMMODATION; Jupiter International.    
Day 2 – Fly Addis – Bahir Dar
Fly from Addis to Bahir Dar and visit the Blue Nile Falls before lunch. In the afternoon, have a boat trip on Ethiopia’s largest water body – Lake Tana (3,600 Km Sq) to visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret (14th Century AD) and Azwa Mariam (14th Century AD).ACCOMMODATION; Abyminch lodge
Day 3 – Drive Bahir Dar – Gondar
Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar – the 17th century capital of Ethiopia. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Castle Compound of Gondar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the ‘Bath of Emperor Fasiladas’, the church of Quskuam Mariam (17th century AD), the residence of Empress Mintwab, and the church of Debre Birhan Sillassie which is famous for its wall and ceiling paintings.ACCOMMODATION; Goha Hotel
Day 4 – Drive Gondar – Simien Mountains National Park
Drive from Gondar to Debark (the headquarter of the Simien Mountain National Park), and proceed 36 km farther to the Simien Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to visit the endemic mammal of Ethiopia – the Gelada Baboon, and the breathtaking scenery of the Simien Mountains.ACCOMMODATION; Simien Lodge
Day 5 – Simien Mountains National Park – Axum
Drive to Axum – the earliest Capital of Ethiopia, crossing the Tekezze Gorge.
ACCOMMODATION;  Sabean Hotel
Day 6 – Axum
Have a sightseeing tour of Axum which includes visiting the Archaeological museum of Axum, the famous stele park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the church of St. Mary of Zion which is believed to be the last resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant, the palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel (6th Century AD), and the ruin palace of the Queen of Sheba (9th Century BC).ACCOMMODATION; Sabean Hotel 
Day 7 – Axum – Lalibela
In the morning, fly to Lalibela – home of the 12th century AD rock hewn churches of King Lalibela. And in the afternoon, visit the first group of churches of King Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site).ACCOMMODATION; Roha Hotel 
Day 8 – Lalibela
In the morning, mule back ride to the hill top semi monolithic church of Asheton Mariam (13th century AD). Getting to the top of the hill rewards with great and unforgettable scenery of the area. In the afternoon, visit the remaining second and the third group of the churches of Lalibela.ACCOMMODATION; Roha Hotel 
Day 9 – Lalibela – Addis + departure
Fly back to Addis and have a half-day city tour of Addis that includes visiting the National Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa, Merkato – the largest open-air market in Africa, and driving to Mt. Entoto (3,200 meters) to have a panoramic view of the capital. In the evening, you will be invited a fare well dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis to see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopian people and to taste the variety of meals of the Ethiopian people.
TOUR AND SAFARI TRANSPORT
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

KEY INFORMATION

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