4 Days Tour to Axum, Abba Garima and Yeha

Tour Description

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port

Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.

Depending on your arrival 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.

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.Overnight stay in Oasis Hotel Apartment, Addis Ababa.

 

Day 2:  Flight to Axum &City Tour in Axum

Early morning, a short flight will take you to Axum where you will check into a hotel. After a short break, you will visit to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.), all day with lunch break in between.

In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there. Overnight stay in Berhana hotel, Axum.

 

Day 3: Excursion to Abba Garima Monastery  and Yeha

In the morning, you will have breakfast and drive to Abba Garima Monastery (established by one of the Nine Saints on sixth century) through Adwa Mountains Chains (decisive Battle of Adowa fought in 1896 with Italian troops).

A further drive you will visit Yeha, which is considered as the birthplace of the country’s earliest civilization. Its single most remarkable antiquity is the well-preserved walls of the 12m-high stone temple of the moon that is thought to be over 2500 years old.

Late in the afternoon you will get back to Axum. You will have dinner and stay the night in the hotel. Overnight stay in Berhana hotel, Axum.

 

Day 4: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure back to home

After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.

Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.

Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

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Rate:

Starting from: $ 375 USD per persons

Single Supplement: $ 55

 

Domestic flights depend on your international flights

Addis Ababa – Axum – Addis Ababa

  •        If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = ?? USD
  •        If not (with other airline) = ?? USD

Flight cost subject to change.

 

Price includes:

 

  •     Well-maintained and insured 4WD vehicles  Model 2013-2015
  •       Fuel
  •       All transfers in & out
  •        Hotel Room on Double  Occupancy basis including Breakfast (B&B)
  •        All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, and boat fees
  •        Bottled natural water every day,
  •        Service tax

Price DOES NOT include:

  •        Entry visa
  •        International flights
  •        Domestic flight (Addis Ababa - Axum – Addis Ababa)
  •        Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  •        Photography & Video fees,
  •        Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)