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Tour Code: FET-SMT 02 Tour Program to Simien Trekking Ethiopia Day 2: Flight to Gonder Day 7: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 7 Days & 6Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, & trekking
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. Overnight stay in Radissun Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Gondar. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, to a hotel where you will check in and after a brief break, you will have lunch.
Then, you will visit to the Royal Castles (built in the 17th Century A.D. that is surrounded by high stone walls containing the 17th century palaces of King Fassiladas, King Iyasu and Queen Mentewab and different other buildings.), the Bath of Emperor Fasiledes (the bath is filled with water for the important Timkat (epiphany) ceremony once a year. The ceremony replicates Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, and is seen as an important renewal of faith.), the Historic
Debre Birhan Selassie Church (Trinity at the Mount of Light) has a ceilings decorated with beautiful winged Angels, and its walls with impressive scene depicting biblical events, including; St. May, the Saints, martyrs and the life of Christ.
Depending on the time you can visit also the Castle of Empress Mintewab, and Kuskwam Complex which is a royal compound built by the Empress Mentewab. Inside the palace look out the figures of crosses and Ethiopian characters and animals, such as St Samuel riding his lion.
Early in the evening, you will visit ‘AzmariBet’ at Traditional Music Houses after which you will have dinner at the hotel and stay there for the night. Overnight stay in Goha hotel.
Day 3: Excursion to Debarq, 100km gravel road to visit the Simien Mountains National Park
You will have breakfast & drive to Debark (100 Km from Gonder) finish formalities at the Head Quarter of the park at Debarq and continue to drive another 20km then make a short walk/trek and spend the day visiting the Simien Mountains National Park (registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site, with endemic & mammals, birds, natural vegetation, & wonderful landscape). Later in the early evening, you may make a short walk around Sankaber or rest. Then you will have dinner and stay the night in the lodge. Overnight stay night camping at Sankaber.
Day 4: Trek Sankaber to Geech
In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking to Geech through the Wazla (or Koba) River runs, making a short diversion to see one of the most impressive sights in the Simien Mountains, where the Jinbar River plummets into the Geech Abyss. Continuing along, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech where you will do camping. You will have dinner and stay the night at camping. Overnight stay night camping at Geech.
Day 5: Excursion to Kedadit, Saha, and Imet Gogo
Right after breakfast, an early morning trekking will take you to the three spectacular places: Kedadit, Saha, and Imet Gogo (3926 meter above sea level). Late in the afternoon, you will trek back to Geech camp site for overnight stay. You will have dinner and stay the night camping. Overnight stay night camping at Geech.
Day 6: Trek Geech to Ambaras
You will have breakfast & trek to Ambaras where you will meet the vehicle. Then, you will drive back to Gondar.
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa in the afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenir.
Tour Code: FET-SMT 02 Tour Program to Simien Trekking Ethiopia
Day 2: Flight to Gonder
Day 7: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.