Day 1 Arrival to Addis
Depart from home city and arrive in Addis Ababa. Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Jacaranda staff and driven to your hotel.
Day 2 Fly to Axum
Visit of the sites of Axum, including the famous obelisks, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), King Bazen’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace. You will also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept.
Day 3 Fly to Lalibela
Discovery day of Lalibela, the most famous site of Ethiopia, with 11 monolithic churches carved into volcanic rock in the 13th century. King Lalibela Gebra Maskal wanted to replicate the symbolism of Jerusalem that was becoming increasingly inaccessible to pilgrims.
Day 4 Lalibela
Visit of other monasteries around Lalibela
Day 5 Fly to Gondar
The day will be dedicated to the the imperial city of kings. Visit a small palace called "Fasiladas bath" built outside of the city, and discover the most beautiful church of Ethiopia, Debre Birhan Selassie whose walls are covered with beautiful paintings.
Day 6 Drive to Bahir Dar
You will have a boat trip on Lake Tana where you will explore some of the islands and monasteries;
Day 7 Bahir Dar
An excursion to the waterfalls of the Blue Nile is organised on this day: 100 meters wide, the water plunges 45 meters, giving rise to steam clouds and rainbows.
Day 8 Fly Addis. City Tour/Departure
From Lalibela: Yimrahana Kirstos, Asheton Mariam and Nakuto Leab monasteries
From Gondar: Simien Mountains National Park
From Axum: Yeha Temple and Debre Damo church