We recommend an 11-day trip that will allow you to get to know the history and Ethiopian historical heritage, as well as the natural landscape of mountains in the north of the country. Three World Heritage sites: the castles of Gondar, the churches excavated in the rock of Lalibela and the National Park of the Simien Mountains.
It is the main tourist destination in the northeast of Ethiopia. At 1,840 meters above sea level, we will sail through Lake Tana dotted with 30 islands and 38 monasteries, the oldest of the 14th century, which have a magnificent display of religious art and frescoes on its walls. Through paths surrounded by coffee plants and thick vegetation, we will reach the Blue Nile and its waterfalls, 400 m wide and 45 m fall.
Gondar, capital of Ethiopia in the s. XVII. Discover the Ensemble of Fortified Castles, of medieval European style, declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO, the Baths of the Emperor Fasilidas, the Church of Quskuam Mariam, of the s.XVII, the residence of the Empress Mintwab and the Church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for the fresco paintings of its ceiling and walls.
NATIONAL PARK OF THE MOUNTAINS SIMIEN
Discover the impressive landscape of these mountains World Heritage and divisions to one of the endemic mammal species of Ethiopia: the Gelada baboon. Shocking natural scenes We will meet the Falasha ethnic group, whom they call “the Ethiopian Jews”.
Located at an altitude of 2,600 meters, it is undoubtedly the most impressive of the 8 Ethiopian cities classified as World Heritage Sites. Its main attraction is the 11 monolithic churches of the twelfth century, literally excavated in the rock and divided into two blocks separated by the River Yordanos (Jordan). The first group symbolizes the earthly Jerusalem and the second group the celestial one. In the interior of all the churches there are beautiful mural paintings of Byzantine influence, manuscripts, prayer sticks and many antiques.
Accommodations that we recommend:
Sheraton Hotel, a Luxury Collection
Kuriftu Resort & Spa
LOS MONTAÑAS SIMIEN NATIONAL PARK
Hotel Mountain View