9-Day Fly the historical route

4 ancient cities & Simien Mountains


Experience all the best highlights of Ethiopia’s Historic Route in this 9-day tour! Covering all historical highlights (Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum), and hiking in the Simien Mountains. This trip is comfortable and efficient. You stay in the best lodges and fly from city to city. 


  • Best historical sites on the Historic Route
  • Hikes to the Blue Nile Falls and Simien Mountains N.P.
  • Overnight in a homestay in the mountains!
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Experience all the best highlights of Ethiopia’s Historic Route in this 9-day tour. This trip is perfect for those who want to combine the most significant historical and natural highlights in the country. Accommodation has been selected for their excellent location, service and stunning views! 


Day 1: Domestic flight to Bahir Dar / Explore Lake Tana and Hike Blue Nile falls

Day 2: To Gondar / Explore Royal Enclosure

Day 3: To Simien Mountains N.P.

Day 4: Hike in Simien Mountains N.P. / Back to Gondar

Day 5: Flight to Axum / Explore highlights in Axum

Day 6: Flight to Lalibela / Visit rock-hewn churches

Day 7: Lalibela further afield /Optional hike to Yemerehana Christos Monastery (Day 7-8)

Day 8: Culture and Coffee in Lalibela

Day 9: Flight back to Addis Ababa

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9-Day Complete Historic Route Ethiopia