Arrive Muscat Airport and meet with our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel Morning, you will be met at the hotel for a half day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum., which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq,
Tour will start from hotel at 8h30 AM and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards , the clear blue-green water and accessible steps will give you the opportunity to go for a swim if you wish. Continue to Wadi-Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. You may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. Enter WadiTiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. We head onto Qalhat famous for its history of exports to and imports of spices from India. Looking over at Qalhat is the Bibi Mariam Tomb (closed for archeological searches).Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading Dhow Building Yard. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one.
Overnight :Ras Al Hadd
After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Desert, following the scenic rocky coastline, to visit the old Mosque in JallanBani Bu Ali,AlHamoodaMosque.Continue towards Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a , do some dune bashing which consists in going up andEnjoy the tranquility of the desert will be a memorable one. Night at a desert camp.
Overnight: Wahiba Sands
After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Wadi-Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque Wadis in Oman. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters of the wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures of green pools. Coming to Muscat during after noon .Late night fly to Ethiopia.
Overnight: Addis Abba
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis Abba . Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Then proceed to Ethnographic museum, which use to be the palace of Emperor Hailesellase. To wrap up you drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa.
Overnight: Addis Abba
After breakfast fly to Axum. The ancient city of Aksum is found close to Ethiopia’s northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia.After check in to hotel, sightseeing tour of Axum that includes: St. Mary Church where the original Arc of the covenant housed in, Archeological Museum, Stelaes, Tombs, and Palace. We continue the city tour, visiting the swimming pool of Queen of Sheba , Ezana Inscription, , Queen of Sheba’s palace. As well as St. Mary Zion church and the Ark of the Covenant. We will take you to Axum’s best craftsmen behind the intricate weaving’s of Ethiopian traditional wear. As well, dinner will be served while watching a live traditional music and dance performance.
Early morning drive to Hawzien (2-hours drive without stops), along the way, you will visit the historically significant town of Adwa, where Emperor Menelik II inflicted the biggest defeat ever on a colonial army in Africa. Next a visit to the huge and remarkable temple of Yeha, the oldest standing building in Ethiopia (Time permitting, visit Debre Damo monastery situated on a summit a few kilometers wide and occupied only by monks). We will continue to the Monastry is accessible by a rope, which is made of “plaited leather”, lowered from the cliffs, which visitors tie around their waist and are then pulled up by monks from the summit. Later you will be joining a local family in Hawzien for a typical Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Afternoon at your leisure in Hawzien, enjoying views of the Gheralta Mountains.
Overnight: Hawzien or Gheralta
This will rather be an active day in the Gheralta belt of mountains, where you will hike and climb to visit three key churches: Abuna Yemata Guh, Maryam Korkor and Daniel Korkor • Abuna Yemata Guh is accessible by trekking for about an hour culminating in a steep ascent up the side of the Gheralta massif. This steep ascent soon turns into a climb using foot holds and hand holds chipped into the sandstone rock by the passage of many hands and feet. The climb and the walk along very narrow ledges with sheer drops to the side is not one for the faint-hearted. The church itself can be reached by walking out on a ledge one-meter wide and with a 200m drop to the left hand side. At the entrance there is a small cave and a wooden door built into the rock. Of the three, Maryam Korkor is the most impressive architecturally. A huge, high ceiling is supported by 12 free standing pillar. Looking at it you could not help but wonder how the architect managed to carve so high from the ground.
Transfer from Hawzien to Mekelle Airport, with transfer back to the international airport • Here, you have the option of flying transferring to the International Airport or doing a quick shopping tour of Addis Ababa