Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest Christian cultures in the world - witness the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the churches of Tigray province and the monasteries of Lake Tana.  In addition, Axum was once one of the foremost civilizations of the ancient world, while Gondar has castles rivaling those of medieval Europe.  Then there are the stunning Simien Mountains and the Blue Nile Falls.  This is a tour for people who want to travel to a country in Africa which despite its rapid development still feels like you are stepping back into history.
Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest Christian cultures in the world - witness the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the churches of Tigray province and the monasteries of Lake Tana.  In addition, Axum was once one of the foremost civilizations of the ancient world, while Gondar has castles rivaling those of medieval Europe.  Then there are the stunning Simien Mountains and the Blue Nile Falls.  This is a tour for people who want to travel to a country in Africa which despite its rapid development still feels like you are stepping back into history.
Ethiopia

Ethiopia Explored

Small Group Holiday

13

CA$

days from

5449

Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest Christian cultures in the world - witness the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the churches of Tigray province and the monasteries of Lake Tana. In addition, Axum was once one of the foremost civilizations of the ancient world, while Gondar has castles rivaling those of medieval Europe. Then there are the stunning Simien Mountains and the Blue Nile Falls. This is a tour for people who want to travel to a country in Africa which despite its rapid development still feels like you are stepping back into history.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

Ethiopia

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic / Moderate

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Private bus, internal flights

Accommodation

Simply furnished hotels, most with en-suite facilities. Water can be cold or even absent

Months of Operation

January, April, September, October, November, December

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

On my visit to Ethiopia I got up early one morning to join the crowds going to church.  It was dark, the people were dressed in white and the scene lit by lanterns.  It was a magical experience.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Tour Addis Ababa
DAY 2 Fly Bahar Dar, free time
DAY 3 Lake Tana monestaries
DAY 4 Travel to Gondar, tour castles
DAY 5 To Simien Mountains, hike
DAY 6 Travel to Axum
DAY 7 Visit ancient Axum
DAY 8 Yeha Temple, through Tigray to Wukro.
DAY 9 Wukro's rock-hewn churches, to Mekele
DAY 10 Through mountains to Lalibela
DAY 11 Lalibela's monolythic churches
DAY 12 Mule trek St Mary's church
DAY 13 Fly Addis Ababa, tour ends

Inclusions

All breakfasts
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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