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Timket in Lalibela (13 Days)

Tour code: DET05

Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights

Transport; Surface/flight 

Customize: This outlined itinerary can be custom tailored to meet the needs of potential customers, time frame, budget or special interest. However, time should be scheduled to be in Lalibela at least on the 6 and 7 of January for Christmas celebration and January 18 and 19 in Addis Abeba for Timket celebration.  

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa 

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar

Day 3: BahirDar - Gondar

Day 4: Fly from Gondar to Lalibela (January 6)

Day 5: In Lalibela attend Ethiopian Christmas celebration (January 7)

Day 6: In Lalibela (January 8) 

Day 7: Fly Lalibela to Axum visit archaeological sites in Axum 

Day 8; Fly to Addis Ababa 

Day 9:Drive Arba Minch 

Day 10: Visit Dorze Village and Boat trip on Lake Chamo 

Day 11: Drive Arba Minch - Turmi 

Day 12: Drive from Turmi - Jinka 

Day 13: Jinka- Mursi - Jinka 

Day 14; Drive from Turmi – Yabello 

Day 15: Drive to Lake Langano 

Day 16: Drive to Addis Ababa afternoon attend eve of Timket Festival (18 January) 

Day 17: Attend Timket festival in Addis Ababa; then departure (January 19)

 

Tour code: DET05

COMBINING HISTORY, CULTURE AND TWO GREAT ETHIOPIAN EVENTS (ETHIOPIAN CHRISTMAS AND ETHIOPIAN EPIPHANY OR TIMKET) 

There are two main Highlights for this trip. The first is to visit the celebration of Ethiopia Christmas on 7 January in Lalibela. The celebration is spectacular in Lalibela. The other one is to visit the celebration of Ethiopian Epiphany - Timket Festival on 18 and19 January in Addis Ababa. It also includes a visit of Ethiopia Historic Route in the north and the Omo valley tribal group of Ethiopia in the south

Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights

Transport; Surface/flight 

Customize: This outlined itinerary can be custom tailored to meet the needs of potential customers, time frame, budget or special interest. However, time should be scheduled to be in Lalibela at least on the 6 and 7 of January for Christmas celebration and January 18 and 19 in Addis Abeba for Timket celebration.  

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa 

Be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Abeba Bole international Airport, and transfer in to your hotel. 

Beginning of the tour in Addis Ababa, Morning free (may be exchange money, when necessary briefing of an overview of the itinerary etc and be ready for the tour). 

Afternoon, tour of the capital: visit Entoto Mountains with spectacular views over the capital, the National museum where you will see the 3.6 million year old remains of “Lucy”, whose skeletal remains when discovered in 1974 and Trinity church. Overnight, ON chosen hotel

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar

Fly to Bahirdar, and transfer hotel for check-in. Morning drive to admire the Blue Nile falls. Afternoon, after lunch is boat trip on Lake Tana to admire the beautiful monasteries over the lake's islands, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis. ON chosen Hotel

Day 3: BahirDar - Gondar

Morning, depart for 2 hours drive to Gondar. After check in to the Hotel, visit of castles and churches in Gondar; Sightseeing includes, the Royal Enclosure or Fasil Gibi, the Debre Birhan Sellasie church with wonderful murals, the King Fasiladas bath, the old Qusquam monastery, Empress Mentewab palace and more. O/N best available Hotel

Day 4: Fly from Gondar to Lalibela (January 6)

Fly to Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder of the world, and Visit the magnificent Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela: Bete Giorgis, Bete Medahne Alem, Bete Meskel, Bete Mariam, Bete Denagel, Bet Golegota, and Debresina,) and attend the eve of Christmas at Bete Maryam church with thousands of pilgrims. 

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