Festivals & Events Tour in Ethiopia

 

Duration:  Jaunary Season
16 JANUARY : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10km to Htl ___ Very simple
17 JANUARY : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel Sites & hotels are centrally located Non flight day Very simple
18 JANUARY : Fly to Bahirdar
: visit the Blue Nile Falls and Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana. Hotel 35km to BN falls 1 hour Moderate, walking shoes preferable
19 JANUARY : Drive to Gonder
: Visit the 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel 180km to Gonder Non flight day Very simple, sandal shoes OK
20 JANUARY : More to see the ceremony from early morning
: PM visit the 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel Centrally located in town Non flight day Simple
21 JANUARY : Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park
: Spectacular mountain scenery
: Spotting endemic mammals
: Hiking on the escarpment. Hotel 122km to Semien lodge Non flight day Moderate to tough optional hiking that takes 30 minuets – 2 hrs. walking shoes required
22 JANUARY : Drive to Axum alongside the Semien Mountains range with spectacular scenery. Hotel 282km to Axum Non flight day Long tough drive with leg stretch walk only
23 JANUARY : The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel In town Non flight day Very simple walk, sandal shoes OK
24 JANUARY : Fly to Lalibela
: Visit the Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors. Hotel 25 km to HTL from airport 40 minuets Moderate, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with extra sox
25 JANUARY : Excursion to visit one of the famous rock churches in the surroundings of Lalibela and local villages. Hotel 10-50km based on interest Non flight day varies simple-tough based on interest
26 JANUARY : Fly back to Addis Ababa
: Retire the remaining day or optional activities and
: Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night. Hotel 25km to airport 1 or 2:30 hours based on the flight available Simple day with leisure afternoon.

Duration: January Season
7 JANUARY : Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for transfer. Hotel Less than 10km to htl Variable Variable
8 JANUARY : City tour of Addis Ababa
: Briefing about the tour. Hotel In town Variable Simple walk in the Mercato. The bus parks at the site
9 JANUARY : Drive to Debre Markos
: The 13th c monastery of Debre Libanos
: The Blue Nile Gorge which is compared to Grand Canyon in America
: Meet the Oromo people, house and village visit
: Optional birding en route. Hotel 300km to Markos 6 hours Moderate & sandal shoes OK
10 JANUARY : Drive to Bahirdar
: Zengena crater lake
: Walking in the forest around the lake, optional
: visit the Blue Nile Falls. Hotel 265km to Bahirdar plus 35 to BN falls 5 + 1 hours Hotel
11 JANUARY : AM boat trip on Lake Tana
: 13th c Monasteries on the islands of Lake Tana
: PM drive to Gonder. Hotel 180km to Gonder 3 hours Moderate 30 minuets walk one way to the church, walking shoes preferable
12 JANUARY : The 16th century Royal enclosure famous for its many castles
: Debre Birhan Selassie church. Hotel sites for visit are centrally located variable but short drives Simple day
13 JANUARY : Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park
: Spectacular mountain scenery
: Spotting endemic mammals
: Hiking on the escarpment. Hotel 122km to the lodge +- 4 hours Moderate to tough optional hiking. 30 minuets – 2 hrs. walking shoes required
14 JANUARY : Drive to Axum alongside the Semien Mountains range with spectacular scenery. Hotel 282km to Axum +- 7 hrs Moderate drive on gravel road with some leg stretch walk
15 JANUARY : The archeological sites and
: St’ Mary of Tsion (Zion) Church the final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located Variable but short drives Simple, sandal shoes & shorts that reach nees are OK
16 JANUARY : Drive to Geraltha
: Yeha temple (5th c) the oldest in Ethiopia
: Nejash one of the oldest mosque and Muslim settlement
: Meet the Tigray people, house and village visit. Geraltha Lodge 195km to Geraltha +- 6 hrs Moderate, sandal shoes is good for the day
17 JANUARY : Drive to Mekele
: Some of the famous rock churches of Tigray. Hotel 90km to Mekele +- 3 hrs Simple, sandal shoes & extra sox are better
18 JANUARY : Drive to Lalibela
: Beautiful mountain scenery
: Meet the Amhara people, house and village visit. Hotel 360km to Lalibela +- 8 hrs tough drive on gravel road & some leg stretch walk
19 JANUARY : AM the Amazing rock churches of Lalibela rated as the eighth wonder of the world by many authors.
: PM witness the beginning of Timket festival. Hotel Sites for visit are centrally located short drives within the town Moderate walk, few big steps in the church. Sandal shoes with extra sox is better.
20 JANUARY : More to see the ceremony from early morning
: The remaining churches or excursion to visit one of the famous rock churches in the surroundings of Lalibela and local villages. Hotel 10-50km based on choice Variable but short drives Moderate to tough based on interest
21 JANUARY : Drive to Dessie
: Beautiful scenery and mountain ranges all along the way
: Boat trip on Lake Hayek for the 13th c monastery on island. Hotel 300km to Dessie 6 hrs 20 minutes tough walking to the cave church. The drive is mostly on asphalt road. Sandal shoes preferable
22 JANUARY : Drive back to Addis Ababa
: Before Debre Sina we stop for top view of the Great Rift Valley Depression
: Moreover in the evening, AET invites you for Ethiopian traditional meal with tribal music and dance show Hotel 400km to Addis +_ 7hrs Long drive with some stops & leg stretch walk