Ethiopia In Depth: Timkat Festival

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Take Ethiopia's greatest religious celebration, the Timkat Festival

Details

Duration: 15 Days
Starts in: Ethiopia
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.

Itinerary

Start Addis Ababa; city tour.

Fly to Bahar Dar ; free afternoon with option of Blue Nile Falls visit.

Full day visiting Lake Tana and its monasteries.

Drive to Gondar; visit the castles, Fasilides' bathhouse and the church's ceiling.

Drive to Simien Mountains; afternoon hike along the plateau.

Continue to Axum.

Full day visiting the ancient capital of the Axumite Kingdom.

Visit Yeha Temple and through eatern Tigrai to Wukro.

Visit Wukro's rock-hewn churches and on to Mekele.

Timkat Festival in Mekele.

Drive through mountains and gorges on the way to Lalibela.

Explore Lalibela amazing churches.

Mule Trek to Ashante Maryam.

Fly to Addis Ababa.

Trip ends.

Additional Information

Mysterious, deeply traditional and breathtakingly beautiful, Ethiopia is unlike any other country on the African continent. Its location at the confluence of civilisations and important trade routes means that it developed a rich history, culture and heritage which is still strongly felt today. This unique culture is framed within the rugged beauty of some of the finest mountain scenery in Africa. Ethiopia’s Timkat Festival is one of the greatest celebrations on Earth and a great time to visit the country. We also have special departures during the Meskal Festival and Ethiopian Christmas. Please note this page relates to the 'Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival' departures. For other departures, please view the standard 'Ethiopia in Depth' page.

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