Ethiopia developed a culture all of its own: its language, customs and arts are all distinctive. Surprisingly, not much has changed and the culture of the people is as it was long time ago. Religion is a constant and central feature of Ethiopians society. The traditions and festivals that take place throughout the country are deeply rooted and all are the more poignant. Ethiopia also has rich tradition of secular and religions music, singing and dancing, and these together constitute an important part of Ethiopian natural life.
The main highlight of this Ethiopia tour is to visit the celebration of Timiket, Ethiopian Epiphany, which is one of the colorful holiday commemorates, Jesus Christ’s baptism by Saint John in the Jordan River, celebrate by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church faithfully every year, in January 19.
Lalibela is one of the holy towns in the country; and it is the best place to attend Timket festival in Ethiopia as festival is celebrates so colorfully and differently here. The tour also includes a visit of Ethiopia Historic towns. The tour called the Ethiopia Historic Route which is one of the great treasures of Ethiopia, that encompasses the history of Ethiopia from its early beginnings to modern day, a history that stretches back to the time of prehistoric man; to the 3,000 year old history of Axum; the 12th and 13th century churches of Lalibela, and the medieval castles of Gondar and the island churches and monasteries of Lake Tana … and more.
Tour code: OLET 404 Duration: 17 Days and 16 nights
Means of Transport: All the way Surface
Day 1: January 14: Arrive at Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: January 15: Drive toward Ankober. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: January 16: Proceed to Dessie city. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: January 17: Day drive for Lalibela. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: January 18: See the rock churches. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: January 19: Attend Timket Festival. Overnight Hotel
Day 7: January 20: Day voyage to Mekelle. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: JANUARY 21: Drive toward Hawzen. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: January 22: Journey to Axum town. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: January 23: Sightseeing of Axum. Overnight Hotel
Day 11: January 24: Trip to Simien Massifs. Overnight Hotel
Day 12: January 25: Drive Simien – Gondar.Overnight Hotel
Day 13: January 26: Proceed to Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel
Day 14: January 27: Vacation in Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel
Day 15: January 28: Head to Debremarkos. Overnight Hotel
Day 16: January 29: Back to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: January 30: Explore Addis; then evening departure.