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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Attend The Festivities Of Genna

Addis Ababa, Aksum, Bahir Dar, Debarq, Gondar, Lalibela, Mekele

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour

Be a part of Genna, the Ethiopian Christmas to experience Ethiopian traditions and customs. Also, visit famous landmarks and monuments, including the iconic monoliths of Lalibela, and go for a hike to the Blue Nile Falls.

DAY 01

Arrive in bahir dar

  • Visit the local market with your Ethiopia tour guide and take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the monasteries of the Zege Peninsula.

  • In the afternoon, drive to Blue Nile Falls for a hike in the natural surroundings.

Overnight in Bahir Dar (hotel)

DAY 02

bahir Dar - Gondar - Sanakaber

  • Explore the UNESCO Royal Enclosure, a group of castles from the 17th century.

  • In the afternoon, visit the Debre Birhan Selassie church and the Fasilide’s pool area.

Overnight at Semine lodge 

DAY 03

Sankaber- Geech - Gondar

  • From Sankaber, begin the hike along the ridge and look over the foothills 800m down.

  • From the ridge, descend into the valley to view the Jinbar River plunging into the Geech Abyss.

  • After lunch, drive to Gonder. 

Overnight at the Florida Hotel in Gonder

DAY 04

Gonder - Lalibela

  • After breakfast, drive to Lalibela via Amba Laga mountain chains. 

  • Reach in the afternoon. 

  • After dinner, attend a fantastic Christmas eve mass at church for as late as you want. 

Overnight at Harbi Hotel or Sora lodge

DAY 05

Lalibela Christmas

  • Attend the Christmas holiday festival at st George church where the main ceremony is held. 

  • Visit the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, defined as the 8th wonder. 

  • In the afternoon, take part in a coffee ceremony at a traditional house. 

Overnight at the same hotel as the previous day

DAY 06

Lalibela - mekele

  • Take the morning drive to Mekele.

  • Arrive late in the afternoon and relax at the hotel. 

Overnight at Axum hotel

DAY 07

Mekele - Gheralta -aksum

Start the excursion for the Geralta cluster of rock churches: 

  • Mariam Korkor, 

  • Daniel Korkor

  • AbuneYemata, the most spectacular of the Tigray churches. It is a bit difficult to reach by climbing. For those that are not able to do it, we'll visit so Abreha We Atsbeha.

Overnight at hotel in Axum 

DAY 08

Aksum - Addis ababa

  • Visit the steles, different archaeological sites, the bath and the palace of Queen of Sheba. 

  • See the church of St Mary of Tsion (According to a legend the Ark of Covenant is hidden here). 

  • After lunch, drive to the airport to catch your flight to Addis Ababa.

  • 1175 USD Per Adult , 800 USD Per Child
  • All entrance fees

  • Transfers

  • Boat rent at the lake

  • All ground transportation with fuel, and insurance

  • Professional English-speaking Ethiopia tour guide

  • All local guides

  • Scouts

  • Government tax

  • Domestic flights 

  • Accommodations

  • Meals

  • Your personal expenses.

  • International airfare

  • Visas, passports, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes).

  • All optional activities, telephone, unscheduled programs, alcohol drinks, and laundry.

  • All-inclusive tours with accommodation, domestic flights and meals, private or budget, are also available.

Addis Ababa, Aksum, Bahir Dar, Debarq, Gondar, Lalibela, Mekele

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
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Contributed By

Eliyakim Bekele

starting from
USD 1175
Type of Tour

Private Tour

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