8 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Attend The Festivities Of Genna
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
Lalibela - mekele
Take the morning drive to Mekele.
Arrive late in the afternoon and relax at the hotel.
Overnight at Axum hotel
Mekele - Gheralta -aksum
Start the excursion for the Geralta cluster of rock churches:
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
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.
All entrance fees
Boat rent at the lake
All ground transportation with fuel, and insurance
Professional English-speaking Ethiopia tour guide
All local guides
Your personal expenses.
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
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