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Meskel (The founding of the True Cross)r – This is Ethiopian Orthodox Church religious and cultural Holiday.

Sep25

Arrival in Addis Ababa  – Arrival at Bole International Airpor and Transfer to hotel for check-in. City tour of Addis Ababa including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market and the ethnographic museum. Overnight Hotel – Addis Ababa

Sep26

Addis Ababa City Tour – In the morning visit the National Museum of Ethiopia, Afternoon attend the colorful festival of Meskel at the Meskel square of Addis Ababa. In the vening,traditional dinner with traditional music. Overnight Hotel – Addis Ababa

Sep27

Addis Ababa – Bahirdar- Drive to Fly to Bahir Dar. In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to explore the monasteries of Lake Tana. In the afternoon you will have an excursion to the Blue Nile falls which is also called (TISABAY or TIS ESAT) which means the smoking water. Overnight Hotel – Bahar Dar

Sep28

Bahirdar – Gondar  – Drive through the countryside to Gondar. Explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia and Kuskuam Mariyam. Overnight in Gondar Overnight Hotel – Gondar

Sep29

Gondar – Lalibela – In the morning fly to Lalibela and visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These groups of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. After lunch, begin to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.Overnight Hotel – Lalibela

Sep30

Lalibela  –  In the morning drive to Yimerhan Kristos (42 km from Lalibela) to visit the church of Yimrehanne Kristos. The most popular of the churches outside of Lalibela, this church is built in the late-Axumite style, with layers of wood and granite, set in the entrance to a large cave.In the afternoon, visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, a  huge monolith in the shape of a cross, and constructed in honor of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. Overnight Hotel – Lalibela

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Lalibela – Axum  – In the Moring fly to Axum. Once you arrive in Axum you will see the obelisk of Axum. Axum is an ancient kingdom, which existed several years before the birth of the Christ. Axum is the cradle of Ethiopian culture and Christianity. The city is also the site of Ethiopia’s first church, dedicated to Tsion Maryam, and is the spiritual home of the Ethiopian Orthodox church. Overnight Hotel – Axum

Oct1

Axum – Addis Ababa – Fly back to Addis Ababa and have farewell party with cultural dinner and local drinks to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks.

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