Tour Code: AA ETO-016

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days 

Tour type- Christmas festival, history, church, archeology

Destinations- Lalibella, Gerealtha, Aksum, Bahirdar, Gondar,

Directions- North
Transportation: Surface and air

Meal- Full board base

Meet by our representative at the airport then transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day, do a city tour of Addis Abeba. O/n hotel.

Morning flight to Lalibela and Full day visit of the first and second groups of Lalibela churches. In the evening, you will drive to Bete Amanuel to attend the special celebration of Emanuel with chanting and dancing by the priests and deacons. Crowd of pilgrims who came to witness this event will accompany the ceremony. O/n hotel.

Morning Mule trekking to Asheton Mariam church and afternoon visit NeakutoLeab church. At night, attend the Christmas Eve ceremony held at Bete Mariam church accompanied by chanting and singing of Priests and Deacons then at mid night, candle light ceremony is going on to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. O/n hotel.

In the morning, drive to Bete Mariam church again to witness the final ceremony of Ethiopian Christmas. On this day, priests perform an enticing religious ceremonies just standing on the cliff of the church compound. After having lunch, you will continue by visiting Yimrehane kirsos church. O/n hotel.

Full day drive for about 8-9 hours to the town of Mekele, on the way enjoy the rugged terrain landscape of north central highlands. O/n hotel.

Early morning drive to some of the most remarkable churches of the Gerealtha Mountains. Then proceed to the town Hawzen. O/n Lodge.

After breakfast drive to the town of Axum, en route visit the pre-Axumite Temple of Yeha and the 1000 years old monastery of Debre Damo (women are not allowed) then visit some of the other oldest Tigrian. O/n hotel

In the morning; have sightseeing of the ancient town of Axum whereby king Ezana has introduced Christianity to Ethiopia in the 4th century.  O/n hotel

Leaves the ancient town of Axum early in the morning and drive to Semien Park through landscape of the Valley of Tekeze River. O/n Lodge/Hotel

Full day in the park with a visit of the most spectacular scenery of the Semin Mountains and other endemic mammals like Gelada baboons. O/n Lodge/hotel.

Early morning drive to Gondar and take a full day city tour of the city. O/n hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Bahir Dar then boat cruse over Lake Tana to visit medieval monasteries or drive to the Blue Nile Falls. In the afternoon. O/n Hotel or Lodge

Morning fly to Addis Abeba and do some activities in the capital then late in the evening go for a get together dinner party at traditional restaurants, departure. End of our service.

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