Authentic Ethiopia Tours
Ethiopia's Festivals Tours

These Festivals Tours in Ethiopia can be combined with any type of tours depending on the season.

TRIP CODE: EFTH 7 Days/6Nights flight tour the northern part of Ethiopia, Bahir Dar, Island churches, Gonder and Lalibela, Axum….Celebrating the feast of Meskal in Addis Ababa…

TRIP CODE: EFTI 9 Days/8Nights surface tour to participate “Timkat” Epiphany Ceremony in Gonder; See, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Crossing of Lake Tana to Gonder…

TRIP CODE: EFTJ 8Days/7Nights flight tour to participate”Genna” Ethiopian Christmas celebration in Lalibela. Bahir dar and Gonder.


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“TIMKAT”-EPIPHANY CELEBRATIONS

TRIP CODE: EFTI
TRIP LENGTH: 9 Days/8 Nights
DEPARTURE DATES: January
DESTINATIONS: Gondar for Timkat
ACTIVITIES: Historic Route and Timkat at Gondar
MODE OF TRAVEL:  Land & Boat
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. JAN-14. ARRIVAL AND CITY TOUR

Arrival. Explore the tour of Addis Ababa from Mekal Square; visit Trinity Cathedral, National Museum and Lucy, ethnographic Museum and finally Merkato. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. JAN-15. ADDIS ABABA/DEBRE MARKOS

Drive to Debre Markos. Pass thru Blue Nile Gorge having similar in scale with Grand Canyon in USA. Visit Debre Libanos Monastery. O/N. hotel

DAY-03. JAN-16. DEBRE MARKOS AND CITY TOUR OF BAHIR DAR.

Head to Bahir Dar. After check in to your hotel, drive to the Majestic Blue Nile Fall. When you return back, visit the colorful market place of Bahir Dar mainly spices and Basket section. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-04. JAN-17. CROSSING OF LAKE TANA BY BOAT TO GONDER.

After breakfast, onboard the boat for the cruise to Gorgora which is located at the northern tip of the Lake. On the way visit the island churches and Monasteries including, Dega Estphanos, Ura Kidanemehere,and Narga Sellassie. Meet your driver and drive to Gonder-the 16th-17th capital city of Ethiopia.

DAY-05. JAN- 18. ROYAL COMPOUND AND EVE OF EPIPHANY

A.M. Visit the Royal Enclosures build by emperor Fasil and his successors. P.M. Attend the eve of Timkat. With the local people, priests, deacons accompany the replica of the Ark of the Covenant for its journey to the baptism pool. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-06. JAN-19. Early in the morning attend the Baptism ceremony. In the afternoon an excursion

trip to Kosoyo – the view point to see the Scenic Semen mountains. On the way stop at “Woleka”- the former Settlement for Ethiopian Israelites. O/N. Hotel

DAY-07. JAN -20. DRIVE TO LALIBELA

Drive to Lalibela via Debre Tabor road. So many stop to take pictures and get a picnic lunch. O/N. Hotel

DAY-08. JAN- 21. ROCK CHURCHES LALIBELA

Explore the 12th & 13th century Rock Churches of Lalibela. O/N. Hotel

DAY-09. JAN-22. FLY TO ADDIS ABABA

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Time for shopping and in the evening fly back home.

Timkat festival is also very colorful in Lalibela and “Jan Meda” in Addis Ababa. Due to overflow of tourists during Timkat and Genna , bookings for any flights and hotel rooms should be made a year or at least 9 months in advance.

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MESKAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

TRIP CODE: EFTH
TRIP LENGTH: 7 Days/6Nights
DEPARTURE DATES: September 20
DESTINATIONS: Historic and Meskal Festival in Addis Ababa
ACTIVITIES: Meskal Festivals
MODE OF TRAVEL: Flight
TOUR OPERATOR:  Authentic Ethiopia Tour

DAY-01. SEP-20. ARRIVAL THEN FLY TO BAHIR DAR

Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport and transfer to hotel for check in. in the afternoon catch the flight to Bahir Dar. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-02. SEP-21. ISLAND CHURCHES AND BLUE NILE FALL

On board on the boat for the trip to visit the Island churches of Ura Kidanemeheret and Azewa Mariam. When you return back, pay a time to see the departure joint of Blue Nile river from the Lake Tana for its journey to Egypt. O/N. Hotel

DAY-03. SEP-22. DRIVE TO GONDER

Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar. Visit the 17the century capital city of Ethiopia which is the home for many Royal Palaces and buildings in one vicinity. Visit the bathing pool of Fasil. O/N. Hotel

DAY-04. SEP-23.FLY TO LALIBELA

Fly Gondar to Lalibela. After lunch visit the 12th century hewned churches of King Lalibela. You will visit only the first groups of the churches. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-05. SEP-24. 2nd GROUP OF THE ROCK CHURCHES

Visit the second groups of the churches and the Cross shaped church of St. George. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-06. SEP-25. FLY TO AXUM

Fly Lalibela to Axum. Site seeing tour of the city O/N. Hotel

DAY-07. SEP-26. BACK TO ADDIS& “MESKAL” CELEBRATION

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Half day city tour then attend Meskal (September 26), join with the local people to participate the celebration to lit the huge bone fire set in the middle of Meskal Square. In the evening departure.

This Meskal Festival can also be combined with Eastern Ethiopia Tour Package or Omo Valley Tours.

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“GENNA” OR ETHIOPIAN CHRISTMAS

TRIP CODE: EFTJ
TRIP LENGTH: 8 Days/7 Nights
DEPARTURE DATES: January
DESTINATIONS: Christmas in Lalibela
ACTIVITIES: Historic Route and Christmas in Lalibela
MODE OF TRAVEL: Flight
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. JAN-02. ARRIVAL THEN CITY TOUR

Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port. And Make a city tour of the city. OP/N. Hotel

DAY-02. JAN-03. FLY TO BAHIR DAR

Fly Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar. Visit the Island churches of Ura Kidanemeheret and Azewa Mariam. When you return back, pay a time to see the departure joint of Blue Nile river from the Lake Tana for its journey to Egypt. O/N. Hotel

DAY-03. JAN-04. DRIVE TO GONDER

Drive Bahir Dar to Gondar. Visit the 17the century capital city of Ethiopia which is the home for many Royal Palaces and buildings in one vicinity. Visit the bathing pool of Fasil. O/N. Hotel

DAY-04. JAN-05. FLY TO LALIBELA

Fly Gondar to Lalibela. After lunch visit the 12th century hewned churches of King Lalibela. You will visit only the first groups of the churches. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-05. JAN-06. LALIBELA, & EVE OF CHRISTMAS

Visit the 2nd groups of the churches. Attend the church activity throughout the night. O/N. Hotel

DAY-06. JAN-07. CHRISTMAS IN LALIBELA.

O/N. Hotel

DAY-07. JAN-08. FLY TO AXUM

Fly to Axum Site seeing activity of the city. O/N. Hotel

DAY-08. JAN-09. BAKCK & DEPARTURE

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Shopping in Addis. Departure.

Due to overflow of tourists during Timkat and Genna , bookings for any flights and hotel rooms should be made a year of at least 9 months in advance.

Surface tour is advisable during this high season.

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