Ethiopian Easter Festivals - Multi day tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

355861


Categories

Other, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Experience a magnificent local event!


The eve of Timket (18 January) is called Ketera. On this day the tabots of each church are carried out in procession to a place near a river where the next day's celebration will take place.
A special tent is set up for each tabot, each hosting a proud manner depicting the church's saint. The ceremony is accompanied by hymns and dances of the priests, drum beating, bell ringing and blowing of trumpets.

**The duration and itinerary can be adapted based on your request. Please, inquire me for a customized tour.

Itinerary

January 14: Addis Ababa. Overnight stay.
January 15: Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar -- On the way, we will visit churches and landscape
January 16: Bahir dar and visit to Lake Tana Island Monasteries & Blue Nile Falls.
January 17: Gondar -- Visit to castles and churches; later we will attend the festival.
January 18: Gondar -- We will attend the half day festivals and then a later drive to Simen MNP.
January 19: Simen Mountain
January 20: Simen-Axum. ON Axum
January 21: Axum
January 22: Axum-Mekelle. Surface
January 23:vMekelle-Lalibela. Surface
January 24: Lalibela
January 25: Lalibela-Desse
January 26: Desse-Addis Ababa

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Airport, hotel or other accommodations in Addis Ababa.

End location: Airport, hotel or other accommodations in Addis Ababa.

Duration: 14 days

Transportation

A latest model van. All cars are well cleaned and have AC with a safety belt.

What’s Included

Other: Full board basis, transportation as per the itinerary, English-speaking regional guides, boat tour on LakeTana, all entrance and scout fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 ETB - 1000 ETB - 1 USD is around 23 ETB local Birr. If you want to buy some traditional things, you may have to take about 45$. Then, it depends on your personal daily expenses. Please, contact me for more clarifications.

What’s Extra

Other: - Hotels
- Any drinks besides water
- Video and photographing fees
- Any personal expenses.

Restrictions

I can't guide you inside specific areas such as National parks or local villages but I will be there with you and the local licensed guides.

A Recent Review of this tour

Amanuel organised an amazing tour. I am a photographer and requested a customised tour of the Timkat festival in Gondar. He set out a perfect itinerary with a great driver - Seme and really good local guides, especial Abebe in Gondar. Amanuel provided all the information I needed but also understood my needs as a photographer. I would highly recommend him to organise trips within Ethiopia and I am definitely going back and requesting Amanuel for more itineraries.
David Reiss

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