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Epiphany

10-Days Tour to Timket (Ethiopian Epiphany) Celebration at Gondar; January 19 with Historical Routes

Day 1: Upon your arrival at Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed by YOD Abyssinia’s representatives. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.

Day 2: Drive to Bahir Dar, Visit to Azmari bet (Traditional Music Houses) in the evening.

Day 3: Full Day Boat Trip on Lake Tana and Visit to the medieval period island Monasteries (Morning). Visit to the Blue Nile Fall (afternoon).

Day 4: Drive to Gondar (Morning). Visit to Fasilades Castle, Fasilades Bath, Debre Brehan Sellassie Church, and Qusquam Complex Church. Late in the afternoon, attend Ketera, the eve of Timket.

Day 5: Full Day attend the Timket Festival

Day 6: Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to Debark (100 Km from.  

Day 7: Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to Axum (270 Km from Debark)

Day 8: You will have breakfast and will visit all day to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.),

OPTIONAL: With one additional day: You can visit the Temple of Yeha, & Monastery of Debre Damo.

Day 9: After breakfast, a short flight will take you to Lalibela. Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela.

OPTIONAL: With one additional day: You can visit historical churches around Lalibela; Asheton Mariam, Yimerhane Kirsotos, or Nakute LeAb or Genete Maryam.

Day 10: After a relaxed breakfast, a flight will take you back to Addis Ababa. After dinner, you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.