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Eleven Days of Travel to Ethiopia / Cultural Tour + Christmas Holidays / January, 2020

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-As in Russia or Armenia, Ethiopia celebrates today ... Christmas! Also called "GUENNA" in Amharic. (Official language).
- The country uses indeed a Coptic calendar, but additional particularity, it chose as origin "the era of the Incarnation", in year 9 of our era, with in addition a shift of seven months in advance.
-This is not easy, but you just need to know that in Addis Ababa, there is a gap of seven or eight years with the date used in the West.
Ethiopians celebrate Christmas (also called "Leddet", "Gena" or "Kollé" according to local populations) on January 7. If Christmas is not the major holiday of the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar, the faithful still meet in churches and attend mass throughout the night, often passing from one church to another. The 40 days preceding the feast, believers only eat one meal a day, excluding fish, meat and eggs.
What to Expect
11 Days-10 Nights Itinerary: Since the arrival and return of Addis Ababa.
Day 1-Sunday, December 29, 2019: Addis Ababa-Visit of the Evening Capital Flight to Bahir Dar
Day 2-Monday, December 30, 2019: BahirDar: Visit sites in the vicinity of Bahir Dar.
Day 3- Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Bahirdar-Gonder: 3 to 4 hrs drive: Visit the sites of Gonder
Day 4-Wednesday 1st January, 2020: Gonder-Park National Semein-: 1 to 2 hours of hiking.
Day 5-Thursday 2 January, 2020: Semein-Axum Park: 5 to 6 hrs drive. Breathtaking landscape
Day 6-Friday, January 3, 2020: Axum-Adigrat: Visit the archaeological sites of Aksum.
Day 7-Saturday, January 4, 2020-Adigrat-Mekelle: 3 to 4 hours of roads. Cultures + Landscapes
Day 8-Sunday 5 January, 2020: Mekele-Lalibela: 6 to 7 hours of roads. Breathtaking landscape
Day 9-Monday, January 6, 2020-Lalibela: Visit of the sites of Lalibela.
Day 10-Tuesday, January 7, 2020-Lalibela (Ethiopian Christmas CELEBRATION with the faithful Christians of Lalibela, end of Mass participation around the church of BETEMARIAM) + Visits of the sites around Lalibela.
Day 11-Wednesday, January 8, 2020- Lalibela-Addis (MORNING FLIGHT) -The evening transfer for the international flight.FIN OUR SERVICE.

PRICE INCLUDED:
1- Accommodations: ** Hotel.
2 - Meals: Breakfast from Day-2
3-Transport: A 15-seat High Roof Mini Bus
4-A professional guide
5-All local guide fees and entrance fees + boat trip
6-All expenses for meetings- Government tax

PRICES EXCLUDED:
1-The breakfasts of the South and the dinner at the hotel.
2-The 2 Domestic and International Flights Go-Returns
3-taxes at the airport /
4-Tips /
5-personal expenses travel repatriation insurance.
6-The ET visa
7-All that is not indicated on the part "The price included"

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Important Information
Departure Point
Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Departure Time


10/11/2019 - 12/29/2019
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast - Simple and complete from Day 2 to the last day 10.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Anything that is not included on the "PRICE INCLUDED" part is considered excluded services
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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