Cultural Tours In Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the world's great crossroads, where the people and cultures of Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean have been interacting for thousands of years. The resulting ethnic and cultural diversity has given rise to many unique and dynamic visual traditions. The country has thus been called a cultural mosaic, due to its 80 different languages and dialects and as many, if not more, cultural varieties.

The strong religious setting, celebrations, and festivals play an important part in everyone's daily life. Church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life. Above all, it is a country of great antiquities, cultures, and traditions stretching back 3000 years.

These cultural tours have been designed in a way to enable visitors to experience this amazing culture and history of one of the world's most ancient peoples and civilizations. Click on the links below for each tour for specific information.

    Addis Ababa and the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela — 4 Days

    This cultural tour takes you to one of the world's most incredible manmade creations, commonly referred to by many as one of the “living wonders of the world” — the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rock, in a region where the rugged landscape still protects the churches from mass tourism. The 11 manmade churches in Lalibela are a lasting monument to man's faith in God.

    If you have only a couple of days and you have to choose one site in Ethiopia, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly a must-see. 

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa

    Arrive in Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa.

    Day 2: Addis Ababa, Lalibela

    In the morning, fly to Lalibela. In the afternoon, visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from 1200 AD.

    Day 3: Lalibela, Asheten Mariam

    In the morning, go on an excursion to Yimrehane Christos. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.

    Day 4: Lalibela, Addis Ababa, Departure

    In the morning, fly to Addis Ababa. For the rest of the day, take a city tour of Addis Ababa, which includes the Mercato, Entoto, and Piassa. In the evening, there will be traditional dinner and live cultural dance show. At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.

     

     

    Additional Info

    • Trip Type: Historic
    • TourCode: GHET-034
    • JourneyType: Private Journey
    • TourDuration: 4 Days
    • Activities/Description: Ancient history and culture, rock churches, and so much more
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