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Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

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Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

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Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

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Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

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L.A
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Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

Getty Azod
L.A
U.S.A


Fantastic! Every thing was well organized and we stayed at wonderful hotels.

Abbey Reynolds
California
U.S.A

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Great care was taken to ensure our comfort. I would have enjoyed having more time to walk in the valley near Lalibela. Wonderful trip! Thank you!

Bennett, Kimberly and James
C.A
U.S.A



Very interesting experience! Eye opening and informative trip!

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Meskel Festival with the Historic Route of Ethiopia 13 days Print E-mail

Overview


Program: Meskel Festival Tour with the Historic Route of Ethiopia 13 days
Tour Code: GHET-FD-002 
Duration: 13 Days
Transport: Surface
Activities: colorful festivals, ancient history, people, age-old culture, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, & much more

 

The Meskel Festival with the Historic Route of Ethiopia
This is one of the most colorful festivals celebrated in Ethiopia for more than 1600 years. Meskel always have been celebrated in a beautiful  weather at the  end of the rain season,  with a lot of dancing, feasting and lighting a massive bonfire to commemorate the discovery of the true cross on which Jesus Christ has been crucified.

This festival tour provides a traveler with a practical image of the 3000 years historical mysteries and living historical facts and monuments of Ethiopia including the steles of Axum, the temple of Yeha, Palace of Queen of Sheba, the amazing rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and many more.  Join us on this journey of discovery as we witness an ancient African culture and civilization.

 

Itinerary
Day 01:     September 16: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa (ADD),Ethiopia. Welcome to Ethiopia! Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by your tour guide and driver for the transfer to KalebHotel (4*). There will be a short drive to your hotel. In you arrive in the morning we can arrange an optional city tour.

Overnight: Kaleb Hotel-Addis Ababa.

Day 02: September 17: Addis Ababa-Bahirdar (B-L-D)

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar through the Great Blue Nile Gorge with a stopover at different small towns like Dejen, Chancho and GohaTsion.

Overnight: Tana Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 03: September 18: Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar (B-L)

In the morning, we will make boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana.

After having lunch at the hotel, we will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls.

Overnight:Tana Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 04: September 19: Bahir Dar-Gondar (B-L-D)

After breakfast, drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery to arrive at Gondar around lunchtime.
After lunch tour of the ancient city of Gonder.

Overnight: Goha Hotel.

Day 05: September 20: Gondar-Simien Mountains (B-L-D)

After an early breakfast, we will drive to the Simien mountains National park.
The rest of the day, trek to explore the surrounding of Snakaber, part of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Overnight:Simien Lodge-BuyitRas.

Day 06: September 21: Simien Mountains National Park-Axum (B-L-D)

After breakfast start driving to Axum through the beautiful sceneries of Simien Mountains, Limalimo, Tekeze River Gorge.

Overnight: Yeha Hotel-Axum.

Day 07: September 22: Axum (B-L)

After breakfast, we will start to visit the ancient city of Axum which include:  the Stele Square, Kaleba Tombs, the 4thcentury Christian inscription of King Ezana, Queen of Sheba’s Palace, Archeological Museum, and Tsion Mariam Church where the original Ark of the Covenant is housed.

Overnight: Yeha Hotel-Axum.

Day 08:  September 23: Axum-Mekele (B-L-D)

In the morning, drive to Mekele, through the stunning and historical mountains of Adwa en-route visiting the Pre-Christian temple of Yeha and WikroCherkos.

Overnight: Axum Hotel-Mekele.

Day 09: September 24: Mekele-Lalibela (B-L-D)

After breakfast, start driving north toLalibela through Sekota en-route you will visit YimrhaneKirstos and different villages of the Agwe tribal people.

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 10: September 25: Meskel Eve at Lalibela (B-L-D)

In the morning, visit the first group of rock-hewn churches. The rock-hewn churches that we will visit today include:  BeteMedhaniAlem, Bete Mariam, BeteMeskel, BeteDenagil,

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 11: September 26: Meskel Festival at Lalibela (B-L-D)

In the morning, we will witness one of the most colorful festivals held in Ethiopia, the Meskel Festival at Lalibela.

The rest of the day, we will continue our journey into Ethiopia’s long and marvelous past with a visit to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches. The rock-hewn churches that we will visit this afternoon include: BeteGebriel, BeteMercorios, BeteAmanuel, Bethlehem and Bete Aba Libanos.

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 12: September 27: Lalibela-Kombolcha (B-L-D)

In the morning drive to Kombolchaon top of the amazing YejuWadlaDelanta land-bridge, a high land plateau which adjoins the Wello and Gondar regions and the beautiful Lasta Mountains.
You will also be driving through the towns of Weldia and Dessie.

Overnight: Sunnyside  Hotel-Kombolcha.

Day 13: Septmber 28: Kombolcha-Addis Ababa-Departure (B)

In the morning, drive to Addis Ababa throughKemise, Ataye, Shewarobit and Debresina. At Kemiise we will have the chance to see multi-tribal local market.

In the evening, there will be Grand Holidays’ complimentary farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks (flight schedule permitting). At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.

B= breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner

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Itinerary



Itinerary
Day 01:     September 16: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa (ADD),Ethiopia. Welcome to Ethiopia! Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by your tour guide and driver for the transfer to KalebHotel (4*). There will be a short drive to your hotel. In you arrive in the morning we can arrange an optional city tour.

Overnight: Kaleb Hotel-Addis Ababa.

Day 02: September 17: Addis Ababa-Bahirdar (B-L-D)

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar through the Great Blue Nile Gorge with a stopover at different small towns like Dejen, Chancho and GohaTsion.

Overnight: Tana Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 03: September 18: Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar (B-L)

In the morning, we will make boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana.

After having lunch at the hotel, we will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls.

Overnight:Tana Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 04: September 19: Bahir Dar-Gondar (B-L-D)

After breakfast, drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery to arrive at Gondar around lunchtime.
After lunch tour of the ancient city of Gonder.

Overnight: Goha Hotel.

Day 05: September 20: Gondar-Simien Mountains (B-L-D)

After an early breakfast, we will drive to the Simien mountains National park.
The rest of the day, trek to explore the surrounding of Snakaber, part of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Overnight:Simien Lodge-BuyitRas.

Day 06: September 21: Simien Mountains National Park-Axum (B-L-D)

After breakfast start driving to Axum through the beautiful sceneries of Simien Mountains, Limalimo, Tekeze River Gorge.

Overnight: Yeha Hotel-Axum.

Day 07: September 22: Axum (B-L)

After breakfast, we will start to visit the ancient city of Axum which include:  the Stele Square, Kaleba Tombs, the 4thcentury Christian inscription of King Ezana, Queen of Sheba’s Palace, Archeological Museum, and Tsion Mariam Church where the original Ark of the Covenant is housed.

Overnight: Yeha Hotel-Axum.

Day 08:  September 23: Axum-Mekele (B-L-D)

In the morning, drive to Mekele, through the stunning and historical mountains of Adwa en-route visiting the Pre-Christian temple of Yeha and WikroCherkos.

Overnight: Axum Hotel-Mekele.

Day 09: September 24: Mekele-Lalibela (B-L-D)

After breakfast, start driving north toLalibela through Sekota en-route you will visit YimrhaneKirstos and different villages of the Agwe tribal people.

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 10: September 25: Meskel Eve at Lalibela (B-L-D)

In the morning, visit the first group of rock-hewn churches. The rock-hewn churches that we will visit today include:  BeteMedhaniAlem, Bete Mariam, BeteMeskel, BeteDenagil,

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 11: September 26: Meskel Festival at Lalibela (B-L-D)

In the morning, we will witness one of the most colorful festivals held in Ethiopia, the Meskel Festival at Lalibela.

The rest of the day, we will continue our journey into Ethiopia’s long and marvelous past with a visit to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches. The rock-hewn churches that we will visit this afternoon include: BeteGebriel, BeteMercorios, BeteAmanuel, Bethlehem and Bete Aba Libanos.

Overnight: Mount View Hotel-Lalibela.

Day 12: September 27: Lalibela-Kombolcha (B-L-D)

In the morning drive to Kombolchaon top of the amazing YejuWadlaDelanta land-bridge, a high land plateau which adjoins the Wello and Gondar regions and the beautiful Lasta Mountains.
You will also be driving through the towns of Weldia and Dessie.

Overnight: Sunnyside  Hotel-Kombolcha.

Day 13: Septmber 28: Kombolcha-Addis Ababa-Departure (B)

In the morning, drive to Addis Ababa throughKemise, Ataye, Shewarobit and Debresina. At Kemiise we will have the chance to see multi-tribal local market.

In the evening, there will be Grand Holidays’ complimentary farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks (flight schedule permitting). At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.

B= breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner

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Dates & availability & rates

Program: Meskel Festival Tour with the Historic Route of Ethiopia 13 days
Tour Code: GHET-FD-002
Duration: 13 Days
Transport: Surface
Activities: ancient history, people, age-old culture, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, archeology and so much moren

Travel dates

Group size

Status

Sapce availibility

Rate per person Sgl suppl.

Extra night in Addis

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17.-29. Sep 2014*

15 PAX

Confirmed

Available

2.495,- 790,- 60,- 105,-

 

 

 





Rates are per person in US$ (1 US$ = ca. 0,75 €)

Confirmed - This tour is guaranteed to operate   Available - This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

Rate includes:

•    roundtrip as per program
•    all necessary transfers
•    transport in modern vehicles with air-condition
•    12 nights accomodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms
•    all meals as stated in the program
•    all entrance fees
•    English speaking, qualified national tourguide
•    farewell-dinner (flight schedule permitting)

Not included:

•    visafees
•    tips
•    meals not stated in the progam
•    all expenses of personal nature (drinks, laudry, phonecalls etc.)
•    sleeping bag on trekking tours

Tour Durations

The tour duration shown above is in the idea of the tour beginning and ending in Addis Ababa. Please be aware that the flight inclusive duration of the holiday may be longer.


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Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours & Travel have been operating responsible travel activity holidays & adventure holidays in Ethiopia for more than a decade.

Whether you are  looking for a cultural tours, activity holiday, mountain trekking adventure, walking holidays,  or enjoy cultural holiday, family adventure holidays, family holidays,  Ethiopian  festival tours, or even desert expeditions adventure to Dallol Depression (Ertale Lava Lake) we have a variety of small group or solo holidays to choose from.