Historic Route with
Timket(Ethiopian epiphany) Celebration 2012 ( Tour Code SGTT03 Duration
14 Days )
This northern historic route trip will show you the ancient
civilization of Ethiopia dating back to 3000years in Axum to the
medieval civilization of the Gondarian castles. Among the 7 world
heritage sites in Ethiopia, which registered by UNESCO, 4 are worth
to be visited in this route. The Lalibela Rock churches (the 8th
wonder of the world), the 17th century Gonderian castles (Camelot of
Africa), single standing stele of Axum and the Semien Mountains
National Park are acknowledged by UNESCO as a world heritage.
Ethiopia is also stand at the first step in Africa for its 8 World
Timket Celebration (Ethiopian Epiphany)
Timket In Gondar is one of a must see event in the historic rout .Timket
is a commemoration of Jesus baptism where the whole Ethiopian
celebrate it in a very colourful way by bringing out the replica of
the arc of the covenant in to a special Timkeet celebration place
.In Gondar people celebrate Timket starting from Jan 18 to Jan 20
where thousands of people come out to the churches and bring out the
replica carried by a high priest and take it to the famous king
Fasil's swimming pool in Gondar
Ghion Travel and Tour offers a special fixed time departure Tour for
this colourful celebration with the historic rout for 2012
Jan 15: Arrive at Bole
International Air Port (Addis Ababa) where you will be welcomed by
Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to Hilton
Hotel. Overnight stay in Ghion Hotel
Jan 16: Leave Addis Ababa and
drive north passing by Mt.Entoto through the Sululta plain, visiting
the monastery of Debre Libanos and the so-called Portuguese Bridge.
Then, proceed to the spectacular scenery of the Blue Nile Gorge,
where you stop for your picnic lunch and proceed to Bahar Dar.
Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Jan 17: After an early
breakfast, drive to the mighty Blue Nile falls, commonly known as
"Tiss Isat". Upon return, make a sightseeing tour of Bahar Dar.
After lunch, you will have boat excursion on Lake Tana, to visit the
ancient monasteries on the lake. Overnight stay will be in your
Jan 18: After breakfast drive to
Gondar. Visit the 17th century castles, the Bath of King Fasiledes,
the Monastery of Qusquam and the icon- rich monastery of Debre
Berehan Silassie. Evening attend the beginning of the colorful
Timket procession from one of the 44 churches and accompany the
replica of the arc of the covenant to the famous King Fasil bath for
Timket celebrations Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Janx19: Enjoy the colorful
Timket festival where thousands of people gather at the center of
Gondar wearing colorful chanting dresses and the people wearing
traditional Gondar cloth as. Afternoon enjoy some of the sight
Jan 20: After an early breakfast
drive north of Gondar through the chains of the Simien Mountains and
the Tekeze River Valley to the ancient town of Axum. Overnight stay
will be in your Hotel.
Jan 21: Have a full day city
tour in Axum town. Here you will visit stale tombs, which is
considered to be probably the oldest monolithic stand in the world,
the church compound of St. Mary of Zion, which is the seat of the
true Moose's Ark of the covenant, the Queen of Sheba's palace, King
Kaleb's and Gebremeskel's palace and tombs, and Archeological
Museum. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Jan 22: Leave Axum and drive to
the 5th century BC sites of Yeha and Debre Damo monastery and
proceed to Mekele. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Jan 23: After breakfast, leave
Mekele and drive through Ambalage chains of mountains, and proceed
to the 12th century legendary town of Lalibella. Overnight stay will
be in your Hotel.
Jan 24: Visit of the monolithic
rock-hew churches in Lalibella town, dating back to the 12th century
and which is considered to be the 8th wonders of the world and have
optional excursion to visit some of the rock hewn churches around
Lalibella town built prior to the churches in the town. In addition
to the architecture of the churches, here you will admire the
panoramic view of the town with the surrounding beautiful sceneries.
Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Jan 25: Depart Lalibella town to
Kombolcha. Visit Hike Istifanos monastery. Overnight stay will be in
Jan 26: Depart Kombolcha to
Addis Ababa. Here you are cloth to the land occupied by the Afar
shepherds, a semi-nomadic people who live mainly in the deserts of
Denakil depression. You will encounter them on the road with their
caravans of camels. Also in Senbete village, on Sunday, there is an
interesting market where the Afar, Oromo and Amhara people
congregate for marketing. Overnight stay will be in your Hotel.
Jan 27: Sightseeing tour that
includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church with a baroque style
of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa,
National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil
remain of Lucy dated 3.5 millions years back, Ethnological
Museum-presents different collections to have an overview of the
history, culture, tradition and religions of almost all tribal
groups in Ethiopia, St. George Cathedral and Museum-a historical
church with the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church architecture
founded by Emperor Menelik-II, Mount Entoto panoramic view point at
the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was
the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of
Addis Ababa. The Merkato:-which is the largest open-air market in
Africa. Evening welfare dinner party with national music and
dancing, and transfer to Bole International Airport for your flight
| Click Here To Request a Reservation For
This Tour |
Contact Us in Ethiopia at: Phone:+251-11-5505566 /5505657
P.O.Box: 25504 Code :1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or