Festival Tour - Hosanna and Ethiopian Easter
This special festival itinerary allows you to experience first hand the ancient monuments, the precious treasures and the beautiful frescoes of Ethiopia's old churches in the colorful setting in the Easter holiday season when tens of thousands of pilgrims are present. Experience the deep Ethiopian faith on this festval tour through Ethiopia.
This Italian-speaking tour combines the classical Northern Ethiopian highlights with the hustle and bustle of two of the major Ethiopian holidays. Starting from Addis Ababa you will first visit the ancient ruins of the Axumite Empire in Ethiopia's far North. The epic Gheralta region with its towering sandstone mountains is rather less impressive with hundreds of century old rock churches that where chiseled by early Christians into the rock facades. Followed by the masterpieces of this church architecture: Lalibela where you spend some days to discover the world famous churches and celebrate Palm Sunday (Hosanna). Highlight of the trip surely will be your time in Lake Tana region where you follow colorful the Easter celebrations in Bahir Dar not missing out the region's famous sights such as Gondar's castles, the Blue Nile Falls and Simien Mountains National Park.
Due to the current political instability in the Tigray region, this tour will not visit the destinations in Tigray. Your travel expert will be happy to advise you on the revised itinerary, which will take you through the coffee growing region of Sidama and the Great African Rift Valley for four days before heading north to join in the celebrations and marvel at the historical monuments of the north.
- GR08-02: April 12 to 24, 2022
Tour code: GR08