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Marvel at Ethiopia's ancient, rock-hewn churches, partake in a time-honored coffee ceremony, observing the roasting and brewing process and embark on a cruise of Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret and Azuwa Maryam.

A&K Advantages

  • Set out on a city tour of Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa
  • See Axum, where the Ark of the Covenant is said to reside
  • Witness Lalibela, the "Jerusalem of Africa," to see its 12th-century rock-hewn churches
  • Explore the ancient capital of Ethiopia, Gondar, seeing its medieval castles and churches
  • Embark on a cruise of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and site of breathtaking Blue Nile Falls


Itinerary at a Glance

Signature Ethiopia

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Day 2: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | City Tour

Day 3: Hawzen | Mountain Vistas

Day 4: Hawzen | Ancient Rock Churches

Day 5: Axum | Former Empire

Day 6: Lalibela | Pilgrimage Site

Day 7: Lalibela | Cave Chruches

Day 8: Gondar | The “Camelot of Africa”

Day 9: Bahir Dar | “Smoking Water”

Day 10: Bahir Dar | Island Monasteries

Day 11: Depart Addis Ababa

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Complimentary Safari Duffel for 2016  | Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel. Learn more »

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