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Marvel at Ethiopia's ancient, rock-hewn churches during a fascinating independent journey; partake in a time-honored coffee ceremony, observing the roasting and brewing process; and embark on a cruise of Lake Tana, during which you 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
  • Discover the Axumite empire, legendary home to both the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant, where you see the engraved stelae
  • Explore the "New Jerusalem" of Lalibela, known for its complex of rock-hewn churches
  • Visit Gondar, the former imperial capital of Ethiopia, with its impressive 16th-century castles and beautifully painted church of Debre Berhan Selassie
  • See the Blue Niles Falls and embark on a cruise of Lake Tana

Itinerary at a Glance

Signature Ethiopia

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Day 2: Addis Ababa | Exploring the City

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 Churches

Day 8: Gondar | The “Camelot of Africa”

Day 9: Bahir Dar | Island Monasteries

Day 10: Bahir Dar | “Smoking Water”

Day 11: Depart Addis Ababa

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