Epiphanies(Timket) Festivals Tours 5 Days

Epiphanies(Timkat) Festival the Ethiopian Orthodox equivalent to Epiphany, is celebrated at churches throughout the country on January 19. The best place to be during Timkat is Gondar, where the festivities culminate in a crowded and colorful afternoon re-enactment of the first baptism at the 17th century Fasil’s Pool, which is filled with water for the occasion.

per adult from

$1,533

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Addis Ababa Fly Bahir Dar

    Stop At: Bahir Dar, Bahir Dar, Amhara Region
    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bahir Dar. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit the 14th century Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret which is the most famous of the Zege peninsula monasteries. Afternoon, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam.) Overnight in Bahir Dar.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Sidra Int Hotel

    Day 2: Jan 17: Drive Bahir Dar – Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)

    Stop At: Gonder, Gonder, Amhara Region
    After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. The Royal Capital of Ethiopia, Gondar was founded in 1636 by Emperor Fassiladas. Afternoon you will attain the most colorful eve ceremony of Timket. It commemorates Christ’s baptism by St. John in the Jordan River. ON this day the tabots (replica of arc of covenant) of each church are carried out in procession to a place near a river where the next day’s celebration will take place. A special tent is set up for each tabot, each hosting a proud manner depicting the church’s saint. The ceremony is accompanied by hymns and dances of the priests, drum beating, bell ringing and blowing of trumpets. Overnight in Gondar.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Gondar Plaza Hotel

    Day 3: Jan 18: Timket

    Stop At: Gonder, Gonder, Amhara Region
    Early in the morning you will walk to the baptism place to be baptized. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Gondar with the drive to the Castles and Churches built by Emperor Fassiladas and his descendants. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie (The Enlightening of Trinity) with Wonderful murals art, Qusquam Church. Overnight in Gondar.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Gondar Plaza Hotel

    Day 4: Jan 19: Fly Gondar – Lalibela (30 min) (The Eighth Wonder of the World)

    Stop At: Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region
    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lalibela. Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. ‘Eighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals. In the afternoon you will visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. Visit the rock hewn churches. Overnight in Lalibela.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Cliff Edge Hotel

    Day 5: Jan 20: Fly Lalibela – Addis – Departure

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    This day you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Addis. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick all clients base don the requested locationAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is formal
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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None

Group Size

15

Organised by Aman Ethiopia Tours And Travel Agent

Activity ID: V-65512P33

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