Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival

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Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival - Exodus Travels
Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival - Exodus Travels
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa


Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the in-depth cultural tour Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 11 other destinations in Ethiopia. Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
  • Laurie Hamilton's review about another Exodus Travels tour
    4.0 - Good

    A very interesting country to visit, ancient culture, striking scenery and some unusual wildlife.<br /><br /><strong>What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?</strong><br />Seeing Lucy. Meskal Festival is fun. The variety of birdlife. The views... Read more

  • Judith Grossman's review about another Exodus Travels tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Far more time taken viewing wildlife than on an overland tour.we travelled off road and the guide always turned the vehicle for the best camera shots, or took us to places for the best views

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Addis Ababa; city tour.
  2. Day 2: Fly to Bahar Dar ; free afternoon with option of Blue Nile Falls visit.
  3. Day 3: Full day visiting Lake Tana and its monasteries.
  4. Day 4: Drive to Gondar; visit the castles, Fasilides' bathhouse and the church's ceiling.
  5. Day 5: Drive to Simien Mountains; afternoon hike along the plateau.
  6. Day 6: Continue to Axum.
  7. Day 7: Full day visiting the ancient capital of the Axumite Kingdom.
  8. Day 8: Visit Yeha Temple and through eatern Tigrai to Wukro.
  9. Day 9: Visit Wukro's rock-hewn churches and on to Mekele.
  10. Day 10: Timkat Festival in Mekele.
  11. Day 11: Drive through mountains and gorges on the way to Lalibela.
  12. Day 12: Explore Lalibela amazing churches.
  13. Day 13: Mule Trek to Ashante Maryam.
  14. Day 14: Fly to Addis Ababa.
  15. Day 15: Trip ends.

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Is it possible to join the tour in Ethiopia?

    This trip is land only; no international flights are included so you are welcome to arrive/depart on any flight that suits you

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Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival


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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Start and end in Addis Ababa.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 February 2019 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,434 km.
  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • 325 km
  • Bahir Dar (Ethiopia)
  • 58 km
  • Lake Tana (Ethiopia)
  • 57 km
  • Gondar (Ethiopia)
  • 76 km
  • Debark (Ethiopia)
  • 50 km
  • Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia)
  • 50 km
  • Debark (Ethiopia)
  • 140 km
  • Axum (Ethiopia)
  • 20 km
  • Adwa (Ethiopia)
  • 19 km
  • Yeha (Ethiopia)
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