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Internationale groepsreis Ethiopia in Depth

Journey along Ethiopia's magnificent northern circuit, including Tigrai.
13 dagen vanaf € 3.649,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts includedHotel meals are generally good although they can lack variety. Local dishes tend to be very good if you like hot, spicy food although milder versions can be requested. Local food is traditionally eaten with the hands. The sour bread known as injera is used as a scoop from the casserole dishes known as wat. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. It is normally drunk black with sugar. The coffee ritual is something to be experienced at least once on your trip. It is possible to get coffee with milk which the Ethiopians call Machiato. Please note that you should not drink the tap water in Ethiopia. We also suggest that clients bring snack food as this can be difficult to obtain outside of Addis Ababa.Vegetarians and vegans can be well catered for on this holiday - please do inform us before departure of any special dietary requests so that our local team can be well prepared. The Ethiopian diet is meat based except for fasting days. Fasting food is completely vegan as fasters should not consume any animal by-product. Clients who have specialist dietary requirements must contact us to discuss if they can be accommodated. Ethiopia is a poor country and they are not familiar with gluten or lactose free diets.

Activities

  • Culture
  • Festival Holidays
  • Cultural Wonders
  • Natural Wonders
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13 dagen vanaf € 3.649,-

Route 13 daagse groepsrondreis Ethiopia in Depth

In the northeast of Ethiopia is the little visited region of Tigrai. Over the centuries a series of churches of differing sizes and architectural styles were carved into cliff-faces and rocky-outcrops, many still in use today. Whilst following Ethiopia’s classic northern circuit through Lake Tana’s monasteries, Gondar’s castles, the Simien Mountains and Lalibela’s monolithic churches, we get off the beaten path and explore this beautiful region in the heart of Ethiopian history.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Addis Ababa; city tour.
  2. Dag 2 - Fly to Bahar Dar; free afternoon with option of Blue Nile Falls visit.
  3. Dag 3 - Discover Lake Tana's famous monestaries.
  4. Dag 4 - Drive to Gondar; visit the castles, Fasilides' bathhouse and the church's ceiling.
  5. Dag 5 - Drive to Simien Mountains; afternoon hike along the plateau.
  6. Dag 6 - Continue to Axum.
  7. Dag 7 - Full day visiting the ancient capital of the Axumite Kingdom.
  8. Dag 8 - Visit Yeha Temple and through eatern Tigrai to Wukro.
  9. Dag 9 - Visit Wukro's rock-hewn churches and on to Mekele.
  10. Dag 10 - Drive through mountains and gorges on the way to Lalibela.
  11. Dag 11 - Explore Lalibela amazing churches.
  12. Dag 12 - Mule trek up to Ashatan Maryam.
  13. Dag 13 - Fly to Addis Ababa. End.
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