Ethiopian Christmas Festival 5 days/ 4 nights

Arrival   Bole International Airport

Awesome Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.  For morning flight arrivals you may begin your tour after checking into your hotel.  For afternoon or evening arrivals, you may begin your tour the following day. 

Day 01: Arrival

Visit the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history.  Tour the Mercato, one of Africa’s largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Overnight at the Jupiter International Hotel 

Meals (B.L.D)

Day 02 Addis Ababa -Lalibela

Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi- monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings. 

Overnight at Roha hotel,Lalibela

Meals (B, L, D)

Day 03 Lalibela

In the morning drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands. In the afternoon continue the tour of lalibela churches dinner at Kana restaurant after dinner we will attend the Christmas festival at St’Merry church. 

 Overnight at Roha hotel,Lalibela

Meals (B, L, D)

Day 04 Lalibela

 In the morning we will attend the ceremony called Beza Kulu alem Yom Tewelde. This literally means (redeemer of the world).

In the afternoon just relaxed 

 Overnight at Roha hotel,Lalibela

Meals (B, L, D)

Day 05: Fly Lalibela – Addis

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Addis.

In the evening, there will be Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours complimentary farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks (flight schedule permitting). At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back.