Monks, Monasteries and Churches of Northern Ethiopia (13 days) - ETH0210

Visit the people of Ethiopia’s Historic Northern region.

This is a slightly longer tour, offering additional nights at Kombolcha, Gheralta and a night at Simien Lodge in the Simien Mountains.

On this tour, you will see the magnificent geography of Northern Ethiopia, stay at some beautiful lodges and hotels and begin to understand why so many people visit this extraordinary Country.

You will be in real touch with its ancient religious history - from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, to St. Mary of Zion in Axum, the holiest church in Ethiopia and alleged to hold, in its sanctuary, the original Ark of the Covenant and onto the many monasteries of the northern region.

There are also medieval castles at Gonder, smoking waterfalls at Tississat and incredible views and Hotels in the Simien Mountains.

Above all, you will meet the monks of Debre Damo and the Zegie Peninsula of Lake Tana and experience the hospitality of the people of Ethiopia, to discover something of their ways and beliefs.

This tour is suitable for all age groups.

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