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Admiring dramatic scenery in the highlands
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Meeting Ethiopian priests to learn about Christianity in Ethiopia
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Marvelling at exquisite murals in remote rock-cut churches
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Taking part in a traditional coffee ceremony
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Visiting the ancient home of the Queen of Sheba

Classic Ethiopia

Ethiopia confounds expectations. The geographic isolation of much of the country, located on a high plateau, has created a distinct culture reflected by over three thousand years of literate civilization. After a good look at modern Addis and the remains of the one of the oldest hominids, we’ll fly to Mekele and begin our tour of the historical northern part of the country through some of the most striking landscapes in Africa.
 
The still little-visited sites are equally impressive: the ancient temple at Yeha, the obelisks at Axum, the spectacular rock-cut churches at Lalibela, and the more remote churches of Eastern Tigray. A detour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Simien Mountains to commune with the Gelada Baboons and another to the source of the Blue Nile the country’s natural wonders.
 
Our past travellers have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of travel in Ethiopia. On this tour we will use a combination of domestic flights and road travel to reduce travel time. While some drives are long, the scenery is consistently spectacular. Accommodation is in simple Western style hotels, easily equivalent to three- and four-star hotels anywhere. Our travellers have enjoyed warm welcomes throughout the country – and coffee lovers have pronounced the Ethiopian variety among the finest in the world.
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Ethiopia | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Mar 06-18, 2019
Cost:
TBA
Group Size:
Limited to 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$325.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Day 2: Meet the 3.2-million-year-old Lucy
Day 3: Fly to Mekele, drive to Gheralta
Day 4: Dramatic scenery and ancient churches
Day 5: Moon temple at Yeha, Axum
Day 6: Explore the stelae field
Day 7: Fly to Lalibela
Day 8: Explore rock-hewn churches
Day 9: More of Lalibela
Day 10: Fly to Gondar, Simien Mountains
Day 11: Gondar Castles, Lake Tana
Day 12: Monastery islands
Day 13: Fly to Addis and depart
Optional Extension: Ethiopia’s Omo tribal region
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Your Tour Leader

Eyob Awraris travelled with our director to set up our tour to Ethiopia. We’ve drawn extensively on his vast experience with the culture and history of the country to design this tour. A native of the Harar region, Eyob brings his considerable expertise and warm, open attitude to our tour.

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Classic Explorations Cultural Explorations

Ethiopia | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Mar 06-18, 2019
Cost:
TBA
Group Size:
Limited to 14 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Worldwide Quest tour leader. Taxes and gratuities an additional US$325.

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