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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

The great land of Ethiopia is one of the world’s outstanding treasures. This small group tour is led by world-renowned Ethiopia scholar Michael Gervers, PhD and explores the culture and history of the country including Professor Gervers’ current research site at Yemrehanna Kristos.

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. This is the country of the Queen of Sheba, of the source of the Blue Nile and
of magnificent UNESCO World Heritage rock-hewn churches.

The country’s famous “13 months of sunshine” slogan is not just about the weather. So much is magical about Ethiopia from the rock cut church ‘built by angels’ to the immense big sky landscapes of the north, to the scent of frankincense accompanying the coffee ceremonies.  

Professor Michael Gervers and our experienced Ethiopian guides will smooth your way, taking the bumps out of adventurous travel and revealing the country’s fascinating core. Striking landscapes, a storied history, ancient treasures, and warm welcomes – this is a journey
you will never forget.
Classic Explorations Cultural Explorations

Ethiopia | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Apr 07-19, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$6120 (Incl. taxes and gratuities US$325)
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all 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 of US$325 are included.

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

Michael Gervers is a medieval historian who has taught at the University of Toronto for the past 40 years. He has travelled and researched extensively throughout Ethiopia and is particularly familiar with the sites along the historic route to the north.

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Classic Explorations Cultural Explorations

Ethiopia | 13 days
Classic Explorations

Dates:
Apr 07-19, 2019
Cost:
Approx. US$6120 (Incl. taxes and gratuities US$325)
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation, all 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 of US$325 are included.

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