Meskel (Finding of the true cross) with Historical journey
7 Days / 6 Nights Colorful annual religious festivals, unique celebration in Addis Ababa with Historical journey,
Duration: 7 days and 6 nights
Package Title: Meskel Festival at Addis and the main Historic routes
Tour code: My.T.T 0095
Day 01: Sep 26 - Arrive Addis Ababa on eve of Meskel
Arrivals at Bole international Air port meet and Greet service will be served by Myseru tour managers and be transferred to your hotel for check in. Then participate on the Eve of Meskel( Finding the True cross) Religious festival and sightseeing of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Sep 27 - In Addis (Meskal Day Procession)
Among Ethiopia's Coptic Christian traditions is the September Meskel Festival marking the finding of the true cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The festival is ancient; dating back 1,600 years and it is celebrated with yellow Meskel daisies placed on top of huge bonfires that are light in the evening in front of the throngs of celebrators.
Colorfully robed priests carrying silver Coptic crosses dance with their followers around the fires singing and chanting and carrying flaming torches. The flowering of the cross-shaped Meskel daisies also marks the end of the 3-month long rainy season and the return of the sun. Overnight Addis – Hotel
Day 03: Sep 28 - Fly Addis to Bahir Dar
To day morning fly from Addis to Bahir Dar to start exploring the main Ethiopian historical routes . After 50 Minutes rrive at Bahir Dar Airport (BJR) .Meet My seru tour managers at the airport, checking to your hotel and take some rest rest . Then boat excursion on Lake Tana to explore the ancient Monasteries on the astonishing islands of Lake Tana in the afternoon after lunch drive some 35 kms to visit the Blue Nile falls. Overnight Hotel- Bahir Dar.
Day 04: Bahir Dar – Gondar
Today after breakfast drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar (187km asphalt road). On the way visit the hill top of Bezawit palace (roughly 5km after Gojjam – Gondar border Bridge). At this point, you are visiting the Palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I (entering & photographing the palace is prohibited), panoramic view of the town of Bahir Dar, the Source of the Blue Nile - leaving its source from Lake Tana. Again on the way; visit the Awramba/ Awra Amba Community & landscapes.
After lunch break in Gondar, visit the Castles of emperor Fassiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17century church of Debre Birhan Sillassie (Light of Trinity). Overnight Hotel Gondar.
Day 05: Gondar – Lalibela
Early in the Morning transfer to Gondar airport to fly to Lalibela. Upon arrival you will met by Myseru Tour and Travel’s professional representative, then be transferred to you hotel for check in. After some hours for relaxing and Breakfast start discovering the first group of the 8thy wonder of the World, 13th century Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela. After Lunch break continue visiting the 2nd and 3rd group of churches. Overnight Hotel - Lalibela.
Day 06: Lalibela – Axum
Fly from Lalibela to Axum and visit the Cathedral Museum, a 2000 years old Mysterious Monolithic obelisk and ruins of Queen Palaces, Kalebs Tomb and Tsion Mariam Church the last resting place of the true Ark of the Covenant. Overnight Hotel- Axum
Day 07: Axum – Addis
Early in the Morning Transfer to Axum Airport (AXU) to fly back to Addis and have attractive city tour of Addis. Evening there will be farewell dinner at one of the best Ethiopian traditional Restaurant where you can experience the Ethiopian Ethnical dance and Organic food. Transfer out service then departure.
14 days /12 Nights Meskel Festival and NORTHERN Historical circuit
Duration: 14 days and 13 nights
Package Title: Meskel Festival at Addis with Historical route
Tour code: My.T.T 0095
Transport: Surface and flight
Day01: Arrive to Addis. Overnight - hotel
Day02: City Tour of Addis Ababa & (Meskal Festival). Overnight hotel – Addis .
Day03: Drive to Dessie. Overnight – hotel
Day04: Drive to Lalibela. Overnight – hotel
Day05: Lalibela Churches. Overnight – hotel
Day06: Drive to Mekelle via Yimrahine Kristos cave Church. Overnight – hotel
Day07: Drive to Axum. Overnight – hotel
Day08: Axum Sites. Overnight – hotel
Day09:Drive to Semien Mountains National Park. Overnight – tented camp
Day10: Drive to Gondar. Overnight – hotel
Day11: Drive to Bahir Dar. Overnight – hotel
Day12: Blue Nile and monasteries on Lake Tana. Overnight – hotel
Day13: Drive to Addis Ababa. Overnight – hotel
Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request Book / Customize