• Ethiopia

Overview

Traveling through Ethiopia? This stopover tour invites you to visit some of the country’s most famed sites, including the incredible rock churches of Lalibela. You’ll also have the opportunity to see a replica of the skull of Lucy, which dates back millions of years ago! 

Highlights

  • Lalibela – Visit twelve fascinating rock churches.
  • Addis Ababa – Explore the famous Addis Merkato, & enjoy a cultural dance performance.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive at the airport in Addis Ababa, & transfer to the hotel. 

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Gondar

Transfer to the airport, & board domestic flight to Gondar. Here you will learn about Emperor Fasilides & the rulers who led the land thereafter. See the royal complex, which features the palaces built by these six emperors, & later visit Debre Birhan Selassie Church, which features fascinating wall & ceiling artwork. After the tour, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in Gondar.

Day 3: Gondar – Lalibela

Transfer to the airport, & board domestic flight to Lalibela. Lalibela is home to the incredible rock churches. These churches are responsible for the town’s nickname: “The Petra of Africa.” Learn about the town’s history & its relation to Jerusalem, & visit all twelve rock churches. After the tour, transfer to the hotel for dinner & an overnight stay.

Day 4: Lalibela – Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airport, & board return flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival, visit The National Museum of Ethiopia, which features a replica of the skull of Lucy. Explore the famous Addis Merkato, where you can shop for handicrafts & other unique items. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, & later enjoy delicious, Ethiopian cuisine & a cultural dance show! Afterward, transfer to the airport, & board flight to your next destination.