Trip at a Glance
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Religious Tour, Sightseeing
$2190 USD per person
13 days and 12 nights
More than 2000 kilometres
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Any day in the morning
Accommodation, all land transportation including transfers, some meals, all entrance fees, English-speaking driver/guide, local guides & scouts where necessary and all government taxes.
Not included are International and Domestic flight tickets, airport tax, Visa fee and departure taxes, camera or video fee (where inquired), any alcoholic drinks, tipping and other personal expenses.
- See another side to Ethiopia by visiting the ancient monasteries, rock-hewn churches, castles and ruins.
- Explore Stele field where stone inscriptions and coins date back to the 2nd century in various archaeological sites.
- Learn about the diverse religious history of Christian civilizations and Jewish background through the religious sites we visit.
Religion and culture are quite interwoven in the present Ethiopia. This can be witnessed by the values and norms of the people’s lives. Christianity was first introduced in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian eunuch who met Philip on the road to Gaza as in the book of Acts 8:27. But Christianity was first accepted as state religion in the 4th century by King Ezana. The first church was erected in the present city of Axum around 342 and in Europe only Armenia was a Christian state at this period.
Then, as the power of kingdom moves from Axum to the present day Lalibela, the kings excavated 12 churches from a rock. These have been active places of worship for more than 800 years. Each church has something to tell from the story of the Bible in its architecture or paintings inside.
This historic tour will take a traveler to these ancient and bygone cities and towns. There is much stored in their soil to tell to any visitor taking them thousands of years back. Stele field, rock-churches, island monasteries and castle compounds have wonderful scenery. People’s way of life are some of the major activities to be covered in this tour. A morning visit to any church service would give a chance for travelers to witness a Judaic-influenced practice of the Ethiopian Orthodox churches.
We encourage people to take this journey and witness how old, religious, unique and undiscovered Ethiopia is.
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