JERUSALEM OF AFRICA - ETHIOPIA
6 - 10 September 2019
2,950 AED (excl. flights)
Ethiopa is one of Africa's most beautiful countries and its landscapes are epic in both scale and beauty. And you will be touched by its beauty, history and people.
MAG is going for its second trip. Just around the Ethiopian New Year, which is marking the end of the rain season. This means that the highlands around Lalibela are covered in lush green with large spots of yellow wild flowers.
We will start our trip in Lalibela, which is history and mystery frozen in stone. We will visit rock-hewn churches, the Saturday market when people prepare for the New Year Festival
After 2 nights we will leave the green highlands and head to the drier Tigray Region, where we will spend 2 nights in a beautiful lodge, hike up to Abuna Yemata, a church carved in the rocks. You shouldn’t be afraid of heights when you need to pass the last few meters on the rim of the mountain. After a lunch we will be having a little fun drive up to the mountains where we spent the afternoon hiking and enjoying the beautiful highlands.
The next morning we will be taking a flight to Mekelle and head over to the Tigray region. We will enjoy dinner at our lovely lodge and get some rest for the next day.
After breakfast we will be starting our hike and visit 3 mountain churches. You will have to partially use the ropes to get up there. We will spend another night in our lodge and relax. Next morning we will be heading to Mekelle for some shopping at the local market and after a late lunch we will head to the airport for our flight back to Dubai.
2,950 AED, incl. accommodation (shared twin rooms), all meals, guide, transportation, entry fees (incl. ticket to Lalibela churches (50USD))
*NOT* included: flights (as below), tips, personal expenses and visa costs.
Flights are not included. Currently the flights amount to 2,600 AED (DXB-LLI-MQX-DXB); that includes one international roundtrip and one domestic flight. We will provide you exact flight details upon your reply. Nevertheless, we are happy to assist you with the flight booking too.
**Please note we are conducting another trip to Ethiopia’s Danakil region adjacent to the above trip. If you are planning to extend your stay in Ethiopia and be part of the second trip, please reach out to us. See details here!
Visa is an easy online process. Hikes are moderate with some challenging parts, but with help of the team and ropes, we have gotten everyone up/down. And we promise you will never forget that one!
Looking forward to seeing you in Ethiopia!