Ethiopia is truly a Land of discovery -
brilliant and beautiful, secretive, mysterious and extraordinary. Above all
things, it is a country of great antiquity, with a culture and traditions
dating back more than 3,000 years.
The traveler in Ethiopia makes a journey
through time, transported by beautiful monuments and the ruins of
edifices built long centuries ago.
Ethiopia, like many other African countries, is a multi-ethnic state.
Many distinctions have been blurred by intermarriage over the years but
many also remain. The differences may be observed in the number of languages
spoken - an astonishing 83, falling into four main language groups: Semitic,
Cushitic, Omotic and Nilo-Saharan. There are 200 different dialects.
Regarding the countries nations and nationalities, which
is estimated to be over 90 million
Tigrigna- and Amharic-speaking people of the north and centre of the
country are mainly agriculturalists, tilling the soil with ox-drawn
ploughs and growing teff (a local millet), wheat, barley, maize and
sorghum. The most southerly of the Semitic speakers, the Gurage, are also
farmers and herders, but many are also craftsmen. The Gurage grow enset, 'false
banana', whose root, stem and leaf stalks provide a carbohydrate which, after
lengthy preparation, can be made into porridge or unleavened bread.
Religious Festivals in Ethiopia &
"Historic Route" 13 days
The Meskel Festival with the Historic Route of
This is one of the most colorful festivals celebrated in Ethiopia for more than
1600 years. Meskel always have been celebrated in a beautiful weather at
the end of the rain season, with a lot of dancing, feasting and
lighting a massive bonfire to commemorate the discovery of the true cross on
which Jesus Christ has been crucified.
This festival tour provides a traveler with a practical image of the 3000 years
historical mysteries and living historical facts and monuments of Ethiopia
including the steles of Axum, the temple of Yeha, Palace of Queen of Sheba, the
amazing rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and many more. Join us on this
journey of discovery as we witness an ancient African culture and civilization.
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Cultural tour to the
Historic Route of Ethiopia 10 days
The magnificent cultures and landscapes are
indicative of an extraordinary past. It has left mark on the land, the people
and their monuments. In this fascinating land the past comes alive in the
form of strange and beautiful monuments and ruins, built long centuries ago in
what used to be one of the greatest kingdoms of the world. Moreover, it is a
past which began as the cradle of mankind.
These tour provides a practical image of the 3000 yeas historical
mysteries and living historical facts and monuments of Ethiopia, including the
steles of Axum, the temple of Yeha, Palace of Queen of Sheba, the rock-hewn
churches of Lalibela, the castles of Gondar, the island monasteries of Lake
Tana source of the Blue Nile, the Great Blue Nile Falls, Simien Mountains, last
but not least the charming and friendly people of Ethiopia. Moreover, it
is a past which began as the cradle of mankind and it truly is a trip of a life
Rock hewn church
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