Ethiopia, Timkat Festival & The Simien Mountains 16 nights (20 nights with Danakil Depression)

Magnificent views in the Simien Mountains, colourful Timkat Festival, explore rock churches and enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony. Ethiopia is a diverse melting pot of culture and history.


  • Ethiopia

  • 16 nights (Land Only: 14 nights)

  • Pioneer


  • 14th Jan 2021 – 30th Jan 2021

  • See website for other dates

Tour code: 48460

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Last Modified: 4th June 2020

Holiday Highlights

See what's planned

  • Simien Mountains – experience dramatic scenery and some of Africa’s finest walking.
  • Attend the most important festival in the Ethiopian calendar - Timkat.
  • Discover rock churches and religious architecture.
  • Explore the beauty and history of Gondar and Lalibela.
  • Savour incredible cuisine and the coffee ceremony.
  • Spot Gelada monkeys, hamadryas baboon, hyena and jackal.
  • Local guides throughout for specialist knowledge and support.

Our holiday walking grades


Grade 6 Sightseeing

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent. These walks are in more remote areas but with walking similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.