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  • Sep 7-26, 2014
  • Dec 31-Jan 19, 2015
  • Privately on Request
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  • Duration 20 days
    Group Size 2-7
    Land Cost $6,495 Details
    Single Supplement $1,475 Details
    Additional Expenses See Estimated Budget
    Lodging 1 star-3 stars
    Grade II
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    Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey

    Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley

    Additional Information

    This is an exciting, but arduous trip on rough roads in remote areas. Be prepared to have changes made to the itinerary to accommodate conditions and other things beyond our control.

    Travelers available to begin in late December will  include both the TImkat and Genna Festivals. The trip will be one day longer -- 21 days -- and the cost will be the same. The itinerary will proceed as follows:

    Days 1-2   Addis Ababa

    Day 3   Bahir Dar, Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana

    Days 4-6  Gondar - Simien Mts - Gondar

    Days 7-8  Lalibela / Genna Festival

    Day 9   Axum

    Day 10  Addis Ababa / Langano

    Day 11  Arba Minch Dora region

    Day 12   Lake Chamo, Konso village, Turmi

    Day 13   Omorate / Turmi Market

    Day 14   Karo village / Dimeka market / Jinka

    Day 15   Mursi tribe / Konso

    Day 16   Konso / Borena trike / Yabelo

    Day 17   Around Yabelo / Awassa

    Day 18   Tiya Stele / Addis Ababa

    Day 19-20   Addis Ababa, Timkat Festival

    Day 21   Depart


    Detailed Trip Information

    • Sep 7 to Sep 26, 2014, This departure does not visit Timkat Festival but ends in Addis on the day of Meskel Celebrations.
    • Dec 31 to Jan 19, 2015, Special departure including Genne, Ethiopia Christmas. Call for itinerary
    • Jan 16 to Feb 4, 2015
    • Dec 31 to Jan 20, 2016 (21 day trip)
    • Jan 17 to Feb 5, 2016
    • Privately on Request
    Duration 20 days
    Land Cost $6,495
    2014 & 2015 Pricing
    3+ travelers $6,495
    2 pax $6,995
    Internal airfare: $347 - $585;
    Price subject to change
    $347 If ET is int'l carrier
    $585 if using other int'l carrier
    Single Supplement $1,475
    Subject to availability
    Additional Expenses
    Internal Airfare - ask for discount if using Ethiopian Air for international flights$347 - $585
    Lodging 1 star-3 stars
    small lodges & hotels
    Grade II
    travel over rough roads
    Group Size 2-7

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

    Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. A second deposit of $800 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail, or via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Air fares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

    Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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