Ethiopia: Journey into the Medieval Past

January 9 - 24, 2023

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“Ethiopia was the trip of a lifetime and a spectacular experience. We are trying to cling to the magic and the memories.” Barbara & George

“Its beauty is unsurpassed, its villages authentic and unspoilt, and its treasures simply amazing. Ethiopia has surprised and delighted us all.” Graham & Jo


“The highlight of the trip was the Danikil Depression, especially sleeping under stars. The next day was pure magic. We have such fond memories.” Hania & Jones


“Traveling with Uncommon Journeys has given me the best adventures I've ever experienced in my many travels around the world.” Tewfic

The kingdom of Abyssinia, known today as Ethiopia, is a “must visit” for anyone intrigued by the medieval past, captivated by timeless cultures, and inspired by religious pageantry. Churches and palaces reflect the genius of history’s architectural masters, and speak softly of a bygone era. These epic sites, enduring monuments to emperors and legends, shelter priceless relics from a powerful, devout, ancient civilization. But that’s not all!  The tour coincides with the Timket (Epiphany) processions and ceremonies of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith.  And there’s more! The majestic landscape of the bio diverse Simien Mountain Range rivals the Grand Canyon. You must see Ethiopia to believe it. Then again, we’ve seen it and we still can’t believe it!

                                         Tour Highlights

  • Medieval monasteries of Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile

  • Simien Mountains, the most spectacular of the diverse Ethiopian landscapes

  • Monolithic hand-carned rock churches of Lalibela

  • Splendid processions of the Timket (Epiphany) ceremonies