DAY 1: ADDIS ABABA / GONDAR
You will Initially Take the morning FLIGHT to GONDAR from Addis Ababa. Check in your HOTEL. Then we will consequently TOUR the famous castles of Gondar and the Debre Berhan Selassie church.
After having LUNCH , we will head to Medhane Alem Church. There we will attend the procession of people taking the replica of the Ark of the Covenant to Fasilides’ Bath. The Arks, localy "Tabots", make their way from all the local Ethiopian Orthodox churches to Fasilides’ Bath.
DAY 2: GONDAR (TIMKET HOLIDAY)
Since today is the official holiday of Timket, We will rise very early and move towards Fasilides’ Bath.
The ceremony will be a mix of priests blessings, prayers and a ritual reenactment of Christ’s baptism in the River Jordan.
Around midday, the ceremony will conclude at Fasilides’ Bath and almost all the Arks (St Michael’s will remain behind) will be brought back, in a ceremonial procession, to their respective churches.
DAY 3: GONDAR (ST. MICHAEL'S DAY) / ADDIS ABABA
In the morning we will attend the spiritual ceremonial of St. Michael's Day and later having breakfast, we will return to hotel for checking out.
Late in the afternoon, fly back to Addis Ababa.