3 Days / 2 Nights Meskel Celebration In Addis Ababa


Meskel is a significant Ethiopian Orthodox holiday, also called The Finding of the True Cross. In the 4th century, Saint Helena dreamt of lighting a bonfire, celebrated on Meskel eve known as Demera. Bonfires are lit at dusk, adorned with yellow Meskel flowers, and people dance and sing around them. On Meskel Day, celebrated with joy, Orthodox Christians use ashes from the Demera fire to mark the sign of the cross on their foreheads.

Day 1: Addis Ababa city tour and Eve of Meskel

Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel. After check-in and a quick refreshment, enjoy a city tour featuring Unity Park, the National Museum, and Trinity Cathedral. Attend the colorful holiday celebration in the afternoon, followed by a cultural dinner with local folkloric dances in the evening. Finally, transfer back to your hotel for an overnight stay. 


Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Ethiopian Skylight Hotel or Similar   

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Entoto Mountain Natural Park )

After a relaxing breakfast, you'll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Entoto Mountain Natural Park, where you can enjoy stunning views of the scenery and engage in various activities.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch  

Overnight: Kuriftu tented camping Entoto Mountain

Day 3: Entoto Mountain – Addis Ababa

After breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your outbound flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

What’s Included:

      1 night accommodation at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel or similar

      1 night stay at Entoto Kuriftu Tented Camp

      Meals as specified above

      Half-day Addis Ababa city tour

      Attendance at the eve of Meskel celebration

      Entrance fees to attraction sites

      English-speaking local guide

      Ground transportation service, including transfers


What’s Excluded:

·         International flights

·         Any other expenses not mentioned above.

·         Visas

·         Driver/Guide gratuities

·         Drinks, dining room tips, porterage

·         Personal travel and baggage insurance

Meskel Celebration

Destination : Ethiopia

Duration : As Requested

Category : Private

Adult Price : USD 765

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