Ethiopia: Historic Route & Simien Mountains - A Marco Polo Journey

​Reveal the secrets of this enchanting country as you discover the source of the Blue Nile, examine the Lucy skeleton, spot the Simien Mountains' gelada baboons and explore rock-hewn churches such as Bet Giyorgis (the Church of St. George).

Journey Overview

Reveal the secrets of this enchanting country as you discover the source of the Blue Nile, examine the ground-breaking Lucy skeleton, spot the Simien Mountains' distinctive gelada baboons and explore extraordinary rock-hewn churches such as Bet Giyorgis (the Church of St. George).

Journey Highlights

  • Discover the stunning jewels of Ethiopia, revealing the threads of ancient culture, religion, architecture and natural beauty that make this diverse nation’s tapestry so rich
  • Observe the actual 3.2-million-year-old Lucy skeleton, a major anthropological find that solidified Ethiopia as the cradle of civilization
  • Trace the glory of past empires among the ruins of palaces and monuments in Axum
  • Explore the vivid frescoes of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches
  • Set out on a drive through Simien Mountains National Park in search of exotic wildlife
  • Roam the medieval castles and churches of Gondar, revealing the secrets of Africa’s Camelot
  • Cruise Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile, and hike out to see the breathtaking Blue Nile Falls
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