Journey of Smiles Ethiopia

March 20 - March 26

December 11 registration deadline (Registration has passed)
371 day trip
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Schedule

March 20 Arrive in Addis Ababa and settle in. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with the group and Smile Train staff.

March 21 Visit Smile Train partner Zenbaba Hospital in the morning. In the afternoon, visit a Smile Train patient at their home.

March 22 Fly to the historic city of Gondar and settle in. In the afternoon, visit Smile Train partner IBEX General Hospital.

March 23 In the morning, visit a Smile Train patient at their home. Afterwards take a tour of Gondar to see the famous 17th-century castle complex and the painted Debre Birhan church.

March 24 Take a day trip to visit Simien Mountains National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to sweeping views of rolling landscapes,the Gelada baboons and caracals.

March 25 Visit Weleka, the former village of the Ethiopian Jews, King Fasiledes 17th century castle, and Kuskuam palace – built by Queen Mintwab, the most powerful queen in Ethiopian history. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with the group and Smile Train staff.

March 26 Transfer back to Addis Ababa for your International departure -OR- Onwards for an extension trip.*

Extension *Feel free to reach out to Elevate Destinations for more information about an extension to see the monolithic churches of Lalibela, or another customized trip!