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Festival Journeys


Celebrate local festivals around the world with Cox & Kings!

When you travel with Cox & Kings, you know you're getting a unique perspective on your destination. Perhaps the ultimate insider's experience is celebrating the magic and passion of a holiday or cultural festival with the locals. Our Destination Experts have designed special itineraries to take advantage of holidays and festivals from Buenos Aires to Beijing.

When you take one of our Festival Journeys, you’ll get a front-row seat to some serious celebrating — and the opportunity to join in the festivities should you wish. Whether you want to follow a swaying procession to a sacred river, indulge in the sweet strains of some beautiful music or simply join the locals as they celebrate a national holiday, catching one of these festivals on your journey will make an already fabulous trip completely unforgettable.

International Festivals and Events

Download a PDF of popular festivals and events in the regions below to customize your own journey built around the festival of your choice.



  • Southern Ethiopia: The Bale Mountains & The Omo Valley

    Southern Ethiopia: The Bale Mountains & the Omo Valley

    12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS, Private Journey

    Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.


    Addis Ababa, Lake Langano, Bale Mountains, Lake Awasa, Arba Minch & Turmi

    The Omo Valley is one of the most unique places on earth, a kaleidoscope of vanishing cultures and breathtaking landscapes. Search for the Ethiopian wolf in the Bale Mountains and Read More »

  • Northern Ethiopia: The Historic Route

    Northern Ethiopia: The Historic Route

    8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS, Private Journey

    Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.


    Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela & Axum

    Explore northern Ethiopia on this extraordinary journey. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church played a huge role in shaping the country, and your explorations are a mix of the sacred and Read More »