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Ethiopia Tour Package

Ethiopia is Africa’s most delightful country, with its magnificent landscapes and spectacular wildlife.

Coffee Tour

 

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole international airport and be welcome by an Ethiopian Holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will be taken on an Addis Ababa City Tour, which will also include drinking coffee and experiencing the unique and traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony; from washing, roasting, grinding, smelling, serving and tasting coffee!

Additional Addis Ababa sightseeing City Tour stops will include Mount Entoto (first capital situated in hills overlooking Addis Ababa which means “New Flower”) and from where you can enjoy panoramic views. You will visit the National Museum: famous for containing the famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, the colourful Ethnographic Museum (take an engaging visual tour through Ethiopia) located within the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Your drive will also take you through Mercato – the largest open market in East Africa and along the way you will pass various significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa on this City Tour to give you a taste of Addis.

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Jimma – Bonga

Morning you fly to Jimma then, you set off for your drive to Bonga through the Kaffa region of Ethiopia; Kaffa is generally regarded to be the region from where the Arabica strain of coffee originated and also where the plant was first cultivated. After checking in to the hotel in Bonga, you then drive to the marvelous Tatmara coffee plantation where you will be able to experience and observe the whole coffee production process concluding with a coffee ceremony in this perfect Home of Coffee location!

Day 3: Bonga – Mankira – Jimma

Rise early in the morning to the smell of locally grown and freshly roasted coffee and savour the taste as you also enjoy a great breakfast. After breakfast, take an excursion to Mankira, which is the actual place where Arabica coffee was discovered. En route, you will visit the magnificent and ancient Adaracha Medhanealem Church and the Natural Bridge Gurguto/Egziher dildiy (meaning God’s bridge), which connects two distant villages. Then, drive back to Jimma.

Day 4: Fly back to Addis

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served.  Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Lalibela Tours

 

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole international airport and be welcomed by an Ethiopian Holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will be taken on an Addis Ababa City Tour, which will also include drinking coffee and experiencing the unique and traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony; from washing, roasting, grinding, smelling, serving and tasting coffee! Additional Addis Ababa sightseeing City Tour stops will include Mount Entoto (first capital situated in hills overlooking Addis Ababa which means “New Flower”) and from where you can enjoy panoramic views.

You will visit the National Museum: famous for containing the famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, the colorful Ethnographic Museum (take an engaging visual tour through Ethiopia) located within the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Your drive will also take you through Mercato – the largest open market in East Africa and along the way you will pass various significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa on this City Tour to give you a taste of Addis

Day 2: Addis – Lalibela

Early in the morning, you will fly from Addis to the UNESCO World Heritage Center and Holy city of Lalibela where you will be met for the drive up into town nestled in the hills above. The morning will be spent marveling at the well-preserved and awe-inspiring 11th-century rock-hewn churches for which Lalibela is most famous; crafted beautifully from one single red volcanic rock during the ultimate period of masonry skills. Some are below ground only reached via narrow tunnels and small steps.

King Lalibela is said to have had the vision to create these churches with designs given to him by an angel. The final church to be hewn and possibly the most beautiful of all is St. Georges, which is carved in the shape of a cross. Late in the afternoon, you can enjoy the surrounding breathtaking scenery and in the evening partake in a traditional Tej ( homemade local honey wine) taste experience for which Lalibela is famous.

Day 3: Fly back to Addis Ababa

After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis. In the afternoon you will have leisure time and shopping. Late in the evening have a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurant then drive to the airport for flight back home.

Arbaminch Tour

 

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive in Mombasa in the afternoon, Meet and greet at Sarova Whitesands airport desk arrive at Bole international airport and be met and assisted by ET-holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa sightseeing will include Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa, National museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, Trinity cathedral church, Ethnographic museum the then palace of Emperor Hailesellase known as little Ethiopia and Merkato: the biggest open-air market in East Africa. En route, you will visit significant historical monuments of Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Arba Minch. On your arrival in Arbaminch, you will directly drive to Dorze Village, 42km northwest of Arbaminch at about 3000m above sea level. Dorze people are famous for their unique elephant face houses built from bamboo tree, Unique dancing, traditional weaving, and the authentic lifestyle.

Day 3: Boat trip on Lake Chamo

Morning you will visit the ‘crocodile market’ on Lake Chamo. This will be a great experience where you will see the Hippos, crocodiles and plenty of aquatic birds side by side. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking. After lunch enjoy at the magnificent resort and admire the sunset over Lake Abaya and Chamo.

Day 4: Arbaminch – Addis Ababa

Morning at leisure until check out then you will be transferred to the airport for flight back to Addis Ababa: The rest of the day is leisure. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Excursion to Debre Libanos Day Trip

 

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour

Arrival and you will be met by our tour escort and transferred to your hotel by private car. After check in to the hotel, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa (“New flower” in Amharic) is the third-highest capital in the world with an altitude of 2,400 m. Founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, it is also known as the capital of Africa for hosting multiple international institutions such as the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Highlight City Tour

Entoto Mountain: The capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests. Ethiopian Ethnographic Museum: It is the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie. National Museum: It is one of the most popular museums where Ethiopia’s home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’

Holy Trinity cathedral church: It is one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian Orthodox cathedrals.

Merkato: Finish the day with shopping in Merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.

Cultural Shopping Experience: Experience authentic Ethiopian crafts, high quality, handmade household products inspired by traditional Ethiopian patterns. Each luxurious piece is beautifully handmade and enriches the contemporary lifestyle.

Cultural Coffee Ceremony: Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of our social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Gallery Tour: Visit several art galleries dedicated to fine art in the heart of the Addis. Discover the mysteries and stories behind the Gallery’s collections with our professional tour guide. Meal Plan: unch & Dinner Overnight. Hotel

Day 2: Excursion to Debrelibanos

After Early breakfast, we leave Addis on the Gojjam road over the Entoto Mountains passing through the Sululta Plains to the monastery of Debre Libanos. Debre Libanos is one of Ethiopia’s most reputed Orthodox monastic enclaves. Founded in the 13th century by Abune Teklehaymanot. The church with its magnificent murals it is surrounded by stunning and overwhelming scenery. The monastery complex sits on a terrace between a cliff and the gorge of one of the tributaries of the Abbay Rifer (the Blue Nile). In the afternoon drive back to Addis and continue to Debrezeit.

A town lying southeast of Addis Ababa with an elevation of 1,920 meters, and about 45 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa along its route. The town lies within a circle of six crater lakes, makes it a very popular resort with a pleasant climate. After check in to the hotel, you will have a unique and memorable day at the Boston Day Spa. Pamper yourself with custom hair styling, deluxe manicures & pedicures or consider their morocco baths, sauna & steam. Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner Overnight. Hotel

Day 3: Drive back to Addis and departure.

Morning enjoys at the magnificent resort and visit some selected crater lakes. After check out, you drive back to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day is leisure. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Addis Ababa & Lake Wenchi Tours

 

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour

Arrival and you will be met by our tour escort and transferred to your hotel by private car. After check in to the hotel, you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa (“New flower” in Amharic) is the third-highest capital in the world with an altitude of 2,400 m. Founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, it is also known as the capital of Africa for hosting multiple international institutions such as the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Highlight City Tour

Entoto Mountain: The capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests.

Ethiopian Ethnographic Museum: It is the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie.

National Museum: It is one of the most popular museums where Ethiopia’s home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’

Holy Trinity cathedral church: It is one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian Orthodox cathedrals.

Merkato Finish the day with shopping in Merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.

Cultural Shopping Experience: Experience authentic Ethiopian crafts, high quality, handmade household products inspired by traditional Ethiopian patterns. Each luxurious piece is beautifully handmade and enriches the contemporary lifestyle.

Cultural Coffee Ceremony: Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of our social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Gallery Tour Visit several art galleries dedicated to fine art in the heart of the Addis. Discover the mysteries and stories behind the Gallery’s collections with our professional tour guide. Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner Overnight. Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Lake Wonchi

After breakfast we will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel then we will drive to Lake Wonchi. Wonchi Crater Lake is the beautiful legacy of a once-powerful volcano which is located on the mountain range between the towns of Ambo and Woliso. This beautiful lake is situated at an altitude of about 3000m above sea level. Wonchi contains hot springs and waterfalls with breathtaking valleys and stunning scenery. On the island, there is an ancient monastery named Cherkos.

Besides all this, Wonchi is the home of wonderful and indigenous forest reserves. Wonchi is truly regarded as a paradise for trekkers! The panorama on both sides of the gravel road to Wonchi is simply breathtaking. Once you arrive at Crater Lake, you are totally mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape and the freshness of the air. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight. Hotel

Day 3: Drive back to Addis Ababa and Departure

Check out hotel then drive back to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day is leisure. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The New Flower Tours

 

Day 01: Arrival

Addis Ababa (“New flower” in Amharic) is the third-highest capital in the world with an altitude of 2,400 m. Founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, it is also known as the capital of Africa for hosting multiple international institutions such as the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Travelers for business or pleasure enjoy Africa’s bustling and vibrant capital city. Its ethnically diverse population of more than 4million is known for hospitality and a readiness to help travelers create experiences that will become long-lasting memories.

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure

Day 2:  Full day City Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up for a full day city tour.

Highlight City Tour

Entoto Mountain:  The capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa.  Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests.

Ethiopian Ethnographic Museum: It is the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie.

National Museum: It is one of the most popular museums where Ethiopia’s home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’

Holy Trinity cathedral church: It is one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian Orthodox cathedrals.

Merkato: Finish the day with shopping in Merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.

Cultural Shopping Experience:  Experience authentic Ethiopian crafts, high quality, handmade household products inspired by traditional Ethiopian patterns. Each luxurious piece is beautifully handmade and enriches the contemporary lifestyle.

Cultural Coffee Ceremony:  Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of our social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Gallery Tour: Visit several art galleries dedicated to fine art in the heart of the Addis. Discover the mysteries and stories behind the Gallery’s collections with our professional tour guide.

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