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ROUTE:-coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0033

 DURATION:-four days

 Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 02 Addis Ababa/Harar
Take the morning flight to Dire-Dawa, on arrival transfer to Harar and your hotel. Harar is known for its sun-dried coffee and the mildly narcotic leaf called “Chat” which is legal in Ethiopia. Harar was founded in the 7th century and is one of the oldest cities in Ethiopia. Harar is a Muslim city and in the 17th and 18th centuries became known as an important centre for Islamic studies. Handicrafts flourished during this time and have continued to this very day. After lunch stroll through the ancient twisted streets of the old town. See the houses of the typical Hadere (people of this region). Visit the museum which has been designed like a typical Hadere home and contains examples of traditional arts and crafts etc. In the evening see the Hyena Men.These men make their living hand-feeding, or sometimes feeding from their own mouths, offal and bones to the hyenas that live in the surrounding hills. This practice has been going on for decades and the hyenas answer to the calls of the Hyena Men. Overnight Hotel

Day 03 Harar
This morning travel by 4 wheel drive to Gerawa to see the best of Harar Coffee grown in forests south west of Harar. Return to Harar and your overnight accommodation.

Day 04 Harar / Addis Ababa
This day we will drive back to Addis. This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!



ROUTE:- cultural and coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0034

 DURATION:-five days

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Day 02: Addis Ababa to Arba Minch

After breakfast, drive to the famous lakeside town of Arba Minch. En route visit the villages of Gurage for their staple food of Kocho made from the false banana. We drive through one of the most colorful and scenic areas of Southern Ethiopia, a land that is inhabited by the Wolayita people, who were once nomads but are now farmers. Before arriving to the town of Arba Minch, a long section of the road offers magnificent views of lake Abaya, surrounded by mountains. The lake has volcanic origins and is almost pink in color.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Visit the chencha village and boat trip on Lake Chamo

Morning drive 40kms northwest of Arba Minch to Guge Mountains to visit the Dorze and Chencha villages. Once warriors, the Dorze have now turned to farming and weaving to earn a living. They speak an Omotic tongue and the Dorze name is synonymous with the best woven cotton cloth. The “elephant huts” of the Dorze are unique and worth seeing. Also, the Dorze beehive-shaped houses are constructed entirely of organic material and has its own small garden surrounded by beds of spices, cabbage and tobacco. Some of Ethiopia’s best woven cottons come from Chencha, which is located 8 km northwest of Dorze Village. Men weave and women spin.Afternoon a boat trip on clear blue waters of Lake Chamo to see the crocodiles, hippos & aquatic bird species. The northern shores of Lake Chamo are famous for its large crocodiles, which can be seen in great numbers lounging in the heat. The lake is about 32km long and provides a lush wetland habitat for many species of flora and fauna.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 04: Drive for Wendogenet to enjoy the natural evergreen forest.

Day 05: Drive to Yirga Alem for coffee plantation/harvest tours and enjoying the Sidama people way of life.

Day 06: Back to Addis Ababa over viewing the Rift valley lakes of Langano, Abijata, Shalla, Zeway & Koka This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!



ROUTE:-coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0031

 DURATION:-seven day

 

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel and have a city tour ,Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.Overnight in Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Jimma, check into a hotel, lunch. Visit Jimma Museum and King Abba Jiffar Palace. Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Drive to Bonga,. Trekking to Makira the place where coffee Arabica was discovered Visit to a traditional Kaffa house, lunch at Bonga. Drive to Ellelo and visit the Adiyo falls, the Dadiben and Gora hot springs.overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Wolayta Sodo, check into a hotel, lunch. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Drive to Yirga Alem, lunch at Awassa. Check into a lodge. Visit coffee farms, taste the indigenous coffee at the spot. Overnight at hotel   

Day 6: Drive to Aleta Wondo and visit to the Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union, lunch. Drive to Dila and Wonago, visit the Yirga Chefe Coffee Producers’ Association. Drive back to the lodge, Overnight at hotel

Day 7: Drive back to Addis Ababa

This day we will drive back to Addis. This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End.



ROUTE:-coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0032

 DURATION:-seven day

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 02 Addis Ababa/Jimma
After breakfast, transfer by coach to the southwestern highlands and the town of Jimma in the Kaffa region. The southwestern region is quite distinct from other regions in Ethiopia. Here you’ll see a mixture of broad grasslands, terraced hillsides and broad rivers and forests. The area is famous for coffee and Kaffa (the province) is said to be where the original wild plants were found. Jima is the commercial centre for the coffee produced in this region. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03 Jimma/Bebeka
Pack an overnight bag and head out to Mizan Tefari and the Bebeka Coffee Plantation (30k from Mizan Tefari). Bebeka Coffee Plantation covers some 6,000 hectares and is the largest and oldest Coffee Plantation in Ethiopia. There will be a tour of the plantation which will include the organic coffee plantation and the experimental spice and fruit plantations. Beehives have been established and the honey is highly recommended. Overnight in the Bebeka Guesthouse – a comfortable lodge set in the plantation and home to a wide variety of birdlife. Explore the surrounding forest before dining in the canteen.

Day 04 Bebeka/Gerra/Jimma
This morning head  for Gerra and the forest coffee area that is still owned by the family of the former king of the Kaffa region, Abba Jiffar. A member of the family will escort you around the estate including the Abajifar Museum and Palace. Return to Jimma and your overnight accommodation.

Day 05 Jimma / Sodo
After breakfast depart Jimma heading for Sodo passing over the Omo River at Bele Bridge The drive will take you past more coffee plants growing in the forest. OvernightHotel

Day 06 Sodo / Yirga Alem
This morning proceed to Yirga Alem, stopping enroute for lunch at Awasa, the capital of the old Sidamo province. Overnight: Aregash Lodge

Day 07 Yirga Alem/Tiya/Addis Ababa
Leaving Aregash Lodge and heading back to Addis Ababa, stopping at the village of Adadi to visit the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam. The church is believed to date from the 12th or 13th century. Continuing  on to Tiya, (a UNCESCO World heritage site). This historical site contains some 40 ancient stelae the largest is some 2m in height. In late afternoon we reach in addis and we will have last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!



ROUTE:- coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0035

 DURATION:-nine days

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Awassa via the Great Rift Valley
This day in route you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to
visit aquatic birds. Lake Ziway, the shallowest lake in the rift
valley chain of lakes which depth 7m. Its extensive aquatic vegetation
attracts a variety of water birds. Commonly seen and easily identified
are, Saddle-billed stork, greater jacana, African fish eagle, darter,
herons, darters and Wood hoope. In Awassa you can also walk around the
ditch to for nice sunset and aquatic birds. Overnight  stay in Hotel.Drive Addis Ababa to Awassa on the way visit rift Valley lakes Region.

Day 03. Drive to Yirgacheffe
Visit the Coffee Union Project in Yirgachefe. Coffee from Yergacheffe is a very alluring coffee! The citrus notes have a truly unique character. After grinding, you will notice a sweet caramel fragrance. After brewing, you may notice a spicy, pepper note. The finish is zesty with hints of plum.

Day 04. Drive to Sidamo
YirgaCheffe to Bensa area to taste the coffee from Sidamo. Visit Sidamo Coffee Union Project. Time to taste coffee from Sidamo.

Drive 05 Sidamo to Wendogenet region. Take time to visit the local coffee farm around Wendogenet.

Day 06.  Drive to Jimma
Drive to Kaffa region the birth place for Ethiopian Coffee.

Day 07. Drive to Bonga
Excursion trip to Bonga. In this region Coffee is grown wild. Over night Hotel in Jimma

Day 08. Drive to Bedelle and Nekemte
Early in the morning leave Jimma for the drive to Agaro the coffee plantation in the region. Head to Nekemte via Bedele. Enjoy with the surrounding dense wild coffee plantation. O/N. Hotel

Day 09. Drive back to Addis Ababa

This day we will drive back to Addis. This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!



ROUTE:- coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0037

 DURATION:-12 day

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

 Day 02 Addis Ababa/Jimma: After breakfast, transfer by coach to the southwestern highlands and the town of Jimma in the Kaffa region.  The southwestern region is quite distinct from other region s in Ethiopia.  Here you’ll see a mixture of broad grasslands, terraced hillsides and broad rivers and forests.  The area is famous for coffee and Kaffa (the province) is said to be where the original wild plants were found.  Jima is the commercial centre for the coffee produced in this region. Overnight Hotel. (B, L, D).
Day 03 Jimma/Bebeka: Pack an overnight bag and head out to Mizan Tefari and the Bebeke Coffee Plantation (30k from Mizan Tefari).  Bebeka Coffee Plantation covers some 6,000 hectares and is the largest and oldest Coffee Plantation in Ethiopia.  There will be a tour of the plantation which will include the organic coffee plantation and the experimental spice and fruit plantations.  Beehives have been established and the honey is highly recommended.  Overnight in the Bebeka Guesthouse – a comfortable lodge set in the plantation and home to a wide variety of bird life.  Explore the surrounding forest before dining in the canteen. (B, L, D).
Day 04 Bebeka/Gerra/Jimma: This morning head for Gerra and the forest coffee area that is still owned by the family of the former king of the  Kaffa region, Abba Jiffar.  A member of the family will escort you around the estate including the Abajifar Museum and Palace.Return to Jimma and your overnight accommodation. (B, L, D).
Day 05 Jimma / Sodo :After breakfast depart Jimma heading for Sodo passing over the Omo River at Bele Bridge  The drive will take you past more coffee plants growing in the forest.Overnight,Bekele Molla Hotel (B,L,D).                                                                                 
Day 06 Sodo / Yirga Alem:           
This morning proceed to Yirga Alem, stopping enroute for lunch at Awassa, the capital of
Southern regional state of Ethiopia. Overnight: Aregash Lodge (B, L, D).                     

Day 07 Yirga Alem: Free day to enjoy the area around the Lodge.   Aregash Lodge is one of the first eco-tourism lodges to be built in Ethiopia.  Built in the Konso style the Tukuls (huts) are built of local bamboo.  The lodge is built on the edge of a cliff overlooking a stunning gorge. Guided walks through the area are available. Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at the Lodge.  The Coffee Ceremony is at the heart of Ethiopian hospitality. An invitation to attend the ceremony is a mark of friendship and respect and not to be hurried. Overnight: Aregash Lodge (B, L, D).
 Day08 Yirga Alem/Tiya/Addis Ababa: Leaving Aregash Lodge and heading back to Addis Ababa, stopping at the village of Adadi to visit the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam.  The church is believed to date from the 12th or 13th century, continuing on to Tiya, (a UNCESCO World heritage site).  This historical site contains some 40 ancient stelea the largest is some 2m in height.  French excavations have shown that the stelea mark mass graves but little is known about the reasons behind this site. Overnight: Imperial Hotel (B, L, D).  
Day 09 Addis Ababa/Harar: Take the morning flight to Dire-Dawa, on a arrival transfer to Harar and your hotel.  Harar is known for its sun-dried coffee and the mildly narcotic leaf called “Chat” which is legal in Ethiopia. Harar was founded in the 7th century and is one of the oldest cities in Ethiopia.  Harar is a Muslim city and in the 17th and 18th centuries became known as an important centre for Islamic studies.  Handicrafts flourished during this time and have continued to this very day.  After lunch stroll through the ancient twisted streets of the old town.  See the houses of the typical Harari (people of this region).  Visit the museum which has been designed like a typical Harari home and contains examples of traditional arts and crafts etc.  In the evening see the Hyena Men. These men make their living hand-feeding, or sometimes feeding from their own mouths, offal and bones to the hyenas that live in the surrounding hills.  This practice has been going on for decades and the hyenas answer to the calls of the Hyena Men. Overnight: Harar (B, L, D).
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 Day 10 Harar: This afternoon visit the Medhane Alem Cathedral which houses a gallery of traditional religious art works, the palace of the 1890’s governor, Ras Makonnen and the bizarre wood-and-brightly-colored-glass house reputedly built by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Harar is known for its crafts, including the beautiful work of the silversmiths and the intricate basketwork woven from colored fibers and grasses.  There will be time to shop as you tour. Overnight: Harar (B, L, D).
Day 11 Harar: This morning travel by 4 wheel drive to Gerawa to see the best of Harar Coffee grown in forests south west of Harar.  Return to Harar and your overnight accommodation. (B, L, D).
Day 12 Harar / Addis Ababa: This morning visit the Asma’addin Bari Market outside the walls of the city near the Shewa Gate.  After an early lunch, depart for the town of Dire Dawa established by the French in 1902 as the first major railhead on the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway.  Visit the Chat market in Awedia on the way.  Transfer to the airport at Dire Dawa for the  we will drive back to Addis. This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!



ROUTE:- coffee plantation

TOUR CODE:-FS 0036

 DURATION:-13 days

 

Day 01: Addis Ababa arrival and city tour

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Addis was founded in 1886 by Menelik II, and situated at an elevation of around 2438m which makes third highest capital city in the world. Addis Ababa enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. We will start our site-seeing by National museum which houses some of the country’s historic treasures. The collection of fossils and bones of early hominids discovered in Ethiopia include the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’, the oldest hominid every found. Proceed visiting to the two major highlights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 02 Drive to Harar on the way enjoy some colourful weekly markets, on Arrival a visit to the hyena feeding show at night.

Overnight hotel

 

Day 03 Excursion to the Eastern Hararge highlands which grows  the best coffee in the world. There will be a chance to visit farmer’s house in the area. Overnight hotel

 

Day 04 Excurtion to the old city of Harar, Overnight hotel

 

Day 05 Drive back to adddis ababa 

 

Day 06 Drive to Awassa, on the way visit some of the Rift Valley lakes and its bird life’s. Overnight hotel

 

Day 07 Drive to Yirgalem Visit the daily fish market in Awassa before departing to Yirgalem, which is the heart of the Sidama region and one of the leading coffee growing areas in the country. Overnight hotel

 

Day 08 Visit the surrounding at Yirgalem coffee farms and a visit to one the local farmers house. There will be a chance to experience the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Overnight hotel

 

Day 09 Drive to Arba Minch, on the way visit the Wolayta tribes village who are mixed farmers they grow coffee and falsebanana. The false banana or inset is a plant which grows in the same manner as the true banana but it never grows the fruit, it is known to be the staple food for most of the population in the southern part of the country and it is indigenous to Ethiopia. Overnight hotel

 

Day 10 In the morning a visit to the Chencha Mountain to see the Dorze tribes’ village and in the afternoon a visit to Chamo Lake to see the wild hippos and crocodiles with lots of different water birds. Overnight hotel

 

Day 11  Drive to Jimma through Sodo. Jima is the heart of the keffa region where coffee is originated from. On the way visit one of the local coffee farms and a local farmer’s house. Overnight hotel.

 

Day 12 Excursion to one of the surrounding Kefa regions which is known to be the birth place of coffee where coffee growswild in the forest, there will be the chance to visit the Keficho tribes village. Overnight hotel

Day 13: Drive back to Addis Ababa

This day we will drive back to Addis. This afternoon is free for last minutes shopping and exploring the city. In the evening we will have a fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurants for traditional dinner and live stage dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for your departure to Home or to your next destination. Tour End!