Tour to Eastern Ethiopia

Simien Mountains trekking

Overview


Day 1
  • Arrival at Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Overnight stay in Addis Ababa
Day 2
  • City tour in Addis Ababa
  • Visit the National or/and Ethnological museum
  • Explore Entoto Mountains for panoramic views and visit Emperor Menilik II Palace and St. Mary church
  • Optional visit to Marcato, the biggest open-air market in Africa
  • Overnight stay in Addis Ababa
Day 3
  • Drive to Awash National Park (225km asphalt road)
  • En route, visit Lake Basaka
  • Explore Awash National Park
  • Overnight stay in Awash Falls lodge
Day 4
  • Visit the Fantale Mountains and hot springs
  • Discover the park's diverse mammals and birds
  • Overnight stay in the same place
Day 5
  • Drive to Dire Dawa
  • Dire Dawa is a culturally diverse city with influences from various cultures
  • Overnight stay in Harar
Day 6
  • Excursion outside Dire Dawa
  • Visit Lega Oda, known for its prehistoric cave paintings
  • Alternatively, visit Porc Epic cave, an archaeological site with historical significance
  • Overnight stay in the same place
Day 7
  • Excursion to Harar
  • Explore the Walled City of Jeogol
  • Visit the house of Arthur Rimbaud, a renowned French poet
  • Explore Emperor Haile Selassie's home
  • Evening visit to the Hyena Man
  • Overnight stay in Harar
Day 8
  • Drive to Debre Ziet
  • Visit two or three of the Crater lakes of Debre Ziet
  • Overnight stay in Debre Ziet
Day 9
  • Drive back to Addis Ababa
  • Shopping at Merkato and visit different art galleries and jewelers in the Pizza area
  • Farewell dinner in the late afternoon
  • Check-in for the flight back home

Location