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8 Days Southern Scenic Tour to Rift Valley, Coffee Plantation, Bale Moutain NP

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Yoseph Getnet /General manager

Ghion Travel and Tours PL

GTT is a professional registered Tour Operation Company based in Ethiopia.

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8 Days Southern Scenic Tour to Rift Valley, Coffee Plantation, Bale Moutain NP

Ethiopia is bisected by the Great Rift Valley, a 6,000km long trough that stretches south from the Red Sea to Mozambique, and ranks as the only terrestrial feature on the planet visible to lunar astronauts. The tectonic drift that created this vast chasm started 20 million years ago, and has been accompanied by regular volcanic activity, which can be seen in the many hot springs, dead craters and live calderas on its floor. Far lower in altitude than the mountains that flank it, the Rift Valley is the most classically African part of Ethiopia, thanks to its warm climate and cover of barbed acacia woodland and open savannah. Ethiopia is widely considered the birthplace of coffee. Many experts say that Ethiopia is the only place that coffee grew natively and the apocryphal story of Kaldi is told over and over. Kaldi was a goat herder who discovered coffee after witnessing the vigor that his goats received from eating the cherries. Coffee is considered that the name coffee is derived from the name Kafa, a district in Ethiopia where the beans is believed to have originated. Coffee is the most important commercial crop in Ethiopia, contributing more than 60 percent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. The potential for coffee production in Ethiopia is very high due to the country’s coffee producing areas suitable attitude, rainfall, and temperature, appropriate planting materials and fertile soil. Ethiopia is the world's seventh largest producer of coffee, and Africa's top producer. On this tour, you will visit the Ethiopia Great Rift Valley lakes, national parks, forests, coffee forests and plantation areas, and its production process.

DAY 1

Arrival Addis, City Tour

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion travel and tours representative and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel you will have city tour of Addis, Which includes National Museum- the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto- panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, trinity cathedral- a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in hotel Read more

Addis Ababa
DAY 2

Drive to Yirgalem

In the morning, drive to Yirgalem. On the way, visit Tiya Stele Site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and MelkaKunture archeological site and the rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam. Then keep driving to Yirgalem and overnight in hotel

Yirgalem
DAY 3

Drive to Awassa

After breakfast, visit the coffee forest and the process of drying coffee beans washed, dried and then processed for international export. You will be served a coffee with traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Then keep drive to Awassa and overnight in hotel

Awassa
DAY 4

Drive to Goba

In the morning relax and walk around the beach side of Lake Awassa visit the Fish Market. Then drive to Goba. Stop over at Dinsho, head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park and visit animals such as, Mountain Nyala, Minilek Bushbuck, Gazzel, Warthog, and different bird species, etc. After visit, keep drive to Goba and overnight in hotel Read more

Goba
DAY 5

Bale Mountains National Park

Early in the morning, drive to Sanetti Plateau of Bale National Park. Hike inside the park and you will have a chance to visit endemic Animal such as Ethiopian Wolf, Giant Moll Rat, Squirrel, etc. The vistas are simply unbelievable and so photogenic. Here you will find afro-alpine vegetation that includes the Giant Lobelia and shrubs such as 'Everlasting'. Vistas reach out to the strange pinnacles of Chorchora Peak and across the sheer-sided Tegona River Gorge. Then proceed to Harena Forest, one of the few remaining natural forests in the country. The Harenna Forest is known for its mammals, amphibians and birds, including many endemic species. The Harenna Forest was once habitat to packs of the endangered Painted Hunting Dog, Lycaon pictus. Overnight in hotel Read more

Goba
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DAY 6

Drive to Langano

After breakfast, drive to Langano. Lake Langano is one the rift valley lakes in Ethiopia and safe to swim with a maximum depth of 46 meters. After check in to hotel relax on the lake side beach and visit the other rift valley lake park of Abjata and Shala with a maximum depth of 250 meters, this makes it the deepest lake in Ethiopia and in Africa north of the equator and has an elevation of 1,567 meters. Overnight in hotel Read more

Langano
DAY 7

Drive to Debrezeit

After breakfast, swim or relax at Lake Langano. Then Drive to the resort town of Debrezeit. After check in, visit some of the crator lakes of Bishoftu. The lakes are full paradise of birds such as; pelicans, grebes, shovellers, storks and a myriad of brightly colored passerines. Overnight in hotel.

Debrezeit
DAY 8

Drive to Addis- Departure

After breakfast, relax and walk on the lake side of your resort. Then drive back to Addis. In the late afternoon, In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport, end of the tour.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 1
Location Yirgalem
Day 3
Location Awassa
Hotel Haile Resort
Day 4
Location Goba
Hotel Wabishebele Hotel
Day 6
Location Langano
Hotel Sabana Lodge
Day 1
Location Debrezeit
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Yirgalem
Day 1
Location Awassa
Hotel Haile Resort
Day 4
Location Bale
Hotel Bale Lodge
Day 6
Location Langano
Day 1
Location Debrezeit

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Hotel accommodation on Twin/Double room sharing using the mentioned best hotels and lodges
  • Meal on full board basis; breakfast, lunch and dinner including soft drink/ mineral water
  • All ground transportation, transfer in and out including fuel and driver allowance
  • All mentioned entrance, local guide and scout fees
  • English speaking guide

Package excludes

  • Any flight cost (domestic + international)
  • Porter’s fee at hotel and airport
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa fees
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Tips and other personal expenses

More information

  • Single room supplement for standard accommodation = USD 280 p/p
  • Single room supplement for comfort accommodation = USD 480 p/p
  • NB: There will be a discount for large group more than 7 participants

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Emily, United States

I appreciate everything this tour operator did for us! intelligent tour professional and a very lovely tour company! i highly recommend to tourists to use Ghion Travel and Tours

Onesmo Novath, Tanzania, United Republic of

Excellent Ethiopia tours with Ghion Travel & Tours. They have nice services, competent tour guides and their price is affordable. I can highly recommend Ghion Travel & Tours.

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