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10 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Explore The Unique Things Of This African Nation

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Gondar, Harar, Lalibela

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Culture Tour
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History Tour
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Visit the cultural and natural attractions of Ethiopia; experience the diversity of the Ethiopian people and their diversity. This tour agenda includes numerous cities and countryside such as the rock-hewn churches, Debre Libanos Monastery, Omo Valley tribes, Lake Tana, and much more.

DAY 01

aDDIS aBABA

  • Receive a warm welcome to the travellers and assistance for getting suitable, safe and clean staying place. 

  • Visit a few historical places of Addis Ababa and enjoy culturally, live music and cultural food tour. 

DAY 02

Debre libanos monastery

Travel to Debre Libanos which is very close to Addis Ababa about 80 km far from Addis Ababa. Things to do there:

  • Visit the Debre Libanos Church, farmlands and different land escapes, and Portuguese bridge. 

  • Hiking (optional)

DAY 03

travel TO Harar and dire dawa

  • Visit the eastern cities and cultures of Ethiopia: 

  • Try feeding the hyenas

  • Explore the markets along with Khat Market. 

DAY 04

Back to addis ababa

  • Discover Mount Entoto and Entoto Park. 

  • Walk around Piasa the old town and city center. 

DAY 05

travel to arba minch and southern Ethiopia

  • Explore South Ethiopia. 

  • Visit the Omo Valley tribes. 

DAY 06

JOurney to Bishoftu

  • Visit the lakes of Bishoftu town.

  • Explore some resorts in Bishoftu (Debirezeyit) town. 

DAY 07

Travel to Bahir DAR

  • Explore Bahir Dar city.

  • Visit Tana Lake and the monasteries. 

DAY 08

TRAVEL TO GONDER

  • Explore the ancient Gonder city.

  • Visit Fasilides Castle.

DAY 09

Travel to LALIBELA

  • Discover Lalibela town. 

  • Visit Lalibela's rock-hewn churches.

DAY 10

BACK TO ADDIS ABABA

  • Discover the hidden places and peoples lifestyle.

  • Do shopping. 

  • 50 EUR Per Adult
  • Water and snacks

  • Healthy material

  • Music

  • Funny jocks

  • Cigarette

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Exploring and discovering Addis Ababa and Ethiopia. 

  • This tour is provided along with the cultural and natural attractions of the diversity Ethiopian people lifestyle.

  • It is also flexible depending and respecting of the travellers' time. The places of the tour depending on your time but have in mind the following itinerary planning. The tour includes both city tour and countryside tour. 

  • In accordance, we are ready to do brief planning according to the traveller's interest places and time.

  • Notice: The tour is flexible based on the traveller's time and preference places.

  • Most unique things of Ethiopia. 

The following are important to know about Ethiopia.

  • Calendar and Time: The Ethiopian calendar is closely related to the Coptic and Julian calendars, but it is not quite the same. Ethiopia has 13 months. The 12 months have 30 days each and the 13th month has 5 days and 6 days once in four years making Ethiopia 7 and half years behind the Gregorian calendar. Ethiopia celebrates its new year in every September first of Ethiopian calendar.

  • Ethiopia is in the GMT + 3 hours time zone. The sun dictates Ethiopian time. When you get up early in the morning, you start by counting one and you end up at twelve when the day ends, and start counting again from one when the night begins and end at twelve o’clock just before the sunrises in the morning. The Ethiopian midday and midnight are at six o’clock. So be aware that the counting system of Ethiopian time and date is not the same as yours; some local people can understand your counting system too.

  • Amharic Alphabet: Ethiopia has its own Alphabet and numeric. Amharic is the main language of Ethiopia. Amharic Alphabet has 35 main letters with having 6 each relative.

  • Food: Ethiopian food is diverse, spicy and exotic. Injera is the stable or dominant food of Ethiopians which takes 3 days to bake. Injera is made from cereal grain known as Teff. Injera can be served with a rainbow of different foods such as meat, vegetable, pulses and so on. Injera can be eaten by hand rather not by folks and spoon.

  • Coffee: The most coffee grown place in Ethiopia are Keffa in the south, Jimma in the southwest, Welega in the northwest and Harar in the east. The preferable coffee to drink is from the boiled coffee pot than the machine coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important part of Ethiopian culture. It involves roasting coffee beans and preparing boiled coffee in a vessel akin to the ibriks. The coffee ceremony involves processing the raw, unwashed coffee beans into finished cups of coffee.

  • Ethiopia is the cradle of humankind (Hominid) and had never been colonized.

  • Music and Dancing (Eskista): The music of Ethiopia is extremely diverse. It uses distinct modal system that is pentatonic, with characteristically long intervals between some notes. Even if you can’t understand the words, Ethiopian music is so expressive and soulful that you will enjoy it anyway! Traditional Ethiopian dance is unique. Mainly comprised of fast, rhythmic upper body movements, the dancing is not only beautiful, but tells a story of life, culture, and tradition in Ethiopia. There is some cultural restaurant that have the Ethiopian cultural live dance music along with the food in every evening.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Gondar, Harar, Lalibela

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
Accessible
Accessible Tour
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USD 62