Ethiopia, termed the Land of Origins, encompasses a profound, three-million-year chronicle of human identity. It is here, upon Africa’s sacred ground, humankind took its first breathe as Homo sapiens sapiens. Within Ethiopia, our ancestors stood upon two legs, took our first strides, and walked upright toward that new, ever-expansive horizon which draws us still.
Join Ethio Travel and Tours through one of Earth’s last great adventures. Specialists in history, archaeology, cultures, religions, wildlife, avifauna, geology, and ecologies unravel these stories, framing them within their broader historical and regional contexts. Delve into the mysteries and myths, the mountains and monuments, the men and women who continue to define this ever-shifting kaleidoscope being revealed as the ancient land called Ethiopia.
New, This November – 2018. Danakil Depression Scenic flights with East Africa Aviation
Dedicated to scenic flights – Starting from Mekelle – Will include daily trips into the Danakil depression with fly-overs of Erte ale and scenic sites within Dalol.
Two Itineraries – with Durations of 2 hours and 1 hour 20 minutes –
Highlights – Include – Dalol sulpher lakes, Danakil Depression, Lake Katrina, Erte Ale active volcano – Itinerary 1 only. Itinerary 2 is Erta Ale and Salt pans with camel trails and salt miners, etc.
Itinerary 1 – Cost per person $310.00
Itinerary 2 – Cost per person $240.00
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Ethio Travel and Tours
Ethio Travel and Tour is a long established, highly respected travel and tour operator company based in Addis Ababa. Our highest goal is to provide outstanding hospitality and service for tourists and business visitors to all parts of Ethiopia. Boasting one of the best, a highly qualified staff, we organize all types of individual and group tours: historical, cultural, world-class bird watching and wildlife experiences along with expeditions tailored to meet your every need.
Let us do the work so that you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime.
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Special Offers – Short Trips
– Awash National Park $150 per person http://www.ethiotravelandtours.com/tours/day-trip-from-addis/
Day trip $75 per person full day trip north of Addis to visit the scenic Blue Nile Gorge and the historic Debre Libanos Monastery, includes excellent condition Toyota with a driver, fuel, guide, entrance fee and parking fee.
Special offer – Trekking around Lalibela
For only $60 USD per day with local guide Meareg recommended by New York Times and Ethiopian Airlines Flight magazine This payment includes accommodation, food: breakfast, simple picnic lunch (or where developed, a lunch stop with another community), snacks on arrival and dinner, local beverages (tea and coffee), guide and pack animals or porters to carry luggage. Duration – from a day trip to three days community trekking.
Daily departures are available for the following tour packages:
- Omo Valley – 5 days tour
- Simien Mountain
- Danakil depression
- Addis city tours
- All the Special Offers
Drone cam and photography equipment Permits
Bringing gear into the country is an easy process now. Our local fixer will require a gear list (including serial numbers) and will put together a letter visiting crews will present to customs when entering the country.
From Toyota’s version of a Jeep-like Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle to Sedan type cars. Our Featured car rental Ethiopia fleet includes diverse models categories and classes.
Toyota is considered to be one of the best vehicle operating in both toughest temperature and terrain environments of Ethiopia as well as Africa.
- $120 per vehicle for 4WD per day 2017 model 4WD luxury SUV. (cheaper older models)
- $70 per vehicle for per day 2016/17 model VAN
- $40 per vehicle for Sedan per day
All Vehicles available in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum, Mekele, Lalibela, Arba Minch, Jinka etc
Price Includes private vehicle, parking fee, AC, free mileage, allowance, comprehensive insurance, any government tax, airport arrival and departure transfers. With fuel – additional $30 per day same service.
Price Excludes items all not written as included.
Train – we issue train tickets
- Addis Ababa to Djibouti = ($40) in a seat, ($80) in hard sleeper (regular) or ($105) in soft sleeper (VIP).
- Addis Ababa to Diré Dawa = ($30) in a seat, ($50) in a hard sleeper (regular) or ($65) in a soft sleeper (VIP)
Danakil Dallol part and Lalibela. (4 nights/5 days) – $650 PP
Danakil Depression visit With Charter Flights
Special Package with 9 Seater Aircraft
Ethio Travel and Tours have presented you a new package tour to Danakil on a private aircraft collaboration with the biggest and very know airlines in Ethiopia. With experienced crews, you will be having a remarkable memory you will never forget in your lifetime.
Day trip to Danakil Depression
Early in the morning, fly to the Northern part of Ethiopia. Landing to Hamed Ela air stip built by Allana Potash’s Mine Concessions. Four Wheel Drive Land Cruisers will pick you up from the airstrip; drive toward Dallol start your visit with the sulfur springs which are full of eye-catching colors. You will be looking at the camel caravans on your way to the salt mining area.
Departure time from Bole International Airport: 7 AM
Estimated time of Arrival at Hamed Ela air Strip: 9 AM
Return to the aircraft after lunch and fly over ERta Ale for beautiful pictures and return to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at the end of the afternoon. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia, and for the past year, it has been visited by thousands of tourists every month.
Departure time from Hamed Ela air Strip: 2 PM
Estimated Arrival time at Bole International Airport: 5 PM
Starting from $4500
Daily trip Dallol Danakil depression – Day trip from Mekele to Mekele – Dallol 04:00 AM – 05:00 PM
You will set off early in the morning 04:00 AM towards Dallol- via Berhale . You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.
The colorful landscapes formed by volcanic activity and iron-rich minerals that come straight from the core of our planet are like nothing you have seen before. Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Visit the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You will visit the local Afar and Tigrian people who are farming salt from the dry lake. They spend all day working in the open sun at temperatures that often reach more 50 degrees Celcius (122°F). The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth.
Because the hot spots under the earth change frequently, this entire area changes its appearance every couple of weeks.
In addition to the beauty of the colorful Dallol sulfur fields, you also will stop by this incredible whole in the salt crust of the lake and Potash Lake.
05:00 PM Mekele.
You are able to fly back Mekele to Addis – we are able to drop you Axum or Gerealta.
Debre Zeit/Mt. Zuquala / in partner with Liesak Resort
Depart from Addis for a short drive to Debre Zeit, home to several crater lakes and a popular weekend getaway spot for Addis Ababa residents. You can spend the day visiting the lakes or doing some light hiking (circling Lake Hora takes 1 ½ hours). The area is very popular for bird-watching. There are several lake-side establishments for lunch and even a spa.
Overnight in Debre Zeit at Liesak Resort
After breakfast, depart for a visit to Mt. Zuqualla, an extinct volcano that offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Here you can visit the monastery of Mt. Zuqualla Maryam, which may date back as far as the 4th century. The nearby crater-lake is considered holy by the monks of the monastery. Return to Addis Ababa in the afternoon.
Cost: $200 per person
Breakfast and Dinner included
City Tour of Addis Ababa description provided by ETT (For Transit passengers as well)
This full day city tour is to visit Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s capital and Africa’s political capital. It is the seat of HQ of African Union, HQ of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and more than 100 embassies. This is about 8 hours or less sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa to visit the National Archeological Museum of Ethiopia – where you will see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old), Merkato – the largest open-air market in Africa, the Ethnological Museum which was the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, and drive to Mt. Entoto( 3,200 meters above sea level) to have a panoramic view of Addis. Finally, drive in the city to visit the various historical monuments of Addis. Starting from $30.
Special Package to Bahir Dar
Early in the morning, fly to Bahir Dar.
We will pick you up from the airport and check in to your hotel. Drive to the Blue Nile Falls (32 km from BAhirdar) where you can enjoy the view of the Falls and have a small excursion around the area. Return to Bahirdar and visit the marketplace if time allows it.
Overnight at Abay Minch Lodge or Shimela Lodge
In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries, such as those on the Zege Peninsula and Kibran Gabriel (not allowed for women), and the source of the Blue Nile River.
Drive to the airport to catch your flight back to Addis.
Cost: $250 per person including Round way flight tickets
NB: Price excludes Lunch and Dinner