Argentina

Argentina


Buenos Aires; “Paris of South America”



Travel and Leisure Magazine listed Buenos Aires as the number one city in Latin America to visit in its best of world cities ranking. Studded with outstanding natural wonders and endowed with one of the world's hot-list cities, Argentina is a must visit destination.

Ethiopian Holidays is pleased to offer you an exciting tour package not only to Buenos Aires but also to Sao Paulo, Aparecida and Rio de Janeiro on the new Ethiopian flight to Argentina that will commence on March 2018.

Soak up incredible culture, history, architecture and entertainment in Argentina’s capital and the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires!

For a life lasting experience join the Argentina and Brazil tour for 10 days and 9 nights. Come discover why Buenos Aires is called “the city of many passions.”






Ethiopia Bike Tours



Captivate your senses with a fabulous guided bicycle trip in Ethiopia.

Our experienced guides will make you feel like a local as you pedal through lively Ethiopian villages, explore the Blue Nile Falls or test your limits on one of the exhilarating climbs through Simien Mountains.

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A Trek Travel bike tour in Ethiopia is sure to be one you will want to re-discover again and again.

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Ethiopia Bike Tours

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Ethiopia Hot Air Balloon Rides



Up, Up & Away!

Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a Hot Air Balloon Ride.

Join us in the celebration of man’s earliest and surely most romantic form of flight – the hot air balloon. You will enjoy your balloon flight, which is tranquil, yet exhilarating. As the world slowly awakens, you float peacefully overhead, witnessing the serenity in slow motion from our balloon basket.

After the landing, all participants receive a diploma and share in the two hundred year old tradition of a champagne toast. A celebration of both new found friends and the heavens above.The world seems an almost perfect place when viewed from the basket of a balloon. During a balloon flight you will not feel any sensation of heights because the balloon is detached from the ground. Also there is no feeling of turbulence whatsoever as the balloon drifts with the wind and we do not fly in weather conditions that are turbulent.

Hot Air Balloon Flights are ideal for individuals, family and friends, visitors, tourists, social club and corporate occasions. Balloon flights are often used for corporate team building, as social outings, as special incentives for TOP clients. Flying a balloon is also very appropriate for engagements, anniversaries, honeymoon, birthdays, romantic getaways, or any other special occasions, or to make your wedding ceremony an extra romantic event.

If the romance and adventure of balloon flight appeals to you, permit us to share with you the magic and excitement of a balloon flight.

Package price: =159.00 USD/Person combined flight with other passengers

  • Program from 05.30 to 10.00 AM
  • Traditional champagne ceremony after flight
  • Complete breakfast
  • Commemorative certificate
  • Transport back to the launch field
  • Passenger insurance
  • Professional guidance

* Term and condition apply.

 




Best of Tanzania Safari

Best of Tanzania Safari


Lake Manyara National Park



Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.

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Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. You can also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

Ngorongoro

The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.

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The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa.  Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year.  You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment.  There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro!

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park established in 1952 is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

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It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.

The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Encounter the Ultimate wildlife in Africa’s top ecosystem; it isn't just about glimpsing the wildlife but to experience the beauty of Africa.

Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.

Package price starting from:

  • Twin share basis: 2300.00 USD/person
  • Singe bed basis: 2600.00 USD/person

Price includes:

  • International flight Addis Ababa – Tanzania – Addis Ababa
  •  5 nights hotel accommodation on full board basis.
  •  All transfers and game drives.
  •  All entrance fees with professional English speaking driver guide.

* Terms and conditions apply

** Tour available for passengers originating from Ethiopia only.




Ethiopian Coffee

Ethiopian Coffee


Visit the birthplace of coffee, smell the aroma and savor the taste!



Coffee can be traced back to the 10th century and the coffee forests of the Ethiopian plateau. There is a popular legend about an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi who observed the energetic prancing and dancing of his goats after they had nibbled the red berries of an unfamiliar tree. So Kaldi decided to try the berries himself and then became known ever after as the happiest goatherd of Abyssinia! Passing this knowledge about the energy berries on to a local monk, the monk decided to try drying and then boiling the berries to make a beverage. His fellow monks loved this tasty new drink, which also had the advantage of keeping them very alert. Knowledge of this new berry beverage then quickly spread and the rest is history as the little red bean transformed the drinking habits of the world! From Africa, coffee spread quickly throughout the Middle East then to Europe and throughout the colonial empires of the time including Indonesia and the Americas. Coffee was drunk by individuals and in small groups and Coffee Houses began opening and came to be regarded as centres of exchanges of information, culture and music.

Follow the scent of where coffee originated!

For coffee lovers, this is simply the most perfect tour!  You will not only taste fresh coffee but you will explore incredibly beautiful and lush coffee plantation forests. The word Coffee and Cafe actually derives from Kaffa which is the region in southwest Ethiopia known for numerous coffee farms plus unique highland forests where coffee grows wild. It is considered the very location where the first strain of Arabica (known globally as the finest coffee) originated from and where the plant was first cultivated. The Bonga Forest reserve covers 500 square kms of dense forests and 14 cascading waterfalls. This kind of climate and shaded vegetation produces a slow growing coffee bean resulting in a particularly flavorful bean.

For coffee lovers, this is simply the perfect tour!  You will not only taste fresh coffee but you will explore incredibly beautiful and lush coffee plantation forests. The word Coffee and Cafe actually derives from Kaffa which is the region in southwest Ethiopia known for numerous coffee farms plus unique highland forests where coffee grows wild. It is considered the very location where the first strain of Arabica (known globally as the finest coffee) originated from and where the plant was first cultivated.

Day One – Addis-Jimma

Take an early morning flight from Addis to Jimma and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Kaffa region to Bonga (125 kms) where you will check into your hotel and freshen up.

After lunch take another drive through the countryside to the marvelous Tatmara coffee plantation where you will be able to experience and observe the whole coffee production process “from seed to cup” and of course enjoy a coffee ceremony at the end as you taste the coffee!

Return to Bonga and your hotel for the evening.

Day Two- Bonga-Mankira-Barata Waterfall

Rise early in the morning to the smell of locally grown and freshly roasted coffee and savour the taste as you enjoy a remarkable breakfast.

Drive to Mankira the actual place where Arabica coffee was discovered.

En route you will visit the magnificent and ancient Adaracha Medhanealem Church and the Natural Bridge Gurguto/EgziherDildy (meaning God’s bridge), which connects two distant villages.

Late afternoon, enjoy a fantastic walk in the lush forest to the spectacular Barta Waterfall – crossing the river. The height of the waterfall can reach up to 100 meters but is dependent on seasonal rainfall and may vary according to time of visit.

Sometimes if you are lucky you may observe a mist that has formed a rainbow over the waterfall and is a beautiful sight to behold.

You will then complete the day tour, driving back to Bonga for Dinner and the evening at your hotel. 

Day Three – Jimma-Addis Ababa

Rise early and after breakfast proceed by vehicle back to Jimma and your return flight to Addis Ababa.