4 Days Harar Tour by Flight

TYPOLOGIES

Historical

+ 1
DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

3 Years

1045 $

Amazing Experience

Tour Code: ET121
Duration: 3 nights and 4 Days
Transportation: Airplane and Minivan

After breakfast you will be transferred to Bole Airport for the Dire Dawa flight. In Dire Dawa you will visit the oldest La Gare train station (The rail was built from 1894 to 1917 to connect Addis Ababa to French Somaliland) and the colorful Kafira spice market; the market attracts peoples of Afar,Oromo farmers, Amhara merchants from rural places. You will have lunch in Dire Dawa at a restaurant. While driving to Harar, enroute you visit the Aweday Chat Market (largest chat market in Ethiopia).
Upon arrival in Harar ,check into your hotel and rest before going to see the amazing and fascinating hyena feeding adventure; hyena man(men) feeding hyena meat by mouth. The local people started the habit of feeding spotted hyenas after the 1960s in order to stop them from attacking their livestock.

Accommodation: Wonderland Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: Sumeya Hotel
Meals: None

Today after breakfast, you will have a full day tour in Jugol (fortified historic town ) , the pleasant old walled city ;Harar is the 4th holiest city in Muslim community .Harar is the UNESCO's world heritage site with its narrow streets, many mosques, markets, chat chewing citizens, and old historical buildings. Here you will see the traditional houses and architecture, the Muslim quarters, Sherif Privet Museum and Arthur Rimbaud's (the 19th century French Poet) House and Museum.

Accommodation: Wonderland Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: Sumeya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

After a relaxed break, you will drive out to east Harar to see Babile Camel Market( The biggest market in eastern Ethiopia) and Dakhata Valley(Valley of Marvels ) .Monday and Thursday is market day in Babile. Valley of Marvels has mesmerizing rock formation by defying balancing rock formations, most especially Dakata Rock. Returning to Harar for lunch and then driving to DireDawa.Visit of old Koromi village(home for Argobatribe;the village is 1000 years old ) in Harar is optional.

Accommodation: Samrat Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: None
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast,transfer to Dire Dawa airport for Addis Ababa flight.Upon arrival in Addis Ababa your drive will pick you up and commence city tour of Addis Ababa.The city was founded by Emperor Menelik 2 in 1886.Addis Ababa in Amharic means "New Flower".The capital city is home for Africa's Diplomatic capital with the presence of the Head Quartets of the African Union and many embassies. We continued our driving up to the Entoto Mountain (3300m) high for a panoramic view of Addis, visited the Entoto Museum with historical and Royal Exhibit, and the church of St. Mary. Drive back to Addis Ababa and visit Ethnographic Museum, National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Merkato Market (One of the biggest Open Air Markets in Africa).

Accommodation: None
Accommodation upgrades option: None
Meals: Breakfast

In the evening/afternoon, a farewell party with free cultural dinner and traditional music to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals .After the farewell party transfer to Bole international airport for international departure. End of Tour.

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request.

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