16 Days and 15 Nights
Tour Code HLETT 001
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa
Meet and greet you at the airport check out point by HLETT staff.
Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour
Addis Ababa city tour Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Jimma
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Jimma (345 Km from Addis). On the way you will pass through beautiful landscapes as you drive through the Gibe River Valley.
Day 4: Drive to Bonga
After an early morning breakfast you will drive to Bonga (125 Kms from Jimma) the birth place of coffee. And upon arrival at Bonga, you will visit to a traditional Kaffa house and learn about the culture of the Kaffa people. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Trek to Makira
An early morning trek after breakfast will take you to Makira, the place where coffee Arabica was discovered. En route visit the ancient AdarachaMedhanealem church and the Gurguto natural Bridge, Overnight stay in Kaffa Guest house
Day 6: Drive to Bebeka
You will be driven to Bebeka (30 km from MizanTefari) to visit the largest Coffee Plantation in Ethiopia (covers some 6,000 hectares and is the largest and oldest Coffee Plantation in Ethiopia). Overnight stay in Bebeka Guest house, or Camping.
Day 7: One more day exploring Coffee day at Bebeka Coffee Plantation
In the morning after having breakfast explore the coffee plantation from seedling to Coffee Bean. Taste the Ethiopian Coffee Arabic at Bebeka. o/n similar
Day 8: Drive back to Jimma
In the morning after breakfast you drive back to Jimma. And continue your visit to Jimma museum that displays most of the historical materials of King Abba Jifar, his kingdom and cultural objects of the local Oromo people and that of the other ethnic groups around Kaffa. Overnight stay in Hotel
Day 9: Drive to WolaytaSodo
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to WolaytaSodo (345 Km from Jimma). On the way you will pass through beautiful landscapes of the Dawro Zone.
Overnight stay in Hotel
Day 10: Drive to Aregash Lodge
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Aregash Lodge (205 Km from Addis). On the way you will pass through the scenic & beautiful landscapes as you drive through the Wolayta, Hadiya, Kambat and Alaba tribe. Overnight stay in Hotel or Lodge
Day 11: Day trip to AletaWondo and Yirega Chief (YirgaCheffe) Coffee Cooperatives
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to AletWondo to visit the WottonaBoltuma Coffee Cooperative. Drive to Dilla for lunch and continue your drive to Yirega Chief (YirgaCheffe) & visit the coffee cooperatives.
Overnight stay in Hotel or Lodge
Day 12: Drive to Nazareth
in the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Nazareth (280km from YiregAlem). On the way visit the fish market in Awassa where the fisher man sell his fresh Tilapia, Catfish, and Barbus whereas Pelicans and Storks are competing to take the left over. You can also spot Black and White Colbous monkey around the Amor Gedele.
Day 13: Drive to Harar
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Harar. On the way visit the Awash National Park you will see the elegant Beisa Oryx grazing on the Savanna plains. Also Soemmering’s gazelle, Dikdiks, greater and lesser Kudu and Waterbuck can be observed. The park is well known for its 460 bird species from which 6 are endemic.
You will arrive in Harar late in the afternoon. There you will check into a hotel. Early in the evening visit the Hayena man. Overnight Hotel
Day 14: City tour in Harar
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit to the walled city of Harar. Inside the wall city visit the museum of the Harari National Cultural Centre which is designed like a typical Adare houses. Other interesting places are the 17th century Jami mosque, Rimbaud house, birth place of Emperor Haile Selassie RasTafari house. Enjoy the nightlife.
Day 15: Excursion to Gerawa to visit Harari Coffee
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Gerawa to see the best of Harar Coffee grown in forests south-west of Harar. Overnight Hotel
Day 16: Drive back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Addis Ababa (538 Km). You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.