16 Days - Tour to Discover the Birth Place of Coffee, Makira Kaffa Taste the Yirega Chief, Sidama and Harari Coffe

FANOS Ethiopia Tours

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you Fanos Ethiopia Tour & Travel representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in the Radisson Blue hotel.

Day 2: Addis Ababa City tour
Addis Ababa is the third highest capital of the world on an altitude of 2300-2500 m. with a pleasant climate and a background of green with eucalyptus trees covered mountains. the city is founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II and Queen Taitu.

Visit Entoto Mountains, with very nice view over the capital, the National/Ethnographic museum, St George church and the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. overnight stay in the Radisson Blue 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. Later, you can visit Jimma Museum and King Abba Jiffar Place. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Bonga
After breakfast you 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. You will have lunch at Bonga. After having lunch drive to Ellelo, Adiyo falls, the Dadiben and Gora Hot spring. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 5: Trek to Makira
An early morning trek will take you to Makira, the Place where Coffee Arabica was discovered. En route visit the ancient Adaracha Medhane Alem church and the Gurguto natural Bridge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 6: Drive to Bebeka
Pack an overnight bag and head out to Mizan Tefari and the Bebeke Coffee Plantation (30k from Mizan Tefari). Bebeka Coffee Plantation covers some 6, 000 hectares and is the largest and oldest Coffee Plantation in Ethiopia. There will be a Tour of the plantation which will include the organic Coffee plantation and the experimental spice and fruit plantations. Beehives have been established and the honey is highly recommended. Overnight Guesthouse.

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. Stay the day in Bebeka. Overnight Guesthouse.

Day 8: Drive back to Jimma
In the morning after breakfast we drive back to Jimma. Depending on arrival we can continue a visit to the Jimma attractions. Visit the historical palace of Sultan Abba Jifar (1853 – 1925) that is standing at Jiren. Still stands with its colourful architectural beauty. 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 Jimma.

Day 9: Drive to Wolayta Sodo
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Wolayta Sodo (345 Km from Bonga). On the way you will pass through beautiful landscapes of the Dawro Zone. You will notice also the defense wall of Dawro people (the wall is called the wall of King Halala (or Halala kela) a long historical defensive wall constructed during the period of king Keti Halala in between 1764-1789. the stone wall was built to protect Dawro’s frontiers from the outside invaders, this stone rampart covers about 170 km in length). You will arrive in Wolayta Sodo late afternoon and you will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 10: Drive to Aregash Lodge
In the morning after breakfast, first you will visit the Wolayta Sodo Museum and then 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. Lunch in Awassa (Hawassa) continue drive to Aregash Lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the Aregash lodge.

Day 11: Day trip to Aleta Wondo and Yirega Chief (Yirga Cheffe) Coffee Cooperatives
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Alet Wondo (25 Km from Aregash Lodge) to visit the Wottona Boltuma Coffee Cooperative. Drive to Dilla for lunch and continue your drive to Yirega Chief (Yirga Cheffe) & visit the Coffee cooperatives.

Depending on the time you can visit also the stelae sites Tutu Fela (Tutu Fela is probably one of the most impressive sites contain about 80 ancient stelae which are variously carved with facial feature, phalluses etc. indicating the brave or sex of the person buried underneath), Tututi (lies on the hill 2. 3km from the village of Chelba. It consists of some very large, tapering, generally un-carved standing stones with marking grave) and Socoro Sodo stelae field. Overnight stay in Aregash lodge.

Day 12: Drive to Nazareth
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Alet Wondo (25 Km from Aregash Lodge). 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.

Harar is an early 16th century eastern Ethiopian city was once an important trade centre and is famous for its ancient Arabic structures, great city walls, and the French poet Rimbaud's house. Harar is an Islamic centre with at least 99 mosques, and is considered to be the fourth holiest Islamic city, after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Early in the evening visit the Hayena man. O/n stay in Harar.

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 Ras Tafari house. Enjoy the nightlife. O/n stay in Harar.

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. O/n stay in Harar.

Day 16: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Last day in Addis Ababa make shopping and visit the missing from Day 2. and late in the evening check-in for flight back home.

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