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Weekend Trips

Short Tours & Weekend Trips for those on business trips & EXPATS living in Addis Ababa

Are you in Addis on business and have time only for the highlights of Ethiopia? Or, do you live in Addis Ababa and only have the weekend to visit some interesting places of Ethiopia just in two to three days? Then we have something for you to help you explore the highlights of Ethiopia and sample its amazing destinations be it over the weekend or anytime during the week.

Our short tours and weekend trips are well crafted by our experts to help you discover some of the most fascinating places to visit in Ethiopia in the short time you have. Be it Nature & Wildlife Tour, Bird Watching, Short Mountain Trekking to the Bale Mountains, Wildlife Safari to Awash National Park, Cultural Tour to the Historic Route of Ethiopia…adventure to Denakil Desert and Ertale Lava Lake…you name it we have something unique for everybody. Below are the list of some of the short tours. If you haven’t found what you are looking for, no worries email us and we will plan something together with you.

Dallol – Danakil Expedition & Erta Ale Lava Lake

  • Trip Type Unique Nature & Trekking adventure
  • GHET-WE1
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • An adventure to the Dallol/Denakil Desert and Ertale Lava Lake is like an adventure like no other. This adventure takes you to one of the hottest, lowest and geologically active areas on the planet. And this is a trip to some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth.

Wildlife Holiday to the Bale Mountains National Park

  • Trip Type Nature and wildlife
  • GHET-WE2
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • Enjoy a unique wildlife holiday in the largest Afro Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains is area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams that run down in the deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. It is haven for various endemic mammals including the endangered and the last African Wolf, Mountain Nyala, Minilik Bushbuck, and many endemic birds as well as different mammals.

3 Days Tour | Bahir Dar, Blue Nile Falls the rock-hewn churches of St. Lalibela.

  • Trip Type Cultural Tour
  • GHET-WE3
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • On this tour you will enjoy a boat trip on the source of the Blue Nile – Lake Tana and visit some of the famous island monasteries. The magnificent Nile Falls will be another highlight. The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are world's most incredible man-made creations, commonly referred by many as the “living wonders of the world” These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rock, in a region where the rugged landscape still protects the churches from mass tourism. The 11 man-made churches are found in the town of Lalibela and they are a lasting monument to man's faith in God.

Lalibela and the Rock Hewn Churches "The living wonders of the World"

  • Trip Type Cultural Tour
  • GHET-WE6
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • This cultural tour takes you to one of the world's most incredible man-made creations, commonly referred by many as the “living wonders of the world” These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rock, in a region where the rugged landscape still protects the churches from mass tourism.

Wildlife Safari to Awash National Park

  • Trip Type Nature & Wildlife
  • GHET-WE5
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • This short wildlife safari takes you north east of Addis Ababa to Awash National park which is found 253 K.M in the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley. This beautiful park was established as recreational park for the Royal Family in the 1966. l The Awash park is home to over 460 specious of birds, several mammals such as Beisa Oryx, Desert Warthog, Summering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Hamadryads Baboon, Olive Baboon, Grivet's Monkey, Abyssinian Hare, Harar Dik Dik, Spotted Hyena, Ard Wolf, Bat eared Fox, Golden Jackal, African wild Cat and some other rarely seen mammals.

Northern Splendor – Lalibela & Gondar

  • Trip Type Cultural Tour
  • GHET-WE4
  • Private Journey
  • 3 Days
  • This is a journey to Ethiopia’s past and present. This cultural tour takes you to the two ancient cities of Ethiopia on Ethiopia’s Historic North. Both are listed under UNESCO’S World Heritage. The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are world's most incredible man-made creations, commonly referred by many as the “living wonders of the world” These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rock, in a region where the rugged landscape still protects the churches from mass tourism.

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