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Ethiopian Archeological Tour – Awash, Harar and Diredawa

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 508 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 783 US Dollar (USD)

The ancient walled city of Harar was for many centuries a major commercial centre. Trading with the Ethiopian interior, the Gulf of Aden ports, and many Eastern lands, it had its own language, Harari, or AdarC, which was spoken only within its walls, and issued its own currency. The city was moreover also great center of Islamic learning. It was further more renowned for its remarkable handicrafts, notably its fine weaving, and its beautifully-bound manuscripts. These were rated as virtually without equal in the Islamic world. Visitors to Harar should inspect the city’s unique housing, the colorful dress of its inhabitants, and its stout old walls. These latter were built, in the mid- sixteenth century, by one of Harar’s most notable rulers, Amir Nur ibn al-Wazir Mujahid

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa.

Arrival Addis Ababa, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Haile Selassie’s former palace which is the now home of the Ethnological Museum. Exhibits here represent the best of the arts and crafts of the country and give an in-depth insight into the various peoples of Ethiopia National Museum where a plaster cast of "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old Hominid, are displayed At the end of the day you will see the Mercato, eastern Africa’s largest market.

Day 2: Drive to Awash National Park.

Drive from Addis early morning to Awash National park through the industrious town of Nazareth and enjoy volcanically formed calderas, Cone shaped mountains and the Savanna grass land of east Africa in the rift valley system and different kinds of birds life’s like secretary bird, bustards, vultures etc and animal life including Oryx, Gazelle’s kudu, water back. Awash waterfalls and the hot water spring are also some of the other attraction in Awash and hot springs.

Day 3: Drive to Harar.

Drive through the Awash valley and eastern escarpment of the rift valley to the old town of Harrar; Hyena man show at the evening.

Day 4: Full Day City Tour of Harar.

Full day city tour of Harrar to visit, Muslim culture that dates back to the 7th century, Museums of Harrai house and walled town of Harrar, both the Christian and Muslim culture. In late afternoon drive to Dirdewa visiting on your way the chat market and coffee & Chat plantation.

Day 5: Fly back to Addis Ababa.

Fly back to Addis Ababa, farewell dinner at Ethiopian traditional restaurant with live music, transfer out to Airport.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Single room supplement: USD 80.00.

Prices Includes:
- Hotel accommodation in double room sharing and breakfast basis.
- Ground transportation for the trip and all other ground transportation.
- Transfers to and from the airport.
- Escorted guide.
- Entrance fees for the visiting area & rangers at the national park.

About This Supplier
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2003

M09824 is one of the competent tour operators in Ethiopia. Being stuffed with well experienced and professional personnel in tourism industry,we provide package, tailor made tours and safaris to our guests. Our specialization is organizing trekking To Semien Mountain, Bale national park and Surma in addition we do the...

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