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Tour Menu is list of interesting private guided tours in Ethiopia with prices offered by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours.

Tour Menu in Ethiopia provides a short highlight of the tours with the corresponding prices. Please, choose your prefered tour and tell us if you want to personalise it to your expectations. 

Short Tours in and around Addis Ababa we specialize at have thier own sparate pages. Visitors who wish to visit Addis Ababa have two options depending on the duration of the tours. Full Day Addis Ababa City Tour is the longer version the city tour of Addis Ababa which takes between 8 to 9 hours.

We also offer a short half day city tour in Addis Ababa which is ideal for transit passengers on layover at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

With one day tours around Addis Ababa visit cultural, natural, religious, wildlife, scenery and historical sites around Addis Ababa. We are flexible to fix our tours to match with your schedules and other expectations. The one day long excursions can be shortned to half day tours depeding on your inquiries.

The Day Tour to Debre Libanos Monastery takes visitors by drive with private vehicle to visit Debre Libanos Monsatery (Ethiopia's biggest monastery established in the 13th Century AD). Other places of visits with this day tour are Portuguese Bridge (16th Century AD) and fantastic view of the Jemma River Gorge. Visitors can also see Gelada Baboons (Ethiopian endemic) during this day trip from Addis Ababa.

Day Tour from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Steles of Tiya is our other day tour from Addis Ababa. With this day tour, visit the unique still functional church of Adadi Mariam which is cut out of rock, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tiya.

Please, check also our two days tour from Addis Ababa.

NOTE: - All the hotels considered are clean, safe, quite and comfortable.
- All the vehicles considered are comfortable, insured, of very good condition, and are driven by experienced careful drivers.
- Unless specifically mentioned, the vehicle used is comfortable Toyota Minibus of 2016 Model.

NOTE - Please CONTACT US soon if you want the detailed day by day itinerary and other details of the following tours.

Ethiopia Tour # 001 – North by flight
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour 001

Rock Cut Church of St. George at Lalibela

Ethiopia Tour # 001 is 7 days/ 7 nights private tour to visit the historical sites of Northern Ethiopia. With this guided tour of Northern Ethiopia (Classical Route), visit interesting historical and religious sites of Northern Ethiopia. Learn the ancient history of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

For this one week tour, use the scheduled domestic flights of Ethiopian Airlines to travel around. Ethiopia Tour # 001 is perfect for tourists who wish to visit as many historical sites as possible with relatively lesser time. Some of the interesting places of visits during Ethiopia Tour #001 are the island monasteries of Lake Tana (near Bahir Dar), Blue Nile Falls, the Castle Compound of Gondar (UNESCO World Heritage Site)(UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Steles (obelisks), Churches, and ruin places of Axum, and the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.

Price: 1 Person = 2,470 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 1,515 USD per person
3 People = 1,200 USD per person
4 People = 1,050 USD per person
5 People = 950 USD per person
6 People = 890 USD per person
Single Supplement = 145 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 002 – North by drive
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 002

Gelada Baboon - Endemic Mammal to EthiopiaEthiopia Tour # 002 is 14 days/ 14 nights private tour of northern Ethiopia by drive with comfortable private vehicle. This guided two weeks trip is organized in such a way that driving and visiting times are well balanced. This tour of northern Ethiopia includes all the major places of visits which are registered by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, local villages for cultural experience, the Simien Mountains National Park and also includes stops at great viewpoints to enjoy scenery. Ethiopia Tour # 002 is ideal for visitors who would also like to enjoy the scenery and the way of life of the people along the way.

Price: 1 Person= 4,920 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 2,930 USD per person
3 People = 2,265 USD per person
4 People = 1,935 USD per person
5 People = 1,735 USD per person
6 People = 1,600 USD per person
Single Supplement = 250 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 003 – North by drive and flight
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 003

BLACK HERON at Lake Ziway of South EthiopiaEthiopia tour # 003 is a private tour of 10 days/10 nights to the historical route of Northern Ethiopia. Ethiopia Tour #003 is recommended mainly for travelers who wish experience the way of living of the Ethiopian people (including backing Enjera - the Ethiopian Bread) by driving through the interesting villages of the Amhara and Tigre people, visiting the famous historical sites of Ethiopia which are registered by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, and still avoiding the least interesting and boring long drives by flying from one place of interest to the other. Ethiopia Tour #003 includes also visiting the Simien Mountains National Park (UNESCO World Heritage).

Price: 1 Person= 3,890 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 2,345 USD per person
3 People = 1,830 USD per person
4 People = 1,545 USD per person
5 People = 1,400 USD per person
6 People = 1,300 USD per person
Single Supplement = 185 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 004 – South by flight
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 004

Preparing Enjera (Injera) - the Ethiopian National Bread

The southern part of Ethiopia, in contrast to the historical and religious sites of Northern Ethiopia, is noted for its cultural and natural attractions. The Lower Omo Valley is home to a number of distinct interesting cultural (ethnic) groups, chains of Rift Valley Lakes, and few national parks.

Here comes Ethiopia Tour # 004 (7 days/7nights tour) for tourists who have limited time and are interested to visit the colorful and friendly people of the Omo Valley who are located in the southern Ethiopia. Ethiopia Tour #004 is especially planned to help tourists have a glimpse of the semi-nomadic people of Ethiopia at their villages and colorful cultural weekly held local markets, with the least possible number of days. Ethiopia Tour #004 includes two domestic flights and visits of the major cultural and natural sites of southern Ethiopia.

Note: For the sake of visiting as many of the colorful weekly held markets, this tour is supposed to start on Mondays from Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia Tour #004 can be customized to fit expectations of visitors, duration of time travelers want to spend, means of travel, and other requests.

Price: 1 Person= 2,900 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 1,715 USD per person
3 People = 1,320 USD per person
4 People = 1,475 USD per person
5 People = 1,300 USD per person
6 People = 1,160 USD per person
Single Supplement = 130 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 005 – South by drive
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 005

Women from Mursi Tribe of South EthiopiaEthiopia Tour # 005 is 12 days/12 nights private guided cultural tour to the Lower Omo Valley of Southern Ethiopia to meet interesting people of Southern Ethiopia and experience their culture. Ethiopia tour #005 is ideal in including three of the best weekly multicultural markets of the tribal people of Ethiopia, and visits of almost all the interesting people at their villages. Ethiopia tour #005 is a relaxed tour which is advisable for older people who want to take time at each place of visit. This tour is totally by drive with comfortable air-conditioned Toyota Land Cruiser or Toyota Minivan.

Price: 1 Person= 3,960 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 2,375 USD per person
3 People = 1,845 USD per person
4 People = 2,110 USD per person
5 People = 1,845 USD per person
6 People = 1,670 USD per person
Single Supplement = 205 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 006 – North and Harar by flight
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 006

Arthur Rimbaud (French Poet) House in Harar, EthiopiaTour of the Historical Sites of Ethiopia can’t be complete without visiting the interesting multi-cultural historic stone walled town of Harar in the Eastern part of Ethiopia. Harar was the medieval capital of Eastern Ethiopia and the fourth Holy City of Islam. It is also one of the Sites of Ethiopia registered by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. When visiting Harar Jegol, see the five original gates and stone walls. In the evening, visit "Hyena Man Show" as he feeds wild hyenas.

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours organizes Ethiopia Tour # 006 to help travelers visit the historical and religious attractions of Northern Ethiopia, and Harar with the least possible time. Ethiopia Tour # 006 is by flight.

Price: 1 Person= 2,955 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 1,845 USD per person
3 People = 1,480 USD per person
4 People = 1,300 USD per person
5 People = 1,185 USD per person
6 People = 1,110 USD per person
Single Supplement = 175 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 007 - North (flight) and Harar (drive)
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 007

Hyena Man Show in Harar EthiopiaEthiopia Tour # 007 is a private guided tour in Ethiopia to visit the historical and religious sites of Northern Ethiopia with three days extension to the walled and old Muslim Capital of Ethiopia - Harar. Harar was the medieval capital Ethiopia and is inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. At Harar, visit the interesting "Hyena Man" Show as the man feeds wild hyenas. Ethiopia Tour # 007, in addition to visit of the walled town of Harar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), offers visit of the largest Chat (mild Stimulant which is common in eastern Ethiopia) Market in Ethiopia at Aweday, and Awash National Park. Awash National Park is notable for its amazing collection of Ethiopian birds. Ethiopia Tour # 007 is by using domestic flights to the Northern Ethiopia and by drive with private vehicle to visit Harar and the Awash National Park.

Price: 1 Person= 3,530 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 2,120 USD per person
3 People = 1,650 USD per person
4 People = 1,420 USD per person
5 People = 1,275 USD per person
6 People = 1,185 USD per person
Single Supplement = 180 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 008 – North (drive) and Harar (flight)
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 008

One of the Gates of HararWith Ethiopia Tour # 008, visit the historical sites of the northern historical route of Ethiopia. Most of the places of interests to visit with this tour are registered by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The northern part of Ethiopia tour # 008 is by drive with comfortable and air conditioned Toyota Minivan of 2018 Model. Driving in this part of Ethiopia is special in that visitors will visit the most colorful multicultural market of the people of Amhara, Afar, and Oromo at the town of Bati on Mondays. At the end of the northern part of this tour, Ethiopia tour # 008 takes travelers to the walled city of Harar by drive and fly back to Addis Ababa from Dire Dawa.

Price: 1 Person= 7,000 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 3,620 USD per person
3 People = 2,800 USD per person
4 People = 2,385 USD per person
5 People = 2,135 USD per person
6 People = 1,970 USD per person
Single Supplement = 280 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 009 – North and Harar by drive
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 009
Day-Tour-from-Addis-Ababa-Portuguese-Bridge-Merit-Ethiopian-Experience-Tours-Testimonials.jpgEthiopia Tour #009 is slightly different from Ethiopia Tour #008 in that the way to come back from Harar to Addis is by driving visiting the Awash National Park, and the crater lakes of Bishoftu. Other place of visit to expect when driving to Northern Ethiopia is Debre Libanos Monastery - the biggest monastery in Ethiopia dating back to the 13th Century AD.

Price: 1 Person= 5,750 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 3,420 USD per person
3 People = 2,640 USD per person
4 People = 2,255 USD per person
5 People = 2,020 USD per person
6 People = 1,865 USD per person
Single Supplement = 280 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 010 – South and Bale Mountains
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 010
Bird at Bale Mountains National ParkEthiopia Tour #010 is a 14 days/14 nights tour to the tribal people of Ethiopia and the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia. In addition to this, Ethiopia Tour # 010 includes visits of the scenic Bale Mountains, and the endemic mammals of Ethiopia at the Bale Mountains National Park – the Ethiopian Wolf or the Simien Fox, the Mountain Nyala, and the Menelik Bushbuck. Bale Mountains is known as ‘Land of endemism’ because of being shelter to numerous endemic mammals and birds.

Price: 1 Person= 4,800 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 2,880 USD per person
3 People = 2,245 USD per person
4 People = 2,540 USD per person
5 People = 2,220 USD per person
6 People = 2,015 USD per person
Single Supplement = 295 US Dollars

Ethiopia Tour # 011 – South, Bale Mountains, and Harar
Brief Description of Ethiopia Tour # 011

Mountain Nyala at Bale Mountains National ParkEthiopia Tour #011 is a 16 day/16 nights tour. In addition to including all the features of Ethiopia Tour #010, this private guided tour of Ethiopia includes visiting the culturally and historical famous city of Harar in the eastern Ethiopia.

With this tour, visit the famous Bale Mountains National Park where you see three endemic mammals of Ethiopia - Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bushbuck, and Simien Fox (Ethiopian Wolf). Ethiopia Tour #011 is scheduled to bring visitors by flight back to Addis from Dire Dawa.

Price: 1 Person= 5,235 USD for one person travelling alone
2 People = 3,120 USD per person
3 People = 2,415 USD per person
4 People = 2,700 USD per person
5 People = 2,400 USD per person
6 People = 2,170 USD per person
Single Supplement = 210 US Dollars

IMPORTANT: Prices of all tours above INCLUDE the following services: -

  • Accommodations on Twin/Double Bed Room sharing basis,

  • All admission/entrance fees,

  • All transfer in and transfer out services,

  • All ground transportations with fuel, driver’s allowance, insurance, and government tax,

  • Boat rent (where applicable),

  • Mule hire at Lalibela(where applicable),

  • Professional experienced English speaking local tour guides,

  • Air fare for tour guides (where applicable),

  • All local on-site tour guides,

  • Armed park scouts (where applicable),

  • Bottled water and local snacks in the vehicle,

  • All camping gears and cooking utensils, and

  • All necessary related government taxes.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE: -

  • Meals and drinks,
  • Domestic flight fare,
  • Expenses of personal nature such as souvenirs, tips for service people, fees to take picture and video, laundry, and
  • Any expense which is not mentioned in the ‘Included’ List above.

In addition to these common tours in Ethiopia, Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours organizes private special interest tours to the Western Ethiopia and Southwestern Ethiopia to visit the cultural groups of Anguak and Nuer around Gambella town and to experience life of the semi-nomadic people of Surma or Suri.

Other customized tours in Ethiopia offered by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours include: -

  • Local market and cultural experience tours
  • Wildlife and birding tours in Ethiopia
  • Danakil (or Afar Depression)
  • Health (Spa) Tours
  • And, tailor-made tours which fit visitors’ special requests.

Please, read testimonials of our previous visitors how they toured and enjoyed their Ethiopian Experience with Merit Tours. If you have any idea to make your time best with customized tours just contact us.

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