Gastronomic Experiences - Ethiopia - 13 Day Coffee Tour #2

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On arrival in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, you will visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.

Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant and overnight in your hotel.

The experience continues the next day.....

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Day 1- Arrive in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.

Visit the Ethnographic Museum and the Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa) particularly its coffee quarter. You will also stop at Tomoca, the oldest coffee outlet in Addis Ababa.

Dinner will be at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 2-Drive to Hosaina with stop to have coffee with the local community.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 3-Continue to Arba Minch across the land of the Welayta people who grow coffee in family owned small farms.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 4- Visit the Dorze Mountains who live in the mountains northwest of Arba Minch. You will have coffee in a traditional Dorze huts made of bamboo. In the afternoon you will have boat excursion on Lake Chamo.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 5-Drive to Hawassa in the land of the Sidama people, known for growing coffee.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 6- In the morning stop at the fish market at Lake Hawassa which is also one of the best birding sites in Ethiopia. Continue to Yirgalem to walk in coffee plantations of the Sidama people and have coffee with them. Overnight hotel.

 

Day 7-Drive to Yirgachefe to visit Gedio coffee farmers. Yirgachefe coffee is regarded one of the best coffee from Ethiopia. Overnight hotel.

 

Day 8-Drive to Aleta Wondo to visit coffee plantations and processing centers of the Sidama people.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 9-Drive to Adama with stop at Shashemne to visit a Rastafarian family and to have Ethiopian coffee with them.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 10- Drive to the Harar Mountains, which is the center of the highly praised Harar coffee.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 11-Spend the day exploring in the old walled city of Harar. You will have coffee ceremony in a traditional Harar home.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 12-Excrusion to Dire Dawa, considered to be the second largest city in Ethiopia. Visit its market including the coffee quarter.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 13- Drive to Addis.

Overnight hotel.

 

Day 14- Day of Departure.

 

Inclusions:

-Hotel accommodation on double/twin room arrangement. For singles additional $338/person single supplement applies

-Meals

-Bottled water

-Ground transportation

-Boat on Lake Chamo

-Entrance fees

-Guiding fees

 

Exclusions:

-International flight

-Expense of personal nature such as telephone call and laundry

-Alcoholic drinks

Highlights

For this unique coffee experience you will among other things drive to Hosaina with stops to have coffee with the local community. Continue the next day to Arba Minch across the land of the Welayta people who grow coffee in family owned small farms. Visit the Dorze Mountains northwest of Arba Minch and have coffee in traditional Dorze huts made of bamboo. In the afternoon you will have boat excursion on Lake Chamo.Drive to Hawassa in the land of the Sidama people, known for growing coffee.

 

Route

  1. Addis Ababa