5 Days Coffee tour to Aregash Lodge & Aleta Wendo


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa at Bole International Air port
Meet and greet Network Travel and Tour Agency representative at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bole Ambassador Hotel.

Day 2: City tour in Addis Ababa
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 Bole Ambassador Hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Yirega Alem via the Great Rift Valley
Today en route you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. Lake Ziway, the shallowest lake in the rift valley chain of lakes which depth 7m. Its extensive aquatic vegetation attracts a variety of water birds. Commonly seen and easily identified are; Saddle-billed stork, greater jacana, African fish eagle, darter, herons, darters and Wood hoope
You will arrive in Yirega Alem, Aregas Lodge late in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.

Day 4: Excursion to Alte Wondo to visit the Wottona Boltuma Coffee Cooperative
After breakfast, you will drive to Aleta Wondo and visit to the Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union where you will visit the coffee beans being processed from washing, roasting and grinding to packing. You will proceed driving to Dila and Wonago (50 Km from Yirga Alem) where you will visit the Yirga Chefe Coffee Producers’ Association. Then you will drive back to the lodge and spend the night there. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.

Day 5: Drive back to Addis Ababa
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Addis Ababa (325 Km). You will stop for lunch at Lanagano and continue driving to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa late afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.

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Be sure that our travel was really enjoyable and we thank you a lot for the very nice organization and the well balancing of the tour. I promise you to travel back to Ethiopia in January 2015 for the Timkat festival in Lalibela and the Northern part. So, you can as soon as possible prepare our next tour! But as well balanced as the last one we did! Warm regards Véronique and Guy France, July 2013

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