Ethio Tours organizes group and private trips to all corners of Ethiopia and covering all the tourist sites in Ethiopia. Our product offering includes Historical site tour (Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Lake Tana Monastery, mekele , Axum , Harar, Tigrai Rock hewn churches, etc), Cultural tour to the endogenous Omo valley tribes, adventure tours, wildlife safari, birding tours, photo tours, botanical tour, and agricultural tours.
All our tours are guided by highly experienced and knowledgeable multilingual guides who guided tours throughout Ethiopia for more than 8 years.
ET has a total of 10 staff members all dedicated to provide efficient service exceeding one’s expectations. The staff members are highly disciplined and free from any unwanted addictions. ET offers continued on job training on customer handling, communication skills, and first aid to its drivers, guides, and other staff members.
ET is also engaged in delivering car rental service using its excellent condition vehicles and highly experienced multilingual drivers. In addition to our up-to-date cars, the drivers’ punctuality, credibility, and integrity are the bases for our quality service.
We also collaborate with local charities (NGOs/ and contributes a great deal to the benefit of the society supporting/ sponsoring a number of homeless children who lost their parents mainly due to HIV/AIDS.
Besides the above services, we have highly and professionally organized tour operation department who understand what clients are interested in, and multi-lingual guides who know how to deliver the service and the satisfaction clients expected.
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We believe that no matter how great a place is; only an experienced travel expert can help you discover its unique and amazing qualities. Ethio Tours team of specialists works with great passion, discipline and knowledge not only to show you the best of Ethiopia, but to allow you to feel it with all your senses. The professional and experienced guides of the company speak different languages such us English, Germany, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian and Chinese. They have deep knowledge on the country’s history, culture, geography, wildlife and resort areas.
Our priority is to ensure our clients a 100% safe and comfortable trip. This is why we continually invest in flotillas of Toyota mini buses, Toyota Coaster Buses and 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers which are equipped with Microphone, seat belts and comprehensive insurance and maintained in a daily basis. Our experienced drivers know the Ethiopian roads pretty well and drive with strict safety measures.
We only feature hotels and lodges that we have stayed in and we believe to be the best in their area, always looking for value, character, and good service. In some of the secluded and undeveloped regions, the obvious trappings of comfort may not be immediately apparent, but something special is everywhere: a unique style, a remarkable setting, wholesome comforts, and a dedication to protect their natural setting and to please every guest.
Ethio Tours believes in the right of future generations having a healthy environment and natural resources that contribute to a better quality of life. No matter where you go or how you travel, you will have an effect on the environment and the people you visit. Our company also believes that you can have a more authentic and meaningful trip when sustainable tourism practices are applied.
· Ethio Tours , we are passionate about our off the beaten track experiences as we provide our travelers with the thrill of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness regions of great natural beauty of Ethiopia We are committed to ensuring that our unique itineraries are well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups or individuals Our itineraries will give you the very best travel experience, designed by people with incredible local knowledge who share our vision of authentic exchange and real exploration with a responsible tourism approach. Whether you like your adventures to include trekking, touring, cycling, kayaking Holiday Travel can make it happen for you.
We hope you will join us fora life changing experience!! Ethio Tours , we pride ourselves on having the best travel team in Ethiopia . Our passion, prices and promotions means that your satisfaction is guaranteed. We designed our itineraries in such a way that you can compose a 2 to 6 weeks journey from different modules that can show you the entire country or just the parts that interest you, all depending on your personal preferences, available time and budget. Email' us on your interests and we can discuss a custom program with you by phone or skype. So, weather you have a great ethnic affinity, are a birdwatcher or want to go on safari, contact us and we work out a customized program that focuses on YOUR interests. why Book with Ethio Tours ? When planning travel to remote and challenging destinations, many factors need to be considered. Our extra attention to detail and seamless operations on the ground ensure that you will have a memorable experience in Ethiopia .
We take every precaution to ensure smooth logistics, our vehicles and equipment are the best available on the market. Most importantly, our adventures have always sought to benefit the local peoples we interact with, safeguard the ecosystems we explore and contribute to the sustainability of travel in the regions we experience.
You will be accompanied by local guides whose knowledge and passion will add a unique dimension to your trip. Their experience and enthusiasm ensures that we maintain the leading edge in adventure travel and therefore providing excellent value for money. Our group size is small, never exceeding a maximum number of sixteen. Given our local knowledge, experience and excellent leadership, we are quite sure that this tour will be a trip of a lifetime, Affordability and Security Travelling with a group, common costs like transportation and guiding are shared across all travellers, which makes our tour prices very reasonable and far cheaper than private touring or tailor made options.
Our trips are classic itineraries that visit all the main draw cards in each Destination as well as a few lesser known places off the beaten track. So exploring exotic far-away places, you'll have peace of mind and a feeling of security travelling with a group that's accompanied by a local tour leader too.
As a team, we've always been more like a close family than colleagues, bound by our passion for travel and a work ethic. We pride ourselves on having the most passionate people in the industry, committed to making the excitement of travel available to anyone who seeks it. Every year or so we'll all get together for a few days to share ideas and jointly set our compass for the year ahead.
Supporting local communities
Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries in the global economy and employs more people worldwide than any other. For those of us privileged enough to travel, we take on a responsibility to aid people relying on tourism for their daily needs and to treat their home and country with respect. We believe travel should be a rewarding experience for you, as well as for the people we meet in the destinations you visit and that preserving the Regional state and beauty of the areas we pass through is essential.
We care about the destinations we visit and give back to their communities with donations to local schools and charities, employing only local guides, dining in local eateries and staying in locally owned hotels wherever possible. When travelling with us, on average over 95% (*) of your holiday, funds remain within the local economies and we are proud to say that this approach has led to very successful and close partnerships around the country .
Welcoming you on holiday
We know that time is precious, that travel experiences can lift us out of the everyday and so above all, we're here to give you a brilliant and unforgettable holiday.
We carefully-selected ranges featuring many of tours, full financial bonding and growing every day - there's plenty of reasons to travel with us and we hope to inspire your next adventure and welcome you on holiday soon.
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Our styles of travel
We know too that adventure feels better with a chilled beer poolside or a soft pillow at the end of the day and we search out comfortable hotels and boutique properties for your stay. As we love to say - travel with us and adventure in style. Recently we have spent time listening to our custoTripmers on what we could do better and from this has come the launch of our four brand new product ranges. These have been designed to help our customers better understand the differences between the variety of experiences we offer and what to expect when travelling in sometimes challenging destinations with On the ET .
Overwhelmingly the feedback is that our customers love the excitement of authentic travel experiences during the day with a comfortable hotel to return to at night with quality facilities such as a restaurant, a bar, WiFi and sometimes a pool, all in a central location. These features are at the core of our Signature range - exciting days and comfortable nights so you can enjoy a great day exploring followed by a great night sleeping. We also feature our Adventure, Independent and Handpicked Ranges.
Our tours are always accompanied by knowledgeable English speaking local guides and we include lots of authentic local experiences and distinctively local If you prefer to design your own touring itinerary, our team of tailor-made holiday local planners are here to help plan that perfect getaway for you. Our group tours are also ideally suited to solo-travellers with very few compulsory single supplement applicable on our trips. If you're travelling with young kids and teenagers, have a browse through our specially crafted Family & Teen Tours to a host of exotic destinations. Our trips do include a moderate amount of activity, like walking around the main sites or boarding, but they do suit a wide age range from twenties upwards, so age is certainly no barrier to travelling the globe with us.
Our 4 holiday ranges
Every holiday experience from On the ET has been carefully designed to ensure that not only will you enjoy life-changing experiences but you will do so with the best value for your money that each destination offers. In our early days we prided ourselves as being Local Adventure Travel Agent, however, as we have grown alongside you, our loyal customers, so has our range of different experiences. We still pride ourselves on our Adventure Range, however, our Signature Range ensures you all the excitement you can handle during the day and then a comfortable, clean, standard hotel at night. Have a read about our 3 key ranges below to help you decide which one suits you best.
1. Holiday travel Independent/ Tailor-made Holidays
will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks. The IIT Independent range gives you all of the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around Ethiopia .
Travelling at your own pace, seeing exactly the places you would love to, spending as much time at each site as you wish, staying at a hand-picked selection of accommodation to suit your taste and budgets and eating out at the best local restaurants ... sounds like your kind of holiday? Then a tailored trip will he just right for you. We specialise in planning holidays to far flung exotic destinations around Ethiopia , 100% tailored to individual requirements. We'll plan an itinerary that suits your needs, suggesting unique things to do and must-see places to visit. If we don't get it exactly right the first time around, we'll happily tweak it for you until it's perfect.
2. Ethio Tours Signature
On our ET Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you'll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there'll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers whether it's, exploring the Northern Ethiopia , southern Ethiopia . Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination - typically group size is 15 travellers and the hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 2 star standard.
3. Holiday Travel Adventure
Our ET Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the simen Mountains , staying in rustic accommodation in the or camping under, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of Holiday Travel Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday. Holiday Travel Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it's all at, typically using local Staf or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.
Why our group tours are a top choice
Visiting exotic far flung places across Ethiopia , our group tours strike a balance between well-planned itineraries which include key highlights and spare time to do your own thing as well. We include unique travel experiences and there's lots of real local interaction too, giving you a true flavour of the country . We organize everything to make your holiday seamless; your transportation, complimentary airport transfers, sightseeing, guiding and some meals. Your tour will be lead by Local Expert and passionate tour leaders. Captivating, informative and caring, they will ensure your holiday is fun and hassle-free.
Great group Sizes
Typical group size is 4-15 travellers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all. On special 'festival' departures group sizes are larger due to the nature of these events
Lots Of flexibility
Our trips follow set itineraries and we've built in added flexibility to suit you; arrive a day early, stay an extra day, upgrade some services or add-on some extras from our range of bolt-ons
A wide range
We believe that age is no barrier to travel and our tours suit travellers of varying ages, upwards from mid-twenties to around sixty, which makes for a really fun, unique and eclectic group mix.
Guaranteed to go!
Most of our group tours are guaranteed to depart as soon as 2 travellers are booked. On very few trips, this number rises to 4, so for the most part all our trips are guaranteed .
Airport Arrival Transfers
We include a complimentary airport arrival transfer on our tours ensuring you have a smooth and hassle free start to your holiday. Some of our trips include a departure transfer as well.
For most tours, we use standard private transportation. On some trips we use a bit of public transport too which is a great way to get a feel for the country you are visiting.
With us, travelling solo is far from travelling alone
Travelling alone can sometimes be a daunting prospect, particularly in countries where English is not commonly spoken or understood, or in places with a high culture shock factor. Our range of group tours is perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a tour leader on hand to provide advice and help if needed, throughout the tour. Joining other travellers on our tours, you won't be travelling alone at all and you're likely to make long lasting friendships on holiday too. Scroll down for some of our most popular trips for solo travellers.
Make new friends on holiday
Our tours attract a lot of single travellers, as well as couples and small groups of friends. Travelling as part of a group means that you can share your travel experiences with likeminded people who have the same passion for travel. Even when group activities are not planned, most groups tend to socialise and go out together in the evening for meals. There's nothing like a change of routine and new experiences to bring people together and group tours are a great way of meeting new friends too.
The benefits of our tours for single travellers
It's not always easy to find friends or family who want to travel to the same places that you do and the idea of travelling alone may put you off from visiting destinations you've always dreamed of going to. Our trips are an ideal way for solo travellers to go on holiday with the comfort and security of knowing they'll be travelling with other people and have a knowledgeable guide on hand too. You're also more likely to visit places off the beaten track and enjoy unique experiences that might have seemed too out of reach or hard to do alone
Solos, couples and friends
Holidays with a mix of ages and nationalities
We tend to have a fairly even mix of single travellers, couples and small groups of friends on our tours and our tours attract a wide range of ages, from mid 20s upwards to 60 and above, which creates a great group dynamic, and over-50s or over-60s won't feel out of place at all. Our group tours are also a very international affair, with travellers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and beyond so you'll get to know people from around the world. If you'd like to know who is already booked on a tour that you're looking to join and if there are any other solo travellers, that's no problem, just call us and we can let you know.
Transport to suit
Travelling by road is always a fascinating experience and you also to see a lot more of a destination. We use private chauffeur driven vehicles of Good standard. internal flights are recommended as a quick and easy way to cover longer journeys. We also offer a selection of cruises like a Luxury Boat in lake tang . We'll advise you on the best modes of transportation for your itinerary.
Local Expert Advice
Our team have travelled extensively to all of our destinations and offer a wealth of in depth knowledge. Their first hand experience enables them to design a holiday that matches your individual travel needs with the best a destinations has to offer. We are committed to excellent customer service and provide you with much more than a click-and-book web travel service. We're also a 100% financially bonded Local tour operator.
Our price promise
Tailor-made holiday prices can vary considerably depending on hotels used, category of room, transportation standards, quality of guides and the time of year you travel. Our price promise to you is that we will be beat any alternative quote with the same inclusions from a financially bonded operator. So if you are comparing prices with an alternative quote, please bear this in mind.
Choosing your holiday destination
This part of the holiday planning is the best part! You've chosen which Type of tour and Place you'd like to visit and should have an idea of which cities or sites you'd like to include on a touring itinerary. If not, grab a guidebook, explore our website which is packed full of information on all the best places to visit, or check out TV documentaries for inspiration. Let your imagination run riot and look into popular spots as well as off the beaten track destinations for something a little different.