Harar/Eastern Ethiopia (2 Nights)

  2 Nights      Locations: Addis Ababa, Harar

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Tour Details

Description of the Tour

This journey takes you to the medieval walled city of Harar, a staunchly Muslim city which was once barred to all Christians, where hyenas are still fed by hand in the streets and mosques assail you at every turn.

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Arrival: Bole International Airport

Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Addis Ababa - Harar

Fly from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa on Ethiopian Airlines. Continue by vehicle from Dire Dawa to Harar. Stroll through the 16th century walled city of Harar. Stopping at a coffee plantation and the area’s largest “chat” plantation en route.

Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 2 - Harar

Harar is recognized as the fourth most holy Muslim city in the world, hosting pilgrims after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. The 16th century wall was built by Adere people to protect themselves from invaders. Visit the home of Arthur Rimbuad, renowned French poet who worked and lived in Harar as a "gun-runner" during the 19th century. Visit the National and Harari museums; the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie); and a traditional Harari home. In the evening see the "Hyena Man" feeding the hyenas that gather nightly outside the town.

Overnight Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Harar – Addis Ababa

Morning visit to the colorful Islamic Market. Drive from Harar to Dire Dawa. Fly to Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, home of the 3 million year old skeleton “Lucy.”

*Optional shopping in the evening you will attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Then according to your departure schedule, you will be transferred to the airport.

(B, L, D)