COFFEE TOURS

9 Days Coffee Tour
Tour Program: coffee tour
Tour code: TAOS.010
Duration: 9 Days
Mode of Transportation: Surface

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Ethiopia is considered to be the birthplace of the coffee plant and of coffee culture. It is thought that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia as long ago as the ninth century. Today, over 12 million people in Ethiopia are involved in the cultivation and picking of coffee, and coffee remains a central part of Ethiopian culture.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport & City Tour
    Upon arrival at Bole International Airport Enter Ethiopia Tour Operators representative guide wait you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After some rest depending on your arrival time, you have various sightseeing options city tour in Addis Ababa. Visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum (prehistoric, cultural, archaeological attractions), and drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level, Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church. If we have enough time we will visit Merkato.
    Overnight - Hotel - Addis Ababa

  •  Day 2: Addis Ababa - Bonga 
    Drive to Bonga (465 Km from Addis) through scenic landscapes, the Gibe River Gorge. Visit King Abba Jiffar at his Place in Jima. Then proceed to Bonga, Kaffa province. Overnight - hotel, Bonga

  •  Day 3: Bonga 
    Visit a traditional Kaffa house and learn about the culture of the Kaffa people. Drive to Ellelo, Adiyo falls, the Dadiben and Gora Hot spring. Overnight hotel, Bonga

  • Day 4: Trek to Mankira
    Trek to Mankira Coffee Forest, the place where coffee Arabica was first discovered. Meet the local coffee farmers. On the way; visit the Adaracha Medhane Alem church and the Gurguto natural Bridge.   Overnight - hotel, Bonga 

  • Day 5: Bebeka Coffee Planation
    Driven to Bebeka via Mizan Teferi. On the way, visit the Honey city/ village for coffee and Honey farm. The 93-sq-km Bebeka Coffee Plantation, 28km southwest of Mizan Tefari, is Ethiopia’s largest and oldest coffee farm. Visit both wild and planted coffee farm. Overnight – Hotel – Mizan Teferi

  • Day 6:  Mizan Teferi – Wolayta Sodo
    Drive to Wolayta Sodo via Gibe Hydroelectric Dam.  Overnight – Hotel – Sodo.

  • Day 7: Yirga Alem
    Drive to Awassa - Yirga Alem. Visit coffee farms, taste the indigenous coffee at the spot.  Overnight –Lodge/ Hotel - Yirga Alem

  • Day 8: Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union
    Drive to Aleta Wondo & visit to the Sidama Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union. Visit the Yirga Chefe Coffee Producers’ Association. .  Overnight –Lodge/ Hotel - Yirga Alem

  • Day 9: Addis Ababa – Departure
    Drive back to Addis Ababa. Shopping for souvenirs. A farewell cultural dinner with live dances