Roch hewan churches, Harar & Dire dawa Historical Tours

The following itineraries are samples liable for change which can be amended or completely changed and /or/ can be used as it is , depend on how much time you have ,your enforced style of travel and your interest.

Note: once you have experienced us online, come experience Myseru Tour and Travel in person. We would be delighted to host you in our unique corner of the world.

You are in Ethiopia for a few days, on business or in transit and quite rightly want to take in something of the country before leaving.

Note: We have a number of Short Tours of Addis and surroundings by road and Historical circuit by Air starting from tour duration of 2 Days to 5 Days, these will help you to make best use of your time, explaining what there is to see and do in the time available.

Ethiopia is a fascinating and diverse country and once you have sampled it, it is inevitable that you will come back for more.

For both your short and longer trips Myseru Tour and Travel will provide advice on the itinerary, good vehicles, experienced guides and the best service at reasonable rates.

  • Rock hewan Churches
  • Harar
  • Harar & Dire
  • Harar & Dire detail
  • Awash NP, Harar & Dire
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6 Days and 5 Nights Rock hewan churches of Tigray 

Tour code: My.T.T 0044
Package Title: Rock Hewn Churches of Tigray 
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Transport: by flight

Day 01: arrival and city tour of Addis

Morning arrive to Bole international airport, be met and greet by Myseru tour professional representatives, after Breakfast start exploring the city tour of Addis.  Entoto Mountain (3300m) for a panoramic view of Addis, and we drive back to Addis for Ethnological Museum that exhibits the culture and handicrafts of various Ethiopian ethnic groups, the National Museum in which you are visiting different archaeological findings (including Lucy’s Skeleton). After lunch, visit the Trinity Cathedral, Mausoleum of emperor Menelik II at Bààta Church and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, Overnigh Hotel – Addis

Day 02: Fly Addis – Mekele

Early morning be transferred to Bole airport to fly to Mekele which is the capital of Tigrean region after chek in to your hotel . Si8ghtseeng of Mekele   visit the interesting museum.  Overnight Hotel - Mekele

Day 03 : Drive  Mekele to the Rock Hewn churches

Morning after breakfast drive to Wukro to  explore the rock hewn churches of Tigray Abreha ‘ Atsbiha, from Gheralta clusters: Yohannes Maqudi,Abune Abreham Debretsion,Mareyam qorqur and Daniel qorqur. Overnight Hotel Geralta

Day 04: Proceed to the others Abune Yimeata Guh which is said as a pillar of sky,Gebre Mikael Quoraro and Mareyam pappasetti. Overnight Geralta

Day 05: Drive to see the Tsaede Amba cluster churches: Medanealem Adikesho,Mikael Milehazengi , Petros we Pawlos and Wukro Kirkos. Overnight Mekele

Day 06: in the morning drive to visit the beautiful semi monolithic rock hewn church of Mikael Imba from Atsbi cluster and fly back to Addis.

3 Days  and 2 Nights  Harar  

Tour code: My.T.T 0045
Package Title: Harar 
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
Transport: by flight

Day 1: Fly Addis – Dre Dawa

Be transferred to Bole Airport to fly to Dre Dawa Fly from Addis Ababa.  Continue by vehicle from Dire Dawa to Harar stopping by Ethiopia's largest "chat" market in Aweday.  Stroll through the 16th century walled city of Harar, the fourth most important city in the Islamic World.  See the home of Arthur Rimbuad, renowned French poet who worked and lived in Harar as a "gun-runner" during the 19th century.  Overnight Hotel – Harar 

Day 2: Discover the world heritage site Harar

In the morning, drive out to Babile and the Valley of Marvels.  The Valley of Marvels has wonderful landscapes, famous for its balancing rock formations.  Additionally, the town of Babile has a very large market on Saturday so today you will have really good chance to explore the unique different tribe’s culture and life style. Afterwards, continue back to Harar for exploration of colorful Islamic market. Tour the National and Harari museums and the house of Ras Mekonnen (father of Haile Selassie.) and after some rest, in the evening, attend the most astonishing and bizarre Hyena Man show. That Man feeds as many as 30 hyenas with his bare hands and with a wooden steak- holding by his mouth. If you feel courageous and no fear at all,  you can try it with no any harm. Hyenas in Harar are considered as domestic dogs that anybody has no hesitation to fear them. Overnight Hotel Harar.   

Day 3:  Harar – Dre Dawa-  Addis Ababa.

Before transfer to Dre Dawa  Airport  u will have short sightseeing of Dre .

5 Days and  4 Nights Harar and Dire Dawa

Tour code: My.T.T 0046
Package Title: Harar and Dire Dawa 
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
Transport: by flight

Day 1: Arrival and Addis Ababa city tour.  O/vernight -  Hotel – Addis .

Day 2:  Fly to Dire Dawa, tour in Dre Dawa. Overnight Dre Dawa – Hotel .

Day 3:  Morning transfer to  Harar, after check in to your Hotel start to   visit Babile, the valley of marvels. PM Harar's mosques, churches, tombs, French poet Rimbaud house, market, Adere people cultural houses. Evening hyena man performance. Overnight Harar – Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Dire Dawa and  explore attractions in this beautiful city and out of the town. Overnight Dre – Dawa.

Day 5:  Morning after good breakfast  transfer to Der Dawa Air port to fly back to Addis Departure.

6 Days and  5 Nights Harar and Dire Dawa in detail 

Tour code: My.T.T 0047
Package Title: Harar and Dire Dawa in detail 
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Transport: by surface from Addis 

Day 1: Early in the morning, depart for a full day driving to Harar en route you will visit so many natural and Cultural Attractions.  Overnight at Heritage Plaza Hotel in Harar .

Day2: Babile and the Valley of Marvels

In the morning, drive out to Babile and the Valley of Marvels.  The Valley of Marvels has wonderful landscapes, famous for its balancing rock formations.  Additionally, the town of Babile has a very large market on Saturday so today you will have really good chance to explore the unique different tribe’s culture and life style. Afterwards, continue back to Harar for exploration of the city and after some rest, in the evening, attend the most astonishing and bizarre Hyena Man show. That Man feeds as many as 30 hyenas with his bare hands and with a wooden steak- holding by his mouth. If you feel courageous and no fear at all,  you can try it with no any harm. Hyenas in Harar are considered as domestic dogs that anybody has no hesitation to fear them. Overnight at Heritage Plaza Hotel.

Day 3: The walled city of Harar

Today is a full day dedicated to exploring the walled city of Harar.  With its colorful markets, countless mosques and shrines, and unique Harari people and houses, you’ll have a full day wandering around the city of Harar.  Overnight at Heritage Plaza Hotel Harar.

Day 4: Harar – Dre Dawa

In the morning, visit the last places of interest in Harar including the Arthur Rimbaud Cultural Center, named after the famous poet and traveler who resided in Harar for a portion of his life.  In the afternoon, proceed driving to Dire Dawa. Overnight at smart Hotel in  Dre Dawa.

Day 5: Dre Dawa and Laga Oda Rock Paintings

Morning drive to Laga Oda Rock painting site (32km from Dire Dawa) & discover the pre historic cave paintings (dated back 700 BC). Lunch  in Dire Dawa.  In the afternoon, after lunch, visit the city of Dire Dawa;   the mosaic of culture, the museum of people. Almost all culture from all around the country and the world are displayed in this remarkable city. The French, Bulgarians, Greeks, Armenian and Indians had putted their cultural effect on, which is now reflecting on the architectural style the buildings.  In the town you can visit the Armenian and Greek Orthodox Church, the Balian Crematorium that were using this place for their cultural funeral ceremony. They use to burn the bodies of the dead in this specific place, and also visit the Ethiopian Millennium memorial park established to celebrate the Ethiopian Millennium and promote the ancient cave paintings which were drawn before 5000 years. It have a replicas of the cave paintings on huge stone and there are also five cultural houses which represents the Amhara, Tigre, Oromo, Somali, Harari,  Guragehe and other ethnic groups cultural houses and utensils. Overnight stay in Dire Dawa  Smart hotel.

Day 6: Drive back to Addis Ababa.

7 Days / 6 Nights Awash NP, Harar and Dire Dawa 

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My. T.T  0048 

7Days /6Nights

Awash NP, Harar and Dire Dawa 

By Surface

Addis

Addis

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
 Meet and greet you our  representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in the chosen hotel – Addis 

Day 2: City tour in Addis Ababa

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 Hotel – Addis   .

Day 3: Drive to Awash

Early morning start driving to Awash NP, In the Awash National Park you will see the elegant Beisa Oryx grazing on the savanna plains. Also Soemmering’s gazelle, Dikdiks, greater and lesser Kudu and Waterbuck can be observed. The park is well known for its 460 bird species from which 6 are endemic. Overnight stay in Awash National Park

Day 4: Drive to Harar

Drive From Awash to the great city walls, and the French poet Rimbaud's house. Harar is an Islamic centre with at least 99 mosques, and is considered to be the fourth holiest Islamic city, after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Early in the evening visit the Hayena Man. Overnight Hotel - Harar.

 Day 5: City tour in Harar and drive to Dire Dawa

Inside the wall city visit the museum of the Harari National Cultural Centre which is designed like a typical Adare houses. Other interesting places are the 17th century Jami mosque, Rimbaud house, birth place of Emperor Haile Selassie Ras Tafari house. Late in afternoon drive to Dire Dawa. Dire Dawa is the mosaic of culture, the museum of people. Enjoy the nightlife. Overnight stay in Dire Dawa

Day 6: Drive Debre Ziet

Debre Zeit is surrounded by six crater lakes, two of which – Bishoftu and Hora lie within the town centre. At the shores of Lake Hora is a small cafeteria and a walking trail. Overnight stay in Debre Ziet. 

Day 7: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Last day in Addis Ababa make shopping and Have great farewell dinner will  served by Myseru Tour and Travel And late in the evening check-out for flight back home.

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