3 day harar dire dawa tour




Highlights:

  • • Harar

  • • Babile
    • The Valley of Marvels
    • Dire Dawa


    Day 1: Fly Addis Abeba - Dire Dawa and drive to Harar

    Early morning, transfer to airport for flight to Dire Dawa. In Dire Dawa, you will be met at the airport and will transfer to Harar.  From Harar, take a drive 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 Saturdays and a camel market on Mondays and Thursdays.  After the visit, time permitting you may visit Koremi, a village made of stone houses set on top of a plateau.  wards, return to Harar.

    Overnight: Heritage Plaza Hotel

     

    NB: To the east of Ethiopia stands Harar, a fiercely religious, old-walled city with 99 mosques including the 16th century Grand Mosque. Harar is considered to be the fourth holiest site in Islam after Mecca, Medina and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Until 1887,  access to the city was forbidden to visitors until Menelik was restored to central rule. With 368 labyrinth alleyways and a waft of coffee throughout,it is easy to feel that you are in a different era. The city is famed for its silversmiths that are able to create beautiful necklaces, bracelets andchains which can be found for sale in the markets. There are two main markets in the town, one Christian and the other Muslim both within the 1sq/km walled area.

    Day 2: Whole day city tour of Harar

    Today is a full day discovering the treasures hidden in the narrow alleyways of the walled city of Harar, with its colorful markets, countless mosques and shrines and unique Harari people and homes.  Sites to visit include: the House of Rimbaud, Ras Tafari’s House, Ras Mekonnen’s Palace, the Harari National Cultural Center, and the tomb of Emir Nur, who built the famous Jugol, as the wall is known locally. At night you will visit the hyena man, who feeds the hyenas every night just outside the walls of the city. This tradition was started long ago to prevent these wild hyenas from hunting for food in the town.  Guests are welcome, and encouraged, to feed the hyenas themselves. 

    Overnight: Harar Heritage Plaza Hotel

    Day 3: Return to Dire Dawa and fly to Addis Ababa

    In the morning, visit the last places of interest in Harar.  After lunch, depart to Dire Dawa.  You will have a brief visit to the lively market at Kefira before transferring to the airport for return flight to Addis Ababa. end of the tour Services.

    Price are quoted in USD:
    $750 per person

    Price Includes:

  • Domestic flight Addis-Dirdawa-Addis

  • Ground transportation

  • Accommodation twin room

  • Meals (breakfast ,lunch & dinner)with mineral water & coffee or tea

  • All Entrance fees

  • English speaking guide & scouts


    Not Included:

    • Alcoholic drinks

    • Incidental charges at hotel for the use of telephone, laundry, special food and

    • Beverage order beyond the itinerary

    • Uses of services beyond the itinerary

    Note: *The package price included for the two Domestic  flights, is for customers who make international flight with Ethiopian Airlines if not the price is increased by approximately 140%.

     

    NB: In recognition of its cultural heritage, the Historic City of Harar (Jugol) was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2006.






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