For those seeking a genuine experience, spectacular landscapes and the flares of authentic culture, look no further than Gurage. Over the last months we explored and designed tours specifically crafted to immerse visitors in the daily rhythms of Gurage communities, and this article tells you something about what expects you there.
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With tourism experience since 2014 in crafting trips of a lifetime for groups of individuals, SimienEcoTours’ trips combine expertise in responsible travel with excellent guidance and logistics to offer some of the best value-for-money tours in Ethiopia.
RIDE THE RIFT is a collaboration of four tour operators who have unique outdoor adventure experience in Ethiopia. Our aim is to introduce new destinations to travellers in Ethiopia and offer opportunities to experience the beauty of these places while participating in cycling, running and hiking activities. Over the last 2 years we have staged different charity events and spectacular tours for local residents and are now expanding our tours with tours tailor-made for international tourists.
SimienEcoTours is a proud member of this initiative and happy to present some of the upcoming adventure tour offers.
Planning our travel with SimienEcoTours was an easy and very relaxed process. We had very specific needs and desires for this trip and each of them were looked into with great attention and flexibility. The guides were amazing, very knowledgeable, relaxed, friendly and pleasant. The choices of accommodation and restaurants were always spot on, and the drivers and cars very safe.
from the US
My mother and I had a brilliant time in Ethiopia, and the quality of the trip exceeded our expectations. Every day was different and captivating, with knowledgeable local guides who also helped us understand the local life and the people of Ethiopia. We highly recommend a visit to Ethiopia, and SimienEcoTours. You will not be disappointed!
Our itinerary was perfectly adapted to our needs. Our compliments go to our Travel Expert Christian and our guide Philemon. The encounters with the local people in different contexts were the highlight.
We just returned from a 2weeks trip in Ethiopia. It was (again) a well organized trip by Simien Eco Tours. The trip was perfectly managed by our tour guide Yirga and the various drivers and other people we had with us. Our wishes regarding destinations were taken into account and there was still room for spontaneous things. But not only this, we have been supported by stuff from SET... Read this review
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After successfully overcoming 2 crises like Covid-19 and the conflict in the Northern part of the country, we organized again the annual training for our internal staff and freelance tourism professionals. We found it important to bring together all these professionals after such long time - to reconnect, spend some valuable time together, improve our knowledge and fill the small gaps that this long time with few job opportunities inevitably created.
Our employee Lorenzo Mazzoni, born in Italy and expert in Ethiopian history, religion, music and culture, graduated with a thesis on the Rastafari movement and reggae music, later published under the title “Rasta Marley, the roots of Reggae” (Stampalternativa, Viterbo 2009). In 2011 he started travelling to Ethiopia, and in 2018 he began working there, first as a language teacher, and then as a tour guide and sales manager for SimienEcoTours. His...