Welcome to the highlands of Ethiopia: contrasting terrain, vital nature, breath-taking landscapes, comfortable climate, beautiful people, ancient history - all ready to be explored with the wings! Paragliding in Ethiopia offers a wide variety of conditions, breath-taking altitudes, many undiscovered sites and virgin cross-country routes. The mountain terrain and sunny climate in Ethiopia make it truly one of the best places for paragliding.
Welcome to SimienEcoTours
Enjoy Ethiopian Diversity
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 12 months 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.’‘
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Some days ago, on November 2nd, after a two years long conflict and ten days of peace talks in South Africa, the two parties (Government of Ethiopia and TPLF) finally agreed on a “permanent cessation of hostilities” as well as on a series of other measures which should end permanently the conflict.
I planned to write a classical report about the hiking trip of last weekend, but when I thought about the title of this blog article, I changed plans and decided to put the focus on the endless possibilities to discover new places in Ethiopia.