While celebrating Easter in Europe this weekend, here in Ethiopia we still have a month to go for our Ethiopian Easter holiday. 'Fasika' how we call it is certainly one of the most colorful holidays during the religious year and a trip to Ethiopia is truly a feast for photographers and culture lovers. Ethiopia is known for its stunning religious holidays and as traveling is not so easy these days, we would...
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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 was a collaborative response to the Corona pandemic by SimienEcoTours and three other tour companies to re-energize the tourism sector. Five individuals from our companies have pioneered Ride the Rift: Mark Chapman of Tesfa Tours; Marco Degasper and Christian Sefrin of SimienEcoTours; Bogale Abiy of Dynasty Ethiopia Tours; and Richard Nerurkar of Ethio Cycling Holidays.
We pooled our skills in community tourism, outdoor & cycling holidays and the outcome are amazing tours to new destinations in Ethiopia that offer opportunities to experience the beauty of these places while participating in cycling, running and hiking activities.
Our tours offer support and fundraising for individual freelance tourism service providers who had been deprived of an income since the start of the pandemic.
“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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Last Saturday on November 21 fifty riders climbed up the Rift Valley escarpment at Ankober for the good cause. The first edition of our charity bike ride 'Ride the Rift' from Afar to the Ankober Palace was organized by four Ethiopian tour operators - SimienEcoTours, Dynasty Ethiopia Tours, Tesfa Tours and Ethio Cycling Holidays. ‘Ride the Rift’ is an initiative to support freelance tourism providers all over Ethiopia that are worst affected...
After more than half a year since the outbreak of the pandemic, Ethiopia re-opened for tourism again and we do know that safety will be one of the major concerns of travelers but also for our employees. To support the country's safe travel efforts at attraction sites, in hotels and restaurants tour operators are at the forefront to promote safe travel and train employees accordingly. A first COVID-19 Safe Travel Training has...