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Arada Tours

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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About Arada Tours
Arada Tours is a tour operator in Ethiopia that is a level above the competition. Our customized tour packages include all-inclusive, private, group, cultural and food tours. We focus on customer satisfaction and creating a memorable experience, not maximizing profits.
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Welcome to Addis Ababa Ethiopia, the largest city in the country. This royal city was thought to be settled around the 15th century but can date back as far as 100,000 years. Some suggest that humans existed long before the Ethiopia.

This city is recognized as one of the top 5 highest capital cities in the world. With a short distance to the Entoto Mountains, travelers can gaze at the dramatic scenery of the city from an even higher elevation. The official language is Amharic but an experienced English speaking guide will assist in discovering the developing city of Addis Ababa. Enjoy a wide array of authentic Ethiopian cuisine that is locally sourced and fresh. Our comprehensive city tour includes coffee breaks at top quality cafes, the largest open market in Africa, and vast history of the “new flower” city. A full day tour will introduce first time visitors to the city of Eucalyptus trees while immersing in Ethiopia’s diverse tradition of old and new.
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Yasmeen wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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I took a 2.5 week excursion-vacation with Arada Tours. All in all, I visited the Castles of Gondar, the historic Monasteries off Lake Tana in Bahir Dar, Trekked up the Semiens Mountains, explored the 11 Rock Churches of Lalibela, and I topped things off with a city tour of Addis. The Arada Tours team was so helpful and accommodating to my needs. Being this was my first time in Africa I had a LOT of questions from what to pack, medical shots, and visa applications. The team was amazing and answered all my questions without issue. I enjoyed how customizable my tour was. I traveled through most of the Northern Region which was quite the journey. I appreciated the willingness to modify the tour to the attractions I had at the top of my list to make the best of my experience. I’m a history buff so I will admit I can spend hours in museums, the team adjusted accordingly and allowed me to explore without feeling rushed. The best part if this trip was the Trek. I have never trekked before, and given I have a host of allergies, I was nervous to say the least. As breathtaking as the views were, the Arada Tours team had everything I needed to make the trek with ease keeping in mind all allergies, and asthmatic concerns I had. If I could offer any advice about visiting Ethiopia, I’d say bring Binoculars, hiking boots, and get ready for the adventure you’ll never forget. Trip Highlights: Trekking up the Semien Mountains – the Gelada Monkeys were a sight to see Hippo Sightings while boating across Lake Tana Rock Churches Lalibela – Addis City Tour – the National Museum is the current home of “LUCY”, oldest humanoid species
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Joel H wrote a review May 2019
Middelfart, Denmark2 contributions1 helpful vote
I took a tour with Muley to Wonchi crater as a day trip out of Addis. It was an amazing trip to an amazing location. Everything was well organised and allowed us to really focus on enjoying the experience. Muley was a great guide, with good local knowledge and as others have said, he made it seem like your were traveling with a friend rather than a tour guide. A day that will live long in the memory for me and I am grateful to Muley and his company for organizing the whole thing. If you are in Ethiopia, I would highly recommend taking one of Muley and Arada tours.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from aradatours, General Manager at Arada Tours
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Hey Joel! , thank you so much for taking your rime to write this review. this helps us a lot as a company and gives insight for new coming customers. Hope all is well with Ruth and Esther, please say hello. I'm glad you had a great time on your tour and hope to see you soon again.
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Gulliver1759 wrote a review Apr 2019
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Took two tours with this company. First was a city tour to get an idea of Addis Ababa as I was doing medical volunteer work here for three weeks. Went to Entoto mountain, city museums, local coffeehouse. Guide (Muley) very knowledgeable, humorous and friendly. Second was a weekend trip to Lalibela to see churches. Mario, our guide, was like a walking encyclopedia of the history! Very engaging, can't recommend him enough. Nice hotel overlying cliff with peaceful and wonderful view. Will use Arada Tours again next time I come back!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from aradatours, Guest Relations Manager at Arada Tours
Responded May 7, 2019
Thank you Dennis for the detailed review. We were so happy to hear that you had a good time. We hope to make your 3rd tour even better.
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Alex wrote a review Apr 2019
24 contributions1 helpful vote
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Booked a last minute short 4 day trip to travel to Bahir Dar with a friend, and Mule made the trip just splendid! He showed us all the great attractions and all the cool hang out spots to grab great food and cultural drinks. Not to mention the majestic views on the drive there! The first night was one of the most memorable for me mainly because of the authenticity I felt while walking around with Mule and my friend looking for a spot to watch the Champions League! :D Our next visit to the Blue Nile Falls was both invigorating and insightful as we not only experienced nature but gained a great group of friends in the local children and guide. Plus we had tala "traditional brew beer" by a tree swapping stories with the most animated grandma ever! This awesome experience got me to book my next trip to Harar and eventually a ride on the new train from Dire Dawa - with an equally memorable drive and unforgettable "feast" with a hyena mama and a historic walk through the ancient city of Harar! All in all, I got to appreciate Ethiopia through the immersive experience Mule and Arada Tours gave me...plus it was so pocket-friendly! Thanks Mule!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from aradatours, General Manager at Arada Tours
Responded Sep 21, 2019
Thank you So much Sandi! for your kind words and for taking your time to write this review. Our goal is customer satisfaction and we are so happy to see your happy review :) . your review helps us to grow as a company also others to choose the best company for their experiance. we try to keep our prices budget friendly while giving the best experiance customers can get and I'm glad to hear that our prices didn't hurt your pocket ;). we know that you have done 2 trps with us and in case you decide to do another trip please contact me directly and i will make sure you get family and friends discount.
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Mar 2019
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My cousin and I spent a week with Muley traveling around to different cities. Muley was very organized and made our experience seamless. He made it feel like we were traveling with a friend, but at the same time gave us our space when we needed it. He was very flexible and willing to accommodate any spontaneous requests we had. We would highly recommend Muley and Arada Tours to anyone traveling to Ethiopia.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from aradatours, General Manager at Arada Tours
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Hey Liz, Thank you so much for your kind words and i'm glad you had a great time on your tour. your review helps me and our company grow in a lot of ways also gives insight for new coming customer. Thank you for taking your time to write us this review and hope to see you in another trip. P.S. I hope the art peace you bought on your trip made it safely trough the flight and found a good spot on your wall :) .
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