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Arada Tours

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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 the “The Hottest Place on Earth!” Here you will embark on a Ethiopia Danakil Depression tour like no other. The depression covers an area overlapping the boundaries of Eritrea, Djibouti and the Afar of Ethiopia.
Visit one of only six lava lakes in the world.

Experience the "hottest place on Earth". Average year-round temperature of 34.4C.
The Dallol Depression is among the safest areas to travel in the country. All tourist groups are accompanied by an armed guard and an armed policeman.
See Erta Ale, one of only a handful of continuously active volcanos in the world.
You can look forward to a short night’s sleep atop the basaltic shield volcano.
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$400.00 per adult
Welcome to the Dallol Depression, home of Erta Ale! Here you will embark on a Ethiopia Volcano tour like no other. Located in the Afar Region of Northern Ethiopia, the Dallol Depression extends into both Eritrea and Djibouti.

Visit one of only six lava lakes in the world.
Experience the "hottest place on Earth". Average year-round temperature of 34.4C.
The Dallol Depression is among the safest areas to travel in the country. All tourist groups are accompanied by an armed guard and an armed policeman.
See Erta Ale, one of only a handful of continuously active volcanos in the world.
You can look forward to a short night’s sleep atop the basaltic shield volcano.
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$400.00 per adult
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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$115.00 per adult
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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$155.00 per adult
1. See the largest monolithic church in the world, Biete Medhani Alem (House of the Savior of the World).
2. Tour the magnificent Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Touch impressively beautiful churches carved directly into the stone of the mountainside more than 800 years ago.
4. Relax with a cup of coffee on your private hotel balcony, observing an unforgettable view as the sun rises.

North of the river Jordan: Churches 1-5 South of the river: Churches 6-11
1. Biete Medhani Alem (House of the Saviour of the World)
2. Biete Mariam (House of Mary)
3. Biete Maskal (House of the Cross)
4. Biete Denagel (House of Virgins)
5. Biete Golgotha Mikael (House of Golgotha Mikael)
6. Biete Amanuel (House of Emmanuel)
7. Biete Qeddus Mercoreus (House of St. Mercoreos)
8. Biete Abba Libanos (House of Abbot Libanos)
9. Biete Gabriel Raphael (House of Gabriel Raphael)
10.Biete Lehem (House of Holy Bread)
11.Biete Ghiorgis (House of St. George)
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$525.00 per adult
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Joel H
Reviewed April 30, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Gulliver1759
aradatours, Guest Relations Manager at Arada Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

Reviewed April 18, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank SandiAlex
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed March 1, 2019

I had a one-day stopover in Addis Ababa during a 3.5-week journey through the Middle East and Africa. I wanted a city tour that gave me a good overview -- enough to let me know whether I should return for a longer visit. Arada offered...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Ameriguy922
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Thank you to Arada Tours for the excellent tours of Addis Ababa. We went to: Trinity Church; the National Museum; the Institute of Ethiopian Studies museum and Addis Ababa University; Addis Ababa Museum at Meskel Square; the merkato; Cafe Tamoca; and several shows at Fendika...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank 496erikae
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

This was the best trip I’ve been on, it wasn’t overly saturated with touristy type plans, We saw various iconic locations and learned the history, but also got to meet the locals and the real people of Africa along with the nightlife. Between Addis, Gondar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Kikomanx
Reviewed January 18, 2019

The experience with Arada Tour was unforgettable. This whole time I was well taken care of and felt very safe. The trekking experience was amazing, we had the opportunity to sit by the fire and just listening to everyone chat about life and history, our...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Jean F
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

The trip was non stop adventure. It encompassed history, cuisine, a rich culture and so much more. Not to mention scenic views and an exciting night life. I definitely would to do it again.

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank msuit004
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Ethiopia still ranks as my favorite country to visit hands down and a lot of that has to do with Arada Tours. I'm now planning my next trip with the company because of the top notch experiences I've had in the past with them. Muley...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank lakya83
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