Vast Ethiopia Tours
Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Vast Ethiopia tour is a privately owned company.That operate tour to all over Ethiopia and neighboring country.All of our tour can be tailored to meet our clients ’ special interest, and are specially planned to make the visitors less of a consumer and more of a participant in Ethiopia life culture and custom.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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vittorio
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We have been in Ethiopia with Vast Tour in January 2020. The journey was about most of Ethiopia with 3 domestic flights. We have been in Lalibela for Timkat, Dancalia and Omo Valley in the South. Our guide, Brooke, has been very professional but at the same time very flexible allowing us to deal with every single our new request not planned in advance. So the journey was pleasant and well organized. Many thanks to Habtu as well as Brooke and also our different drivers from North to South, very professional to drive in such bad dirt roads, specially in the Omo Valley.
Written February 5, 2020
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glmce
Province of Livorno, Italy5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great 19 days tour to Lalibela, Danakil Depression and Omo valley,

Vast tours puts on an incredible 19 days tour for us. We were photographers and everything was well planned. Our guide biruk was a great guide, patient, honest and has a deep understanding of the Ethiopian people and culture. We had 4 by 4 car in the North and south part of Ethiopia( Lalibela, danakil depression, and omo valley) with 3 domestic flights. I had a great time with my friends in Ethiopia with Vast, led by Biruk and their good drivers.
Thank you vast Ethiopia tour (Habtu) and Biruk for the unforgettable memories!
Written February 23, 2020
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Coco T
52 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed my tour with this company! My trip started out a bit bumpy with an issue with the flights, but Habtu and my driver Orion were very good about getting it cleared up. They even helped me negotiate a 1 day extension when I wanted to visit Dallol on my own. Orion especially was a great companion - professional, punctual, and had good energy. Great way to see Ethiopia!
Written May 6, 2019
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Peter D
Huddersfield, UK18 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
After arranging and paying in full for a tour to Ethiopia with Vast we had to cancel it 3 months before travelling due to circumstances outside our control. Habtu agreed that $1700 out of the total of over $3000 would be returned but that it would take a while due to difficulties with his bank. We have now waited 18 months and despite several promises we have received nothing. This man is a crook - beware!
Written April 10, 2018
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aliabdulla77
Doha, Qatar400 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
If you enjoy being lied to and manipulated then Vast tours Ethipia is the perfect company for you!
Habtu the manager quoted me €7700 for a 2 week luxury, full-bored tour with a driver, a guide, private cultural events and a special birthday party. I wired him 50%. Then I changed my mind regarding the meals and wanted bed and breakfast only. When I asked him to reduce the price, he said that €7700 was for bed and breakfast and full bored was €8200!! I told him that figure is completely new to me, he said someone just forgot to change the paragraph from “full bored” to “half bored” on the itinerary! and left it at that!
every time I write him an email, he asked me to call him back, Which made it very hard for me to keep record and easy for him change his word!
Before my arrival, I asked him to make sure I got rooms with king size beds, it’s a luxury tour after all, he told me that he booked me in standard single rooms and asked for an additional €650 ($770) for an upgrade, he said because hotels charge double occupancy for king size beds!!! I told him I’ll jus do it directly with hotels, but he said I needed to pay in advance if I wanted his discount! I told him to keep the booking as it is. some of the hotels had only king size beds, one hotel asked for $40, another $20, the last one $9!!!! All the upgrades cost me less than a $100!!
He said he booked for the guide to stay in the same hotels as me in case I needed anything, The guide had to arrange his own accommodation!
The guide was always late in the morning, we missed our flight from Addis to Gondor because his tardiness!
He said I had a special birthday prepared for me, it was a just visit to a village with a BBQ.
As for the “private cultural events I had to pay for, not much, $40 max, but still, it was meant to be included!
Not feeling the tour, I decided to cut the trip shorter, they helped me with changing the flight tickets, I paid the fees, no problem here. A couple of hotels they were able to reschedule without extras. I paid for three nights at the Sheraton, I stayed for one, I asked them to change the remaining reservations to fit my new dates, but they didn’t and said it was been paid for and it was non refundable. I checked with the hotel, they said that Vast Tours canceled on time and didn’t have to pay a single dollar! They pocketed around $700, and I had to pay extra to stay in Addis!
Habtu tried to take advantage of me and over charge few times. He quoted me €1500 for Addis to Zimbabwe air ticket, when I checked with the Ethiopian airlines it was €1045.
I asked for a vintage car tour in Addis, he managed to find me one, but was very secretive about the price, and tried to include it in with the down payment without getting back to me! later I discovered he wanted €1000 for a day tour in a 70’s Mercedes!!
The last day, before taking me to the airport, the guide was trying to convince me that habtu was out of town and his assistant was handling my itinerary and any negative review will cost her her job!
I was on the phone with Habtu, the manager, not his assistant!!! They took me for granted and now they want to take me for a fool! Habtu had a couple of opportunities to salvage this situation, but his greed obviously was greater than his costumers satisfaction.
Written December 23, 2017
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Thomas K
Kiruna, Sweden3 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
Had en amazing time with Vast Ethiopian tours doing a tour of the Southern Nations route and Omo Valley.Extremely professional.Everything was good organised.Prompt e mailing ,fantastic itinerary,prima cars and the best driver-guide ever Mr Demisew!!!!
I always felt safe and very well taken care of.
Ethiopia is one of the most beautιful coutries i have seen!So many wonderful things to see !!The landscape ,the culture,the food,the music.Very kind people everywhere i went!
Thanks Vast Tous for this amazing tour!
Highly recommend!!
Written December 2, 2016
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Nijoles Fritos J
Moab, UT29 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
I spent a long time in Addis Ababa before finally taking a trip somewhere outside. VAST Ethiopia helped me choose a very cool place just a couple hours north of the big city. We visited the gigantic Blue Nile Gorge and the famous Debre Libanos monastary and cliff faces. It wa a great day, the drive through the green hills, the pastoral retreat, the freshness of it all. This is an amazing excursion. At Debre Libanos you can hike around, see a very historic church and meet people in the village.
Written July 28, 2016
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Deftitae
Portland, OR14 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Our Northern tour of Ethiopia with a group of 16 was challenging since it isn't easy to please such a large group of folks. Habtu did a wonderful job and saw to it personally that we were prepared and that the daily events were thought through. He was also ever willing to be flexible and to make changes in schedules or venues to fit our desires.

He was attentive and responsive to our moods and our stamina and ability to take in new information. When our reserves would run low, Habtu was quick to recommend a scaled back itinerary that would allow us to the main attractions at a slower pace. At no time did we feel rushed to finish any one attraction or event.
Written April 5, 2019
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Orkiusz
16 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
We had two weeks tour around north Ethiopia with Vast Ethiopia Tours. It was wonderful time. Comfortable bus with very good drivers ann great tour guide Gashaw Tegegne take care about all our needs. Gashaw help us to order meals and told about what we see. He knew how to behave in all, even hard situations. I can recommend him for everyone. He can take care of all the needs of all, older and younger, singles and married. He is right person in right place.

Tour was exciting. Ethiopia is very interesting place from historical, wild life and ethnological point of view. Worth to see.
Written January 26, 2019
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Daiva M
Vilnius, Lithuania14 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We were 8 travellers, traveled in Ethiopia in January 2019. Thank Wast Ethiopia Tours for well organized tour through Ethiopia. Transportation that has been provided was very good both in South and north of the country with professional drivers. All agreed conditions prior the tour have been met. Hotels that we've got did meet our expectations.
I recommend this tour operator, really worth while!
Written January 23, 2019
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