Tour Code : ATT29
No Of day/night: 5Days
Mode of transportation: - Car And Flight
The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. Ethiopia, is the original home of the coffee (Arabica) plant. Kaffa, the province in the south-western highlands where they first blossomed, gave its name to coffee. The formal cultivation and use of coffee as a beverage began early in the 9th century. Prior to that, coffees trees grew wild in the forests of Kaffa, and may in the region were familiar with the berries and the drink. According to Ethiopia’s ancient history, an Abyssinian goatherd, Kaldi, who lived around AD 850, discovered coffee. He observed his goats prancing excitedly and bleating loudly after chewing the bright red berries that grew on some green bushes nearby. Kaldi tried a few berries himself, and soon felt a sense of elation. He filled his pockets with the berries and ran home to announce his discovery. At his wife’s suggestion, he took the berries to the Monks in the monastery near Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River.
Day 1: Addis Ababa
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Then proceed to Ethnographic museum, which use to be the palace of Emperor Hailesellase. To wrap up you drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa. Overnight in Addis.
Day 2: Addis Ababa- Yiregalem
This day In after breakfast you will be drive to the southern part of Ethiopia to the town of Yiregalem (350 Km from Addis) on the way you will have a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds then drive to Awassa for Lunch after lunch drive to Aregash Lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the Aregash lodge. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.
Day 3: Wondo and Yirga Cheffe Coffee Plantation
This morning after breakfast, you will be drive to Alet Wondo to visit the Wottona Boltuma Coffee plantation . And the stela park around Aleta Wondo. You will have lunch in Aleta Wondo then Late in the afternoon drive back to Yiregalem. Overnight stay in Aregash Lodge.
Day 4: Yirgalem- Yirga Cheffe Coffee Plantation –Awassa
In the morning after breakfast you will be driven to Yirega Chiefe on the way you will have a chance of visiting one of the interesting village. In Yirega Chief & visit the coffee plantation then You will have lunch in Dilla.
In the afternoon you will be driving back to Awassa for leisure stay in your resort.
Day 5: Awassa-Addis Ababa- Departure
In the morning, you will have a chance of seeing the fish market at lake Awassa then we will be driving back to Addis Ababa . In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.