Harar: The Walled UNESCO Town

Explore the ancient city of Harar with our Ethiopia tour packages. Located in the eastern part of Ethiopia, Harar is 523km from Addis Ababa. The town is characterized by its encircling walls, built by King Ahmed Nur from 1551-1567 for protection. With five gates and 82 Muslim mosques, Harar ranks as the fourth most holy city of Islam. Additionally, King Ras Teferi Mekonen’s birth in Harar led to its recognition as the second holy city by some.

Harar boasts numerous attractions, including vibrant markets, majestic mountains, and the unique experience of watching hyenas being fed at night. The town was also home to the French poet Rimbaud, whose residence now serves as a museum. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, Harar offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Explore the surroundings of Harar, known for its coffee farms and the renowned organic coffee, a staple product of Ethiopia. Just 25km from the city, discover the stone village of Kureme, home to the Argoba people. Nearby attractions include Dire Dawa town and the Babile Elephant Sanctuary.

Discover the charm of Harar and its surroundings with our Ethiopia holiday packages. As the best tour company in Ethiopia, we ensure a memorable and enriching experience for travelers seeking to explore this historic gem.

Type of tour:-Historical & nature

Day 1 City tour in Addis Ababa City
tour in Addis Ababa from the first biggest open air market in Africa to the national museum of Ethiopia watching lot of ancient historical materials also fossil of early mankind, then at the night time watching cultural dancing called “eskista” and testing the traditional dishes of Ethiopia at cultural restaurant

Day 2 Drive to Harar
after you arrive in Harar start visiting the town by Ras Tefari Mekonen house the former king of Ethiopia , house of Rimbaud and the Harari cultural center, at the night time watching the peaceful hyenas feed meat by men

Day 3 Drive to Argoba village
Half day visit in Harar town which is the colorful market place, countless mosques the surrounding wall of the town on afternoon drive to Argoba village watching the stone village then back to Harar

Day 4 Drive to Diredwa
on the way watching the amazing land escapes and rock formation also the market place found in Babille you can also see camel market which is held on Monday and Thursday ,then visiting the best town of Diredawa

Day 5 Drive to Awash
national park watching the hot springs, Awash fall, vast number of wild life and bird life

Day  6 Drive to Sodore
visiting the spa town taking shower by Natural hot spring also you can swim

Day 7 Drive back to Addis Ababa
On the way back watching Debrezyt town and the famous rift valley lakes then continue driving to Addis Ababa after arrival you will attend our farewell dinner at cultural restaurant, Departure

N.B. depending up on your request this Itinerary can be modify.

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