Adventure Travel Ratings: Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service89.50
Spirit of Adventure90.00
Client Satisfaction95.00

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Cultural Encounters

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • African Safari
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Exploratory Trips
  • Family Adventures
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Photography Adventures
  • Voluntourism
  • Horseback Riding

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours


Grand Holiday Ethiopia guides the Rift Valley's national parks and volcanic lakes and goes trekking in the over 15,000-foot Simien Mountains, but it also goes farther afield to places even Ethiopians consider remote, including the far western stretches of the country, where the last Ethiopian king presides and the Wonchi Crater harbors islands and mineral pools. There are 80-plus tribes still living traditionally in Ethiopia (using vegetable-pigment body paint, or leading semi-nomadic lives in the desert), and all trips involve meetings with them. You'll do some combination of camping, overnighting in ecolodges, and relaxing at the best available hotels.

New in 2009

  • Name:Classic Pick: Simien Mountains Trekking
  • Destination:Ethiopia
  • Duration:13 days
  • Price:$2,573


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Ethiopia
Photograph courtesy of Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours
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