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7835 Eastern Avenue, # 200 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, United States
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(202) 644-6130

ETHIO USA TOURS and

Your Guide to real sightseeing tours and  Adventure

At Ethio USA tours, you never have to worry about the basics.We are fully licensed our agents and guides are licenced too.

Welcome to our family , you will be in good hands.

We have Experienced staff

 We have staff who dedicated their time to working in the US and Africa and Middle East . The Washington DC and Maryland office is led by a native Ethiopians and business development manager who has worked with the tourism industry for many years. We have much other staff working with us. We also have permanent representatives in several countries to help deliver our core services. 

We will save your money and time

We work directly to venders so our price is unbeatable, We work with you according to your time and budgets.

Satisfaction and availability Guaranteed

We have all year round tours to Africa, Middle East and USA you will come for more once you get our service.

Short days Excursion


Our service

Our services

  • Historical site tours
  • Car hire 
  • bird watching tours
  • Trekking and rafting 
  • Tribes and safari  tours
  • Special festival tours 
  • Hotel and flight reservation 
  • Guide service 
  • Business Travel consultation 

Fixed Departure Tours

  •  Genna Ethiopian Christmas: birth of Christ) 7 January 
  •  Timkat  Ethiopian Epiphany: baptism of Christ) 19 January
  •  Adwa Day  (commemorates the victory by Menelik II over Italy in 1896) 2 March 
  •  Patriots' Day (celebrates end of Italian occupation in 1941) 6 April 
  • Ethiopian Good Friday May (variable)
  • Fasika (Ethiopian Easter Sunday) May (variable) 
  • Idd al Fitr (end of month of fasting for Ramadan) May (variable)
  • Idd al Adha August (variable)
  • Buhe 21 August
  • Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year) 11 September 
  • Maskal- Finding of the True Cross, 27 September 
  • The feast of Saint Gabriel (kulubi Gebriel), December 28 
  • Gishen Mariam   September 26th & 27th ), 

Testimonials


  •  I know Mr. Abebe some years ago during a tour in Ethiopia.I also noticed then that he is a very intelligent man.Also thanks to him I look back with great pleasure on this wonderful journey through this remarkable country.Me, and other companions of then, still remain friendly contacts with him.Therefore I can highly recommend Abera and his company to you.I am convinced that you contacted the right person for your journey, and I`m sure that your trip with Ethio USA Tour will be a great success.Hans Peeters, Heythuysen, The Netherlands 
  • Greg McNealy 21 weeks ago I went on the Footsteps of the Emperor tour with Ethio Tours USA last July and it was truly the experience of a lifetime. I took my girlfriend along with me and we saw all that we expected to see in Ethiopia and more! The services were top of the line, our tour guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and Mr. Abera Wasihun was the best tour operator I could ask for. He was always available, very caring, and ultra accommodating. I look forward to returning with Ethio Tours USA in the future and I recommend anyone who is traveling to Ethiopia to go with this agency, they are the real deal! Thank you for a great experience Abera!

FAQs

  •  What to take You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, or sports bag, maximum 20 kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, a warm jacket is recommended. You will have a number of early mornings, and because of altitude, the climate in Addis Ababa and in the Dorze village is not typically ‘Tropical”. On the contrary, it can get very cool in the evenings/early mornings. A set of smart casual clothes are also advisable. 

Documents 

  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • USD cash
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done for a fee by maid service at all hotels. However, Most hotels do not allow you to wash clothes in your room. We recommend you to bring a non polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a role of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. 
  • Visa All countries require travelers to have a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Addis Ababa, nationals of some countries can obtain a visa for approximately US$50. There is often a queue for this.WELCOME TO ETHIOPIAN E-VISA
    https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/apply/start
    Visa requirements Visa is required for all visitors to Ethiopia and they can get from Ethiopian diplomatic mission abroad, visitors from the countries listed below can obtain visa on arrival at Bole International Airport(Addis Ababa): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, china, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,   Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation,  South Africa , Spain, Sweden,  Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and US.
  • Detailed Trip Notes  American Dollars that are series 1999 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change because of past forgeries. Location Ethiopia is ruggedly mountainous country covering 1,098.000 sq km and surrounded by Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Djibouti.
  • Climate Ethiopia has two main seasons, Dry season from October through May and a Rainy season from June through September. Temperatures vary according to altitude, but are commonly on the mild side. The main rains in Rift Valley occur from March – June and light rains from October – December.
  • Time Ethiopia is in the GMT+3 hrs time zone and follows the Julian calendar which consists of 12 months of 30 days each plus a 13 month of 5 or 6 days. 
  • Communications Telephone, fax and email are available in most main towns but are most reliable in Addis Ababa. 
  • The IDD code for Ethiopia is +251
  • Electricity Electric supply is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC. The wall socket accepts two circular-shaped prongs, so an adapter is required. Video camera batteries may be re-charged at hotels along the route. 
  • Photos Photographs should not be taken of military or strategic buildings or airports. Ask permission to take photos of any person or home. Sometimes money is requested for photos.
  •  Language Amharic is the official language, although over 80 local languages are spoken throughout Ethiopia. English is understood by most educated young people. About 45 languages are spoken in rift valley southern region. 
  • Customs at arrival Cameras, computers, and major electrics may need to be declared on arrival.
  • Spending money Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
  •  Money exchange Local currency; Ethiopian Birr. Recommended Currency for exchange: it is advisable to take your spending money in Sterling, Euros, US Dollars cash (high denomination notes usually get better exchange rates). Please note that any pre=1999 or torn US Dollar bills will not be accepted in Ethiopia. Where to exchange: Your guides will advice you ATM availability: very limited. Credit card acceptance: limited Travelers cheeks: very difficult to change and are not recommended. Credit cards (VISA only) are useful for cash advances in Addis Ababa, but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4 Digit PIN’s).Advanced cost a 12 USD fee locally for transactions under $200 and a 5.5% commission for any transaction over $200. International debit cards do not generally work in Ethiopia.While ATM’s are available in Addis Ababa, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Africa. Check with your bank, but you are encouraged to bring cash. Large denominations, such as $50 and $100 notes are most easily exchanged. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollar cash, Euro and Cards are best.As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com.   
  • Health Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up to date health information at least one month before departure.  Sun It is very important that you wear sunblock, even on a cloudy day, or at high altitudes when it feels cool, as we are near the equator and the sun is very strong. 
  • Hydration Even when days are cool please be sure to drink a minimum of 2 liters of water each day and refrain from drinking too many diuretics, as while when travelling outdoors the breeze can dehydrate you quickly as well as the heat.
  •  Trip specific responsible travel It is suggested to bring a few items to give to locals in the community. Clothing and toiletries are very much appreciated, as are pen, pencils, notebooks, or mementos of your country to give as souvenirs. Small items such as sugar- free gum are handy to trade for the opportunity to take photos. Local dress It is recommended to cover legs, and to remove shoes and hats in churches and monasteries. Women should cover their hair with a shawl in churches/monasteries. Please note that Ethiopia is a fairly conservative country, so please dress accordingly.
  • Health requirements Malaria precautions should be taken before visiting the lowlands. However, vaccination is not obligatory and not necessarily taken as a major preparation while you arrange your travel document. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

     

Special deals

  • For 2019 we have special discount if you  book  your tour before Dec 2018 
  • 300 $ NONREFUNDABLE deposit required on confirmation, for payment plan it will be 100 $ extra charge. 

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7835 Eastern Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, United States

(202) 644-6130

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