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Trip to Ethiopia

"Due to travel conditions and the closing of airports, our original plans were all changed but despite all the changes, the trip was fantastic."

Dennis from United States
Ethiopia
March

Great trip, well planned, wonderful local guides

"Travellocal did a great job helping me plan our trip to Ethiopia, particularly since we had a limited time frame"

Malcolm from USA
Ethiopia
February

Memorable trip in an amazing country

"We did the Northern Cultural circuit plus Awash NP and Harar"

Steve from UK
Ethiopia
February
Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

KazakhstanEthiopiaGeorgia, +2
January
Food & DrinkFestivals
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

Martha Hales

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

CambodiaRussiaGuatemala, +8
CulturalHistory
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaMoroccoMyanmar (Burma), +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

GuatemalaBorneoVietnam, +9
Off the Beaten Path
Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

EthiopiaMalaysiaJordan, +2
Food & Drink
Nov 12, 2018

Where to go hiking

Samantha Fergusson

We've picked out the best destinations for your next hiking holiday, from Japan where you can follow the ancient Nakasendo Trail, to Kyrgyzstan or Namibia, where the breathtaking landscapes are best discovered on foot...

JapanEthiopiaKyrgyzstan, +7
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure
Oct 1, 2018

Strange beasts and where to find them

Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...

ChinaTanzaniaMalaysia, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Sep 24, 2018

Ethiopia's delicious cuisine

Martha Hales

Discover the surprising array of delicious dishes that make up the Ethiopian cuisine. Coffee is integral in the culture, and the strict Christian fasting has lead to a fantastic menu of vegan and vegetarian meals... Read on to find out more.

Ethiopia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
9 days
from £1,830 pp

Hiking Ethiopia's Bale Mountains

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +6
SafariGreat JourneysWalking & Hiking, +3
Christianity in Ethiopia
11 days
from £3,740 pp

Luxury Ethiopia

Ethiopia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
LuxuryBoat JourneysWildlife, +5
May 9, 2018

Hiking in Ethiopia

Martha Hales

Ethiopia offers some of the planet’s most epic landscapes, many of which are crisscrossed with hiking trails just waiting to be explored. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite areas in this incredible hiking destination.

Ethiopia
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeCultural

A really special week in Ethiopia...

"When I booked this trip I was disappointed that I would not have time for the southern part of Ethiopia"

Richard from Southern California
Ethiopia
December
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

IndiaEthiopiaLaos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CyclingOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +6
Sep 22, 2017

Top 5 Coffee Destinations

Samantha Fergusson

Travel to the wonderful, exotic locations around the globe where coffee is raised from shrub to bean to brew. From volcanic foothills to thick, mountainside jungle, discover the best coffee destinations in the world.

EthiopiaColombiaIndonesia, +2
Food & Drink
11 days
from £2,020 pp

Trekking with the communities of northern Ethiopia

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
HistoryGreat JourneysWalking & Hiking, +2
4 days
from £2,200 pp

The Danakil Depression

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
AdventureHistory
13 days
from £2,740 pp

Northern Historical Route: overland

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
HistoryCulturalWildlife, +1
7 days
from £1,330 pp

Northern Historical Route: by air

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
CulturalHistoryAdventure
Apr 28, 2017

Culture Spotlight: Ethiopia

Martha Hales

The origins of modern Ethiopian culture can be traced back millennia; indeed some scholars are convinced that this East African land is where the earliest humans evolved, then spread to other parts of the world. Today it is a vibrant country heavy with tradition and beauty, and a rich cultural legacy that merits exploration.

Ethiopia
SeptemberOctoberNovember
HistoryCultural
6 days
from £1,040 pp

Harar and Awash National Park

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
SafariWildlifeHistory
Mar 6, 2017

Loveliest Lakes

Martha Hales

Check out our guide to the most scenic and charming lakes around the world

EthiopiaMyanmar (Burma)Cambodia, +4
Off the Beaten Path
11 days
from £2,400 pp

Tribes of the Omo Valley

Ethiopia
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
HistoryCulturalAdventure
Feb 17, 2017

February Update from our Founders

Huw Owen

With February drawing to a close, we could all use a little warming up! Check out the latest update from our founders and get some travel inspiration for the colder months...

GuatemalaIndonesiaGeorgia, +1
Jan 30, 2017

Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations

Martha Hales

Go beyond the classic safari itinerary and check out some of these unexpected wildlife destinations...

ArgentinaNicaraguaSri Lanka, +1
Wildlife
Jan 13, 2017

In the Spotlight: Giles Milton

Kati Taylor

In this month’s spotlight, we chatted to bestselling historical writer Giles Milton about his new book, his favourite destinations and his most memorable travel experiences…

EthiopiaJapanMorocco
HistoryCultural
Jan 13, 2017

January Update from Our Founders

Huw Owen

With January marching on, and falling temperatures making us daydream of warmer shores, here is the latest news from HQ...

ChileEthiopiaBotswana, +5
Unique to TravelLocal
Dec 16, 2016

Christmas traditions around the world

Martha Hales

With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d take a look at Christmas traditions from around the world! Read on to find out more…

ArgentinaArmeniaEthiopia, +1
December
FestivalsFood & Drink