Ethiopian Rural Heritage Tour
Ethiopia is today a predominantly rural country, with almost 80% of its population residing in rural areas. Taking this Dynasty Ethiopia Rural Explorer trip will give you a unique chance to discover the rural heritages of Ethiopia such as Ankober palace lodge dated back to the 17th century, Yimrhane Christos church and palace dated back to the 11th century, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela dated back to the 12th century and considered as the 8th wonder of the world, the sacred ancient island monasteries of Lake Tana which is the source of Blue Nile as well as the hill top Maqdala Amba, where an embattled and embittered emperor Tewodros II retreated in 1867.
About the tour
Special experiences by taking this route includes enjoying rural community experiences such as farming activities, domestic activities such as cooking, dining and drinking as locals, spotting unique wild life, endless views and visiting rural heritages. You do the visits through driving, walking, trekking, boating and horse riding. we give you the chance to act as one of the farmers household by letting you to perform the traditional and primitive farming activities in a working farm, you bake the Ethiopian traditional meal, Enjera and you experience the Ethiopian unique traditional cocking, the peasant household will serve you not as a tourist but welcome you as usual guest, you will perform the traditional coffee ceremony with villagers which is an integral part of the life of most Ethiopians. The villagers will show you how to make local liquors such as Arakie, teje and tela, you will then be served with those drinks.
In addition to the traditional farming practices of the rural community you will take a visit to the more organized farms in rural Ethiopia such as flower as well as herbs and fruit farms mainly of rural development projects. Taking part in traditional rituals and festivals such as traditional weddings and burial ceremonies, parties for harvesting the farm, home parties attached to religions and cultural reasons, parties during annual festivals, taking part in the local markets etc…..are part of the highlights of our rural explorer trips in Ethiopia
Overnight stay will be a combination of home stay, community guest houses, camping as well as staying in lodges and resorts based in rural areas attached in any case to the rural community. Locals come and dance for you around the fire during the nights and you will indulge with a totally new life experience that will never be detached from your mind for life.
We are sustainable tour operator who qualify the travel life sustainability partnership level. Therefore, traveling with us is travelling responsibly. We kindly ask you to support our sustainability actions through planting trees, using less energy, supporting and benefiting the community, limiting wastes, not using plastic bottles as well as respecting the culture of the community.