In August we were in Ethiopia a group of 8 friends from Zaragoza and Teruel with the agency Vamos Tour & Travel. I can only say that the trip was fantastic, we took every minute to the maximum
thanks to the careful organization of internal flights, minivan with very efficient drivers, Alex (a guide who speaks Spanish) who took care of us to the smallest detail, the owners of the agency They were waiting for us all the time … wonderful…..
The Ethiopian holidays celebrate the country’s rich traditions. Cultural affairs and sporting events abound throughout the year, the biggest of which are held in the thriving capital city of Addis Ababa..
Dance and musical performances are a common theme of traditional events, along with art and religion.
Ethiopia’s immense cultural, paleontological and natural wealth is reflected in its tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in Africa. Eight of these nine sites are cultural, and one – the Simien Mountains National Park – is natural.
Five other sites in Ethiopia are currently under consideration by UNESCO as Tentative World Heritage Sites…
All visitors, except Kenya and Djibouti nationals, are required to obtain entry visas. Visa applications may be obtained at Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions overseas. However, nationals of 36 countries listed below are now allowed to receive their tourist visas upon their arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, and at the airport in Dire Dawa.
The visa fee is dependent of the type of visa requested (tourist, business, journalitst, etc.). The latest fees for tourist visa-upon-arrival is US $40 for 30 days and US $60 for 60 days.
Ethiopia is a country of exceptional interest to educational and specialist groups. A tally of nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country in Africa, underlines its remarkable wealth of fascinating and often unique cultural, historical, ethnographic and paleontological sites.
Ethiopia also offers rich pickings to natural history students, thanks to the presence of many endemic and near-endemic species including Africa’s only indigenous wolf and goat.