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Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

Philadelphia...
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Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

I chose Stunning Ethiopia Tours after first researching it on the internet, and then second corresponding with the owner, Ermias Ketema by email and finally once on the phone. I found him reliable, timely in his responses, and honest about prices and payment methods.

Planning the trip was a large responsibility given that my father, although in wonderful shape, is 80 and has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Ermias, with his perfect English, met us at the airport, and from that moment until our sad parting he provided us with excellent service, limitless information, wonderful food and a feeling of genuine adventure while being perfectly safe. Stunning Ethiopia tours helped to fulfill my father's dream to go to Africa and left us all wishing our trip was longer.

As far as details- We traveled the Northern route and visited Harrar. Ermias ensured that we were at the best hotels available, every meal was delicious, the van service was prompt and modern. He helped us to negotiate purchases and advised us according the local customs. A unique aspect of Stunning Ethiopia tours is that Ermias will travel with you the whole trip. I found that to be the best part as it was comforting to know that he would help us negotiate the airport, we did not have to wonder if our ride would be there for us and we did not have to accommodate to a new personality every few days. I knew my family was safe which allowed us to truly enjoy Ethiopia.

A side note- I would have loved to have also visited the South, unfortunately time did not permit us to do so. However, when the opportunity arises, I will return and use Stunning Ethiopia Tours. I have also recommended them to a few friends who have had equally spectacular experiences. Ermias can satisfy a group of young, adventure loving tourists as well as a more conservative, stately group!

Kent UK
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1. Re: Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

Hi

Can you tell me where you stayed in Lalibela - where did you eat?

I will be there 11 Nov

Also any costs that you remember + hassle with touts etc

Thank you

Philadelphia...
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2. Re: Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

We stayed at the government hotel in Lalibela- it was very nice. There was also another hotel just built next to it that looked really cute but I don't remember the name. We did try to stay at a non-government hotel in Harrar which I would not recommend. generally the government hotels are the most reliable, and also have generators which will guarantee that you have hot water, at least in the mornings and evenings.

There wasn't really any "hassle" with tours- seeing the churches (which is of course the greatest thing there) you should bring a little money to donate to the priest who lives in each church. We had our tour guide there, so he was able to have the priest show us the relics special to each church. Of course, you will have many people offering to help you, you probably don't really need too much help!

Kent UK
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3. Re: Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

Shasha

Thanks for the info - every little bit helps!!!

Budapest, Hungary
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My girlfriend and I did a day trip with Stunning Ethiopia in October 2012 and had very positive experiences. The guide, Ermias, was open to our requests (stopping for photos, have local food, horseback riding) and we found the price to be completely reasonable. I can highly recommend the company.

Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: Stunning Ethiopia tours- Best Tour Company in Ethiopia

I can HIGHLY recommend Stunning Ethiopia Tours. They were exceptional on every front. The reasonable price was the least of it. Ermias and his driver were incredible! they took us places and taught us things we would never have otherwise learnt or seen. They made us laugh, they were extremely patient and accommodating to my photographer husband and they had excellent recommendations for other things to do in Ethiopia once our tour was over. They made us fall in love with Ethiopia, we cant wait to get back!

If only every company offered such incredible service! The world would be a better place : )

Enjoy!

Niamey, Niger
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If you are visiting Ethiopia, please contact Ermias Ketema.

He made our tour wonderful. We left Ethiopia with such good memories.

His joy, his team, it was AMAZING.

Thanks to him, we went back twice within a year and we are already planning another trip very soon. Visiting a country is one thing, having the best guide is AWESOME.

I want all of you who are planning to visit this beautiful country to have the same experience like we did, so enjoy it with Ermias.

Website: http://www.stunningethiopiatours.com

Contact: +251 911 441 773

FB: facebook.com/public/Stunning-Ethiopia-Tours

Email: ketema_ermias@yahoo.com

Ermias, Thank You/AMESEGNALHU for those precious moment. We love Ethiopia more!!!

Edited: 05 December 2012, 11:19
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Rishon Lezion...
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We lovee Ethiopia,and we have enjoyed very much the whole team.

We would like to appreciate your excellent,vivarent,kind,knoweleagable and professional service rendering and made us astonished.

We have enjoyed the Denakel Depression and Historic sight with the utmost enjoyement.

We would like to appreciate for your excellent service and recommand you to every tourists want to visit Ethiopia.

Enamesegenalen Ermias,(thank you)תודה רבה על הכל ועל האירוח מאוד נהננו

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Ermias Ketema made our trip to visit the Afar people in Angellile a truly unforgettable experience that will inspire me for many years to come. His respect for the tribe and their way of life, as well as his sense of humor, made the trip one in which we were able to not only work alongside the people to help with health matters, but also to experience a spiritual depth and bond with the tribe. He worked tirelessly to ensure that all the elements of our trip went as smoothly as possible, and is one of the most trustworthy men that I have met. Although this was not a holiday or tour trip, Ermias ensured that we were comfortable and safe, and had fun whenever possible. He has a great singing voice, and will always go that extra mile. Thankyou so much Ermias xx