About Us

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We understand one of the first and most important decisions you will make when planning your long-awaited holiday to Ethiopia is choosing your tour company. Some companies may seem to appear ‘cheaper’ in price, at first glance. But, when you look closer and deeper, you will understand why traveling to Ethiopia with Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours will guarantee the most reliable and memorable travel experience. We appreciate the trust you put in us when it comes to choosing your tour operator for your holiday in Ethiopia.

    In recognition of our quality service, National Geographic has given Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours a 95 out of 100 client satisfaction rating and a 89.5 in Quality of Service. We have also been awarded by the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism for our contribution to tourism in Ethiopia.

    We are the specialists in customized itineraries, group tours, family holidays, independent vacations, escorted tours, adventure holidays, cultural tours, logistical arrangements for filming, and so much more throughout the land of many wonders—Ethiopia!

    Our tour packages and itineraries have been developed over many years to reflect the requests of our independent travelers. These can, of course, be fully customized to your individual needs and particular interests.

    Our Philosophy

    We encourage our staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies into practice. We provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural, and religious beliefs of local communities.

    We support and encourage our clients to support local organizations like clinics, schools, orphanages, etc., that serve the community. We endeavor to ensure our practices help in the environmental conservation of the area we visit.

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours, the Environment, and Responsible Tourism

    As we take more tourists to the different sites and attractions, we recognize our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible, sustainable fashion. We view this not only as an environmental issue but as a cultural and social issue as well. Above all, we are committed to the well being of the communities, which are our hosts, and the cultural and natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that by following these policies we can provide a more rewarding and interesting experience to our clients.

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours Staff

    Our staff is one of our key assets. Our office staff members, regardless of their position, have been tour leaders and have directed tours for many years. The Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours management team has many years’ experience combined working in the tourism field at different posts. Our tour leaders are carefully selected and all of them are qualified, experienced, young, energetic, and passionate about leading tours.

    Our Tours and Services

    • Cultural tour to the Historic Route of Ethiopia
    • Omo Valley Tribal Exploration
    • Mountain trekking adventure in the Simien Mountains and Bale Mountains
    • Dallol Erta Ale Lava Lake Desert Expeditions
    • Pilgrimage and religious festival tours
    • Personal interest tours
    • Logistical arrangements for filming and aerial photography
    • Charter flight arrangements
    • Safaris
    • Bird watching
    • Photographic tours
    • Hotel and ticket reservations
    • Group incentive tours
    • Organization of conferences and summits
    • Car hire, and much more

    Trip Notes

    For every trip on this site, you can request detailed additional information. On this site, you can find background information such as geography, history, climate, and customs together with an extensive descriptive itinerary and other technical details. Information on visas and vaccinations can be found on the Tip and Travel Fact. Services are to the standard of your utmost satisfaction. Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours believes quality is job #1.


    Rates are competitive and are provided upon request, except for the fixed departure tours. The outlined sample itineraries are flexible depending on your particular interests and flight arrival and departure times. Whether you are 9 or 90, a family or a group of friends, or a person traveling alone, our team of professionals and experienced tour operators, guides, and drivers are committed to making your holidays in Ethiopia truly Grand!

    Transportation and Equipment

    Equipment is of the highest standard. We have a range of brand new, tourist-standard vehicles with comprehensive insurance coverage including comfortable 4x4s, deluxe buses, minibuses, and small automobiles. The vehicles and camping equipment fit the weather you are planning to travel in.

    Registration and License

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours is registered and licensed by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry under license number 199/98. We are also recognized by the Ethiopian Tourism Minister and a proud member of Ethiopian Tour Operators Association under membership code ETOA/028/06.


    If you have any questions, send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax, or call us. Our team of friendly experts are more than happy to help you plan a trip of a lifetime in this magical land, Ethiopia.

    Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours has been operating responsible travel activity and adventure holidays in Ethiopia for more than a decade.Travel to Ethiopia with Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours and discover amazing Ethiopia. We have a wide selection of holiday tour packages including the following: cultural tours for groups and individuals, family holiday options, varied adventure tours and travel packages, photo expeditions, trekking adventure holidays, cultural explorations in the Omo Valley, and photo tours in Ethiopia. We are the local travel specialists and the leading Ethiopian tour operator based in Addis Ababa. Contact us for your holiday in Ethiopia.
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