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Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours and Travel

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours and Travel is an exclusive private Ethiopia tour company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is registered and licensed by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry under license number: 199/98 . We are also a recognized by the Ethiopian Tourism Minister and a proud member of Ethiopian Tour Operators Association under membership code: ETOA/028/06.

Best Travel Companies 2009National Geographic has given Grand Holidays Ethiopia a 95/100 client satisfaction rating and a 89.5 in Quality of Service. National Geographic Adventure editors commented “For the second time in as many years, we’ve conducted an unprecedented survey of adventure travel companies, based on the idea that a traveler’s most important decision is not always where to go but who to go with.”

We have fulfilled the dreams and aspirations of our clients ’ worldwide for years. This includes, giant tour companies from all over the world and other big international filming companies like, BBC Television, National Geographic, World Race Production Inc, (for the Amazing Race in Ethiopia), the least is endless. We plan trips for groups and individuals, which can perfectly fit your time and specific interests to historical site, Omo and Mago safaris, bird watching trips, trekking to Simen and Bale Mountains, filming and photo safaris, religious festival tours, short day trips as well as tours to off the beaten track. Any one that has ever taken a trip with us always said “we went for the Historic Route ….we would go back to the Safari and the cultural people of the southern Ethiopia…” and this is the very essence of why we are different from other tour companies. With us, you are treated more like family and friends. By traveling with us you will have the chance to know the local people and you will interact with them. This is an experience that echoes the very soul of the country, as your hosts are part of the families that has lived/grew up for many years in the areas to be visited.

We have the widest choices of tour packages through out Ethiopia including cultural tours, safari, historic route tours, religious festival tours, adventure tours, festival tours, trekking, bird watching and so much more. We are thrilled to invite you to experience this unforgettable way of travel, in to the remote corners of the world in completely original and unique style.

Grand Holidays Staffs

Our staffs are one of our Key assets. Our office stuffs regardless of their positions have been tour leaders and have directed tours for many years. Desale Mitiku, Asnake Endaowke, Tilahun Alemnew, Yosef Assefa and Terekbe Mersha, Grand Holidays’ management team, have many years experience between them working in the tourism field at different posts. Our tour leaders are carefully selected and all of them are qualified, experienced, young, and energetic.

Transportations and equipments

Equipments are of the highest standard. We have range of tourist standard insured vehicles, which includes comfortable 4WDs and deluxe different size buses. Vehicles and camping equipments are made to fit the weather you are planning to travel in.

Trip notes

For every trip on this site, you can request detailed additional information. On this site, you can find different background information such as geography, history, climate, and customs together with an extensive descriptive itinerary and other technical details including visas and vaccinations can be found from our site.

We provide the following services:

  • Historical tours
  • Cultural tours
  • Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Pilgrimage and festival tours
  • Personal interest tours
  • Logistic arrangements for filming and aerial photography
  • Charter flight arrangements
  • Hotel and ticket reservations
  • Car hire and so much more….

Services are to the standard of your utmost satisfaction. Grand Holidays believes quality is job # 1. Rates are competitive and are provided up on request. The outlined sample itineraries are always open for further amendments following your special enquiry, International and domestic flight arrival and departure time. It matters not if 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 make your holidays in Ethiopia GRAND.

Grand Holidays Ethiopia, the environment and responsible tourism

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

The following points are the key points in our philosophy:

  • We encourage our own staffs to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies in to practice.
  • We provide our clients with advise 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 that gives service to the community like, clinics, schools, orphanages e.t.c…
  • We endeavor to ensure our practices help in the environmental conservation of the area we visit

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Travel and Tours: tailor made & customized tours, package tours, vacation to Ethiopia, holidays in Ethiopia, trip to Ethiopia, filIf you have any question,  just send us an e-mail, fax, or call us our team of friendly experts are more than happy to help you plan a trip of a life time in this magical land, Ethiopia. vacation holidays in Ethiopia, travel to Ethiopia, tour in Ethiopia, travel and tour in Ethiopia.


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Please read our past trip testimonials below  


Exhilarating, moving, adventurous and insightful. I learnd so much, saw more than I ever imagined and I was enlightened about Ethiopia. The hike to the Blue Nile Fall, visit to the rock churches of Lalibela,  visit to the villages of Lalibela and the visit to the orphanage in Addis Ababa was very interesting. 

Adwin Brown.


Ethiopia is a beautiful country having both historical treasures and beautifully preserved natural reserves. Most of the ethnic groups are friendly. Excellent service, perfectly  trained and friendly staff, very good driver and guide. 

Lukas Scherak, Vienna 


Authentic experiences in the villages! I love Das!  He is a great guy.  The tour experience and Grand Holidays Ethiopia's service exceeded my expectation. 

Catherine Josey. 


I had a great time and I really enjoyed the tour. I feel that I got a complete experience in Ethiopia. 

Grand Holidays Ethiopia's staff was great. They were very helpful and made the experience very enjoyable. 

David Ishiyama, South Halliburton


Well organized tour through out. Reliable and  responsible tour company.  Tessema is an excellent driver. Never taking risks. Mahider is an excellent cook. Excellent 4WD car. Tessema and  Mahider really were in service. Interesting and inspiring experience. Impressive. Thanks!!

Williem Roding , Amsterdam


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Grand Holidays Ethiopia Travel & Tours is an exclusive private Ethiopian tour company. With a team of well experienced professionals we provide widest choices of tour packges through out Ethiopia including cultural tours, wildlife safari, historic route tours, religious festival tours, adventure tours, festival tours, trekking holidays, bird watching, walking holiday, adventure holidays and so much more. We are thrilled to invite you to discover these cocktails of historical, cultural, and natural beauties Ethiopia with us!