Sidama, Yirga Cheffe and Jimma Coffee Tour
Duration: 06 nights/ 07 days
Transportation: Surface drive
Accommodation: 4* hotel in Addis and the best lodges outside
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, then Drive to Awassa
Drive Addis Ababa to Awassa on the way visit rift Valley lakes Region. Then visit the surrounding Coffee plantations. Haile resort
Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa to Yirega Alem
AM you will drive to Yirega Alem (350 Km from Addis). En route, you will visit Lake Abijatta-Shala National Park, Lake. Lunch will be in Awassa .
Then you will drive to Yirega Alem (50 Km from Awassa and check into the lodge. After a brief break, explore the surrounding Sidama Village and its organic garden Coffee. Aregash Lodge
Day 3: Day trip to Aleta Wondo (Sidamo Coffee Cooperatives)
Morning you will drive to Alet Wondo (25 Km from Aregash Lodge) to visit the Wottona Boltuma or Fero Coffee Cooperative (Wet processed), and visit the farmers garden Coffee. You will have lunch in Aregash Lodge.
Day 4: Day trip to Yirga Cheffe Coffee Cooperatives
Morning you will be driven to Yirga Cheffe (82 Km from Yirega Alem), visiting an interesting village on the way. In Yirga Cheffe visit the Coffee cooperatives and all round the Coffee plantation sites. Lunch will be in Dilla.
Then in the afternoon, depending on the time you will visit also the stelae sites Tututi (consists of some very large, tapering, generally un-carved standing stones with marking grave). Then back to Aregash lodge for overnight.
Day 5: Yirgalem – Jimma.
Morning drive to Jimma from Aregash Lodge. On the way see the locals Coffee farm lands. Honey land, hotel
Day 6: Drive Jimma – Limu Kossa then back to Jimma for overnight.
Visit the Limu Kossa Coffee Plantation. Sitting atop 2, 000-meter-high Mountains, workers at the 300-hectare Limu Kossa Coffee plantation swing machetes at weeds between Coffee bushes and apply organic fertilizer to the soil. After this visit drive back for lunch in a local restaurant in Jimma. Honey land, hotel
Day 7: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Drive back to Addis Ababa through the beautiful landscapes including Gibe River Valley, the northern part of the famous Omo River.
Evening farewell dinner party in one of the traditional restaurants in Addis with folkloric dance.