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(24 Reviews)
Office In:
Ethiopia Ethiopia
10-20 employees (Founded in 2014)
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range tours that can start every day
Ethiopia ET
Photo of our staff during annual training session

Photo of our staff during annual training session

We organise individual & group tours through whole Ethiopia in an ecologically & socially responsible & sustainable way. The founders of SimienEcoTours are manager Marco from Italy, who currently lives in Addis Ababa, Franziska from Germany, who lived in Ethiopia for more than 7 years, and Birhan, Tadele, Yirga and Solomon, four experienced Ethiopian tour guides. What brought us together is our social and ecological commitment in Ethiopia as well as our love for this country.


An amazing experience

Was not just a travel, was a real amazing experience . Thanks to Lorenzo and Marco that are super professionals.What is more they are focused on partecipants and security

Caring, reliable, attentive, well organised, very professional

We just returned from a 2weeks trip in Ethiopia. It was (again) a well organized trip by Simien Eco Tours. The trip was perfectly managed by our tourguide Yirga and the various drivers and other people we had with us. Our wishes regarding destinations were taken into account and there was still room for spontaneous things.

But not tnly this, we have been supported by stuff from SET already before we started the trip (Thank you again Zewditu!) and the guys were even reliable with unforeseen requests (thank you again Marco!)

We do appreciate your way to carry for tourists and to make a trip unforgettable.

Professional and well organised.

I traveled to the Danakil Desert/Depression with a friend in February/March. We are both experienced travellers and agreed this was one of the best trips we had undertaken. I had it on my horizon for two years, but because of the security situation in Tigray, it had not been possible to go. I took a lot of soundings before the trip and Marco was very helpful in answering our queries via WhatsApp. Our guide, Kedemkachew Asegad (251 94 409 7799) was knowledgeable, well-organised and considerate of our needs - we were two women travelling. The Afar is not an easy place to travel and visitors to Ethiopia certainly could not do it without a guide. Lots of negotiations with the locals. Kede took care of all of that. I'd like to give a shout out to our cook Fentahun, who could make delicious meals out of whatever was available. Bekele and Wondem, the drivers, were helpful and professional. Seyed, who provided security, made us all feel very safe. Some of the highlights of the trip were the Dallol hydrothermal system, the salt mountains and Gaete Ale, the active volcano. Just be warned that this is not an easy trip - we slept under canvas one night and in the open air two nights. There is no accommodation to speak of, bathrooms etc. And temperatures reach 43 degrees centigrade. Worth the discomfort though. Many thanks to Marco and the team!

Wonderful trip with SimienEco Tours

We have just returned from 18 days in Ethiopia where we had an unforgettable stay thanks to the agency SimienEco Tours.
Marco Degasper had prepared an itinerary for us that combined cultural visits to the orthodox churches of Lake Tana and Lalibella with a very varied nature. The grandiose landscapes in the Bale Mountains, the beauty of the lakes and the Wenchi crater, the lush vegetation and the coffee culture with the visit of villages in Yergalem were the highlights of our exploration south of Addis Ababa.
Marco, very responsive and professional, immediately understood our wishes and directed us towards a trip adapted to our family with 3 teenagers including our intellectually disabled daughter.
This trip would not have been as perfect without our wonderful guide Milan. Marco had the concern to find us a young woman, passionate about her country and anxious to transmit to us as much as possible the history, the traditions, and all the richness of Ethiopia. Her kindness, her sensitivity, her special attention to each of us and especially to our daughter made our stay unforgettable.
We still have so much to discover in this country with its incredible resources. We will come back very soon and will not fail to ask Marco for the organisation and our precious Milan to guide us.

Excellent Service!

We have loved this trip in Ethiopia (itinerary: Lalibella, Afar / Dalol) as organized by Simien Eco Tours! A fantastic trip, organized by Lorenzo, and guided locally by Yirga and his team (driver, cook...).

During the prep, Lorenzo has been very attentive to all our wishes and requests, and has designed the itinerary as we wanted, despite the local constraints, + with lots of additional suggestions! Fully personalized: lodging, meals, itinerary/visits... We have been in constant contact, also during the trip itself (via Whatsapp), Lorenzo ensuring the trip was going to our satisfaction.

Locally, Yirga has been very caring, mindful of all our requests! Ultra flexible (e.g. when we wanted to go earlier to St Georges church, return to Lake Asalé etc.). And made us live unforgettable moments, e.g. in Lalibella (sunday mass), immersive experience in Hamed Ela village, nights under the stars (Lake Asalé, volcano...). All these, despite travel conditions that may pause challenges. He also loaned us a local SIM card so that we could keep in touch with our relatives home, and we've enjoyed a few local beers nicely together

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