Oriental Harar Tour – 3 Days

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  • 3 Days
  • Max Guests : 20
  • Difficulty :9/10
  • Solitude Lv : 9/10

Detail

  • Ensure to check the local customs and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites.
  • The itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted based on specific interests and local events.
  • Respect the privacy and traditions of the local community during your interactions.
 

What to Expect

  1. Cultural Immersion:

    • Immerse yourself in the unique culture, history, and traditions of Harar, experiencing the harmonious blend of Islam and Ethiopian culture.
  2. Historical Exploration:

    • Discover the ancient architecture, museums, and landmarks that reflect Harar’s historical significance.
  3. Interaction with Locals:

    • Engage with the friendly locals, gaining insights into their daily lives, traditions, and folklore.
  4. Hyena Feeding Experience:

    • Witness the extraordinary hyena feeding ritual and interact with the hyena man.
  5. Culinary Delights:

    • Taste authentic Harari cuisine at local eateries and traditional restaurants.
  6. Music and Dance Performance:

    • Enjoy the vibrant rhythms and movements of traditional Harari music and dance.
  7. Day Trip to Sheikh Hussein:

    • Experience the spiritual atmosphere of the Sheikh Hussein pilgrimage site during the day trip.
  8. Comfortable Accommodation:

    • Stay in comfortable accommodations that reflect the local charm and hospitality of Harar.

Itinerary

Day 1: Exploration of Historic Harar Jugol

Morning:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Arrival in Harar
    • Arrive in Harar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and check into your accommodation.
    • Enjoy a traditional Harari breakfast.

Late Morning:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Harar Jugol
    • Explore the ancient walled city of Harar Jugol, one of the oldest cities in the world.
    • Visit landmarks such as the Jami Mosque, Grand Jami, and the historic city walls.

Lunch Break:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch in a Local Eatery
    • Savor Harari cuisine at a local eatery, experiencing the unique flavors.

Afternoon:

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Arthur Rimbaud House
    • Visit the house of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, known for his connection to Harar.
    • Explore the museum and learn about Rimbaud’s life in Harar.

Evening:

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Hyena Feeding at the Hyena Man
    • Experience the famous hyena feeding ritual near the city gates.
    • Engage with the local hyena man and witness the incredible interaction between humans and hyenas.

Day 2: Harar's Cultural Tapestry

Morning:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Harari Traditional Houses
    • Explore the narrow alleyways of Harar Jugol, discovering the unique Harari traditional houses.
    • Engage with locals to learn about their architectural significance.

Late Morning:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Harar City Museums
    • Visit Harar City Museums, including the Harari National Cultural Centre and Adarehwa Ethnographic Museum.
    • Gain insights into the cultural heritage of the Harari people.

Lunch Break:

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch at a Traditional Restaurant
    • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Harari restaurant, tasting local delicacies.

Afternoon:

  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Harar Market Exploration
    • Visit the colorful markets of Harar, including the famous Harar Grand Market.
    • Explore stalls selling spices, textiles, and handmade crafts.

Evening:

  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Attend a Harari Music and Dance Performance
    • Experience the vibrant cultural scene with a traditional Harari music and dance performance.

Day 3: Day Trip to Sheikh Hussein Pilgrimage Site

Full-Day Excursion:

  • Depart for a day trip to Sheikh Hussein, a sacred pilgrimage site located about 60 kilometers from Harar.
  • Explore the mosque and shrine dedicated to the Sufi saint Sheikh Hussein.
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