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5 Days North Ethiopia Tours
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5 Days North Ethiopia Tours

By Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel
Recommended by 94% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹1,06,022.90
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹1,06,022.90
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 10-99
Duration: 5 days
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  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Accommodation 4 Night
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Nile Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Fasil Ghebbi
  • Entry/Admission - Debre Berhan Selassie Church
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick all clients from the airport
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Bahar Dar Airport, Bahir Dar Ethiopia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65512P31

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours?
How much is 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours?
5 Days North Ethiopia Tours price starts from ₹ 1,01,642.54. Discover and book 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours on Tripadvisor
What is the 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours cancellation policy?
5 Days North Ethiopia Tours cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours?
5 Days North Ethiopia Tours is hosted by Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 5 Days North Ethiopia Tours on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65512P31

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar
Day 2
Bahir Dar-Gondar
Day 3
Gondar-Lalibela
Day 4
Fly Lalibela-Axum
Day 5
Axum-Addis Ababa-Departure
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About the operator

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MaximeSaid
MaximeSaid
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A tour to visit 2 places located 2 hours from Addis Abbeba
Both driver and guide were helpful and friendly. For the Adi mariam tour it takes around 7/8 ,hours and it starts a
Z2822YAkarlb
Z2822YAkarlb
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Excellent
100% recommendation. Guide Yihun and driver George were very nice. A very interesting tour with excellent descripti
Wanson
Wanson
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Aman gives you the best experience in Ethiopia
I can't recommend Aman more here. He gives you peace of mind plus taking care of my group the best he could. We wen
Boj C
Boj C
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Life-changing Travel to Southern Ethiopia
I want to thank Aman Tours for the excellent arrangements during the 5-day travel to the SNNPR. The highlights of
Shruti N
Shruti N
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Memorable trip
About this team: Aman and his team strive to provide the best they can. We saw lovely sights of active volcanoes, s
J478AVfrankb
J478AVfrankb
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An unforgetable experience in just 8 hours
I experienced a fantastic tour with Joyce customized to my needs and interests in Addis Abeba. Jocy and his driver
440fabriziob
440fabriziob
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Amantour the best
Hats off to amantour. All perfect. Very professional staff. We did 4 days in omo valley private. Got to see all w
michel08
michel08
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I do not recommend this operator
We do not recommend this operator due to many reasons; they guarantee us a group of “maximum 10 people” and this p
Dreamer47491427847
Dreamer47491427847
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Wonderful trip which is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Addis
I can highly recommend this day trip. It is regarded as the best visit that you can make from Addis Ababa. I can ve
hiroki0921
hiroki0921
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Hospitarity
Above all, the hospitality of the guide, driver, and chef during the tour is wonderful. They carry out their dutie
Akra1975
Akra1975
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Nice visit to Addis Ababa
We had some hours to spend in Addis Ababa between flights. We were picked up at the airport by the guide Josef and
roxanamM246WB
roxanamM246WB
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Great
I really enjoyed this travel and learned so many things about local culture and history. Aman and his crew picked u
Michele D
Michele D
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What a great day!
Been a great great day! Yihun and his crew took great care of us. I will be back in Ethiopia in Jan, and I will cer
eimante_pas
eimante_pas
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Great experience
I really enjoyed this excursion and learned so many things about local culture and history. Tour guide was very com
Rebecca T
Rebecca T
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Ask for Yihun
Tihun was an excellent tour guide, fun, friendly and informative. I especially enjoyed the drive through the marke
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Rebecca S
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
The North Ethiopia tour was temporarily shortened by cutting Aksum, due to the current conflicts. Nevertheless, the tour was splendid. The sights are extremely impressive (especially Lalibela) and the nature is amazing. There is a lot of driving involved, but so much to see just by looking out the window and observing the everyday life of farming, trading, and of course Ethiopian orthodox worship.

Our guides, Joseph and Nico, were beyond amazing. Well read up on all our questions on history as well as current everyday life. We had a few instances of very challenging road conditions, but Nico always handled them safely. In general, we felt very safe travelling rural Ethiopia together with them, and they always had great restaurant tips! While we were on the road, the country was struck by a fuel crisis, and they spent many hours of their supposed "free time" to search and queue for gas.

Overall a great deep-dive into historical as well as current Ethiopia!
Written 2 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country
Written 14 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Antoaneta
Milan, Italy1 contribution
Dec 2019
It was my second time using Aman Tours because I was so impressed by the quality of service. In July 2018 we visited Lalibela, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Axum and December 2019 we did a 9-day tour of the North of Ethiopia from Danakil all the way to Simien mountains. Both times I was left feeling completely safe and understood, and the price was miles better than any other company on the market Aman made sure that all our needs were met, including dietary requirements. At one point I realised I'd forgotten our mountain jackets in Addis and Aman managed to ship them to us in 2 days just in time for our trek in the Simien mountains. He was communicable the whole time via Whatsapp and would check up on us every day. I loved our adventure in Ethiopia and its thanks to Aman tours that we had such an amazing time!! Would recommend 10000x times!
Written 8 January 2020
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Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 9 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louise S
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Did the 5 day Northern Ethiopia tour, although without Aksum due to the situation there. We were splendidly guided by Joseph and Niko drove us safely along the roads with some challenges on wet dirt-roads.
Even though 5 days is short for such an interesting region, we felt that we saw a lot, learned a lot and experienced a lot.
Can really recommend the company, the tour - and of course Joseph and Niko.
Written 5 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country
Written 14 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sassersson
Malmö, Sweden2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Aman have a poor organisation and we did not even get the detailed information of the tour when we arrived in Addis. We had also agreed a meeting time and his driver showed up one hour late and Aman himself did not show up at all.
A new guide every day who did not know the full itinerary so we got to hear the same story every day and it was almost all a tour of the ortodox christianity and not really a tour of North Ethiopia.
The drivers were good but sometimes poor standard on the vehicles. The guide in Addis and Axum were really good but the other three just wanted to get the guiding over with.
I can not recommend anyone to travel with Aman tours
Written 6 January 2020
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Its unrealistic reviews that are never expressing what we arranged the tours and what we gave a service & it’s totally a hate speech on Religion!! From the beginning we arranged this 6 Days trips properly and professionally with a teams of excellent and well informed in all places…We even sent him an email on 2019-12-26 20:00 for the full details itinerary and accommodations but unfortunately he never seen the email that we sent him and when we met him in Addis Ababa after the city tours on the first day he was very annoyed because of one hours late to pick him from the hotels that he was stayed and he was showed us disrespect totally but without our duty we were trying to help him for booking the local flights just to make easy his trips and we even did not get any profits from the local flights but we booked for him just to assist him again… He was agreed to give me the payments of local flights on arrival then when I met him he was said I will give you the half now and the rest when I back from the North Ethiopia Trips & again he asked the itinerary then I said him I sent already the full itinerary on 2019-12-26 20:00 but he said I never get, Since I was printed the itinerary by incase I gave it to him in front of my guide and his girlfriend’s so not checking his email was not totally our faults Please here is the email that I sent to him… Message navigationMessage 5 of 6 Previous Next Subject:Re: YOUR TRIP FROM DEC 31 From Amanuel Assefa To Niclas Sassersson Date 2019-12-26 20:00 Contact photoAttachments North Ethiopia 6 Days Dec 31-Jan 5.docx (~85 KB) Show options Message Body Hello Nclass, Hope you had a nice X-Mas? hhhh our X.Mass is in Jan 7 so Txs for your wish Kindly see the below attached details of the itinerary and let me know if you want any information or clarification Can you please when and where we will meet be fore Dec 31? or can we pick you from hotel or airport on Dec 31? We will give you the confirmed flight when we will meet Thanks The 2nd facts are he booked online and he saw already all the details of the attractions with the number of days before he agreed and confirmed the booking but on the reviews he was saying all the details are about Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity and this again another unreasonable issues that not to be raised here… Because he have only 5 Days in North Ethiopia so he have seen only Bahir Dar a city that’s famous on ancients Lake Tana monastery & Bule Nile Waterfalls THEN Gondar a city known by the palaces of Fasildes and the churches of holly trinity churches..Lalibela(the 8th wonders of the world) it’s one of the priceless heritages in the world because of the Rock Hewan Churches of Lalibela and the last city Axum which is again famous on the obelisks of Axum , Palaces of queen of Sheba ,Churches of St Marry…… So if he is not interested on history and on Ethiopian Wonderful and priceless monastery, churches, paining, rock churches and palaces our company will not be blaming because we never suggested this itinerary by force but rather he is the one that he asked us and said we want to book the 6 Days north Ethiopia tours so in this case either he never even told whether he was interested on history or not. Again here is the email that he sent us on Dec 1/2019 1 Dec ***This is an automated message*** I would like a free quote for the departure on Monday, 30 Dec 2019 for 2 travellers. 1 Dec Hi! We are interested in the North Ethiopia 6 day tour starting on december 30 in Addis. We are two persons from Sweden arriving on december 30 from Jeddah at 6 pm. Is it possible to join arriving that late? We are ok to miss the city tour of Addis. Whats the price including everything. Are you arranging all local transports including flights? Look forward to heat from you. Best regards Niclas Regarding the arrangements all my guide in each places were not even they only local guide but also they are very professionals and details on history, nature, cultures and no clients complained on them and our reviews from our clients that they get a services from those guide was a witness and they even all our clients said you have a fantastic teams …. We arranged a vans with AC in all places on private so as we said above 5 Days North Ethiopia Historical Routes are not like a national parks that have animals, birds… or it’s not an adventures that’s like deserts, trekking so he booked online without giving us his interests and after he get a services & finished the trips he is said us all the attractions are religious and historical so this will not be our faults and we always provide the real information on the sights. I even tried to contact him via email at list to consider his reviews since it’s not totally related with what arranged the tours and I asked him at list to know what & when exactly the issues happened to give him a refund were but he was not accepting We gave him a free car with our driver for 6 days for shopping and for his lunch and we never asked any additional payments and we booked his flights without any gaining or profits… Totally I can say again this reviews are unrealistic that’s never express our professionals teams and the well-arranged trips Thanks!
Written 8 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Magellan24
Loveland, Ohio146 contributions
Feb 2020
We started this process in October 2019 writing to several companies with our ideas of traveling to mutiple places. Amanuel from Aman Ethiopian Tours was always very responsive to all of my questions/concerns and had to revise our schedule several times since our other party could no longer attend and we extended by another day changing everything. He is extremely helpful in making decisions as to the activitites, mostly there was 3-4 hrs of tours per day since most days included travel in our active schedule. He met us upon our arrival and the day prior to our departure in Addis Ababa. Prior to coming, he even gave me three contacts in the US that had recently gone on his tours to help alleviate any concerns that we might have which was extremely comforting since we hadn't known anyone to go to Ethiopia prior.

On the last day we met, we gave him ideas of how to improve some logistics and hotels, which I think he took as very constructive since some things were changed due to the timing. Our hotels in Bahir Dar and Gondar were truly 5 stars upgraded hotels. Hotels in Axum and Lalibella were more limited, but some new ones are being built which is wise to investigate if you wanted more upscaled lodging. We changed our hotel in Axum, which Amanuel agreed to without a problem since their location and amenities were not as good. Our food was included at remote locations, but we went to another hotel to eat in Axum due to the hotel food selection and we wanted to try something different. Some hotels gave you choices of entrees selection vs. buffet which was nice because we got tired of the buffet selections.

We had separate guides in every city, but I had to remark about the driver Sammie who drove us to from Bahir Dar to the Blue Nile and onward to Gondar as fantastic and made the time driving enjoyable (we hope we were just as enjoyable!). We also liked the Addis Ababa guide the day prior, who was entertaining as well as the driver who took us several places that we wanted to see. One or two guides who work for other tour agencies, indicated that they like working with Aman which is very positive indication.

I would definitely contact Aman Ethiopian Tours.to review your tour schedule if you are considering traveling and we definitely would use him again. Let me know if you ever have any questions!
Written 24 February 2020
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AmanEthiopiaTours1
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 2 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

granddavid
Texas City, TX1 contribution
Jan 2020
I used Aman Ethiopia Tours for my 5 days north Ethiopia tours.I could not have been more impressed with everything. Amanuel is extremely efficient on answering my requests and he communicated everything and his response times to emails were incredibly fast. The tour guides that Aman arranged for me was all outstanding & all the guide was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.I can't imagine having a better experience than I did with Aman Ethiopia Teams.I will most definitely be using Aman Ethiopia Tours again in the future for omo valley trips!

If you are looking for a wonderful experience, look no further!
Written 29 January 2020
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Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 5 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lardr
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2020
This is my second time to use this company and when I was in Addis Ababa last time, I was really impressed to see Ethiopia and again I planned coming with my friends to visit the North parts of the country, Aman tours arranged a perfect trip. The company covered all details of the tours with superb organization. All guides in each destination were deeply knowledgeable and gave exceptional explanation to every bit of history.
No words but many thanks to everyone we met under aman tours Ethiopia
Written 20 February 2020
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AmanEthiopiaTours1
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 2 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gtrak
Watford, UK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
A big thanks to all at Aman. Excellent service from before start, visa problems, to final pickup. Amanuel helped enormously and was always available to sort things out. Lovely hotels , great guides and an expert driver. I can't thank them enough. They turned a short trip into a memorable experience. I will happily recommend and next time try to come back with family or friends.
Written 22 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country
Written 26 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kresnap
Muscat, Oman106 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I booked a 5-day North Ethiopian tour with Aman, who was flexible enough with his pricing to accommodate my request to book my own accommodation. The tour included a private driver (who sometimes was also the guide) in each city we visited.

The first part of the journey was a but frustrating because we couldn't find each other at the airport, perhaps because I landed at the old terminal and maybe he was waiting at the new one. Make sure you know where to meet as the airport authority does not allow greeters to enter the terminal building. He was also kind enough to exchange my USD to ETB as the queueu at the old terminal exchange bureau was moving very ridiculously slow.

Now about the tours themselves, Aman works with freelance drivers/guides across Ethiopia. My first guide, Grum, was amazing. He was not only knowledgeable, but also super friendly, welcoming, and funny (always happy to take pictures - something solo travellers greatly appreciate!). He was in charge of two cities - Bahir Dar and Gondar, and his tours were the highlights of my trip. The other local guides were also knowledgeable, but I felt that they were just there to do their job and not really interested to engage with you (the flow of information was very one-directional) and not often thorough unless I asked. This may have been fitting for big groups, but I believe there's a missed opportunity there.

Or maybe Grum has simply set the standards too high? In any case, I think the other guides can learn a lot from him.

In hindsight, I also believe some tips on what to wear/prepare for the tours would've been really helpful. For example, I would've brought hiking boots and a raincoat had I known I would need them to climb down to the Blue Nile waterfall.
Written 18 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 5 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maryam G
Providence, RI188 contributions
Oct 2019
I found Aman Ethiopia on Tripadvisor and contacted them through their website to get their best and final quote including airfare. The tour includes all guides, drivers, all airport transfers, three meals, and all accommodations. Cost of airfare is not included in the price listed here. We secured the tour with a $200 payment through Paypal and paid the remaining to Mr. Amanuel when we met him in person the day before the tour.
Please keep in mind that this is a private tour, and if you need adjustments to the itinerary it is very likely that they can accommodate.
All guides were local and proud to show their cities / towns to us. They were very knowledgeable. The drivers also knew the roads very well and drove safely. The hotels are among the best accommodations that each city / town offers.
Our six year old was sick while we were in Lalibela and Axum, and Mr. Amanuel was very helpful in reassuring us and telling us what to do in case it turns into an emergency (which luckily it didn't).
I must say that I had asked for a quote from another tour company prior to contacting Aman Ethiopia and their price was outargues. I definitely recommend Aman Ethiopia to anyone travelling to Ethiopia. Also many thanks to Mr. Melese, Mr. Sami, Mr. Abebe, and Mr. Bisrat.
Written 22 October 2019
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Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to meet your expectations and our teams tour guide & drivers is always dedicated to providing you a best services. We look forward to show the other parts of our country.
Written 25 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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