I have come to expect excellence from Odysseys Unlimited and have never been disappointed.
Michael E. Leahy Oak Lawn, IL
We have been to many, many places all over the world, with many different tour companies. None of them compare to the Odysseys Unlimited small group experience.
Nancy & William Sondervan Sherrills Ford, NC
The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.
Bill Jones Vancouver, WA
All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.
Susan & Paul Krupp Georgetown, TX
Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.
Barbara Schoetzau New York, NY
Very early in the tour we saw we got much more for our dollar than anything we could have put together ourselves. The value exceeded our expectations.
Tara Malmberg Quitman, TX
Good value for $ — accommodations, food, guide, itinerary, and [small] size of group. Have traveled with other tour groups ... and like you best.
Jean Hall Prairie Village, KS
We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.
Roger Soder Seattle, WA
The combination of excellent hotels with a small group is the way I like to travel. I would highly recommend Odysseys to everyone I know.
Patricia Joyce Peoria, AZ
We love the small group experience.
Dave & Alice Wilson Williamstown, MA
Odysseys is the best company we have traveled with. You have first-rate tours at affordable prices, with great itineraries, excellent guides, and outstanding accommodations.
Jane & Ronald Decker Chicago, IL
Odysseys tours are just right for us: great value, nice group size, complete trips, sufficient free time.
Laurin & Phyllis LeTart Shepherdstown, WV
This trip far exceeded our expectations: the small group size, the quality of the tour director (the best we’ve ever had), the ability to have dinners on our own, the lower cost without a significant reduction in the quality of the accommodations.
Barry & Bobbi Rosner Somerset, NJ
I thought I would not like traveling in a group but I was wrong! [Our tour director] was so good at making the group seem as one that it turned out to be the best part of the trip.
Donna Stevenson Dublin, OH
It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.
Trish Merrill & Mac White Austin, TX
This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.
Merle Frank Miami, FL
Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.
Ken & Carolyn Helm Newburgh, IN
Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!
Ronni Goldberg New York, NY
Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.
Harvey Wine Dallas, TX
I like the small size of Odysseys tours. [You] have excellent Tour Directors, great itineraries and spend more time in areas than some of the other tour companies.
Lynn Bafaloukos Glendale, AZ
Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!
We’re excited to announce Ethiopia: Cradle of Civilization, one of our brand new small group tours. On this 15-day excursion, we travel to a land apart, where man first walked the Earth, where age-old cultures still resonate, and where a profound spirituality colors everyday life. And for those who want to dive deeper, we are offering a five-night extension in southern Ethiopia with visits to several local tribes.
Ethiopia is a wondrous and rarely explored land, full of stirring natural beauty, fascinating ancient history, and a variety of cultures. Enjoy these photos of the sites we visit on tour, and join us in 2020 as we explore Ethiopia: Cradle of Civilization.
We start in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, where we visit the National Museum (home of the 3.5-million-year-old “Lucy” remains) and the landmark Holy Trinity Cathedral.
We then fly to Bahir Dar on the shores of Lake Tana, the origin source for the Blue Nile. Here we visit with the Weyto people, tour several ancient churches, and marvel at the massive Blue Nile Falls.
On Day 6, we move on to Gondar, the former royal capital home to Fasil Ghebbi, the 17th-century enclosure of castles, palaces, and stables. After touring here, we move on to the Debre Berhan Selassie Church, whose ornate decorations have become motifs in European design.
We continue on Day 7 to the Simien Mountains National Park, whose natural beauty needs no explanation.
A drive on Day 10 brings us to Axum, a major trading center from 400 BCE through the 10th century and home to the Obelisk of Axum and the St. Mary of Zion Church.
Our final stop before we return to Addis is Lalibela, renowned for its 11 rock churches dating from the 7th to the 13th century.
On our Southern Ethiopia Post-Tour Extension, we encounter the tribes and traditions of the southern Omo Valley, as well as a variety of wildlife.