Conditions Governing Package Tours

Conditions Governing Package Tours

All rates are valid only for a period of one year and are subject for change without a prior notice. It is advisable to contact Pathfinder Tour Operator before any rate comment is made.
Rates include hotel or camp accommodation, meals while camping and in a hotel, too, unless excluded by the question of the clients, vehicle, boat, and train transportation, guide service and entrance fees.
Rates do not include expenses of Airfare, Visa, Custom, Embarkation, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry Internet and any item of personal nature.

Payment Conditions

I. Pathfinder Tour Operator accepts wholesalers’, agents or private individuals’ request to provide services in connection with tours and safaris, trekking, rafting etc in Ethiopia in good faith and diligence.
II. After confirmation of tours, agencies making bookings with Pathfinder Tour Operator, shall make payments in the following manners as Pathfinder Tour Operator also enter in to contracts on their behalf with service rendering agents for the tour arrangements.
I. Fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of the tour will be transferred through bank account three month prior to the commencement of the tour.
II. Full payment of the tour will be transferred one month prior to the commencement of the tour.
If complete payment of the tour has not been made at the commencement of the tour, Pathfinder Tour Operator is not obliged to conduct the tour, unless something special is arranged


I. If tour booking would be canceled one month before the commencement of the tour, Pathfinder Tour Operator will charge 25%, as it has to pay cancellation fee for the reservations it made on your behalf
II. If tour booking would be cancelled two weeks before the commencement of the tour, Pathfinder Tour Operator will charge you 50% of the total cost of the tour.
III For tour cancellation of less than two weeks before the commencement of the tour no refund will be made.


We have a fleet of 4WD,Buses, Coaster buses and others for the tours we provide in the capital and outside the capital.


English, French, and German speaking professional Ethiopian Guides are provided. When requested, we can arrange Italian and Spanish speaking guides and specialists in Botany, Ornithology and others.


I. Pathfinder Tour Operator and its agents act only as agents of the passengers in all matters related to hotel and tent accommodation, transport, and other tour arrangements, and shall not be liable for injury, flight schedule change and delay, discomforts loss or damage arise from any cause and in any manner.
II. Pathfinder Tour Operator liability for its passenger carried by its vehicles is governed by the present laws of Ethiopia and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the court of Ethiopia.
III. Whilst every care is taken, Pathfinder Tour Operator will not be held responsible for any damage or loss of baggage.

Regarding Hotels

Our company has reliable business partnership with hotels in the capital and in other tours out of the Addis Ababa.
In the Capital, we can book hotels from simple recommended hotels to the luxury collection Sheraton Addis hotel. Outside Addis, we can arrange and book from camping up to the 3* hotels, or the best possible in the localities.

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