Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa
Private Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa - Sightseeing Guided Tour of Addis Ababa
This is a private tour of Addis Ababa with a professional local tour guide by drive with a private vehicle. Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa is the extension of our Half Day Addis Ababa City Tour. Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours offers this flexible sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa. This trip in Addis Ababa is best for individuals, couples, and small groups of visitors.
Visit interesting churches of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, and busy local local markets like Merkato. This city sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa lso includes learning Ethiopian history and culture by visiting museums, and famous hisorical monuments. Cultural activities include traditional Coffee Ceremony of Ethiopia. Tour also includes learning to cook local meals. Meeting locals and sharing experiences are part of Addis Ababa sightseeing tours.
Duration – 8 to 9 hours
Unique features of the Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa include: -
Addis Ababa City Tour also includes visiting Ethnographic Museum and Saint George Cathedral.
The Addis Ababa tour also includes driving to Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis.
Enjoy this 8 hours city tour of Addis Ababa with the help of a professional tour guide driving. Addis Ababa layover tour is ideal for transit passengers at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Why book the Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa?
At traditional Coffee Ceremony experience how Ethiopians enjoy their coffee with cultural ceremony
Full Day City Tour in Addis Ababa Itinerary
Meet your local professional tour guide at your hotel. If you are arriving at Addis Ababa, meet your tour guide at Addis Ababa International Airport.
After welcoming you and brief introduction of the tour, drive to National Museum of Ethiopial National Museum of Ethiopia is among the top museums in Addis Ababa, especially famous for its findings of archaeology. Here see mainly the fossil remains of Lucy (3.18 mil years old). Lucy or Dinknesh is the oldest hominid discovered in 1974 at Hadar, North East Ethiopia.
Next place of interest to visit with the city tour in Addis Ababa is the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the most important religious site for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Emperor Haile Sillassie I is the founder of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral has unique architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. Here, see the graves of Emperor Haile Sillassie I and his wife.
Before lunch, take a guided tour of the Ethnological (or Ethnographic) Museum. It was the former house of Emperor Haile Sillassie I.
The Ethnological Museum is at Addis Ababa University. It is a great place to learn Ethiopia’s history, culture, religion, and people.
Have lunch at Addis Ababa Restaurant, Finfine Adarash, or Taitu Hotel. These are few of the best traditional Ethiopian restaurants in Addis Ababa.
After lunch, head north of Addis Ababa to the peak of Mount Entoto (3,200 Meters above sea level). Enjoy birds-eye view of Addis Ababa. At Mount Entoto, visit a family where you learn how to bake Enjera (Injera) – the flat Ethiopian bread. See how locals brew Tella – Ethiopian home brewed beer.
At the local family house at Entoto, be part of the Cultural Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Experience Coffee Ceremony starting from washing the coffee beans, and roasting the coffee beans. Then, presenting the aroma for visitors, pounding by hand, and enjoy the best coffee with a cultural ceremony.
City Tour in Addis Ababa continues with visiting St. George Cathedral. It is one of the oldest churches of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. St. George Cathedral is known for its octagonal architecture, beautiful wall and ceiling hand paintings.
The St. George Cathedral Museum displays ancient religious and historical artifacts. St. George Cathedral is also where Ethiopia’s last emperor – Emperor Haile Sillassie I was crowned at.
Then, head to Merkato or Addis Mercato Market. Merkato is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here visit its most interesting cultural sections. The Spice Market, the hand woven baskets market, Chat (Mild Stimulant chewed by locals) Market, and the second hand items market.
With about half an hour walk in Merkato (Addis Mercato) market, go deeper in Addis experiencing Addis Ababa, and learn what life is like for the people who actually live/trade/work at Merkato Market. For local market enthusiasts, a bit of shopping in Addis Ababa can be added in the city tour.
Addis Ababa City Tour ends by driving on the famous streets of Addis Ababa. With the scenic drive in Addis Ababa City, see historical monuments, and major landmarks. Drive by the HQ of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Continue to the HQ of the African Union and Meskel Square (the main square in the city).
Finally, if you want, stop at a supermarket to buy the best Coffee from Ethiopia and local spices.
This private tour in Addis Ababa can be customized and organized by considering visitors’ requests. Please, read and find out what to visit and do in Addis Ababa that interests you better.
Addis Ababa City Tour can be extended with day tours from Addis Ababa or two day tours from Addis Ababa.
With day trips from Addis Ababa experience culture, and enjoy great scenery. Excursions also help to learn religion, and explore some wildlife of Ethiopia.
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