Addis Ababa Day Tourfrom
Our itinerary is a perfect fit for those looking for an immersive, action-packed day in Addis. It lets you see the sights you’re most interested in with the benefit of a local guide. You will see attractions such as the Ethnological Museum, Holy Trinity Chapel, Mt. Entoto and the famous hominid fossil “Lucy” locally known as “Dinknesh” meaning “wonderful”.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
There will be time for some last-minute shopping at Africa’s largest open air market, Mercato
• Africa’s largest open-air market
Airport or hotel pick up
Arrival and departure transfers are included, whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you.
You will be escorted throughout by an English-speaking guide. You will also have local English-speaking guides.
As listed within the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner).
All entrance fees
Guests are responsible for arranging their own visa. We would recommend that you obtain your visa in advance of your trip using the evisa service.
We don’t include international flights in the cost of our tours
It is important that you have insurance in place prior to arriving in country.
Guide and porterage tips, also local payments for photography
Day 1 - Addis Ababa DayTour (L)
You will be met on arrival at Bole International Airport or at your hotel. Your tour starts with a visit to The National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts royal items and art.
Our next stop is the Ethnographic Museum, the former palace of Haile Selassie. Its collection reflects the life styles of different ethnic groups of Ethiopia, and hosts Ethiopian art and traditional music instruments.
You will visit Trinity Cathedral, famous for its stained-glass paintings and its grandeur architecture. It is where Hailesilassie’s tomb is found, and St. George’s Church, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik II after the victory over the Italian colonizer. The museum inside houses spiritual items and royal relics.
You will have time to explore the Mercato, the largest open-air market in Africa before heading to the Entoto Hills, for a spectacular panoramic view of the city from its peak.
The Ethiopian capital is situated on the southern slopes of central Ethiopia’s Entoto Hills and is the world’s fourth highest capital city with altitudes of 2,350m to more than 2,600m. The city was founded in the 19th century by Emperor Menelik II.
Addis Ababa ”new flower”) or Addis Abeba, also known as FinfinneFinfinne ”natural spring”), is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia.
As a chartered city, Addis Ababa also serves as the capital city of Oromia. It is where the African Union is headquartered and where its predecessor the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was based. It also hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), as well as various other continental and international organizations. Addis Ababa is therefore often referred to as ”the political capital of Africa” for its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. The city lies a few miles west of the East African Rift which splits Ethiopia into two, through the Nubian Plate and the Somali Plate. The city is populated by people from different regions of Ethiopia.