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Addis Ababa: Guided City Tour

1. Addis Ababa: Guided City Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Addis Ababa or at the Arrivals Hall of Bole International Airport where you will meet your English-speaking guide. After a quick refreshment, embark on your guided sightseeing city tour of Addis Ababa. First, drive up to Mount Entoto for spectacular panoramic views over the city. Descend by way of the National Museum where you will have the chance to observe the fossil of 'Lucy' - the oldest ancestor of humans.  Then, visit the remarkable Ethiopian Orthodox ancient churches of the Holy Trinity which were built during World War II. Proceed to Ethnographic Museum, which was the former palace of Emperor Hailie Selassie.  After lunch, see the tombs of Emperor Hailie Selassie and admire the amazing paintings and church frescoes. Finally, end the tour with a stroll through the spectacular open-air markets - the biggest in East Africa. In the evening, transfer back to your hotel or the airport in time for your departure.

From Bole: Tiya, Adadi Mariam, & Melka Kunture Private Trip

2. From Bole: Tiya, Adadi Mariam, & Melka Kunture Private Trip

This private day tour from Addis Ababa takes you through the scenic East African Rift Valley part of Ethiopia to the unique rock carved church of Adadi Mariam, ancient grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage), and experience the daily life of locals with family visit. Appreciate interesting places and activities such as the unique still operational church of Adadi Mariam which is cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD, an ancient cemetery of Tiya, and a traditional village of the Oromo people. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley and learn also how to cook Enjera, an Ethiopian pancake. This is a Tour limited to a maximum of 6 people. This is 9-hour long tour with Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Simien Mountains National Park: Full-Day Hiking Tour

3. Simien Mountains National Park: Full-Day Hiking Tour

Begin your full-day Ethiopian trekking adventure from the old, once-capital city of Gondar. Get picked up from your hotel and drive two hours to Debark, the entrance of Simien Mountains National Park. Upon arrival, get all the formalities and permits figured and meet your guide and the national park scouts who will assist you throughout the day. Then, drive 13 miles to the first area of the park and the starting point of your hike. Begin trekking on a three-hour trail all the way up to Michibi, where you will see the endemic gelada baboon and many varieties of plants and birds. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Simien Mountains from above. End the wonderful day with drop-off to your hotel in Gondar.

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What people are saying about Ethiopia

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

I did my tour with Yihun and it was a really nice experience. I was on a private tour as it was booked quite late and i was alone there. I was taken from the airport and we drove through some iconic sights of Addis-Abeba. It was Epiphany holiday so there were a lot of people on the streets, marching and celebrating. A lot of roads were closed so we finished a bit late but a was safely brought back to the airport, there were no problems. If you are few hours in Addis-Abeba, on a layover with Ethiopian Airlines with a single entry visa - then this tour is highly recommended. I enjoyed a lot.

I was the only one who signed up that day so it felt like my own private tour. The guide, Yihun was very knowledgeable and expressed himself very well in english. The driver (forgot his name) was very skilled and patient