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Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

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This is full day private guided city tour of Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s official and Africa’s political capital. With this 8 - 9 hours sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa visit the National Museum of Ethiopia. Here see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old) and other archaeological findings and historical artifacts. Continue city tour of Addis Ababa with visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral – the most important religious site in Addis Ababa. Then drive to Mount Entoto for panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Visit a local family to attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and learn cooking Ethiopian meals. Other interesting places of visits are Merkato - the largest open air market in Africa, Ethnological Museum (former residence of Emperor Haile Sillassie I), and Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Finally, enjoy scenic drive in Addis Ababa to see historical monuments and major international institutions. Addis Ababa city tour is flexible to visit what interests you more.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral

Learn about the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral - one of the most important religious sites in Addis Ababa. Admire the beautiful window stained glass works, the unique architecture, see the tombs of Emperor Haile Sillassie I and visit the small museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia

At the National Museum of Ethiopia, see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.18 million years old) and some of the oldest stone tools human beings ever made and used. Learn about the historical and cultural background of Ethiopia and its people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Entoto

Drive through the Eucalyptus forest to Entoto Hill (3,200 meters above sea level) to enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa, for a LOCAL FAMILY VISIT and to attend TYPICAL ETHIOPIAN COFFEE CEREMONY

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Addis Mercato

Visit Merkato - the biggest outdoor market in Africa. Walk at the Spice Market, Second-hand items market, handwoven basket market, and the recycling part of the market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Meskel Square

Stop at Meskel Square - the main square in Addis Ababa which is named after a colorful religious ceremony of Meskel (finding of the True Cross of Jesus Christ)

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Lion of Judah

Drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit historical monuments such as the Lion of Judah

Stop At: Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Learn Ethiopian modern history of 1974 - 1991

Duration: 1 hour