Addis Ababa Full Day City tour
Welcome to Ethiopia! Explore Addis Ababa’s highlights on one comprehensive full-day tour. Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s geographic, political and cultural hub. Addis is distinct from many other African capitals because it was not founded or developed under colonial rule.
Start the day looking down on Addis Ababa from Entoto Mountain, the capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests. Here you will visit the Entoto Maryam church and museum. After the visit, proceed down to Addis Ababa via Shiro Meda, the city’s largest market for traditional clothes. Proceed to the campus of Addis Ababa University to the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, where Ethiopia’s oldest resident, Lucy, is housed. Close to the National Museum is the Selassie (Trinity) church, one of the most important churches of Addis Ababa and the final resting place of Haile Selassie, to whom there is a dedicated museum on site. Finish the day with shopping in Merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.
Addis Ababa day tours
Welcome to Ethiopia! Explore Addis Ababa’s highlights on one comprehensive full-day tour. Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s geographic, political and cultural hub. Addis is distinct from many other African capitals because it was not founded or developed under colonial rules. Here are some of day’s tours from Addis Ababa’s;
1. Day Trip to wenchi Lake
2. Day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery
3. Day trip to ziway
4. Day trip Tiya stelae
Day trip to Wenchi from Addis Ababa
I f you are looking for a day trip outside of Addis Ababa , Wenchi crater lake is a nice choice for spending your weekend vacation .Wenchi is located 155km west of Addis at 3380 m above sea level and you will visit the large lake ,hot mineral springs, water falls ,beautiful valleys ,farm land and old monastery as well nice walk and horse riding .
Day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery
Spend a day away touring visiting historical, natural and cultural attractions to Debre Libanos Monastery, which dates back to the 13th century, and spend time at the Jemma River and the 17th-century Portuguese Bridge. You can expect to see plenty of birds in the area, along with geladas, a type of endemic baboon. with time left to stop at a traditional restaurant to sample some “Tej,” Ethiopia’s signature honey wine.
Day trip to Ziway from Addis Ababa
Early morning, depart south from Addis Ababa to Lake Ziway, one of the chain of lakes found in the Great Rift Valley. Here you will take a boat trip on Lake Ziway to the island of Tullo Gudo. On the island we met local guides and were introduced to the unique culture of the Zay people. Though just 900 of them live on the island, their culture and language are completely different from the surrounding Oromo people
The island hosts the church of Maryam Tsion which, according to tradition, once housed the Ark of the Covenant to hide it from invaders.After the visit, return to shore, enjoying the bountiful birdlife on this lake and possibly some hippos. Return to Addis Ababa late afternoon.
Day trip to Tiya Stelae from Addis Ababa
Day trip to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Tiya Steles from Addis Ababa is a great choice to spend a day out of Ethiopia visiting interesting historical, cultural and religious sites. This excursion also includes stops for viewing the beautiful landscape of the Rift Valley.
This private day tour from Addis Ababa takes you on about a 9 hours guided trip to visit Adadi Mariam Rock Cut Church (13th Cent AD), the steles of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and to enjoy the scenic view of the Rift Valley.
Visiting a local village for indulging yourself deep in cultural experience is part of this day tour from Addis Ababa. Thursdays and Sundays are the best days of the week to book this day trip from Addis Ababa because you will also visit a cultural market on the way.