• Duration: full day (approx. 8 hours)
• Visit the historical, religious and cultural sites of Addis Ababa
• Discover the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 mil years old and the oldest hominid) at the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia
• Enjoy the great view of the city at Mount Entoto (3,200 Meters above sea level)
• Visit old churchs and the city’s historical monuments, and major landmarks
• Enjoy a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and a lunch at a traditional Ethiopian Restaurant
• Explore Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa
• Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
It is about 8 hours sightseeing tour Addis Ababa by drive with comfy air conditioned private Toyota Minibus to visit historical, religious and cultural sites of Addis Ababa.
Tour begins with visiting the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia which houses the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 mil years old and the oldest hominid) and some of the oldest stone tools human kind ever made and used. Then, head up to Mount Entoto (3,200 Meters above sea level) to enjoy the great view of the city and to visit the oldest church in Addis Ababa (St. Raguel or Elias) which is famous for its beautiful hand painted wall paintings which are as old as the church (140 years).
Next, stop at the local market called Shiro Meda which is notable for its great collection of traditional hand woven cotton clothes. Visitors will also see the weavers to learn how they make it.
Following would be visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral which is famous for its Window glass works and the rich museum displaying crowns, icons, manuscripts, etc. It is where Emperor Haile Sillassie I is buried at.
After lunch at a traditional Ethiopian Restaurant where visitors will taste the varieties of Ethiopians delicious meals, we will head to Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa to 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.
Then, attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Enjoy one of the best cups of coffee you ever have like locals. It is a great time for the coffee as Ethiopia is the birth place of Coffee and Ethiopians enjoy it with such a beautiful ceremony.
Finally drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit the city’s historical monuments, and major landmarks such as the HQ of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the HQ of the African Union and Meskel Square (the main square in the city)
Policy & Terms8 hours Sightseeing tour Addis Ababa. Full payment for the is required at the time of booking. For cancellations made prior to two weeks before the tour - no cancellation fee, for cancellations made between two weeks and two days - 50% cancellation fee, and for cancellations made within two days before the beginning of the tour - 100% cancellation fee is applied.
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