Full-Day Prime Addis Ababa City Tour

  • Full day
  • Max Guests : 30
  • Difficulty : 10/10
  • Solitude Lv : 9/10


Ensure to confirm specific details, inclusions, and optional activities with your tour provider. Embrace the cultural experiences with respect and openness, and be mindful of local customs throughout the day.

What to Expect

  1. Knowledgeable Guide:

    • A local guide with in-depth knowledge of Addis Ababa’s history, culture, and landmarks will accompany you throughout the day.
  2. Transportation:

    • Comfortable transportation will be provided for seamless travel between the different locations.
  3. Entrance Fees:

    • Entrance fees to attractions such as the National Museum and Ethnological Museum are typically included in organized tours.
  4. Culinary Experience:

    • Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian lunch at a local restaurant, introducing you to the country’s diverse and flavorful cuisine.
  5. Cultural Immersion:

    • Expect engaging interactions with local customs, traditions, and friendly encounters with locals during market visits.
  6. Flexible Schedule:

    • The itinerary is designed to be flexible, allowing for adjustments based on your interests and preferences.


Morning Exploration:8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: National Museu

  • begin your day at the National Museum, housing a fascinating collection of Ethiopian artifacts and the renowned hominid fossil “Lucy.”
  • Explore the exhibits that provide a deep dive into the country’s cultural and historical heritage.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Holy Trinity Cathedral

  • Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, a significant religious site with beautifully crafted architecture.
  • Discover the historical importance of the cathedral, including the resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Merkato - Africa's Largest Open-Air Market

  • mmerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Merkato, Africa’s largest open-air market.
  • Witness the dynamic trade and colorful displays of traditional crafts, spices, textiles, and more.

Afternoon Exploration:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful Ethiopian lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional dishes.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Mount Entoto Viewpoint

Head to Mount Entoto for panoramic views of Addis Ababa.
Appreciate the scenic beauty and serene surroundings of this elevated viewpoint.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Ethnological Museum

  • Visit the Ethnological Museum located on the former palace grounds of Emperor Haile Selassie.
  • Explore exhibits showcasing Ethiopia’s diverse ethnic groups, traditions, and historical artifacts.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Addis Ababa University and Yekatit 12 Monument

  • Explore the campus of Addis Ababa University, gaining insights into Ethiopia’s academic hub.
  • Visit the Yekatit 12 Monument, commemorating the Ethiopian resistance against Italian occupation during World War II.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Optional Coffee Ceremony and Cultural Experience

  • Conclude your full-day tour with an optional traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
  • Experience the ritualistic preparation of coffee and engage in cultural conversations.
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