Sightseeing Tour of Addis AbabaThis is a city tour of Addis Ababa by drive with a private Toyota Minibus of 2014 Model to visit the most important sites of Addis Ababa. This tour can be booked by up to 6 visitors for the same price.Itinerary: We start the morning with visiting the National Archaeological Museum of Addis Ababa which shelters 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, we drive 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 which is famous for its beautiful hand painted wall paintings which are as old as the church (140 years).On the drive back stop at the local market called Shiro Meda which is noted for its great collection of traditional hand woven cotton clothes. Here, we also see the weavers to learn how they make it.Next stop would be to visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral which is famous for its Window glass works and the rich museum displaying crowns, icons, manuscripts, etc It is also a site where the grave of Emperor Haile Sillassie I is found 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.Following will be attending a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Enjoy one of the best cup 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).Contact for customizing or further details!
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, is Africa's political capital as is the seat of the HQ of the African Union, the HQ of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and more than 110 embassies.
The culture tour begins in the Ethiopian capital. We spend the day exploring Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the National Museum, one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of art facts, royal items and art. Then we head over to the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie. Also on the list is St. George Cathedral, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox Church in Ethiopia and has survived through many historical periods, as its interesting architecture can attest to. The Cathedral contains the thrones and the tombs of the emperor and some of the royal family. We will also visit Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa.