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Addis Ababa - Half Day Cultural Experience

Addis Ababa - Half Day Cultural Experience  - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$100.00

With this half day private cultural guided tour of Addis Ababa
- Experience Ethiopian culture with family visit
- Know more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto
- Attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy your coffee with locals
- Walk and shop at the biggest outdoor market in Africa – Merkato
- Learn how to cook “Enjera” – the Ethiopian national bread
- Drive in Addis Ababa to see its historical monuments
- Taste delicious Ethiopian meals at a cultural Ethiopian restaurant
- See how Tella (Ethiopian homemade beer is made) and attend a typical Ethiopian traditional Coffee Ceremony

Enjoy the flexibility of this cultural tour of Addis Ababa by visiting what interest you more

Tour includes professional English speaking tour guide, private transportation, entrance (admission) fees, bottled water and local snacks in the vehicle, and local family visit.

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Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia

See its beautiful window glass works, unique architecture, and ancient historical and religious artifacts at the Trinity Museum. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the most important religious site in Addis Ababa for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Walk for about an hour in Merkato market to learn about the Ethiopian local spices, see the colorful hand woven grass baskets, stop at the Chat (green leaves locals chew for stimulation) market, experience how life goes at the second hand items market and recycling section.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Drive to Mount Entoto to enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa ... More info ›

With this half day private cultural guided tour of Addis Ababa
- Experience Ethiopian culture with family visit
- Know more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto
- Attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy your coffee with locals
- Walk and shop at the biggest outdoor market in Africa – Merkato
- Learn how to cook “Enjera” – the Ethiopian national bread
- Drive in Addis Ababa to see its historical monuments
- Taste delicious Ethiopian meals at a cultural Ethiopian restaurant
- See how Tella (Ethiopian homemade beer is made) and attend a typical Ethiopian traditional Coffee Ceremony

Enjoy the flexibility of this cultural tour of Addis Ababa by visiting what interest you more

Tour includes professional English speaking tour guide, private transportation, entrance (admission) fees, bottled water and local snacks in the vehicle, and local family visit.

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Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia

See its beautiful window glass works, unique architecture, and ancient historical and religious artifacts at the Trinity Museum. Holy Trinity Cathedral is the most important religious site in Addis Ababa for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Walk for about an hour in Merkato market to learn about the Ethiopian local spices, see the colorful hand woven grass baskets, stop at the Chat (green leaves locals chew for stimulation) market, experience how life goes at the second hand items market and recycling section.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Drive to Mount Entoto to enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa. At Mount Entoto, you will visit a local family to learn how to prepare Enjera (the Ethiopian national bread), see how Tella (the local homemade beer) is brewed, and to take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lion of Judah, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Stop at the Lion of Judah monument in Addis Ababa for taking photos.

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Explore the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and the UNESCO Site of Steles of Tiya

Explore the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and the UNESCO Site of Steles of Tiya - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$280.00

Enjoy discovering few of Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and visiting the Steles of Tiya (14th Century AD and a UNESCO World Heritage). This is about 11 hours day trip from Addis to visit bird watching and spotting hippos, local family of the Oromo people, have great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Steles of Tiya which date back to the 14th Century, located south of Addis Ababa.

It is a great outing from Addis to enjoy spotting various lowland water birds, have a boat trip on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos, experience the way of life of the country side people of Oromo, attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and visit the closest UNESCO Site  to Addis Ababa.

Price of the tour includes private comfortable Toyota Minivan, fuel (gasoline), boat rent, family visiting fee, and professional experienced English speaking tour guide.

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Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia

Here, visit about 42 huge stone Steles erected between the 12th and 14th Century AD in honor of local warriors.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia

Have a remarkable boat trip of about 1 hour on Lake Ziway to spot a number of water birds species, and families of hippos

Duration: 1 hour

Enjoy discovering few of Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and visiting the Steles of Tiya (14th Century AD and a UNESCO World Heritage). This is about 11 hours day trip from Addis to visit bird watching and spotting hippos, local family of the Oromo people, have great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Steles of Tiya which date back to the 14th Century, located south of Addis Ababa.

It is a great outing from Addis to enjoy spotting various lowland water birds, have a boat trip on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos, experience the way of life of the country side people of Oromo, attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and visit the closest UNESCO Site  to Addis Ababa.

Price of the tour includes private comfortable Toyota Minivan, fuel (gasoline), boat rent, family visiting fee, and professional experienced English speaking tour guide.

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Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia

Here, visit about 42 huge stone Steles erected between the 12th and 14th Century AD in honor of local warriors.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia

Have a remarkable boat trip of about 1 hour on Lake Ziway to spot a number of water birds species, and families of hippos

Duration: 1 hour

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Food Tour in Addis Ababa

Food Tour in Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$200.25

With this 6 hour tour of Addis Ababa visitors will have a deeper insight into the history and culture of Ethiopians through shopping food stuff at local markets, participate in food preparation sessions and tasting varieties of delicious Ethiopian meals.

This driving and walking food tour of Addis will enable visitors to see and feel how life goes at Merkato – the largest open air market in the continent; learn from a native cook how to bake Ethiopia’s National food called Injera (Enjera), and eat with your fingers at one of the typical traditional restaurants of the city.

After lunch, visitors will also attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. It is a perfect moment to learn how Ethiopians’ social and economical life is closely tied with coffee and see how Coffee, born originally in Ethiopia, is entertained in the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Join this unique, personalized and authentic tour of Addis to see the rich Ethiopian cuisine!

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Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

See and feel how life goes at Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa ... More info ›

With this 6 hour tour of Addis Ababa visitors will have a deeper insight into the history and culture of Ethiopians through shopping food stuff at local markets, participate in food preparation sessions and tasting varieties of delicious Ethiopian meals.

This driving and walking food tour of Addis will enable visitors to see and feel how life goes at Merkato – the largest open air market in the continent; learn from a native cook how to bake Ethiopia’s National food called Injera (Enjera), and eat with your fingers at one of the typical traditional restaurants of the city.

After lunch, visitors will also attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. It is a perfect moment to learn how Ethiopians’ social and economical life is closely tied with coffee and see how Coffee, born originally in Ethiopia, is entertained in the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Join this unique, personalized and authentic tour of Addis to see the rich Ethiopian cuisine!

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Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

See and feel how life goes at Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa. Visit the local spice market, the chat (mild stimulant locals chew), second hand items market, False Banana trees market, and the recycling sections of Merkato.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Drive to Entoto Mountain and visit a local family to learn from a native cook how to bake Ethiopia’s National food called Injera (Enjera), and eat with your fingers at one of the typical traditional restaurants of the city.

Visitors will also attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Duration: 2 hours

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Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa

Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$215.00

- Stop at few best viewpoints to enjoy the great scenery of  the scenic East African Rift Valley part of Ethiopia

- Visit the unique still-functioning rock carved church of Adadi Mariam (13th Century AD) to learn of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

- Explore the ancient grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage dating back to 12th - 14th Century AD) to see huge stone grave markers decorated with carvings

- Experience the daily life of locals with family visit and learn how to make Enjera (Ethiopian bread)

- Take part in a typical traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

This day tour from Addis Ababa is limited to a maximum of 6 people.

It is of about 8 to 9 hours long tour with professional experienced English speaking guide with a private comfortable air conditioned vehicle for total drive of 196 km.

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Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

At Adadi Mariam, visit the unique still functional church which was carved out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by the famous King Lalibela

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia

At Tiya World Heritage Site, visit about 40 huge stone grave markers erected in memory of local heros between the 12th to the 14th Century AD.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Melka Kunture, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

If time allows, visit the archaeological site of Melka Kunture

- Stop at few best viewpoints to enjoy the great scenery of  the scenic East African Rift Valley part of Ethiopia

- Visit the unique still-functioning rock carved church of Adadi Mariam (13th Century AD) to learn of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

- Explore the ancient grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage dating back to 12th - 14th Century AD) to see huge stone grave markers decorated with carvings

- Experience the daily life of locals with family visit and learn how to make Enjera (Ethiopian bread)

- Take part in a typical traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

This day tour from Addis Ababa is limited to a maximum of 6 people.

It is of about 8 to 9 hours long tour with professional experienced English speaking guide with a private comfortable air conditioned vehicle for total drive of 196 km.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

At Adadi Mariam, visit the unique still functional church which was carved out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by the famous King Lalibela

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia

At Tiya World Heritage Site, visit about 40 huge stone grave markers erected in memory of local heros between the 12th to the 14th Century AD.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Melka Kunture, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

If time allows, visit the archaeological site of Melka Kunture

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2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa

2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 2 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$610.00

Enjoy the freedom of stopping at different viewpoints to enjoy the dramatic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley by drive with a comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan, and learn from your professional experienced English speaking tour guide of the Ethiopian birdlife and see families of hippos on a private boat ride on the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway.

Meet local families and partake a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and see the bird life of the lakes and wildlife of the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park.

The tour also includes visiting the unique and still operational rock carved church of Adadi Mariam, Tiya Steles (a cemetery dating back to 12th – 14th Century AD and UNESCO World Heritage Site), and boat trip on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos and a number of lowland water birds. The tour includes a total of 580 km drive in two days.

On Thursdays or Sundays, experience local culture at the colorful weekly held cultural market at Adadi town.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa – Butajira – Lake Ziway – Awassa

Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Be met and welcomed by your tour guide at your hotel lobby at 7:30 AM and take your private comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan for the drive of 275 km south of Addis Ababa to Awassa with interesting stops along the way.

The first stop today is at an outlook to enjoy the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley ... More info ›

Enjoy the freedom of stopping at different viewpoints to enjoy the dramatic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley by drive with a comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan, and learn from your professional experienced English speaking tour guide of the Ethiopian birdlife and see families of hippos on a private boat ride on the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway.

Meet local families and partake a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and see the bird life of the lakes and wildlife of the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park.

The tour also includes visiting the unique and still operational rock carved church of Adadi Mariam, Tiya Steles (a cemetery dating back to 12th – 14th Century AD and UNESCO World Heritage Site), and boat trip on Lake Ziway to see families of hippos and a number of lowland water birds. The tour includes a total of 580 km drive in two days.

On Thursdays or Sundays, experience local culture at the colorful weekly held cultural market at Adadi town.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa – Butajira – Lake Ziway – Awassa

Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Be met and welcomed by your tour guide at your hotel lobby at 7:30 AM and take your private comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan for the drive of 275 km south of Addis Ababa to Awassa with interesting stops along the way.

The first stop today is at an outlook to enjoy the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley. It is best known for its beautiful lakes and abundant birdlife. The Rift Valley is where Africa is in its early stage of breaking apart.

Then crossing the Awash River and driving 12 km on dirt road, visit the ancient and still in service church of Adadi Mariam which is chiseled out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD. Adadi Mariam rock church is believed to have been founded by King Lalibela who carved 11 more beautiful and elaborate rock churches in the Northern Ethiopia.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
Following will be visiting the Steles of Tiya located 45 km away from Adadi Mariam rock church. The Steles of Tiya is one of Ethiopia’s sites listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will visit beautiful carved stone grave markers erected between the 12th and 14th Century AD in honor of important local heroes (warriors).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Haile Resort Ziway Batu, Ziway /Batu, Ziway, Ethiopia
After lunch at the town of Butajira, and another stop to see the Rift Valley of Ethiopia from another angle, enjoy a boat trip of about an hour on the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway to see families of hippos and a number of birds such as Great white pelicans, Marabou Storks, African Fish Eagle, Sacred Ibis, Hammer Kops, etc

Finally, drive 115 km south to the Rift Valley Lake of Awassa. If the weather is good, enjoy the beautiful sun set over the lake.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Awassa – Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park – Bishoftu – Addis Ababa

Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
After breakfast head to Amora Gedel found by the shores of Lake Awassa. It is where locals come to have breakfast of fresh catch Tilapia fish and spot a number of birds gathered looking for leftover fish. Here you will see the rare Colobus Monkey (Black and White Monkey).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Awasa Ethiopia
Then, head north to the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park with a stop at Shashemene to visit the Jamaican Rastafarian Community.

At Abiyatta Shalla Lakes NP walk for half an hour to see Ostriches, Gazelles, Warthogs, and different lowland bird species. If the weather is good (September – June), continue driving farther to visit the Natural Hot Spring waters where locals use the waters to get healed from skin diseases.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lake Ziway, Ziway Ethiopia
Then Stop at Lake Langano for lunch and drive via Lake Ziway back to Addis Ababa with another stop at Bishoftu Crater LAke
Duration: 4 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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2 Days Nature Tour from Addis Ababa to Awash National Park

2 Days Nature Tour from Addis Ababa to Awash National Park - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duration: 2 days
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From USD
$600.00

2 days guided tour from Addis Ababa to enjoy game driving of Awash National Park to see Beisa Oryx, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, Warthogs, Vervet monkeys, crocs, and the rare Colobus Monkey. Awash Park has more than 400 bird species.

Other interesting stops include visiting a local family of the Oromo people, taking part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, enjoying the panoramic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, the extinct volcanic remnants of Fentale, and the picturesque Awash River Gorge.

This guided tour includes driving 510 km in total with a private comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seatbelts, fuel (gasoline), professional experienced English speaking tour guide, park scouts, family visits, snacks and bottled water in the vehicle, and all related government taxes.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa - Bishoftu - Awash National Park Ethiopia

Stop At: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, Lideta subcity, Kebele 01/18, Apt 972, Addis Ababa 180415 Ethiopia
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day’s drive on 225 km east if Addis to Awash National Park ... More info ›

2 days guided tour from Addis Ababa to enjoy game driving of Awash National Park to see Beisa Oryx, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, Warthogs, Vervet monkeys, crocs, and the rare Colobus Monkey. Awash Park has more than 400 bird species.

Other interesting stops include visiting a local family of the Oromo people, taking part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, enjoying the panoramic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, the extinct volcanic remnants of Fentale, and the picturesque Awash River Gorge.

This guided tour includes driving 510 km in total with a private comfortable Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seatbelts, fuel (gasoline), professional experienced English speaking tour guide, park scouts, family visits, snacks and bottled water in the vehicle, and all related government taxes.

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Day 1: Addis Ababa - Bishoftu - Awash National Park Ethiopia

Stop At: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, Lideta subcity, Kebele 01/18, Apt 972, Addis Ababa 180415 Ethiopia
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:00 AM and start the day’s drive on 225 km east if Addis to Awash National Park. After driving 45 km from Addis, stop at Bishoftu Crater Lake which is noted for its great scenery. Then on the way to the park, visit the villages of the Oromo people who are the biggest in number from Ethiopia’s more than 80 ethnic groups.

Have lunch at Metehara town, and proceed driving to Awash NP with a stop at the saline Lake of Beseka – set in a unique landscape surrounded with black basalt lava remnants and strangely increasing in size and water volume.

After check in to the Awash NP and Awash Falls Lodge, walk for about an hour to see Grivet Monkey, Colobus Monkey, and to enjoy visiting the Awash River Falls.
Duration: 7 hours

Pass By: Yerer Mountain, Bishoftu Ethiopia
Have a great view of Yerer Mountain from the street near the Bishoftu or Debre Ziet town.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Awash National Park - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Awash National Park Entrance, Mawasn, Ethiopia
After breakfast, game drive in Awash NP to see Beisa Oryx, Warthogs, Soemmerring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik-Diks, lesser Kudus, and if lucky, you may spot crocodiles in the Awash River. Among the more than 400 species of birds found in park, six endemic birds of Ethiopia can be seen in the park i.e. – Barbed Barbet, Golden Backed Woodpecker, White Winged Cliff Chat, White Tailed Starling, Thick Billed Raven, and Wattled Ibis. Then, head to a viewpoint to see the superb views of the Awash River Gorge. The Awash River does not reach the sea and runs a distance of about 1,200 km only in Ethiopia.

Then, drive back to Addis Ababa with a lunch stop at Nazareth (Adama). You will also take part in a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy one of the best cups of coffees you ever taste. As Coffee is originally from the Kaffa area of Western Ethiopia, you may expect to taste your coffee and enjoy it as Ethiopians do.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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