- Merkato Market (Addis Merkato) - the biggest outdoor market in Africa
- National Museum of Ethiopia - see the oldest fossils of hominids (Lucy which is 3.2 million years old)
- Get the best views of Addis Ababa from Entoto Mountain
- Drive on the principal roads in Addis Ababa to visit historical monuments
- Take part in the cultural Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Take a local professional tour guide's insightful city tour of Addis Ababa to visit the National Museum of Ethiopia, Merkato Market, and Entoto Mountain. With this half-day sightseeing visit, get to know few of the best sites of Addis Ababa.
Drive on the prominent streets of Addis Ababa to see historical landmarks, famous city centers, buildings of international institutions, and major squares. This highlights of Addis Ababa city tour introduces you with the city in few hours.
This layover city tour of Addis Ababa by drive with comfortable insured private vehicle.
Meet your tour guide at your hotel or Addis Ababa Bole Int'l Airport. With a private vehicle drive to the National Museum of Ethiopia with brief stops at Meskel Square and Our Liberty Monument.
After one hour visit of the National Museum, drive to Mount Entoto. Take one and half an hour for cultural experience at a family house. Stop for best panoramic view of Addis Ababa City.
Drive to the most famous market in Addis Ababa - Merkato Market which is the biggest open-air market in Africa. Take a guided walking tour Merkato Market for about 45 minutes.
Then, drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit the notable historical monuments, statues, squares and major landmarks.
- Day 1 - Detailed itinerary of the half day city of Addis Ababa
Your expert Ethiopian tour guide meet you at any hotel you are staying at in Addis Ababa OR if you are just landing at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Start driving with a private vehicle drive to the most important museum in Addis Ababa - National Museum of Ethiopia. On your way stop for photos at Meskel Square (the major square in Addis Ababa) and Our Liberty Monument which was erected in honor of Ethiopia's independence from the 5 years Italian Occupation (1936 - 1941).
At the National Museum of Ethiopia, learn about the historical background of Ethiopia from your tour guide. See ancient archaeological findings, stone tools, ancient fossils including the fossil remains of Dinknesh or Lucy which is about 3.2 million years old and was discovered in North East Ethiopia in 1974.
After one hour visit of the National Museum, drive to the highest peak around Addis Ababa - Mount Entoto. At the peak of Entoto Mountain, the elevation is 3,200 meters which makes Addis Ababa the highest capital city in Africa.
At Entoto, meet a local family members and take time for insightful local experience which includes attending traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. See how Ethiopians prepare the daily bread known as Enjera (or Injera) which is prepared from Teff. Learn how they brew beer at home.
Then, on your way to Merkato Market (Addis Mercato), stop for 10 to 15 minutes at the best outlook to enjoy the great views of Addis Ababa. Learn about the history and recent growth of Addis Ababa as your tour guide describes in details.
Next, drive to the most famous market in Addis Ababa - Merkato Market which is the biggest open-air market in Africa. Take a guided walking tour Merkato Market for about 45 minutes. You will visit the local spice corners of Merkato. See how locals recycle used items. Experience daily life at the second-hand items market of Merkato.
Then, drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit the notable historical monuments, statues, squares and major landmarks. Your stops on the scenic drive in Addis Ababa takes you to the buildings of the Head Quarters of the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Finally, drive to the end point of the tour.
- Private transportation with insured comfortable vehicle
- All entrance fees
- Cultural Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
- Professional tour guide service
- Bottled water and snacks
- Free facemasks, sanitizers, and wipes in the vehicle
- Airport/Hotel pick-up and drop-offs
- Meals and other expenses not mentioned