Stopover short highlights guided tour of Addis Ababa
This tour is planned mainly for transit/connecting passengers with few hours in Addis Ababa. Visitors, depending on how long they have in Addis, will visit the most important and interesting places of Addis Ababa.
Some of the sites we visit are: -
*Merkato - the largest outdoor market in Africa
*National Museum of Ethiopia - to visit the fossils of Lucy
*Driving to Mount Entoto - to have a panoramic view of Addis
*Having lunch or dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant
*Attending a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
*Driving on the main streets of Addis to see historical monuments and major land marks
Layover tour in Addis Ababa can be planned to suit visitors' time, interests, and other requests. It can be customized in including more markets, museums, local culture, food preparation class, etc
Please, contact me soon for details and enjoy your time in Addis to the best!
This tour is planned mainly for transit passengers who have few hours to spare in Addis Ababa. During this tour, depending on how long visitors stay in Addis, visitors visit mainly the National Archaeological Museum of Addis Ababa which shelters the fossil remains of the oldest hominid - Lucy (3. 25 mil years old), and many other human and animal fossils. This museum is also a good place to introduce visitors with the history, nature, culture, religion and people of Ethiopia. Then, visitors will be taken to Merkato - the largest open air market in Africa. Here visitors will have a great experience of meeting people from the various parts of Ethiopia with their unique cultures. It is also a nice place to buy small souvenirs from different part of Ethiopia.
If there is more time to spend in Addis, visitors will visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, and drive to Mt. Entoto (3, 200 meters above sea level) to have a panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Enjoy Addis Ababa with me!!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name.
Duration: 5 hours
Throughout the tour, we use clean comfortable private Toyota Minibus ( 3 - 6 visitors) OR Toyota Corolla (1 or 2 visitors) equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
700 Ethiopian Birr - For visiting a couple of museums and for lunch/dinner at a local cultural Ethiopian restaurant, there would be a payment of about 700 Ethiopian Birr per person (1 US Dollars = 30 Ethiopian Birr). Most businesses would prefer to be paid in cash with a local currency.
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Our guide Muluken was very prompt at arriving and very courteous and knowledgeable. As per our wish he condensed the tour to two hours but still managed to see Mt. Entoyo and museum. Great to have him as a guide and commend toursbylocals for connecting the locals.