Stopover short highlights guided tour of Addis Ababa
This tour is planned mainly for transit/connecting passengers who have few hours to spare 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
This tour of 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: 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.
End location: Any place in Addis Ababa
Duration: 5 hours
We use a comfortable Toyota Minibus throughout the tour.
The price includes: -
- comfortable private Toyota Minibus equipped with air conditioning and seat belts,
- fuel (gasoline) and driver's allowance,
- Bottled water in the van
- Coffee Ceremony Attendance and coffee
- Professional experienced English speaking tour guide (my time as your tour guide and personal assistant), and related government taxes
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 = 27 Ethiopian Birr). Most businesses would prefer to be paid in cash with a local currency.
The price does not include meals, entrance fees, souvenirs, and any other expense which is not mentioned in the 'Included' List above.
NOTE - If you want the an all-inclusive price to include meals, entrance (admission) fees and the like in the price of the tour, please contact me so that I can customize it.
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Muluken was really helpful with information about the layover process while helping me create a custom tour for an overnight layover in Addis Ababa. We had some good food, watched dancing/singing from local music, and drove around the city to see some highlights. My flight arrived more than 1hr late, and he was there patiently waiting with the driver. He never asked me to hurry up with my pictures or eater faster because it's late. He still ensured that I enjoyed my trip.