Short Information of the Tour.
Tour Code: AETT-AA-1 Tour Program of Addis Ababa
Attraction: History, Religion, Scenery Culture and Ancient city
Duration: Full Day
Transportation: Surface drive, Walk
Time: Throughout the Year
Full Day tour of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mount Entoto, African biggest open-air market Merkato, Shiro Meda Tommoca.
After having breakfast, Drive or hike to Mount Entoto. Once we arrive to a small ancient city on the top of Mount Entoto which was the capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa.
Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests. Here you will visit the Entoto Maryam church, museum and the story behind the famous Ethiopian Emperor Minilk 2nd, his wife Empress Taytu and about the Adwa war.
After the visit, proceed down to Addis Ababa via Shiro Meda, the city’s largest market for traditional clothes.
Proceed to the campus of Addis Ababa University to the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie.
Continue with a visit to the National Museum, where Ethiopia’s oldest resident, Lucy, is housed.
Close to the National Museum is the Selassie (Trinity) church, one of the most important churches of Addis Ababa and the final resting place of Haile Selassie, to whom there is a dedicated museum on site.
Finish the day with shopping in merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market and testing the Ethiopian Coffee at “Tommoca”
Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.
End of Tour. (B, L, D)