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Immerse Yourself In The Beauty And Culture Of Ethiopia

Day tours in & around Addis Ababa

City Tour

We organize individual and group tours of the sites in and around Addis, such as Mercato, Mount Entoto, the museums (Red Terror Martyrs’ Museum, National Museum, Ethnological Museum), and the churches.We also organize cultural and specialty tours and immersion activities such as traditional Ethiopian dance classes, coffee tours, injera baking, farming, weaving, and much more.

 

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City tour

– Meet up at the airport or Hotel.
– Visit the home of the famous Lucy which is ranked one of the most important museum collections in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Visit this trio of historical churches of The Holy Trinity Cathedral and see the Menelik II Mausoleum and the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.,
– Lunch at a traditional restaurant to taste Ethiopian National dishes or a nice western restaurant by your choice or both.
– Drive and walk in Merkato, the biggest in Africa where people and color combine more than you can imagine.
– Optionally we will visit other places based on our time. Including Entoto to see the panoramic view of the city.
– Souvenir’s shopping and Traditional coffee Ceremony if needed.
– I will drop you or the group at the airport or hotel
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Vats, Yaris depend on the number of people, and we will take a walk when necessary.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Debre Libanos & the Portuguese Bridge

Visit the Debre Libanos monastery, founded in the thirteenth century. Take a tour of the DebreLibanos church and take a short hike to the cave where St. Tekle Haymanot is said to have prayed for 29 years. See the amazing view of the Abay (Blue Nile) Gorge, see the rushing waterfalls, visit the Portuguese Bridge and see the Gelada baboons.

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Day Tour to Debre Libanos

We will pick you up and drop you at the lobby of your hotel or your place at 8:00 A.M
You will drive about 110 km to Debre Libanos. You will start a tour of the church and the museum. You will then take a short hike up to the cave church where St. Tekle Haymanot is said to have prayed for 29 years. Then you will drive to a location where you will have an impressive view of the Abay (Blue Nile) Gorge and take a short hike down to the Portuguese Bridge, the waterfall, and the home of the gelada baboons. There is a restaurant near the bridge where you can have lunch or you can bring your own food. You will return to Addis in the late afternoon. Women are required to wear scarves on their heads in the large church, so women might want to bring their own. If they do not have one then one will be provided by the church. You will have to remove your shoes to enter both churches. The hiking areas are steep in some places and have areas of rocky uneven ground. We recommend you bring an umbrella or jacket in case of rain. Hiking is optional and there are places to relax and enjoy the surroundings and views in case you do not want to hike.
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Coaster Bus, four-wheel drive (4×4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Discover the Wonders of Merkato

Merkato, it’s the largest shopping area in Addis and some say the largest market in Africa. Stalls, shops, kiosks, malls, and street vendors sell food, drink, spices, incense, clothing, jewelry, music, movies, appliances, handicrafts, chat, and more. Visit the recycling market where someone’s garbage is transformed into a new and different product ready for its new life. 

 

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Half day tour

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and drive to Mercato in one vehicle.
You will return around lunchtime.
We will meet at your place or anywhere convenient for you.
You will explore the famous Merkato with guide who can lead you through the hustle and bustle of this unique marketplace, explaining what is for sale and what it is used for.
At the end of the tour we will stop at the famous Tomoca coffee.
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Hiafu Minivan, Coaster Bus, we can also use public taxi, depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Excursion to Melka Kuntre, Tiya and Adadi Mariam

MelkaKuntre, Stone Age site (between 1.5 and 1.8 Million years old), contains many samples of Stone Age tools of the early Homo sapiens. The collections are results of the excavations of the last four decades. The samples are well exhibited in show rooms and there is very good scientific explanation about Stone Age tools in general and the site in particular.

 

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Day tour to Tiya,Adadi Mariyam and Melka kunture

You will drive about 83 km to you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage site) remarkable for its large stone pillars, many of which bear some form of decoration.
In additional, we will take you to the village in Tiya to show you how they make Ensset (kocho) from the false banana tree one of the staple food and coffee ceremony if we have enough time.
Adadi Mariyam , also lies along this road and it is the only rock hewn church to exist as this region. The church is not carefully carved as the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela but it has a lot of similarities with most of them and the rock-hewn churches of Tigray.
I recommend you bring a hat or umbrella, sunscreen (if you need it),
jacket, snacks, and a lunch.
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Four wheel drive (4/4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.
We can organize any trip based on your requirements.

Food Tasting Tour

Join this unique, personalized and authentic tour of Addis to see the rich Ethiopian cuisine! Ethiopian cuisine characteristically consists of vegetable and often very spicy meat dishes. This is usually in the form of wat, a thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour.

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Food tasting tour

Tour: Food tasting tours, Enjera/Injera baking, coffee ceremony, Tej tasting

Fee: $50 per person – non refundable

Join us on this unique, personalized and authentic tour of Addis to see the rich Ethiopian cuisine! Ethiopian cuisine characteristically consists of vegetable and often very spicy meat dishes. This is usually in the form of wat, a thick stew, served atop Enjera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour.

Our walking food tours take you to several restaurants where we highlight their best dish. Our expertise Beki will lead you and tell you the story behind the food and the traditions involved in cooking each dish.

Food tours are focused in many neighborhoods where we walk between each stop. In total, we spend around 1 hour on one stop. The tour lasts approximately four up to five hours

What’s included?

Food at four or five restaurants

Bottle of water, Fresh juice, Coffee ceremony

Excursion to Zequala & Nearby Crater Lake

Visit Crater Lake in Mount Zuqualla said to have been founded by St Gebre Manfas Kidus. Two churches were later built at the monastery, one dedicated to St Gebre Menfas kidus built by Menelik II in 1880 and designed by the Italian Sebastian Castagna , and the other dedicated to Kidane Mihret built during the reign of Haile Selassie. Various other holy sites are found around the mountain, mostly rock formations, while the monastery is the site of a biannual festival . Take a tour of the Zuqualla church and take a two and half hours hike to the St. Gebre Menfas kidus See the amazing view of the lake.

 

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Excursion to Zequala & Nearby Crater Lake

Take a tour of the zequalla church and take a two and half hours hike to the St. Gebre Menfas kidus See the amazing view of the lake
We will leave at 8:00 a.m. and make the drive together rain or shine. We will return in the late afternoon.
Lunch will be in Debre Zeit
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Coaster Bus, Four wheel drive (4×4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Lake Tour in Debre Zeyit

Debre Zeyit is located 47 Km southeast of Addis Ababa along its route 4 highway. Nearby points of interest include Mount Yarer, Green Crater Lake and Lake Hora Kiloli. It is a resort town, known for five crater lakes: Lake Bishoftu, Lake Hora (a base for watersports, many water birds and an annual festival), Lake Bishoftu Guda, Lake Koriftu and the seasonal Lake Cheleklaka. other major businesses in Bishoftu include the Ada Flour and Pasta Factory, the Pasqua Giuseppe PLC, the Salmida Leather Products Manufacturing, Ratson (Women Youth Children Development Program), and Winrock International Ethiopia.

 

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Lake tour to Debre Zeyit

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We will leave at 8:00 a.m. and make the drive together rain or shine. We will return in the late afternoon.
You will visit the best four lakes out of the seven lakes that are found in Debre Zeit.
You will have lunch at one of the lakes with spectacular views and the best food and beverage.
You will have short boat trip in one of the lake or kayaking
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Coaster Bus, four-wheel drive (4×4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Hike Menagesha Forest

Leave the rush of Addis Ababa behind and retreat to the peace of Menagesha Forest. Hike through the lush habitat, home to many indigenous birds and animals. Meet new and interesting people as you experience the natural beauty together. Trekking into the forest of the oldest national park in Africa. 

 

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Hike through the beautiful Menagesha Forest

– We will leave at 8:00 a.m. and make the drive together rain or shine. We will return in the late afternoon.
– The tour there will be time to relax and eat in the lovely picnic area.
– We recommend you bring a hat or umbrella, sunscreen (if you need it), jacket, water, snacks, and a lunch.
– We will drive about 55 km Leave the rush of Addis Ababa behind and retreat to the peace of Menagesha Forest.
– Hike through the lush habitat, home to many indigenous birds and animals. There are places to relax and enjoy the surroundings and views in case you do not want to hike.
– You can also camp for overnight.
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Hiafu Minivan, Coaster Bus, Four wheel drive (4×4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

We organize a trip based on your requirements.

Wenchi Crater Lake

One of the beautiful Lake, for Boat trip to an Island, Trekking, horse riding and the beauty is a gift of Mother of nature. The crater lake of Wenchi is made out of an Extinct Volcano. We will drive about 155 km Leave the rush of Addis Ababa behind and retreat to the peace of Wenchi Crater.

 

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Wenchi Crater Lake Tour

– We will drive about 155 km Leave the rush of Addis Ababa behind and retreat to the peace of Wenchi Crater lake and village. Once we arrive we will either ride Horse or take 4 km hike for one and half up to two hours.
– start trekking or Horse Riding while enjoying the beautiful scenery
– Boat Trip to lake Island where we found historical church
Wench tour is optional for people to stay overnight
*** Back the next day if you booked for two days or overnight stay at Negash Lodge / Weliso
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Four wheel drive (4/4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.

Wildlife Tour

See wild bushbucks, lions, cheetahs, baboons, varvet monkeys, birds, and more thriving at Born Free’s Wildlife Rescue, Conservation, and Education Centre! Located about an hour outside of Addis, Born Free strives to save and protect wild animals in Ethiopia, providing then with a safe
and happy life.

 

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Animal lovers- Visit Born Free Animal Sanctury

– We will meet at 8:00 a.m. in the morning ready to leave at 8:30 a.m.
– We will travel to Born Free together in one vehicle. The drive should take between an hour and an hour and a half.
– When we arrive at Born Free we will take an hour and a half walking tour.
– After the tour there will be time to relax and eat in the lovely picnic area. We will then head back to Addis. We will return before 8:00 p.m.
– We recommend you bring a hat or umbrella, sunscreen (if you need it), jacket, water, snacks, and a lunch. The walking paths are uneven and In addition, there are some biting ants, so consider this when you are getting dressed.
– Restaurant currently nowhere to purchase food BUT they started to sell drink at Born Free (though they are working on opening a restaurant which soon) so you have to bring your own.
– Born Free Foundation accepts donations
TRANSPORTATION
Get picked up with new model Toyota Minivan, Coaster Bus, Four wheel drive (4×4) depend on the number of people.
Contact us for any questions and suggestions with the above address.