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Highlights

  • Walking around the market
  • Talking with the vendors
  • help bargeining at the market
  • see daily life

Pick up

You will be picked up at your hotel
or we can meet at: Haille Selasie Post Office


What to Expect

Explore the local markets and experiencing daily life in Addis Abeba. The highlights in Addis are the markets, National Museum of Ethiopia, St George Cathedral and of course Merkato Market.

It's a private tour, so we will tailormake after your wishes. If you love history we will spend most...


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Pick Up

I will pick you up from your hotel and take to the start of our walk at the National Museum. It's an interesting walk through the city center of Addis Ababa to the downtown Markets that hold the community together in Addis Ababa.

I will pick you up from your hotel and take to the start of our walk at the National Museum. It's an interesting walk through the city center of Addis Ababa to the downtown Markets that hold the community together in Addis Ababa.

National Museum of Ethiopia

Meet world famous Lucy Dinkinesh, the 3,2 million-year-old lady which is the most intact human-like ancestor.

Entrance is not included then the museum visits are optional. The entrance fee to the National Museum of Ethiopia is less than 1 USD per today, 10 Birr.

Meet world famous Lucy Dinkinesh, the 3,2 million-year-old lady which is the most intact human-like ancestor.

Entrance is not included then the museum visits are optional. The entrance fee to the National Museum of Ethiopia is less than 1 USD per today, 10 Birr.

Ethnological Museum

We will visit this magnificent place which is Haile Selassie’s former palace, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Today it's within the university’s campus.

Since its a former palace, you can also see some interesting rooms such as Haile Selassie bedroom, bathroom, office and his various uniforms.

Entrance is not included then the museum visits are optional. The entrance fee to the National Museum of Ethiopia is less than 4 USD per today, 100 Birr.


We will visit this magnificent place which is Haile Selassie’s former palace, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Today it's within the university’s campus.

Since its a former palace, you can also see some interesting rooms such as Haile Selassie bedroom, bathroom, office and his various uniforms.

Entrance is not included then the museum visits are optional. The entrance fee to the National Museum of Ethiopia is less than 4 USD per today, 100 Birr.


St George Cathedral

We will walk pass St George Cathedral, the church is built in traditional octagonal form and with a severe neoclassical style. It was completed in 1911 with the help of Greek, Armenian and Indian artists. Empress Zewditu (in 1916) and Emperor Haile Selassie (in 1930) were both crowned here.
If you want to go inside the entrance fee is per today 200 birr.

We will walk pass St George Cathedral, the church is built in traditional octagonal form and with a severe neoclassical style. It was completed in 1911 with the help of Greek, Armenian and Indian artists. Empress Zewditu (in 1916) and Emperor Haile Selassie (in 1930) were both crowned here.
If you want to go inside the entrance fee is per today 200 birr.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The most sacred Ethiopian Orthodox church in the capital, and one of the most sacred sites in Ethiopia after the churches of Lalibela.
Its a beautiful cathedral built by Emperor Haile Selassie. You can admire the splendid stained glass windows.

You will also see the thrones where Emperor Haile Selassie and his empress sat during the masses as well as their tombs.
There is also a small museum included in the entrance which is 200 Birr.

The most sacred Ethiopian Orthodox church in the capital, and one of the most sacred sites in Ethiopia after the churches of Lalibela.
Its a beautiful cathedral built by Emperor Haile Selassie. You can admire the splendid stained glass windows.

You will also see the thrones where Emperor Haile Selassie and his empress sat during the masses as well as their tombs.
There is also a small museum included in the entrance which is 200 Birr.

Local Lunch & Ethiopian Coffee

We will have a delicious local Lunch at one of the restaurants in the city. We will have traditional Injerra and some strong Ethiopian coffee.

We will have a delicious local Lunch at one of the restaurants in the city. We will have traditional Injerra and some strong Ethiopian coffee.

Merkato Local Market

Where all the shops are in Addis Ababa? Most of them are here.
Merkato marked is a must to visit while in Addis Abeba. Its a fast-paced market with just about every type of business under the sun, from food to souvenirs and even building materials. It is an interesting slice of business life, its busy and packed people - as a foreigner you wont go here without a guide.

If you want an overview we can go on the roof top of a building for a panoramic shot.

Where all the shops are in Addis Ababa? Most of them are here.
Merkato marked is a must to visit while in Addis Abeba. Its a fast-paced market with just about every type of business under the sun, from food to souvenirs and even building materials. It is an interesting slice of business life, its busy and packed people - as a foreigner you wont go here without a guide.

If you want an overview we can go on the roof top of a building for a panoramic shot.

Departure

After our tour, i will take you back to your hotel safely as we share about my culture.

After our tour, i will take you back to your hotel safely as we share about my culture.

The Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

The Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum is a modern museum showing and explaining the period of “Red Terror” (from 1978-1978). This museum from 2010 is a memorial to those who died during the Red Terror under the Derg government.
You will see torture instruments, skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes and photographs of victims from the period in Ethiopia when countless innocent people suffered.
The museum is free entrance. Addis Ababa Museum.

The Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum is a modern museum showing and explaining the period of “Red Terror” (from 1978-1978). This museum from 2010 is a memorial to those who died during the Red Terror under the Derg government.
You will see torture instruments, skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes and photographs of victims from the period in Ethiopia when countless innocent people suffered.
The museum is free entrance. Addis Ababa Museum.


What is included

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Lunch
  • samosas tastings

What to bring

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • camera
  • Sun glasses

Please note

Its a 5.5 km walk.
We will tailor-make the tour after your interests, where we will spend time. Choose between a half day or full day tour.
No entrances are included and you will pay on spot.

If you prefer to go with a rickshaw instead of walking, we can arrange that for a small fee. That will be paid on spot.


About your Localist

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Language

  • English


Guest reviews (1)

  5.00 / 5.00

Dave

Mar, 18, 2019

Our Tour guide Lady was fantastic, full of knowledge, she showed us everything, she was very friendly ,we learnt so much about Ethiopia, i would definitely recommend this tour.

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