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Highlights

  • Flexible tour made especially for you
  • pick up at aiport
  • return back to airport in time

Meeting point

We will meet at Bole International Aiport Addis Ababa


What to Expect

Explore Addis Ababa on your stopover in the capital of Ethiopia. Bole international airport (ADD) lies only 8 km/5 miles from the city. This package is for at least 6 hours stopover. We can reduce the time in Addis Ababa if you have less time.

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Pick Up

We will meet at Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa. The airport has 2 terminals, all international flights use terminal 2.
NB! Make sure you have your visa ready for Ethiopia.
Many nationalities can buy a tourist visa on arrival, and it is also possible to buy online before you start to travel.
Please see: https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/tourist-visa

We will meet at Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa. The airport has 2 terminals, all international flights use terminal 2.
NB! Make sure you have your visa ready for Ethiopia.
Many nationalities can buy a tourist visa on arrival, and it is also possible to buy online before you start to travel.
Please see: https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/tourist-visa

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.

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

Haile Selassie’s former palace is a magnificent place which is 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.

Haile Selassie’s former palace is a magnificent place which is 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

St George Cathedral 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.

Inside the church, you will see an incredible set of paintings portraying both scenes from the Bible and from Ethiopian history.

There is also a small museum with memorabilia from the ancient church and a collection of religious writings, Ethiopian crosses, and clothing.

If you want to go inside the entrance fee is per today 200 birr.

St George Cathedral 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.

Inside the church, you will see an incredible set of paintings portraying both scenes from the Bible and from Ethiopian history.

There is also a small museum with memorabilia from the ancient church and a collection of religious writings, Ethiopian crosses, and clothing.

If you want to go inside the entrance fee is per today 200 birr.

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 periode 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 periode in Ethiopia when countless innocent people suffered.
The museum is free entrance. Addis Ababa Museum.

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.

Departure

We will return to the airport at least 1,5 hour before your flight. This to make sure you will have no problems and travel as planned. This is a safe stopover package.

We will return to the airport at least 1,5 hour before your flight. This to make sure you will have no problems and travel as planned. This is a safe stopover package.


What is included

  • Pick up/drop off at ADD airport
  • Local lunch
  • Local private guide

What to bring

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • camera
  • Sun glasses

Please note

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


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Language

  • English


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