• Addis Ababa (“New Flower”) was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II
  • At an altitude of 2,355m and a temperate weather, Addis is the highest capital city in Africa and the fifth highest in the world
  • Addis is home to the largest open air market in Africa (Merkato)
  • Its National Museum exhibits prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid known as Lucy, along with Ethiopian art and traditional crafts
  • The African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are several international institutions headquartered in Addis


If you are looking to explore the best highlights of Addis Ababa in just one day, you have come to the right place.

Before Lunch:

  • Trip to Entoto mountain where you will see the vast parts of Addis Ababa from an impressive viewpoint, explore the historic Entoto Church & Museum and Menelik’s palace at a pick altitude of 3,200m. We haven’t forgotten to include nature, birdwatching and authentic local way of life
  • Short stop at Shiromeda Textile market, where you will socialize with the world’s famous traditional textile craftsmen. You will also have an opportunity to shop souvenirs
  • National Museum – you will have the opportunity to meet the fossil replicate of your ancestor Lucy

Lunch at Taitu Hotel:

  • We take you to the oldest hotel in Ethiopia for a typical Ethiopian lunch experience

After Lunch:

  • Sightseeing Addis Ababa’s mesmeric old town, Piassa
  • Merkato – You will spend 1-2 hours in Africa’s largest open air market, where you will experience Ethiopia’s distinct market activity and business dealings. We promise you jaw-dropping encounters.


  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local tour guide
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Museum entrance fees


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Other cost not offered in this program


To ensure a pleasant experience, we recommend you carry the following:

  • Passport/National ID
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dress/cloth
  • Comfortable shoes for walking

Available departures

Hotel pick-up: 8.30am
Tour starts: 9am
Tour ends: 5pm
Note: Minimum of TWO people is required for the tour. This tour is closed during public holidays

Select your tour date using the calendar below to book this tour.

This is a daily tour.