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Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa provided by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa
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from ₱7,350.69 per group (up to 6)
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Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
A note from Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa
In order to control the spread of COVID-19, few places of visits in Addis Ababa are not open for public visits. In such cases, we are flexible to customize your city tour in Addis Ababa by organizing visits of similar places or attractions you want to visit instead. Travel Safe!
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Get the perfect introduction to Ethiopia’s capital and culture on this door-to-door day tour, with private guide and vehicle for a more tailored experience. Admire Haile Selassie’s tomb; join a family in their home for an Ethiopian coffee ceremony; see 3-million-year-old fossil Lucy at the National Archaeological Museum; and visit an abandoned rock church at Kiddus Raguel. Catch markets, monuments, and landmarks along the way: tour excludes church entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Soak up the highlights of Addis Ababa on an action-packed private day tour
Experience a warm local welcome: a coffee ceremony on Entoto Hill
Learn about Ethiopian Christianity, archaeology, and culture from your guide
Enjoy hotel or airport transfers in a safe, modern, air-conditioned vehicle
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10131P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide • Tour escort/host • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off with private air conditioned vehicle • Bottled water, local snacks, coffee and tea • Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Attendance • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
Duration
6h 10m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport if visitors are just arriving OR ANY HOTEL/LODGE in Addis Ababa
Airports:
Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide • Tour escort/host • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off with private air conditioned vehicle • Bottled water, local snacks, coffee and tea • Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Attendance • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport if visitors are just arriving OR ANY HOTEL/LODGE in Addis Ababa
Airports:
Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h 10m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Holy Trinity Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    National Museum of Ethiopia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mount Entoto
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Addis Mercato
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Meskel Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lion of Judah
  • 6
    Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes
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cas2468
3 contributions
A wonderful day in Addis Ababa! Muluken is a great guide!
Dec 2019
Muluken was a wonderful and informative guide. He and our driver helped us see a lot of Addis Ababba in just one day. We loved seeing the city, various churches, Lucy, the African Union and having lunch and coffee ceremony at a local restaurant up in the hills with a great view! Muluken is very knowledgeable about the history of the city and Ethiopia, and we very much appreciated him sharing his knowledge with us. He and our driver were personable and professional, and we would recommend them to all.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EthiopiaTours88
Dear Visitor, Hello! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review! It was really a pleasure to be your tour guide in Addis Ababa. And, I’m thrilled that you loved your private sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa with me. We always do our best to offer customized tours in and around Addis Ababa best fit for our visits as our priority. Your review is a reward for our work. Thanks a lot again for choosing Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours and we look forward to showing you more of Ethiopia again. With best wishes, Muluken G.
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Berit S
1 contribution
Perfect Addis in one day!
Very nice and relaxed trip, with loads of experiences. Really feel like we got to see the best of Addis. Love the flexibility too, we could choose most of it ourselves. I can really recommend this trip!
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EthiopiaTours88
Dear Berits, Thank you so much for taking the full day sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa with us! It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed your tour of Addis Ababa with Biruk (the tour guide) and Emush (driver). Thanks again for sharing your experience with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours Team. We hope to see you someday for more tours in Ethiopia With best wishes, Muluken G.
Written 1 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex T
9 contributions
Fantastic Tour in Addis Abeba !
The tour was fantastic for the stop over we had in Addis. Biruk our guide was well educated and told us a lot about the city and Ethiopian culture. He adjusted the tour to our needs and interest. Among all the nice impressions and information, he was also funny and we laughed a lot. Getnet the driver was driving save and tried to find everytime the shortest route. We only can recommend this tour.
Written 14 February 2020
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Visitor, Thank you for booking your Full Day private tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is a pleasure to know Biruk (the tour guide) and Getnet (the driver) helped you to enjoy your layover tour in Addis Ababa. I will extend your compliments to Biruk and Getnet. Thank you once again for taking time to share your tour experience in Addis Ababa on TripAdvisor.com Please, get in touch with us for your travel needs in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia any time. Best wishes, Muluken G.
Written 15 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meander268789
8 contributions
A great first day in Addis
Feb 2020
Really great day with Getahun and Jamal. We were two friends traveling together and although we usually don’t do organized sightseeing tours, having a guide on the first day was a very good decision for two women alone. I was in contact with Muluken via email before our arrival and we were given Getahun’s phone number.

We got to see and do some things that alone we’d probably not have felt comfortable doing. They were able to customize the tour according to our wishes (we decided to skip the museums and do them on our own): we got to see the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Entoto Hill, Merkato and Chiromeda markets and several other monuments. They took us to a store to buy some Ethiopian wine (excellent Chardonnay btw) and to Tomoca to buy coffee. But, the absolute highlight of the tour was the traditional coffee ceremony at a very local place on Entoto, something that we would have never have found on our own. Not only did we get to experience the coffee ceremony, we also were able to try the local beer and hard liquor and we saw how the injera is made. Getahun was very knowledgeable about all things Ethiopian, from history, religion, to every day customs and unique things. Jamal’s driving was excellent in the sometimes very chaotic traffic. Highly recommended!
Written 2 February 2020
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Amra, Hello! It was a pleasure to meet you at the coffee ceremony at Mount Entoto! I thank you very much for booking your tour of Addis Ababa city with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really a pleasure to know we were able to customize your private city tour of Addis Ababa and could offer you the tour as you prefered!! I will extend your compliments to Getahun and Jemal! Thanks again for taking time to leave your tour experience in Addis Ababa with us! Please, keep in touch anytime if you may need our travel service in Addis Ababa or Ethiopia. With best wishes, Muluken G.
Written 3 February 2020
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Mark L
Manchester, UK44 contributions
Fantastic tour and great value for money
Dec 2019 • Couples
Mulukan is a superb guide. He knows the city inside-out. The depth of his knowledge is quite remarkable and he has a lovely style in terms of the way he shares his insights. Not pushy, excellent English speaker, very flexible and able to mould an itinerary according to what we wanted to cover. Can highly recommend.
Written 15 December 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Mark and Debbie, Hello! Thank you very much for booking the sightseeing city tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! I Thank You so much also for taking rating, reviewing, and sharing how you enjoyed your private guided visit of Addis Ababa with me. I’m really honored to get such a great compliments. We are at your disposal to serve you in your tour of Ethiopia anytime Thanks again Mark and Happy New Year!! Muluken G.
Written 26 December 2019
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Public health doc
8 contributions
A varied and rewarding experience
Dec 2019
Stepped off a red eye from London to be greeted by Getahun and Jemal. Despite the jet lag really enjoyable day starting with a panoramic view of AA, Holy Trinity Cathedral, the National Museum, a coffee ceremony, the Merkato market and finally a drive around the principal sights in central AA before arriving at my hotel to check-in. Lunch introduced me to injera (Ethiopian flatbread) - sorry Ethiopia, a bit of an acquired taste for me - and a combination of raw and cooked meat with a variety of spicy sauces. As a public health doctor I trust my hosts were not offended when I turned down the raw meat! Highlights included seeing 3.2m year old Lucy - amazing how you can reconstruct the human skeleton from a few bones and then see our common ancestor. No wonder Ethiopia calls itself the cradle of humanity. Another highlight for me was to visit the Haile Selassie museum - my interest in modern African history. Altogether just the right mix of experiences at a very reasonable price. Wish I had had more time to explore AA and elsewhere in Ethiopia. Thank you to my guides, Getahun for his patience and client care and Jemal for his driving skills.
Written 10 December 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Traveler, Thank you for choosing Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours for your private tour of Addis Ababa!! It is really nice to read your detailed step by step review of how your private tour in Addis Ababa with us was. Thank you so much for taking time for rating and reviewing your travel service with us. I will share your feedback with Getahun (the tour guide) and Jemal (driver). We strive to offer our best service and look forward to serve you on your tour of Ethiopia someday Wishing you a Happy and Successful New Year! Muluken G.
Written 26 December 2019
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Adriana Silva
2 contributions
Good time
Nov 2019
My tour guide was excellent! He was on time and very informative and knowledgeable of Ethiopian history and the city of Addis Ababa.
Written 18 November 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Visitor, Thank you very much for booking your private City Tour in Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is such a pleasure to know you enjoyed your guided sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa with us!! Thank you so much for taking time to leave a feedback of your visit of Addis Ababa on TripAdvisor!! We are at your disposal for any day tour from Addis Ababa or visiting Ethiopia anytime. Wishing you all the best, Muluken G.
Written 19 November 2019
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Ken J
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Excellent one-day private tour of Addis Ababa!
Nov 2019
My wife and I had a 16-hour layover in Addis Ababa so we booked a one-day private tour of Addis through Viator. Our guide, Getahun from Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, and driver Jemal picked us up from Bole Airport at 7am. They very kindly drove us around to several hotels to try to obtain some local currency since our ATM card was not functioning. They then took us to some famous sites such as the Ethiopian Museum, Trinity Church and Museum of the Red Terror. The traditional coffee ceremony in a small village in the hills north of Addis was especially lovely! Getahun kindly walked around the busy Mercato with us which was colorful and fun. We would highly recommend the tour of Addis with Getahun and Merit Ethiopian.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EthiopiaTours88
Dear Kenneth, Hello from Addis Ababa! It is great to hear you enjoyed your private city tour in Addis Ababa! Thank you very much for booking the full day sightseeing guided tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! And, Thank You very much also for taking time to rate and review your experience with Merit Ethiopian Tours. Your detailed review about the top places of visits in Addis Ababa with us is useful for us and other visitors to imagine what to expect during tours in and around Addis Ababa with us. I will forward your review to Getahun and Jemal as it encourages them to deliver best tours in Addis Ababa as ever. Thank you so much one more time Please, keep in touch with us for any travel related services you may need in Ethiopia anytime With best wishes, Muluken G
Written 14 November 2019
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caroborchex
2 contributions
Wonderful visit!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoy very much our visit in Addis Ababa. The museum watching Lucy the famous hominid!, the churches and the incredible Merkato!!!!! Our guide Mulken Girma was excellent!!!! Very professional and really made us enjoyed the city!
Written 28 October 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Gustavo, I’m very grateful that you booked your city tour of Addis Ababa and 2 days trip from Addis Ababa to the Rift Valley Lakes of Ethiopia with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It was a pleasure to be your tour guide in Addis Ababa and around. I was moving and emotional to see you (especially Carolina) how much you want to be with the people. I have also learnt a lot from your travel experiences worldwide. Thanks again for taking time to rate and review your experience with me I am always at your disposal for any travels services you may need in Ethiopia any time Best of wishes, Muluken G.
Written 29 October 2019
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Excursion728306
3 contributions
Love the flexibbility
Oct 2019
I had a great day on the tour of Addis Ababa. I especially appreciated the amount of flexibility I was given to make sure it met my interests and needs.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
EthiopiaTours88
Dear Visitor, Thank you very much for booking the Full-Day City Tour in Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really a pleasure to hear you had a great day on the tour of Addis Ababa with us! We always try our best to make our visitors tour with us the best they can have by allowing the most flexibility as possible to suit their expectations. Thanks again and best regards, Muluken G.
Written 27 October 2019
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Great Time
I had a great time and was well provided for by Muluken. We had an amazing time, and this was an amazing value con
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Two days tour to Harar
We had booked for this trip for the end of April 2020. Muluken made every effort to adapt the itinerary to fit in w
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Highly recommended
A well thought out tour giving a good glimpse of Addis local life. The family visit especially seemed very genuine
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Great tour
Fantastic. I had a tour with Muluken (guide) 2.5 years ago, and this was great, just like last time. Muluken is a g
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Nice experience
It was very nice. Our guide Biruk was very well informed and showed us many interesting things. :) He gave us many
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Trip to Awash Falls
They arranged our transportation to Awash Falls. Driver (Solomon) and his van were excellent. Solomon was safe and
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Best around Addis Ababa
If in Addis Ababa for layover or more than one day, take Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. You will enjoy it!
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An excellent day trip from Addis Ababa
We have had a fantastic experience with Muluken, who has organised a personalised day tour from Addis Ababa on the
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Memory lane
For the first time after 63 years I was happy to return to Addis Abeba. I got in contact with Muluken Girma, the mo
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Well organised and professional service
We found Muluken through Trip Advisor. We wanted a local guide to help us plan trips in Ethiopia as we were visitin
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Flexible and Engaged
Muluken ensures that every one of his clients has a unique experience. We visited multiple sites over the course o
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Thanks
Thank you for your service guys! We really enjoyed the tour. We had the occasion to discover Addis-abeba.
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Most enjoyable tour of northern Ethiopia.
We enjoyed our private tour of Northern Ethiopia with Muluken. He was very professional, punctual and accommodatin
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An Excellent Tour From A Superb English Speaking Guide
If you are looking to see and understand more about the Ethiopia outside of Addis then look no further. Muluken is
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Great Tour
Like many, we took advantage of a long layover is Addis by doing a city tour. The guys that took us around were out
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