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The Best way to Discover Addis Ababa provided by East Africa Tour Operator

The Best way to Discover Addis Ababa

The Best way to Discover Addis Ababa
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 166286P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottle of water, and Banana
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - St. George's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Ethnological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tiglachin Memorial
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up from any hotels.
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Ports:
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottle of water, and Banana
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - St. George's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Ethnological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tiglachin Memorial
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up from any hotels.
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Ports:
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Entoto
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Addis Mercato
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    National Museum of Ethiopia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    St. George's Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Ethnological Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Tiglachin Memorial
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
32 reviews
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Ulla K
3 contributions
Family
Our family went to the Mercato with Beki. It was a wonderful and enriching experience! Not only did we do a deep dive into etiopian culture but we also went into corners of the market we could never have gone to by ourselves. We recommend doing this tour 100%
Written March 1, 2022
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eastafricatouroperat
Thank you so much for your nice review and recommendations! We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We are looking forward to serve you again with another great experience . Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written March 2, 2022
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DCLady85
Washington, DC33 contributions
Business
I had a one on one custom tour with Beki, who was an amazing guide. He was so accommodating and allowed me to map out what I wanted to do in Addis, while incorporating what he felt I needed to see in Addis. I had the opportunity to experience Addis like a local. I was taken out of my comfort zone and I absolutely loved it. I rode in the "blue donkeys" (commuter vans), made injera with a beautiful grandmother in the community, and went to a local "bar" that served honey wine. I learned so much about the history of Ethiopia from a guide who was knowledgeable, generous to the locals, and extremely friendly.

My spouse took the tour with East Africa Tour Operator and I was told that I had to take their tour. Although my spouse had a different guide and a more "touristy" experience, it was just as fantastic. I love that you can customize your tour.

My trip to Addis was one of my best travel experiences and this tour had a lot to do with it. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in taking a safe, fun, and educational tour of a beautiful country with beautiful people.
Written March 31, 2019
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Thank you so much for your nice review and recommendations! We are glad to know how much you have enjoyed Addis Ababa with us. Please feel free to contact us for future trips and we will make sure you enjoyed at most! Thank you once again East Africa Tour Operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Claudia B
Geneva, Switzerland10 contributions
Solo
Beki Is just amazing. I have done several tours with him and all were a worthwhile adventure.
He makes sure everything is well organised and safe. I have no doubt in choosing him for my next tours around the country and in Addis.
Written May 2, 2019
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Thank you very much for your nice review and comments. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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ebwhite2015
New Delhi, India8 contributions
Great tour of Addis! Beki was a great and knowledgeable guide and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!
Written June 21, 2022
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eastafricatouroperat
Thank you very much for your nice review and recommendations We’re glad to hear you have enjoyed the tour with our guide Beki.
Written June 22, 2022
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg191 contributions
Family
We spent the day with Beki who was charming, knowledgeable and accommodating. He gave you as much fact and historical context to make the places visited interesting without being overwhelming. We went to Trinity Cathedral including the tomb of Haile Selassie and then his old palace which is now the Museum of Ethiopia at the University. We drove up to the Entoto Hills and back to Addis for lunch in the Taitu Hotel, the oldest in Addis, guided us through the Metcato and ended at a local coffee bar. We had a great day.
Written November 25, 2019
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We thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We hope to serve you with another trips in the future. Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 7, 2019
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Griffy
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Friends
Beki and his lovely driver were amazing tour guides for us in Ethiopia. We felt totally safe and they were very entertaining as well. They were also responsive to what we wanted to see and do, not pushing any pre-set iterary. We toured Mercato with Beki, which I would never do alone, and also went to Debre Zeit. I recommend him without reservation!
Written July 16, 2019
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We thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We hope to serve you with another trips in the future. Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Louise N
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia4 contributions
Friends
I have used Beki's services several times to do day tours for members of the Addis Ababa expat community. Beki has always been easy to work with, on time, competent, knowledge and just a funny, happy person to work with. I highly recommend Beki. There is a day tour suitable for everyone's taste so please talk to him and he will customize a tour for you.
Written March 15, 2019
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We thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We hope to serve you with another trips in the future. Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Fabrice M
Bern, Switzerland16 contributions
Couples
We had some excellent days in addis with east africa tour operator „Beki“ (With his driver). He has a excellent know how and a big experience.

Beki is open minded, funny, knows the best restaurants and bars and could realised some special things like organise a drone flight permit over addis.

I can highly recomend to book a tour with him.

👍
Written January 3, 2019
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We thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We hope to serve you with another trips in the future. Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Marisa Ehrbar
4 contributions
Friends
during our 2 days stay in Addis Abeba we were delighted and amazed by a visit to the monastery and the Portuguese church during one day, followed by 2 half day tours to the oldest forest of Africa and the museum in Addis Abeba.
myself and my friend learned a lot during those days, despite of the good planning and the excellent knowledge of tour guide Beki, we also made friends together with this skilled and safe driver "Rasta". it was a cultural inspiration and we spent magic moments and insights then we will never forget!
Written December 10, 2018
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We thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide Beki. We hope to serve you with another trips in the future. Thank you. Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Jean Slade
1 contribution
Solo
From the moment I was picked up, this tour operation was professional and entertaining. I learned so much and had such a good time. He even tailored the trip towards my needs. Highly recommend for all your Ethiopia travel needs.
Written December 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We would like to thank you very much for taking time to revise your Ethiopian experience with us. Thank you for your amazing review and we will be more than happy to welcome you back to Ethiopia Best wishes, East Africa Tour operator
Written December 10, 2019
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Riccardo Z
Riccardo Z
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Very good
Beki took us to discover the Addis Ababa market, Merkato. It was a very good experience and we went trhough many di
Phileas53
Phileas53
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Nice experience visiting the lakes in Oromia
Wonderful tour with a hike in the mountain doen de lake and a beautiful excursion by boat with the people of the la
Dorothy B
Dorothy B
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A Day in Addis
Beki took us on a full day of adventure through Addis Ababa. We toured trough streets, church, museums, traditional
caitlinn922
caitlinn922
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Merkato tour- brilliant!
My brother and I went on thr Merkato tour with Beki. It was brilliant. Beki was an excellent guide who took us to a
Ulrikaed
Ulrikaed
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Great visit to the Merkato!
Me and my friends went on a guided tour to Merkato and it was a lovely experience! I’m so happy I didn’t listen to
DiGilby
DiGilby
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Guided tour of Merkato
Beki guided a group of 8 of us through the amazing Merkato market. It was eye opening and informative. Even though
I9786LRronaldb
I9786LRronaldb
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Professional outfit, knowledgeable guide
Very professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Adjusted itinerary to my preferences, including a stop to the origi
SilliB
SilliB
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2 days Addis and Debre Libanos
We very much enjoyed our trips and tourism with Beki, all explanations about Ethiopia, its history and culture. Pa
D6247ENhannahs
D6247ENhannahs
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Good trip!
We had a great day to Debre Libanos with Beki. He facilitated the day very well and his communication beforehand wa
Emwuilbercq
Emwuilbercq
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'ET A to Z' - Exploring Merkato with Beki
I had the opportunity to work closely with Beki for my TV show 'ET A to Z'. We visited Merkato together for the epo
James S
James S
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Great Experience!
Very good guide, friendly, professional! I enjoyed my time with him very much and he is plenty informative and fai
261laraq
261laraq
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Excellent trip to Merkato
Beki was a wonderful host and we had an excellent morning at Merkato! We learned so much and got to experience the
rfryer2
rfryer2
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Beki offers such a unique experience !
I cant wait to see Beki again ! Beki goes out of his way to make sure the best experience is had. i have used Beki
YasThamri
YasThamri
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Don't hesitate. Beki and his team are truly amazing
Beki customized a tour for our little family - 2 adults and 2 children (6 and 1,5 yrs). It was not only a memorable
micpit
micpit
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Amazing day with a great tourist guide!
Had an amazing experience visiting Addis with Beki who showed my group of friends and I around the city of Addis. H
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