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Walking Tour of Addis Abeba - Discover Addis the Authentic way
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Walking Tour of Addis Abeba - Discover Addis the Authentic way

By Aspire Ethiopia Tours
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Ages 3-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Ababa
  • Entry/Admission - Meskel Square
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato Market
  • Entry/Admission - Tiglachin Memorial


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We can set up meeting points a day before the tour. Contact us for more information
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 159999P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Aspire Ethiopia Tours
          191
          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
          Joined in March 2019
        • 627bradk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day in Addis!
          I feel much gratitude for such a great day in Addis Ababa with this tour. My guide Gashaw was easy to talk to and incredibly knowledgeable and the history and culture of Ethiopia. He was kind, flexible and professional. He even adapted the itinerary based on my interests and took me to some places I never would have found on my own. Thanks for a great day!
          Written April 15, 2024
        • nicksO453NF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent, Knowledgeable guide of Addis
          I highly recommend Gashaw as a tour guide. He is professional, respectful and knowldgeable about Addis Ababa. He is more than happy to tailor your time around whatever you are most interested and excited about seeing in the city. For our tour, we visited Mercato and St George church (as well as stopping for coffee and tea a few times along the way). I would highly highly recommend talking to Gashaw if you are interested in seeing and learning more about Ethiopia
          Written March 30, 2024
        • hutcho2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended Ethiopian Tour Guide
          We had wonderful two-days experience of Addis with Aspire Ethiopian Tours. Gashaw, our guide’s English was excellent. He was attentive to our needs and was a very good tour guide. We liked his services very much. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Ethiopia.
          Written March 24, 2024
        • Charmdan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip of a lifetime to Lalibela
          Trip of a lifetime to Lalibela with an amazing tour guide supplied by Aspire Tours. Highly recommend. Just make sure you have a remote charger and torch in case the electricity goes off for a few hours. The guide was incredible and we had a private driver. Highly recommend.
          Written March 18, 2024
        • Charmdan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing day in Addis
          We had an amazing day with Aspire tours and their guide that met us at the airport. Took us around Addis and was super attentive. He considered our particular interests and designed an amazing day. Highly recommend.
          Written March 18, 2024
        • chrisaK7501UL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Addis Day trip
          I can't recommend this team enough. I hung out with Desele for the day... a man affluent in everything African / Ethiopian history. Every turn we learned something new about this unique country. He was also very quick to accommodate me and change the tour plans based on what I had already seen in the city. It's been a couple days since our city day trip and I'm currently sharing a meal with the man! -Chris
          Written March 5, 2024
        • alexandersG2815RS
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend for deep insights into Ethiopian culture and nature
          I had wonderful 8 days with Aspire Ethiopia. Gashaw and his team offer excellent and customised services. The tour was perfectly organised and the guides were very knowledgeable and nice people to spend time with. Highly recommended for a deep and safe exploration of the beautiful nature and the fascinating cultures of Ethiopia!
          Written February 17, 2024
        • kevindK8442KX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Grand Tour of Ethiopia
          Through Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia tours, I completed a 1 month tour of Ethiopia taking in the best the country has to offer Danakil,lalibela, Gondar,Simien Mountains,omo valley.bale Mountains and Harar From the planning stage early on, Gashaw organised my trip of a lifetime professionally and was always on offer to answer any questions and queries I had When we met at Addis International Airport I new straight awayI had met a very humble,gentle and intelligent person.We had an interesting day exploring Addis Ababa during Leddet visiting the sights and museums on our city tour(recommended)Gashaws command of English is excellent and is highly knowledgeable on all things Ethiopian and the world Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia Tours organised my whole 1 month exploring Ethiopia organising my domestic flights, hotel accommodation ,4x4 transport and finding me the best local guides Ethiopia is the most unique country in Africa culture,food and landscapes like no where else on the planet interesting, beautiful and fascinating The country needs the tourists back and this Gem of a place is waiting for you! Gashaw and Aspire are the best small operator in the country the best for tailor made itineraries and personal tours I will be considering returning next year through the help of Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia Tours. Thank you for a trip of lifetime
          Written February 13, 2024
        • kevindK8442KX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Grand Tour of Ethiopia
          Though Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia Tours, I completed a 1 month tour of Ethiopia taking in the best the country has on offer.From the planning stage early on,Gashaw organised my trip of a lifetime professionally and was always on offer to answer any questions I had. When we met at Addis International Airport I new straight away that I had met a very humble gentle and intelligent guide/travel agent. We had an interesting city tour of Addis (recommended) his spoken and written command of English is excellent Gashaw is also full of knowledge and insight in all things Ethiopian and the world Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia Tours organised my whole 1 month exploring Ethiopia, organising my domestic flights,hotel accommodation and local guides Ethiopia is the most unique country in Africa,interesting, beautiful and fascinating, the country needs the tourists back and this Gem of a place is waiting for you!. Gashaw and Aspire Ethiopia Tours are the best small tour operator in the whole country fantastic for tailor-made itineraries I will be considering returning next year through Gashaw and Aspire I now consider him a true friend. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime
          Written February 13, 2024
        • SharSrinivasan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent for a day tour!
          I had an excellent time with Aspire — I appreciated their flexibility after a delayed flight and jet lag; I really learned a lot from the museum visit. I found the trip to Entoto park a lot of fun! As a solo woman, I was always made to feel safe. I liked the food options too!
          Written February 4, 2024
        • Fawzia H
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Aspire Ethiopia Tours is a great company.
          I had a wonderful day. Historical introduction in Museum, great views of the city from the Entoto Park, visited the local market and an Ethiopian Orthdox Church etc… Capital is a great guide. Totally recommend! Thank you.
          Written January 1, 2024
        • sarahkJ8835EO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Addis Tour
          Had a very interesting and fun-filled day will Gashaw who was my guide for the day.I learnt alot and I would say he was quite informed and interesting company through the half day tour.He picked on time and helped me explore Addis Ababa. He was part of my experience as I visited the museum in Addis Ababa, St George's Chapel, tasted Ethiopian food and finally had a taste of tej ( which I now wanna carry home ).All in all I would recommend Aspire Tours for any Ethiopia adventures
          Written December 29, 2023
        • Adventurer557798
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day
          We had a wonderful day. Although we were only able to spend one day in Addis Ababa, I come back with the feeling of having known it. Historical introduction in the museum, the best views of the city from the Entoto Park, traditional food, visit to a local market... And some delicious avocado juices! Gashaw is a great guide and I would definitely recommend him to any friend wishing to travel to Ethiopia!
          Written December 21, 2023
        • marisagP1597HT
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was really a great experience!!!
          The trip organized by Aspire was simply wonderful. We visited all the main places in Addis in only one day!! The guide explained us eveything with detail and discovered places that we could not find alone. It was super !!! I really recommended it
          Written December 16, 2023
        • K780MKdianas
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great all around experience
          Our tour with Adisu was great! He was extremely knowledgeable and very flexible with our time restriction. If you are interested in learning more about Addis and more generally about Ethiopia I would highly recommend this tour.
          Written November 19, 2023
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        vbgorsevski
        Washington DC, DC12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I had an unexpected layover in Addis Ababa. I found Gashaw on trip advisor with a 5 star review so I booked him for the day.

        Gashaw expertly drove me around Addis including just outside and up a mountain where I had a tremendous view of the whole city.

        We packed in so many thing in such a short period - museums, churches, delicious lunch, coffee, short hike - with Gashaw all the while explaining Ethiopia’s fascinating history and geography.

        I couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable, friendly guide and I highly recommend Gashaw and his company Aspire Ethiopia to anyone and everyone.
        Written August 15, 2022
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        We thank you very much for taking time to write such a nice review here. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your unexpected layover discovering Addis Ababa with our guide. We hope to welcome you back for another tour. Regards, Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written August 17, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Thomas V
        Sorrento3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022 • Friends
        During a visit of a friend in Addis, Gashaw guided us during two days. He tailored the tours to our interests and was very mindful of our needs and wellbeing. I can recommend him as a very knowledgeable and funny guide with a strong mastery of English and Western culture. He was very open in helping us understand Ethiopian culture and society and clearly knows the best authentic places to eat and drink at.

        With him, we visited Piazza, Taitu hotel, Merkato, the sights along Churchill Avenue, La Gare, St George Cathedral, IES, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Gebrekristos Desta Art museum.

        I hope I can still engage his services for a future visit of the historic sites in the north of the country.
        Written May 8, 2022
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        We thank you very much for taking time to write such an amazing reviews of your experience with us in Addis Ababa. We are glad to know you have enjoyed the two days spent with our guide. We can understand you had great day from what you wrote and we want to guarantee you that you will have even greater experience with us in your next trip in Ethiopia. Thank you once again. Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written May 11, 2022
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        Deirdre
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022 • Friends
        Having lived in Addis Ababa for a while now, Gashaw was still able to show me a different side of the city. Wading through the hustle and bustle of Merkato and Piazza, he shared his knowledge of the history and culture of Addis and its people. Gashaw listened to our wishes and completely personalised this tour for us. He is a knowledgeable guide and very pleasant company. Would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for the beautiful experience!
        Written May 8, 2022
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        Hello Didi, Thank you for your nice words about our time exploring Merkato and Piazza. It was a pleasure for me to show you around the hidden gems of the market and indigenous part of Addis. I hope to take you to more vintage Coffee Shops in Addis when you have time. Thank you once again.
        Written May 11, 2022
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        Bhavik c
        Naperville, IL2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Couples
        We had an absolutely wonderful time in Addis Ababa thanks to Aspire tour. We had around 6 hours to explore ADDIS and called Aspire at the very last minute and they were able to arrange a tour for us; and Adisu, our guide was at our hotel in less than an hour . We visited the national museum , Saint George’s cathedral ,Mt Entoto park atop the mountains and the market. Adisu was very knowledgeable and made our museum visit one of the best ever . The church was closed but Adisu was able to work through his contacts and we got a very personal visit to the inside of the church which was very fascinating . Had a lovely cup of coffee atop the mountains and the drove through the busy market streets. We also wanted to try some local cuisine and Adisu took us to a great restaurant with the finest local beer and food. Cannot recommend Aspire tours enough . Thank you Adisu and Aspire tours for making this a very memorable trip!
        Written July 31, 2022
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        Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your very much detailed review of your experience with our guide here in Addis Ababa. We are glad you managed to make the best out of your limited time. It was great having you with us and we really hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you once again. Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written August 1, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Giselle
        Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        I had a rushed reservation and was completely unsure of what I wanted to do. But after talking to Gashaw and meeting him, I was sure of what I wanted. Our tour encompassed all of the greatest sites in the city, and because he was so knowledgeable, I learned so much about the history and current climate of the city/country. Gashaw made sure I was always comfortable and did/saw what I wanted. He is also very humble, wise, and open minded. I like to think we struck a good friendship by the end of the day. He is an excellent tour guide. Highly recommended👍🏼
        Written April 21, 2023
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        Thank you very much for the nicely written review of your experience with our guide in Addis Ababa. We are happy to know you have had a nice day and enjoyed the company of Gashaw. Hope to welcome you back for longer trips in the future. Thank you for now. Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written May 3, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Pietro
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022 • Solo
        Took a second tour during a long stop-over in Addis.
        Great quality private tour, was taken around the city by car and shown a good balance of sights. The tour is customizable upon your interests and my guide Gashaw was able to perfectly tailor it to my needs.

        Great contents, good local food, amazing experience overall. 100% recommended.
        Written August 7, 2022
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        It was our pleasure to have you for second time tour of Addis. We are happy to have shown you more details of the city that were missing from your first tour. Now you are one of the few guests we had to ever have very complete impression of Addis Ababa. Hope to welcome you for longer trips. Regards
        Written August 13, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        oliver587
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Friends
        Great for people as us visiting the country for work reasons… with a short time to enjoy Addis Ababa. It was so complete! So amazing tour! A complete day visiting key places for nature, history, gastronomy (food, juices, coffee…), art & culture…The guide was very kind, very close and anticipating our needs.I strongly recommend this tour
        Written December 17, 2023
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        It was of course a great pleasure for us to know you have enjoyed your day visiting Addis Ababa, after working in the South. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your time with our guide, and w hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written January 5, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Linkan92
        Gothenburg, Sweden3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Gashaw was a great guide! He was very interesting and keen on us havig an experience that suited us.

        He picked us up timely in a nice van/mini bus with several seats. What i especially livked was how he ”read the room” and adapted, both when talking and showing us around. He was very knowledgable, professional and kind. Will definitiely get in tough if ever in Addis again! Higly recommend :)
        Written April 5, 2023
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        Thank you so much for all the details of the review of the excursions we had together. We are happy you have enjoyed your experience inside the largest open-air market in Africa - pleased that you got to try all the small things and walk with the locals. We really hope to welcome you back in the future for other similar experience. Stay safe and blessed till then. Regards, Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written April 19, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Carl J
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        We went on a half day tour to Merkato with Gashaw as our guide. Gashaw was very helpful and quick to respond to our request and arrange the tour, including transportation. He is very knowledgeable as a guide and provided us with interesting facts, not only about Merkato but also about Addis Ababa and Ethiopia in general . He could respond to all our questions and requests. This is the second time we did this tour with him and he made sure that the tour was adjusted so that the whole group got an interesting experience and to visit different parts of the market. Would highly recommend Gashaw as a guide.
        Written April 5, 2023
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        Jeremy L
        Chennai (Madras), India7 contributions
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        Apr 2023 • Friends
        Gashaw was a truly excellent guide, super knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. We had a great time visiting museums, Entoto mountain, coffee shops, churches and merkato. In this city, you really need someone with a car who knows their way around. We did things that I never would have been able to do on my own (such as walk around merkato or go inside St George’s church). When I said I was interested to see the synagogue, he knew exactly where to find it. We also had a delicious traditional lunch with honey wine. I couldn’t recommend it more, and I hope to see Gashaw again in Addis sometime soon!
        Written April 18, 2023
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        Hello Jeremy, Thank you very much for the nice words in your review of the nice day spent in Addis Ababa. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your experience going around some of the hidden gems of the city. We really hope to show more ot Addis and surrounding. Regards, Aspire Ethiopia Tours
        Written April 19, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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