Addis Ababa Tours
Addis Ababa Full Day City Tour

Addis Ababa Full Day City Tour

By Access Eco Trekking Tours
This Addis Ababa full day city tour offers a unique combination of discovering about the hidden beauties of the city, culture, history and the local side of Addis Ababa! In 1881 Emperor Menelik II made his permanent camp there, after remains of an old town. Addis Ababa at between 2300 – 2500 meters is the third highest capital in the world and Entoto is a few hundred meters higher – as we drive up the hill there is an appreciable drop in altitude and the air is filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees which line the road. From the top, there is a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside. Entoto is an important watershed, to the north water flows to the Blue Nile, to the south to the Awash River. Your guide will point out the important landmarks of the city. Join us today and discover the local side of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with our professional tour guides!
per adult
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Ages 6-80
Duration: 6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato Market
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
What's not included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • All personal expenses

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pickup all our customers from any Hotels in Addis Ababa and it surroundings area!
    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.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59887P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 59887P6

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        • Access Eco Trekking Tours
          Lalibela, Ethiopia
          Joined in October 2016
        • bonf2021
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great, knowledge guide!
          Kanu is a great guide who is very knowledgeable and kind. He has a very good sense of humour too! Be also helped us out with other things around Lalibela. All in all, great guy!
          Written July 5, 2023
        • 539yuw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Lalibela Travel Experience
          Thanks to Kanu and Joseph, my visit to La Libera was very enjoyable. Joseph was very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and caring, and helped me solve many problems. While visiting Libera Cathedral, he would tell me the origin and history of each church, as well as the different histories between churches. Not only that, he also knew the best photo location and angle, and I took great photos. After the tour, Joseph also told me where to buy cheap and great coffee, and took me to taste local fruits and Ingra. It was a really great travel experience. you can contact them by these directly, Kanu and Joseph +251912636910
          Written May 14, 2023
        • JohnFLA1951
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a wonderful tour! It was an amazing experience, thanks to Wisehun and Ephraim. The site is quite large, and their knowledge of the area and its history was remarkable. The story of some Christian People who tried to recreate a new Jerusalem after the Muslims invasion, is endearing. I am 71yo and I wouldn't have been able to discover this place without the help of Wisehun and Ephraim.
          Written April 11, 2023
        • Vinyljustice
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lailabella day tour of the churches
          I was fortunate to have Joseph all to myself before the tourist rush came again. His knowledge, explanations, kindness and generosity are second to none, which I am eternally grateful for. I would recommend him to anyone thinking of doing this tour as a solo traveller or in a group ( he seems the sort who can tend to many people all at once too). He never rushed me, offered and suggested the best places to take photos which is essential for a solo traveller, and we spent a good while inside the churches to take in the different services. Everything was perfect, and I hope we can cross paths again one day.
          Written December 31, 2022
        • Igor C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable 14 days in Ethiopia
          We had a 14 day trip in Ethiopia, mainly to visit Omo Valley and Dallol. We enjoyed the trip. Kanu was great, car optimal, distances long to drive, but educational and inspiring. Selection of lodges good, food something new for us, but great. If you go to Afrika, this is a fine combination of adventure not to touristic vacation. We would highly recommended Access Eco Trekking and Kanu as a guide and we would definitely use them again should we back in Ethiopia. Igor & Romana
          Written February 2, 2020
        • surka97
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          unforgettable travel experience
          Ethiopia was almost an unknown country for me, so two weeks of traveling with the local agency Access Eco Trekking Tours has given me a unique opportunity to sink into the rich Ethiopian history, visit amazing archaeological places and cultural monuments (many of which are UNESCO World Heritage), feel different natural landscapes from Danakil Depression to the Simien Mountains, taste excellent food, enjoy music, dance ... and meet heartful people! I would like to thank Mr. Kanu and all the guides and drivers who have contributed to my unforgettable travel experience as they shared knowledge about their country, made me feel safe and gave me the opportunity for a joyful and funny trip with some special challenges such as climbing to the church in the mountain or feeding wild hyenas. I would highly recommend!
          Written January 23, 2020
        • polde2017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour guide
          We were traveling this January with him and his team. They were great. Excellent knowledge about nature. Everything organized perfectly. Friendly and positive. I do recommend them.
          Written January 18, 2020
        • 578lidijab
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Me and my friends spent the most beautiful 2weeks in Ethiopia. Started in Lalibela, Gondar, Simien montains, Axsum, Gheralta,Mekele,depression, Harar and Adis Ababa. People are werry friendly, we really felt safe. In everry town we had a local guide who explained everything about history and things that are important. I ejojed hiking in the mountains, swimming in the solt lake, some even fed hyenas... Beautiful country
          Written January 7, 2020
        • S_Subaciute
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trekking with best guides
          During our research project, me and other 8 friends found Eco Access Trekking company and decided to join! We are architecture students and not everyone where in a good shape of hiking, but I have to admit our guides Joseph and Sami did everything that we would reach the mountain tops and were all the time there for us and walking with our speed. Also, if a person gets too tired there are local people that could carry your personal belongings. The experience received is the most amazing one in my lifetime. We hiked in mountains with beautiful scenery and had an opportunity to stay with the local family! It was perfect to see how people live in the high-lands and how their life is happening daily. Everything (food,water,sleeping area), was taken care for us. Nevertheless, as locals are used to cold, in the night it was rather cold and many of us had limited amount of clothes (because of the hiking and carrying your personal belongings ourselves in the bag). The sleeping matrasses and blankets were not the cleanest ones and itching. I wished i would have my own sleeping bag that could helped me from getting this cold. But even with some minor flaws, all this journey was the perfect experience. My suggestion: bring good hiking shoes, termo clothes and lightweight sleeping bag with you, everything else will be taken care for you! The beauty of the project is that the guys working in Eco Trekking actually come back and invest in the community. They invest in the school, in facilities, they help people and have close ties with them. Thank you,Joseph and Sami for making these 3 days unforgetable!
          Written November 26, 2019
        • K5853GTalexh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible an unique experience you can't get elsewhere
          We were a group of 9 doing the 3 day hike with our incredible guides Sami and Joseph. The first day was the toughest in terms of walking (we were not all experienced hikers) but our guides took us up slowly and the scenery was stunning. We stayed in a fantastic village home and had coffee with the family, and danced with the kids in the evening. On the second day a group of us went on the hike up Mt Abune Yousef, seeing eagles and baboons and incredible views. Another group stayed behind and visited the school, which I understand was a great experience. The third day we walked back down to Lalibela and, after a break for lunch and a shower back at our hotel, had a fantastic tour of the churches, which was very informative. The food provided was amazing and there was so much of it, and the hosts at the village were wonderful. The guides were great, and told us so much about the local culture. Staying with the family in the village is an experience you won't get anywhere else, and is so much better than staying at a tourist lodge. I would recommend this tour to anyone planning on visiting Lalibela. (I would also advise bringing pens, as all the children we met on the way up were asking for pens for school!)
          Written November 26, 2019
        • John H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent full day tour of Lalibella
          I was in Lalibella for 36 hours and saw all of the major churches and one cave church in my time there. My guide Belay was excellent and he keep me busy all day. The town was beautiful and the day was a success. I wish I had one more day to go up the mountain for a little hiking. Definitely worth the trip
          Written November 6, 2019
        • shahar m
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          3 amazing days in Abuna Yousef trek!
          We had a great time on the 3 days community based trek. The hike is not so difficult, and you get to see great views, unique animals and the most important- you get to experience an authentic community village in the mountains! On both night we slept in a local family house, one of the best experiences we had in Ethiopia. Joseph our guide was absolutely great, patient and kind. Kanu the owner organized everything perfectly, we didn't had to worry about a thing. On top of that, he is truly a good man, who continue to help us even after we left Lalibela! We really recommend about the trek and about Kanu, you will not regret!
          Written September 11, 2019
        • Willem S
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lalibela trek
          During my visit to Lalibela I made 1-day trip with Moges as a guide. The path and the view were amazing.
          Written July 22, 2019
        • Olivier G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful hike, lovely view and friendly people
          It's been 2 months since we joined the 3-days lalibela community based trekking. We highly recommand the hike because the scenery is rewarding: simple huts, steep fields, horses and cows living amidst green meadows, good food, cold nights and clear sky! Thanks to Joseph and Kanu, we have been welcomed in a truly exceptional manner in those highlands and home.
          Written July 7, 2019
        • timtomm
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Breathtaking 2-days hike in Lalibella
          In January 2019 I did a 2-days hike in Lalibella with Moges. It was a fascinating experience and I enjoyed it a lot! On the first day I got picked up by Moges at the airport and immediately we felt familiar and the atmosphere was really nice. We then took a tuktuk to the beginning of the hiking trail and started to walk. We arrived in a little mountain village around 3-4 hours later and spent the night with a family in their house, had dinner together, music, and danced...and talked a lot. The people were really friendly and open and really tried to make me feel at home. It was a really fascinating cultural experience, not one of those touristy ones you might expect at all! Also the hiking itself was breathtaking, the views were really stunning and we also saw gelada baboons and could watch the local farmers working their fields...and even try the old machines. Moges was a really good guide, he knows a lot about the local life, animals and plants. Also on that special day we were lucky and could participate in the Timkat celebrations in the mountains. Hundreds of people dressed in white dancing on the mountain plain. I was speechless! We also met Moges friends and some of the priests and they even invited me to try dancing with them. On the second day we started the day with playing soccer with the kids (breathtaking indeed at this elevation), had breakfast and started to hike back down. Again the views were stunning!!! Unfortunately we only had 2 days together to enjoy the mountains but it felt much longer! Still now when I think back I cannot believe how lucky I was. It was one of the best experiences Ive had in my life. Thank you again Moges for making it so special! Im really happy that you finally started your own company and I wish you all the best with it!
          Written July 2, 2019
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