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Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

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About Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours
Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours is local tour operator in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia specializing small group city tour of Addis Ababa, day tours from Addis Ababa, and 2/3 days tours around Addis Ababa. All tours are accompanied with professional English speaking tour guide and allow freedom of visit/experience/ do activities enjoy more. Contact us soon and see how!
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If you’re short on time, a Rift Valley day trip gives you the most bang for your buck when it comes to sightseeing. A private driver means efficient transportation and hassle-free logistics on the way to top Rift Valley attractions, including Lake Ziway and the UNESCO-listed Tiya archaeological site. This tour also includes a coffee ceremony and nature watching boat tour for additional value.
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from $280.00
16 reviews
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.
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from $150.00
With this 8 hours

private small group guided tour of Aksum (Axum), explore ancient ruins, palaces, huge steles (obelisks), royal tombs, and religious sites. With your knowledgeable tour guide, have a deeper insight of the Ethiopian ancient civilization by visiting 

historical sites of Axum. Learn more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting St. Mary of Zion church and the Chapel of the Tablet 
- Explore

the Ruins of Aksum and see the huge steles of Axum at

the Northern Stelae Field
- Visit the ruin

palace of the Queen of Sheba 
- Discover ruin

palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel,

King Ezana’s Inscription and  Archeological Museum

Tour starts at 9:00 AM from your hotel or 12:00 PM from Axum airport. Tour price includes private vehicle, tour guide, bottled water, hotel/airport pickup/drop off.
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from $200.00
2 reviews
Visit three important historical sites in one day on this day trip from Addis Ababa—a great choice for exploring important places on a time budget. Travel straight from the capital to important sites including the Adai Mariam rock-hewn churches, the UNESCO-listed Tiya archaeological site, and more, all with the benefit of a guide to provide insight into each attraction as you go. This small-group tour is limited to just six people so you can ask your guide plenty of questions.
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from $215.00
With this half day private cultural guided tour of Addis Ababa
- Experience Ethiopian culture with family visit
- Know more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto
- Attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy your coffee with locals
- Walk and shop at the biggest outdoor market in Africa – Merkato
- Learn how to cook “Enjera” – the Ethiopian national bread
- Drive in Addis Ababa to see its historical monuments
- Taste delicious Ethiopian meals at a cultural Ethiopian restaurant
- See how Tella (Ethiopian homemade beer is made) and attend a typical Ethiopian traditional Coffee Ceremony

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Tour includes professional English speaking tour guide, private transportation, entrance (admission) fees, bottled water and local snacks in the vehicle, and local family visit.
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from $100.00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although we didn’t do this particular tour, we did drive out for the day and thought it was worthwhile. The countryside is engaging and the farming tribes quite interesting. The monastery is peaceful with stunning stained glass frescos.More

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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Visitor, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your private day tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma Gorge with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! Thank you also for rating and reviewing your tour with us!! It is great to know you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Company: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours Tour Coordinator: Muluken Girma Guide: Zelalem Haile Michael (tour guide, naturalist) Driver: Melaku Actual Itinerary: National Museum, Lucy’s Café (lunch), Mt. Entoto, Ethnographic Museum, Taly Coffee (add-on), Mercato, Lucy’s Café (to retrieve lost glasses), return to Hotel. It was a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David, Hello!! Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful, so detailed, and helpful review of your Full City Tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! We are really honored to get such insightful lengthy review of our tour service in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Muluken is a great guide, we had a wonderful week exploring the southern part of Ethiopia, Fitsum our driver was great too, he drove us around safely in a comfortable car, they both took great care of us, looking forward to returning to this beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hind A
EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hind and Fahad, Thank you very much for booking your tour with us!! It was really a pleasure to organize your private tour to southern Ethiopia and be your tour guide. I can't wait to show you more of Ethiopia. Thanks again for all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a short stay in Addis, I highly recommend a driver and guide to get you around the city seamlessly. You will be able to see loads and have the pleasure of a knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip and learnt...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jacqueline, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your full day private city tour in Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed and learnt about Addis Ababa with your guided tour with Zelalem. Thank you for...More

Reviewed August 17, 2019

We took the tour on the rainy season, and the landscapes where just incredible... those cloudy mountains around Debre Libanos are beautiful. Also, it was some kind of religious festivity and the monastery was quite busy with people going to pray. The Portuguese Bridge and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Dear Simon, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your private Day Tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Portuguese Bridge, and Jemma River Gorge with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really a pleasure to know you enjoyed your day tour with Kede...More

Reviewed August 12, 2019

I was traveling and needed a tour with someone who spoke English well, was knowledgeable of the city and would be very professional. Muluken was these things and more!More

Date of experience: August 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Dear Julian, Thank you very much for choosing Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours for your private city tour of Addis Ababa!! It is really a pleasure to be your tour guide in Addis and showing your interesting places around. Thanks again for booking your tour and...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

This was the second tour we undertook with Merit Tours and it was a half day trip with a visit to a local spice market, a traditional coffee ceremony, making Ingera and actually tasting home cooked Ethiopian food. The coffee ceremony, home cooking, etc was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julian R
EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Dear Julian, Thank you very much for booking Full Day Tour of Addis Ababa and Half Day Cultural Experience in Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours for two consecutive days!! Thank you also rating and review your tour with us!! It was a pleasure...More

Reviewed July 31, 2019

Muluken (an official guide) gave a great tour of the city, cathedral, monuments and a wonderful coffee/Ethiopian meal experience. Very accommodating, we only had from 8AM until a 4PM flight, everything worked out fine. Also, very accommodating for my travel photography hobby. We stopped I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Dear Hope, Thank you very much for booking your city tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is a pleasure to show you around in Addis Ababa and I am very honored to have you enjoyed your tour of Addis Ababa with...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

I originally only booked Muluken at Merit for a tour of Debre Libanos but then decided to book him for a tour of Tiya and a half-day tour of Addis as well. He was a fantastic guide and it felt like I saw Ethiopia through...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Dear Olga, Hello!! Thank you very much for booking Day Trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Day Trip from Addis Ababa to the rock church of Adadi Mariam and Steles of Tiya and City Tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours...More

Reviewed June 21, 2019

Great way to get around and get to know the city. Entrance to Holy Trinity is 200birr and Raguel 100birr. Lucy at the museum was the highlight of course but so many other things in the museum, like Selam. Mercato was an eye-opener--I could not...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Hello! This is Muluken from Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. Thank you very much for booking the Full-Day City Tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really great to know my colleagues Biruk and Bire helped you to enjoy your city tour...More

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