Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Aspire Ethiopia Tours
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City Tours • Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
«Aspire Ethiopia Tours is locally owned travel company based in Addis Ababa, and determined to serve our clients with complete motivation. Our tours include famously visited historical, Natural, Cultural attractions in all parts of Ethiopia: In Addition to this, we are happy to guide our guests on making their own itinerary and take them to the less-traveled parts of the Nation.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Tours and Tickets by Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Bus Tours
2–6 hours
Free cancellation
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$68.00
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Bus Tours
6–7 hours
Free cancellation
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$65.00
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Amanda M
13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
It has been a dream of mine forever to visit Ethiopia, and Aspire Tours made that first time experience so much better than I could have ever imagined! Though I was only able to spend a day touring Addis, I had so much fun on my private tour with my guide Gashaw that I truly can’t wait to return and go on one of the company’s longer trips to see the entire country! I have traveled all over the world, and this was easily one of the best tour experiences I have ever had.

Gashaw was very easy to communicate with over email and WhatsApp, and he responded to all my requests quickly. I booked the full day experience in Addis, and told him some of my particular interests. The prices are super affordable for the level of quality. Gashaw is truly a phenomenal guide! From the moment he picked me up at my hotel, he was an absolute wealth of knowledge about Ethiopia’s culture, history, politics, religion, and much more. It was fascinating to learn so much from him- so much great information that I almost wanted to take notes so I wouldn’t forget!

We started with a literal private tour of the National Museum first thing in the morning when there were no other guests there, and we saw art, cultural artifacts, and of course the archeological finds like Lucy! Next we visited Addis’ famous church, where I learned about religion, got to wear traditional robes, and had a beautiful candlelight tour of the church museum. We visited the highest viewpoint of the city and did a mini hike through a gorgeous eucalyptus forest. Next, was so excited to eat some of the best food I’ve ever had at an authentic restaurant, and drink the best coffee ever at the oldest coffee shop in the city. We ended the tour with a drive through Merkato and saw some of the other notable buildings in the city before Gashaw dropped me at the airport for my return flight to the US. Even did some quick stops to check out souvenirs and buy coffee beans. Gashaw even helped me out with a portable Wi-Fi transmitter so I could deal with some flight delay issues over the phone. The tour was the perfect mix of highlights and off the beaten path spots that I wouldn’t have been able to navigate on my own. It never felt touristy and was perfectly tailored to my time and interests.

I am so glad I was able to do this experience, as I really fell in love with Ethiopia, the kind people, and of course the amazing food and drink! Gashaw was not just a guide; by the end of the day I felt like I had made a great new friend in Ethiopia. He was always kind, professional, patient, and super interesting to talk to. This is definitely a must do in Addis and the best way to see the city!
Written August 7, 2022
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Trek53807777569
Wow! It is amazing for us to read such great review on your first day with our guide here in Addis. Thank you very much for nicely detailed information and explanation about your time with our guide. We're delighted to have managed to give such a great experience and we will make sure you will have even happier time in your next trip to Ethiopia with us. Thank you once again for the amazing review. Best wishes Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written August 13, 2022
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Shafeera
Singapore, Singapore348 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I was traveling to Ethopia for 11 days as a single female and know it was generally safe and learn that it was highly recommended to get some help piecing things together. I got in touch with Aspire for suggestions and we had a chat about the things I was interested in. My bespoke trip of the North was all set after a few email exchanges. Communication was brilliant so I was very confident I made the right choice to go with them.
I was accompanied mostly by Gashaw who was sharp, very knowledgeable and amiable. I felt like I was traveling with a friend more than a guide. He opened up the world of Ethopian culture, beauty and history to me. I was definitely in my mind, not a tourist but a traveler as I experienced very local things as well as marvel at the wonderful sights of Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Lalibela, Simien Mountains.
I was also accompanied for 2 days by Morgas who was really sweet, funny and a nature lover for a hike up the highlands for a wonderful homestay experience with a local family with warm hearts in their humble home. That’s definitely recommended! The views enroute were breathtaking as well!
I also had the picturesque Danakil Depression trip added and guided by KB who was very professional and caring. It was spectacular!
There were too many great experiences, it’s hard to highlight which ranks as a favourite.
By the time I returned to Addis, I was craving for the delicious coffee at Gashaw’s favourite cafe! We made a pit stop the moment we landed back to Addis to indulge.
They listened to everything I wanted and made it happen or offered suitable alternatives and that was crucial to make the trip very special.
I do not hesitate to recommend the professional team from Aspire for your trip. I know I’ll contact them when I am ready to return to explore the south !
Thanks guys!

Written February 19, 2020
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Trek53807777569
Dear Shafeera, You have surprised us all with such an amazing review of your trip to Ethiopia with Aspire Ethiopia Tours. We are very grateful of your time and willingness to beautifully​describe your experience with the different guides and personnel who works for our company. We are also happy to know you have enjoyed everyday and all mixes of activities we included​ in the itinerary. We are open to welcome you again and show you more of Ethiopia. Thank you once again. Greetings from Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written February 22, 2020
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Darek G
Gdynia, Poland12 contributions
Feb 2020
Thanks to Gashaw who showed us around we had a very interesting and enjoyable stopover in Addis Ababa.
Walk in Mercato is a must and gives you a quick insight into the real life of people in Ethiopia.
The visit to the traditional Ethiopian restaurant allowed us to have a taste of local cuisine and to listen to great Ethiopian music.
Strongly recommended!
Written February 23, 2020
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Trek53807777569
Hello Sir, We thank you very much for beautifully​ describe your experience with our guide in Addis Ababa. We are happy to know you have enjoyed your time. We hope to welcome you again in the future and show you around the beautiful Ethiopia. Regards Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written February 25, 2020
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Jennifer C
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
I had a great tour of Addis with Gashaw. He was very professional and made me feel at ease. I was travelling solo so that was very important. He was full of very interesting facts, I learnt more on this tour than many others I’ve done. Another company cancelled on me so I messaged Aspire the morning of the tour, they responded immediately and tailored the trip to suit my interests.
I would definitely do another trip with Aspire and Gashaw, highly recommend!
Written November 27, 2022
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Trek53807777569
Hello Jen, Thank you very much for your nice words in the review you just made about your time with our guide. We are glad to know you have made the best out of your time in Addis Ababa. We hope to see you again in the future. Till then, stay healthy. Cheers, Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written November 28, 2022
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Przemyslaw G
Kielce, Poland2 contributions
Dec 2019
Based on globtroter.pl we decided on Gashaw
as the organizer of our trip to the south of Ethiopia and we do not regret this decision. Everything ok, no surprises except the invitation to a farewell dinner with a show of regional dances :) Hotels clean, cars a bit old but functional. Price almost half of offered byTimeless Ethiopia. Gashaw works hard to make customers satisfied and gain a good opinion. I recommend!
Written January 16, 2020
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Trek53807777569
Dear our Polish family, We very much thank you very much for writing the review of your experience with our company. It is great to know you have enjoyed Omo Valley Tribal expedition with our drivers: we will improve the quality of transportation - thank you for being honest with that. Hope to welcome you again and show you around Ethiopia. Best regards
Written January 30, 2020
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Julius E
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We spent 7 days in Addis Abeba, Bhirdar, Gondar and Lalibella. All was arranged with Gashaw and his team.
Gashaw is a trusted expert for Ethiopia. We came with our own ideas and he suggested some changes. All his recommendations were worthwhile. Mostly he introduced a two days track to Lalibella's highlands. It was unique experience, not easy but amazing. There we met his best guide- Moges, who enhanced our experience greatly.
All the drivers and local guides were very good.
We highly recommend his service!
Ori and Anat
Written February 29, 2020
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Trek53807777569
Dear esteemed guests, We are very grateful for your amazing review about your week long vacation in the Northern historic route of Ethiopia. It is great to know you have enjoyed all of our staffs in all the destinations. We are particularly delighted that you enjoyed the hike around Lalibela Mountains Cliffs, which was our recommendations. Thank you for sharing your experiences with our guests. We really hope to welcome you again in the future. Regards Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written March 3, 2020
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MarieeeeE
1 contribution
Aug 2021
I had such a wonderful 3 days trip to the Omo Valley. My money was well spent on this trip. My tour guides were very friendly and they spoke excellent English. During my three days trip in Omo Valley I got to see three different Ethiopian tribes. The hotels I spent the night in were also nice and clean. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Written August 29, 2021
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Trek53807777569
Dear Marie, We would like to thank you very much for your review on the weekend tour you enjoyed with us. It a pleasure for us to know our guests spend a nice time while they are with us. It is important for us to know how our clients react to the experience offered by our company. Thank you once again. Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written September 8, 2021
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Blueunderground
London, UK131 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a really great day with our tour guide and driver. He took us to see all the big sites and gave us so much information on the history of Ethiopia and Addis Ababa. He took into account our requests and took us for one of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had. My favourite had to be the market - I liked that our guide would stop and speak to traders and answer our questions on what they’re selling. It was a great day. Highly recommended.
Written March 2, 2020
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Trek53807777569
Hello hello from Addis Ababa! We know this is a long time since you enjoyed your day tour in Addis Ababa with us. We would like to take this opportunity to know how you are doing during this difficult time? Good news here is that tourism has officially restarted, of course with all the safety measures and preconceptions. We are replying to this to show we are active again. Best wishes Aspire Ethiopia Tours
Written October 30, 2020
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RuthKing88
15 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
18 hour layover was well spent visiting cultural highlights of Adis Ababa including the Yod Abyssinia Restaurant where we enjoyed live music and really good food!
Gashaw ensured that the needs of all members of the party were accommodated. Very knowledgeable and informative and was willing to answer questions.
Wish we had more time to spend to see more highlights of the tour but really enjoyed the time we did spend touring. Thumbs up all around!
Written October 29, 2019
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Nadine H
6 contributions
If you want to get to know life in Addis and the Ethiopian history and culture in just one day, book this tour!

Moges was our guide and it is unbelievable how much he knows and how he shares it with you. We felt safe, comfortable and excited the whole time. The tour was adjusted as needed to make the best out of the day.
We started at the Trinity Church, went to the National Museum and had lunch in the first hotel in town (really good and authentic food). After that we had a great coffee at the oldest coffee house, drove through the chaotic streets of Merkato, stopped at a hidden souvenir shop (which is really more a cultural heritage museum!) and ended up at Entoto Hill with an amazing and quiet view on Addis. On our way down we passed another village and part of Addis full of life and laughter.

It truly was a perfect day in Addis! Moges is the best guide you could have. Thank you so much for this experience.
Written October 16, 2019
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Trek53807777569
Dear Nadine, We thank you very much for beautifully​writing your city tour of Addis Ababa with us: we are pleased to know how much you enjoyed it with our guide. We hope to welcome and give you another great service in the future. Thank you once again!
Written October 16, 2019
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