Excursion Tours – Around Addis

Excursion Tours

DESTINATION: -ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR “MODERN”

Duration:- HALF DAY

Enjoy a half day of sightseeing tour which includes Trinity Cathedral Church and The National Museum where the replica of Lucy is on display. Then drive to Mt. Entoto for a breathtaking view of the city and drive to Merkato for shopping in the outdoor market.

DESTINATION: – ADDIS ABABA CITY TOUR “HISTORIC”

Duration: – HALF DAY

This half day tour sightseeing includes the Menelik Mausoleum, Saint George Cathedral, the Ethnographic Museum, Merkato and Mt. Entoto

DESTINATION: – ADDIS ABABA COMBINATION TOUR

Duration: –   ONE DAY

Includes both Addis Ababa Modern and Historic

DESTINATION: – DEBRE ZEIT CRATER LAKES

Duration: – ONE DAY

Drive about 45 km to Southeast of Addis; you will visit the town of Debre Zeit, enjoying a warm climate at an altitude of 1900 meters. There are five crater lakes, each with its own distinctive water color. These crater lakes are full of bird life and excellent for walking.

DESTINATION: – Blue Nile Gorge

Duration: – 1 Day

Drive North of Addis Ababa to the Blue Nile Gorge, which is comparable with the Grand Canyon of USA. About 105 – km from Addis, the enchanting 13th century monastery of Debre Libanos overlooks the great gorge. Nearby an 18th century Portuguese Stone Bridge crosses a river high above a deep chasm below.

DESTINATION: – ADADI MARIAM

Duration:- ONE DAY

About 90 km Southwest of Addis Ababa is the 12th century Adadi Mariam cave Church. This church is similar to the Lalbiela churches.

DESTINATION: – AMBO AND WONCHI CRATER LAKE/ BY CAR

Duration: – ONE DAY

Ambo is situated 125 km West of Addis Ababa. It is famous for its hot springs and mineral water factory. The spectacular falls of Guder River and the vineyards nearby gives the visitor a notable experience. Another 35 km drive through an extraordinary scenic landscape on the east of Ambo takes you to the crater lake of Wonchi.

DESTINATION: – SODERE AND NAZARETH/ BY CAR

Duration: – ONE DAY

Drive South East of Addis Ababa through Debre Zeit and stop to visit some of the crater lakes.  Proceed via Modjo, to Nazareth for a coffee break, and then you reach Sodere, a resort area, before lunch. Swim and relax by the bank of the Awash River. The place is known for its curative hot spring and thermal waters. Late in the afternoon drive back to Addis Ababa.

DESTINATION: – LAKES ABIYATA, LANGANO, AWASSA, and WONDO GENET

Duration: – 2 DAYS

DAY 1 Drive via Debre Zeit to the Great Rift Valley viewing villages and lakes Koka, Zeway, Abiyata and Shalla. Lunch at Lake Langano and continue driving to Wondo Genet located in a virgin forest with hot springs for an overnight stay at Hotel.

 DAY 2 – After breakfast drive to Awassa to see the fish market at Lake Awassa. Tabor Hill gives a panoramic view of Awassa and the surrounding area.  Refresh along the lakeside and return back to Addis Ababa late in the afternoon.

DESTINATION:  – AWASH NATIONAL PRAK/ BY CAR

Duration: – 2 DAYS

DAY 1 — Drive southeast of Addis Ababa passing through Debre Zeit, Nazareth, Metehara, Lake Beseka and a few small towns along the main road. Then you reach Awash National Park. After lunch, observe Awash Falls, the gigantic gorge, and species of wild animals. Overnight stay will be in a hotel/lodge.

DAY 2 — After breakfast, drive to the other side of the main road which leads to the Fantalle Crater and its surroundings. Then continue driving to the palm tree hot spring.  Lunch en route.  Return back to Addis Ababa late in the afternoon.

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