If you only have a day or less to spend touring the capital, we have a variety of one-day tours. You may visit the breath-taking overlook of the Blue Nile Gorge; the mysterious Tiya Stelae, a UNESCO World Heritage site; or take in some of the finest museums in Africa.
Visit the National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and pale-ontological objects including the 3.2 million year old skeleton of Lucy; Mercato - biggest open market of its kind in Africa and the commanding panoramic view point Mount Entoto which offers the stupendous view of the city.
In addition to the half day tour the full day tour includes Ethnological Museum that provides very interesting overview of Ethiopian crafts, culture and art; Holy Trinity Cathedral known for its interior paintings and Handicrafts Center that offers the rich legacy of traditional handicrafts that serve as a perfect souvenir.
If you think Grand Canyon is impressive, try paying a visit to its Africa cousin - Blue Nile Gorge. Situated 210km north of Addis Ababa and with about one mile width and depth, the Blue Nile Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the world comparable in scale to the Arizona’s version. On the way after 100km drive is the renowned monastery of Debre Libanos, founded in the 13th century in a magnificent 700m-high canyon. Enjoy a picnic lunch while enjoying the sights and songs of many of the native birds then return to Addis