Arrival and you will be met by our tour escort and transferred to your hotel by private car. After check in to the hotel you will have Addis Ababa city tour. Addis Ababa ("New flower" in Amharic) is the third highest capital in the world with an altitude of 2,400 m. Founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, it is also known as the capital of Africa for hosting multiple international institutions such as the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Addis Ababa city tour
Entoto Mountain: The capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests.
Ethiopian Ethnographic Museum: It is the ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie.
National Museum: It is one of the most popular museums where Ethiopia’s home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’
Holy Trinity cathedral church: It is one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian Orthodox cathedrals.
Merkato: Finish the day with shopping in Merkato, the local marketplace which is said to be Africa’s largest open-air market.
Cultural Shopping Experience: Experience authentic Ethiopian crafts, high quality, handmade household products inspired by traditional Ethiopian patterns. Each luxurious piece is beautifully handmade and enriches the contemporary lifestyle.
Cultural Coffee Ceremony: Ethiopia's coffee ceremony is an integral part of our social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.
Gallery Tour: Visit several art galleries dedicated to fine art in the heart of the Addis. Discover the mysteries and stories behind the Gallery's collections with our professional tour guide.
Excursion to Wonchi Crater Lake
After breakfast we will pick you up at lobby of hotel then we will drive to Lake Wonchi. Wonchi Crater Lake is the beautiful legacy of a once powerful volcano which is located on the mountain range between the towns of Ambo and Woliso. This beautiful lake is situated at an altitude of about 3000m above sea level. Wonchi contains hot springs and waterfalls with breathtaking valleys and stunning scenery. On the island there is an ancient monastery named Cherkos. Besides all this, Wonchi is the home of wonderful and indigenous forest reserves. Wonchi is truly regarded as a paradise for trekkers! The panorama on both sides of the gravel road to Wonchi is simply breathtaking. Once you arrive at the Crater Lake, you are totally mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape and the freshness of the air. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight. Hotel
Drive back to Addis Ababa
Check out hotel then drive back to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day is leisure. In the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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