Short day tours in ethiopia

12 Hours | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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MARVELOUS ETHIOPIA TOUR

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Short Tours of one to three days duration before leaving Ethiopia; these tours are all land journeys as given below, and are found in the nearby areas of Addis Ababa. Besides, it is also possible to visit one of the places by Air on the historic route-Axum, Lalibela, Gondar and Bahidar, flying out one day from Addis Ababa and returning back on the second day.

1. Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa

Trinity Cathedral: a beautiful church with a basilica style of European architecture.
It is dedicated to Holly trinity, here you will find stained glass windows paintings from the old and new testament in the bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Selassie I; the founder of the church, and his wife.

National Museum:The National Museum which is knows for its pale ontological and archeological collection dating back over millions of years houses the famous origin of human kind “Lucy or Dinknesh 3.4 million years old” remains. Other fossils and stone tools are also present in the exhibit. The archaeology section displays findings from the pre-Axumite period up to contemporary times. Ethiopian cultural, traditional and ceremonial costumes are on display as well as the throne of Emperor Haile Selassie and other traditional ornaments.

Mount Entoto: It is 3200 meters above sea level, having panoramic view of the capital and the surrounding area.
In 1881 Emperor Menelike II made his first capital here.
Entoto was abandoned as a site for capital since it was cold, difficult to fetch water up and there was a shortage of wood. Empress Taitu, the wife of Menelik II, gave the name Addis Abba, or new flower. Menelik II, imperial compound on Entoto, the church of Saint Marry , and the smaller museum are worth to be visited.

2. Full Day City Tour of Addis Ababa

 Trinity Cathedral:a beautiful church with a basilica style of European architecture. It is dedicated to Holly trinity, here you will find stained glass windows paintings from the old and new testament in the bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Selassie I; the founder of the church, and his wife.

 National Museum:The National Museum which is known for its pale ontological and archaeological collection dating back over millions of years houses the famous origin of human kind “Lucy or Dinknesh 3.4 million years old” remains. Other fossils and stone tools are also present in the exhibit. The archeology section displays findings from the pre-Axumite period up to contemporary times. Ethiopian cultural, traditional and ceremonial costumes are on display as well as the throne of Emperor Haile Selassie and other traditional ornaments.
 Ethnographic museum:Here you can see artifacts, house hold utensils, paintings which reflect church history, crosses, and culture of the country. Since it was palace of Emperor Haile Selassie his bedroom and bath room can be visited.
 Merkato:The largest market in Africa, possibly every commodity is on sale.
 Bata (Saint Marry church): Where Menelik’s Mausoleum, Etege Taitu and Queen Zawditu are buried.
 Mount Entoto:It is 3200 meters above sea level, having panoramic view of the capital and the surrounding area. In 1881 Emperor Menelike II made his first capital here.
Entoto was abandoned as a site for capital since it was cold, difficult to fetch water up and there was a shortage of wood. Empress Taitu, the wife of Menelik II, gave the name Addis Abba, or new flower. Menelik II, imperial compound on Entoto, the church of Saint Marry, and the smaller museum are worth to be visited

3. Debre Libanos monastery and Blue Nile Gorge (One day / two days  trip from Addis Ababa)

 Debre Libanos: An important monastic centre of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It was set up in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haimanot, he is said to have prayed for seven years, on one leg. Nearby it, you will visit the 17th century Portuguese bridge and the Jemma River Gorge.  On this tour, you can also visit one of Ethiopian’s endemic mammals, the Gelada/ bleeding heart baboon. In this area there are different birds when you go down to the valley. Blue Nile Gorge: it is the truly magnificent gorge, some people compare it with the Grand Canyon of USA. All the sites mentioned above can be a one day excursion from Addis Ababa. Or, it can be for two days.

4. Melka Kunture, Adadimariam and Tiya / one day excursion from Addis Ababa

Melka kunture: is one of the archeological sites in Ethiopia. Melka Kunture lies in the upper Awash valley, 50 km south of Addis Ababa, at an altitude of 2000m.

Adadi Mariam: is a rock-hewn church located approximately 66 km southwest of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A popular tourist destination, the site is believed to have been built in the 12th century. The rock hewn Church of Adadi Mariam is said to have been built by king Lalibela on his visit to mount Zequala.

Tiya: Classified by UNSCO as world heritage site standing engraved stele which stretch across parts southern Ethiopia, believed to have been erected between the 12th and the 14th centuries. They are grave markers.

5. Ambo and Wonchi Crater Lake (two days)

Ambo is found at 126 kilometers from Addis, after 32 kilometer to the south west of Ambo, you can find Wonchi, which is a crater lake.
The Lake covers an area of 560 hectares. The highest peak around the lake is about 3000 meters high. The area has dramatically beautiful. You can find aquatic birds, Columbus monkeys. A small monastery on the Island, saint Kirkos church said to have been built by emperor Zarayakob in the 15th century.

6. Awash national park (2 days Tour)
Awash national park has an area of 827 square kilometres. Has larger concentration of wild life; Oryx, gazelle, greater and lesser Kudu, baboons, warthog, crocodiles etc.
It has many species of birds; the thunderous water fall of Awash that smokes as it falls over basalt in the gigantic falls, the hot springs surrounded by the palm trees etc.

7. Lake Zeway (one day / two days tour)
Lake Zeway is one of the Rift Valley lakes in Ethiopia. It is 164 km from Addis Ababa and located to the south, in Oromia region. Lake Zway is rich in Bird Life, and you can find also a significant population of hippopotamuses on the lake. A boat ride can take you to the islands in the middle of the lake, where you can explore wildlife and intact with nature.

8. Lake Abijata-Shalla and Lake Langano (one day / two days tour)
These lakes are rift valley lakes, and on the way you can also visit Lake Zeway .
Here you can visit birds of different kinds. Nearby head quarter of Abijata-Shalla, you can see Ostrich. From wild life; warthog, gazelle and jackals are some of the mammals which are commonly seen in the park. Along the shores of Lake Lango, you can visit different species of birds and it is popular for water sports; Lake Langano is a base to visit other sites since there are resort hotels.

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  car,  Entrance fees,  guide fee on daily basis + all transfers

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It is possible to meet from the airport on arrival with prior arrangement

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 Marvelous Ethiopia Tour

Marvelous Ethiopia Tours:  is a local privately owned Tour Company which offers the best services possible to its clients visiting Ethiopia with reasonable prices. Our team of dedicated and professional staff works to ensure you a quality experience, whenever you travel with us in one of our exciting package options in Ethiopia.

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Durée : 12 Hours
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