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Things to Do in Addis Ababa

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Addis Ababa activities? We have 13 tour ideas.


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Art & Museum Tours

From Addis Ababa: 11-Day Tour of the Tigray Region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1635.70


Take a trip through the Tigray region of Ethiopia on an 11-day tour. Visit historical places like Gondar with its castles and Axum's archeological site, and visit the Tigray cave churches. Then trek in the Semien Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Addis Ababa City Tour: Full-Day Including Entry Fees

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 57.19


Get an overview of Addis Ababa on a full-day city tour that takes you to its tops museums, massive open-air market, and up Mount Entoto for panoramic views. See Lucy, the 3.5-million year hominid fossil, at the National Museum of Ethiopia.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Surma & Gambela 11 Day Tour from Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1869.04


This trip takes you to the wilderness of Ethiopia which home to the Eastern Suramic tribes of Nuer, Anuake and Surma. Explore monasteries, villages and natural wonders.

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History & Heritage Tours

From Addis Adaba: 10-Day Southern Omo Valley Route

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1715.77


Learn about the rich cultures of the southern tribes in Ethiopia on a 9-day journey across various tribes and through the Southern Omo Valley. See how life varies between the people of the Konso, Hamar, Mursi, Dassench, Droze, and Erbori peoples.

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Bale Mountain and Great Lakes: 6-Day Ethiopia Tour

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1029.46


Enjoy a 6-day trek through the Bale Mountain region and Oromo Highlands of Ethiopia, where you will camp out in the wilderness, hike up to Deemtu Summit, and visit the town of Awassa.

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

North Ethiopian Historic Route - 14 days

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1715.77


This trip will erase all the misconception you have about Ethiopia, and admire its Christan tradition, advancement technology and commerce with the rest of the world.

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Northern Historic Route - 9 Days

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1372.62


On this trip you will visit historical places like Axum, Gondar, Yeha Temple, Lalibela Rock Hewen Churches

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Jeep & 4WD Tours

Simen Mountains, Ethiopia, 10-Day Trek

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1487.00


Trek through the highest mountains in Ethiopia on a 10-day outdoor adventure. Climb to the peaks of some of the highest mountains, relax with tasty meals, and enjoy the beauty of Ethiopia, while also gaining a deep insight into the history and culture.

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Meet the Locals

From Addis Ababa: Omo Valley Tribes 14-Day Tour

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1864.47


This 14-day tour from Addis Ababa takes you on a cultural discovery of the many ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Encounter the diverse cultures of the Dorze, Konso, Hamar, Daasanach, and Erbore people, and enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Omo Valley.

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Meet the Locals

16-Day Ethiopian Tour to the Historic Route and Omo Valley

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 2567.00


Venture out into Ethiopia's beautiful landscapes and experience its rich culture on this 16-day excursion from Addis Abbaba. Take in amazing scenery over the Simien Mountains, and discover the extraordinary diversity of local tribes and traditions.

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National Park Tours

Wenchi Crater Lake: Private Day Tour from Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 85.79


Enjoy a day of nature at the Wenchi Crater Lake on this private day tour from Addis Ababa or the city airport. Spend some time along the exciting hiking trails, visit the ancient monastery on the lake's island, and take a dip in the nearby hot springs.

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Religious & Spiritual Tours

Ethiopian Easter Festival Tour to the Historic Route

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 2000.00


Religion and culture is quite interwoven in modern Ethiopia. This can be witnessed by the values and norms of the peoples lives. Christianity was introduced in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian eunuch who meets Philip on the road to Gaza as written in Bible.

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Walking Tours

From Addis Ababa: 9-Day Erta Ale & Danakil Depression Tour

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 2402.08


Visit the land of the Afari people on a 9-day tour through Ethiopia. Travel to Erta Ale Volcano and Danakil Depression to see the cradle of mankind, the land of the caravan, the boiling of mother nature, and the flow of minerals on to the earth's surface.

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