Addis Ababa “New Flower” in Amharic is a vibrant cosmopolitan capital city and this tour will give you a real taste and flavour of Ethiopia. Highlights include a visit to the National Museum, home of the world-famous hominid Lucy (learn about her discovery in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 1974). Take an aromatic Spice Tour of bustling Merkato (reputedly Africa’s largest open-air market) that will engage all of your senses. Experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony from roasting to brewing and savouring the taste of the drink that originated in Ethiopia.
You have an insight into the past and present history, culture, economy, and art of the nation. Among other things you will visit the oldest hominid known as Lucy “Dinknesh” dated back to 3.2 million years Holy Trinity Cathedral: one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian Orthodox cathedrals adorned with stained glasses and where the tomb of the late Emperor Haile Selassie I is sited. Entoto Mountain: The capital of Ethiopia before Addis Ababa. Here you will have panoramic views of the city with fresh air from the eucalyptus forest. Ethnographic Museum: It is an ethnographical museum, with great displays of the many cultures of Ethiopia, housed in the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie I. The museum housed impressive cultural, musical, and household collections of all ethnic groups. 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. While driving through the city you have the chance to see Ethio-Djibouti railway station, historical monuments, and statues, embassies, the office of regional and international organizations. Transfer to the airport if you have an international flight.