Full-day City Tours in Addis Ababa
Paragon Ethiopia Tours is the leading operator of Addis Ababa city tours in Ethiopia. We strive to provide all sightseers with a unique and exciting service. With our full-day private tours, our customers can explore the most iconic places in Addis Ababa at their own leisure. While they're with us, not only do they have stunning panoramic views of wonderful sights, but they also enjoy professional commentary when they can learn all about the history and culture of Addis Ababa by visiting the artistic, historical, ethnographic and archaeological treasures which provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about Ethiopia's heritage. Addis Ababa where ancient traditions and modern cultures have combined into a vibrant society consists some of the most important Ethiopia tourist attractions such as Ethiopia cultural tourist attractions, adventure attractions and activities in Ethiopia, Ethiopia historical tourist attractions and others. In Addis Ababa, at the Ethnological Museum, Addis Ababa, one can visit the ethnographic museum which shows what rural life was like, and at the National Museum of Ethiopia, fossil remains of several thousands years old, archaeological facts and several artifacts. We will show you the popular places and secret spaces of Addis Ababa. Whether you are interested in modern or historical Addis Ababa, we have guided tours for every taste and every pocketbook.
Itinerary for the new tourism products in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa city park tours
Addis Ababa has become an environmentally friendly city and urban center. Preservation and promotion of authentic African heritage is crucial for the social, economic and environmental well being of our time. Preserving and restoring African culture or heritage and the protection of our environment is a huge investment.
At Unity Park in Addis Ababa one can see the splendid display of environmentally friendly urban plans for the 21st century coupled with Ethiopian beauty and rich cultural heritage which makes it one of the best Addis Ababa tourist attractions if not the best.
Entoto Natural Park
If you are looking for a place where you sit up with your friends and disturb others by taking and drinking too much alcohol Entoto Natural Park is not for you. Entoto Natural Park is a big touring park located only a few miles away from the northernmost point in Addis Ababa. It’s a must see if you tour in Addis Ababa or holiday in Ethiopia. The park has hotels, restaurants, ample space and good solid camping ground for tents and an excellent range of facilities incorporating children’s play area, horse riding, barbeque site, and many more.
This natural park provides tranquil space for all book lovers to sit and read. Entoto Natural Park is surrounded by mature eucalyptus and other indigenous trees. The view of Addis Ababa from this park is also amazing. Don't miss this amazing glimpse at the liveliest view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city.
In the morning visit Entoto Natural Park, a relaxing place in Addis Ababa with various forest walks and trails and which is located in the heart of Mt. Entoto. One can walk, cycle, read, relax and explore while he is at this park.
After lunch visit the Unity Park which is one of the top tourist attractions in Ethiopia and which also beautifies the historically significant and culturally important city of Addis Ababa. In this activity one can learn that Ethiopia is undoubtedly endowed with the rich and colorful history that makes it unique on the African continent.
For information on local heritage sites, golf, local festivals or if you have long transit time in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport please visit our Addis Ababa airport stopover tours page on our website. If your stopover lasts for 24 hours or more and can be extended up to a specific length at some additional cost to allow you to actually see and enjoy Ethiopia destinations, you could see two different destinations by taking our Harar & Lake Wonchi (Lake Wenchi) tour packages.
Why customers choose us for their full-day Addis Ababa city tours?
- Our distinctive vehicles provide the very best sightseeing experience to well over 150,000 customers every year, with our dedicated team delivering unique commentary and first-class customer service.
- Entertaining and informative guides share stories that have made Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia one of the most visited destinations in Africa.
- The tour transports you through historic streets, providing insight into the city's rich anti-colonial history and the events surrounding Ethiopia independence.
- We book your accommodation with the most affordable day trips from Addis Ababa or Addis Ababa airport stopover hotels if you have long transit in Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa City Tours
Addis Ababa Sightseeing Tours
Addis Ababa sightseeing tours allows visitors to explore the capital city of Ethiopia which is situated at the intersection of east and west. Addis Ababa is a cosmopolitan metropolis with abundant art and culture. With churches, historic squares, museums and palaces the pride of the nations is regained on her. Meskel Square is one of the best examples of Addis Ababa historic squares where the local people celebrate festivals of most kinds and where one can see multiculturalism in the city.
Join us on a journey back through centuries. On our sightseeing tours, we will tell you facts about Addis Ababa and the background to its development while passing historic and cultural places such as Merkato, the Trinity Cathedral Church, St. George Church, monuments, statues, the Ethnological Museum, the National Museum of Ethiopia and more. We will show you places that closely reflect Addis Ababa’s present day such as around Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and where the AU Headquarter is located.
Languages: Tours are held in English. But, we can arrange German, Chinese, Italian, and Russian language-speaking guides depending on the configuration of the group.
Full-day Addis Ababa City Tour Itinerary
Our full-day city tours of Addis Ababa include the modern and historic features of the city. This sightseeing tour includes:
- The Ethnological Museum at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. At the Ethnological Museum, the former private salons of Emperor Haile Selassie are open to the public and in which everything from the structure of the walls to the furnishings shine out brightly. This museum that comprises a bed room and living room of Emperor Haile Selassie is furnished with precious furniture of several styles.
- The National Museum (The Natural History Museum) where you will have a chance to see Lucy, the oldest and more complete fossil remains of early human ancestors.
- The Holy Trinity Cathedral Church (Addis Ababa) whose architectural interior and exterior designs just fabulous and its interior walls completely covered with religious paintings. Its airy interior is lit up by the colored beams of light.
- The stupendous view over the city, forests and breathtaking air with air filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees around Mount Entoto. At mount Entoto, you will see a magnificent view back to the city and a wonderful view of the Jamma River in Ethiopia.
- Monuments and statues that have great historical significance.
- Merkato which is the largest open-air market in Africa. This excellent guided tour tells of the history of the city’s famous local market while also informing on the colorful past and present of Addis Ababa. A visit of a rooftop restaurant in Merkato provides tour participants with sweeping views of this place and the city skyline.
- The African Union Headquarter from outside.
- Residential areas where affluent people and diplomats live in Addis Ababa.
- And shopping areas.
If you have more time than what most full-day Addis Ababa city tours require, then you can also visit our Ethiopia tour packages for any Ethiopia cultural tours such as Ethiopia Omo Valley tour packages , Ethiopia historical tours be it 6 days' & 5 nights' Ethiopia historical tour packages or 9 days' & 8 nights' Ethiopia historical tour packages, Ethiopia wildlife tours or any other Ethiopia tour depending on your interest to spend your time by getting out of the city.
IMPORTANT: We are flexible in our Addis Ababa city tour itineraries. This flexibility enables our clients to manage their own itineraries, spending as much time as they choose at the places that interest them. If you visit Addis Ababa in January, make sure not to miss the feast of Timkat, one of the most famous religious festivals and events in Ethiopia. It is celebrated on January 19 every year. And when it comes to a well-rounded vacation experience, you can enjoy it throughout the whole year.
Small Group Tours of Addis Ababa
Our small group tours of Addis Ababa are the perfect way to explore Addis Ababa in a more intimate way. Operating with no more than 16 guests, we guarantee a more personal experience, while our unique range of itineraries allow you to get off the beaten track and see the city from a new perspective. Please see below for our price for a small group full-day city tour of Addis Ababa.
|Age Range of Traveler||Price in $/person|
|Child (3 - 16)||59|
|Senior / Student||64|
If you have only limited time to do Addis Ababa city tours, you can choose from our optional half-day Addis Ababa city tours itineraries to visit the most important highlights of the city. You can also visit Addis Ababa Airport layover tours to spend your layover time by experiencing the city if you are on your transit in Addis Ababa. All our tours include Addis Ababa airport transfers. We invite you to visit Ethiopia tours, a specific page on our website where you will find different tour itineraries which will help you prioritize attractions, so you do not miss on what you really want to see in Ethiopia. Please contact us to know more about us and about our services that are on offer with our company.