Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa


Immerse yourself in rural Ethiopian life during this mountain getaway from Addis Ababa.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa.

    Immerse yourself in rural Ethiopian life during this mountain getaway from Addis Ababa. With your guide and group, travel to Entoto Mountain, to visit Entoto Mariam, King Menelik’s palace, the Kiddus Raguel Church, and the Yaya Athletics Village. Museum entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Addis Ababa hotels are included. Half-day tour to Entoto Mountain from Addis Ababa Traditional Ethiopian lunch at the Yaya Athletics Village (own expense) Get views of Addis Ababa from Entoto Mountain’s vantage point Round-trip transportation from Addis Ababa hotels.

    Be ready for pickup at your Addis Ababa hotel at the agreed-upon time. Climb into your tour vehicle with your driver and guide, then set off on the journey to the bottom of Entoto Mountain. Travel the rest of the way up the mountain through a combination of driving and easy trekking, where you find the Entoto Mariam (St. Mary) Church and Museum. Explore the historic church with commentary from your guide and enjoy photo-worthy views over the city of Addis Ababa.  Continue to King Menelik’s Palace, husband of the founder of Addis Ababa. Learn about the personalities and preferences of Empress Taitu and Emperor Menelik through touring the palace.  Head out for a long walk to St. Elias and St. Raguel churches, stopping at various viewpoints along the way to rest, take photos, and learn about the area from your guide. Back in the tour vehicle, head for the Yaya Athletics Village, where some of the country’s best athletes train. Opt for a traditional Ethiopian lunch in the village (own expense) and choose to taste some of the area’s famous honey wine.  Following lunch, tour around the village and the local communities before heading back into Addis Ababa for drop-off at the conclusion of your tour.

    Departure Point

    Traveler pickup is offered

    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    Departure Time

    8:00 AM
    1. Stop At: Mount Entoto
      You will walk around Entoto Hill, which presents a breathtaking view of Addis Ababa from above 3,000 meters above sea level altitude
      Duration: 30 minutes
      Admission Ticket Free
    2. Stop At: Entoto Maryam Church

      You will walk around the historic Entoto Church, which in its compound has the first church in/around Addis Ababa. It is a tranquil church with the typical ancient architecture of Ethiopian Churches. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Included.



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