Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa

Day Trips & Excursions in Addis Ababa

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Breakaway from the hectic life of Addis Ababa into the highest point of Addis for some nature and authentic Ethiopian way of life.
Hotel pick-up is between 7:30am and 8am. Accompanied by a tour guide and driver, the trip to Entoto mountain will start at 8am. After a 30 - 45 min drive, you will arrive at the bottom of Entoto mountain. a short drive and some light trekking up the mountain will lead you to the historic Entoto Mariam (St. Mary) Church and Museum. From here, you will be able to see the vast parts of Addis Ababa from an impressive viewpoint. After exploring the historic church, you will head towards King Menelik's palace, whose empress founded Addis Ababa. The palace was established when Menelik moved from Ankober to Addis. The palace and museum both testify to the simple taste Emperor Menelik and Empress Taitu had. Moving away from the palace, you will be engaged in a long walk towards the historical St. Raguel and St Elias Churches, along the way viewing the local way of life and the landscapes. You will then drive to the world famed Yaya Athletics Village, where Ethiopia's famous athletes train where a typical Ethiopian lunch will be served (Price not included in package). Customers will have the option of drinking arguably the best organic honey-wine around Addis Ababa. After lunch, you will indulge in some sightseeing around the Athletics Village and the local community. Once the sightseeing is concluded, you will drive back to town, and be dropped off at your hotels.

What’s included

  • Pickup and drop-off at any location in Addis Ababa (Hotel, house or airport)
  • Ground transportation including a car, a driver and fuel
  • Accompanying English speaking guide
  • Local tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Other cost not offered in this program


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour