One Day Tours Around Addis Ababa

In this category, Petra Travel offers tour packages to historical, geographic and cultural attractions around Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia is a delightful place to explore. It is a city of surprises characterized by diversity and contrasts. Situated at the foothills of Entoto Mountains, Addis Ababa rambles pleasantly across many hillsides and gullies cut through with sparkling streams.

Abundant eucalyptus trees and crispy, clear mountain air endow this African capital with the bracing, pine-scented atmosphere of a highland summer resort. Its cozy espresso bars and patisseries are reminiscent of Rome and the Mediterranean its bustling outdoor markets are colorful reminder of more traditional way of life. Tall skyscrapers, elegant villas, functional bungalows, flats and condominiums gleaming in their marble and anodized aluminum vie for attention alongside traditional homes of wattle and daub, surrounded by cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, conference halls, and theaters. The people, the bursts of music from cafes or shops, the pungent aromas of spicy cooking, of coffee and frankincense, from a unique Ethiopian pastiche and the architecture is as varied as the city itself.

Located in the geographic center of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is ideally situated for excursions to all parts of this remarkable and beautiful country. Excellent roads, and efficient international air connections provided by Ethiopian Airlines, mean that is possible for even the short-stay visitor to see at least some of the main places of interest.

PTT - 32 : Excursion To Debre Libanos And Blue Nile Gorge

CATERGORY: DEBRE LIBANOS AND THE BLUE NILE GORGE-1
TRANSPORTATION: SURFACE
TOUR DURATION: 1 DAY
DEBRE LIBANOS: - it is a holy place of Ethiopia which annually receives thousands of people on pilgrimage. His monastery was founded in the 13th century by the priest. Tekle Haimanot, today one of Ethiopia’s most revered saints. The present church was built in 1961 by Haile Selassie Nearby is the so called the 16th century Portuguese bridge; but it was built in 19th century by Meniliks’s uncle Ras Dege.
THE BLUE NILE GORGE: - it is about 225 Kilometers north of Addis Ababa this majestic and enormous gorge is the most captivating gorge in Africa at the center of this 1000 meters log gorge is a bridge over the Blue Nile River. The gorge with this beautifully designed bridge and the River make the area to have a captivating physical feature and natural beauty.
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PTT - 33 : Excursion To Melka Kuntre, Adadi Mariam And Tiya

CATERGORY: MELKA KUNTURE, ADADI MARIAM & TIYA
TRANSPORTATION: SURFACE
TOUR DURATION: 1 DAY
ADADI MARIAM: - Situated about 90 kilo meters to the south of Addis Ababa and surrounded by beautiful hills, it is one of the holiest places in Ethiopia. It is known for its Adadi Mariam cave church doing back to the Lalibella era.
MELKA KUNTURE: - it is an archaeological site, dating back to over 1.5 million years old. Which is a 50 kilo meter to the south of Addis Ababa on the bank of the Awash River? It is a remarkable prehistoric stone tool factory discovered in the 1960s which is said to have been theme of Neolithic man.
TIYA: - is located in Southern Nation, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State at 80 26’ North and 380 37’ East longitude and Latitude. It found 90 kilometers South of Addis Ababa.
The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 curved with symbols. They are believed to be marks of the large prehistoric burial complex.
The archeological site was listed as world heritage site in 1980.
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PTT - 34 : Excursion To Debre Brihan And Ankober

CATERGORY: DEBRE BIRHAN & ANKOBER-1
TRANSPORTATION: SURFACE
TOUR DURATION: 1 DAY
DEBRE BIRHAN:- it is one of the oldest town in the country located 130 kilometers north east of Addis Ababa Debre Birhan is renowned for its wool production and weavers.
ANKOBER: - it is a beautiful city on the eastern escarpment of the low land and the high land with the ruins of Menelik’s palaces and beautiful views across the eastern escarpment of the low land and the high land.
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PTT - 35 : Excursion To Addis Alem And Wonchi

CATERGORY:ADDIS ALEM AND WONCHI-1
TRANSPORTATION: SURFACE
TOUR DURATION: 1 DAY
ADDIS ALEM:-It was founded by Menelik II as the capital, before he moved to Addis Ababa this town is famous for the church of Debre Zion on the top of a small hill.
AMBO AND WONCHI: - it is situated 1125kms west of Addis Ababa and is the source of Ethiopia popular bottled Mineral Water here you will have a visit to the beautiful volcanic Crater Lake wonchi and to the spectacular Guder falls and its vineyards.
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PTT - 36 : Excursion To Menagesha Forest

CATERGORY:SODORE and DEBREZIET
TRANSPORTATION: SURFACE
TOUR DURATION: 2 DAY
SODORE:- It is a resort are which is 126 kilo meters to the south east of Addis Ababa the Olympic size swimming pool physiotherapy centers with volcanic mineral springs which bubble in several sports its enlivening climate and the nearby awash river lading its reverie forest in the form of giant shade trees and some of the many attractions.
DAY 01: ADDIS ABABA-SODORE: - Drive to sodore on the way bird watching on the Debrezeit crater lakes precede to Sodore via Nazaeth relax in sodore and enjoy the scenic views along with the nearby Awash River. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: SODORE- ADDIS ABABA: - Relax in natural hot spring swimming pool take a bath after having lunch at sodore drive back to Addis Ababa.
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