We start at 10.30AM with a pick up from airport and drive north up to Mount Entoto.
In 1881 Emperor Menelik II made his permanent camp there, after remains of an old town (believed to have been the capital of 16th century monarch Lebna Dengel) were discovered, which Menelik thought was a divine and auspicious sign.
- Addis Ababa at between 2300 - 2500 meters is the third highest capital in the world and Entoto is a few hundred meters higher.
As we drive up the hill there is an appreciable drop in altitude and the air is filled with the scent of the Eucalyptus trees which are lined on the road.
From the top, there is a panoramic view of the capital and surrounding countryside. Entoto is an important watershed, to the north water flows to the Blue Nile, to the south to the Awash River.
Entoto was soon abandoned as a site for the capital - it was cold, difficult to provision and there was a shortage of wood. Empress Taytu was said to have led the move down to the plain of Finfine, and to have named the new capital Addis Ababa, or New Flower.
After having a wonderful time we descend to Addis Ababa, stopping off at the National Archaeological Museum.
Here visitors can see exhibits ranging from the 3.5 million-year-old bones of Lucy, through the Axumite and Gondarene periods to the monarchs Tewodros and Menelik.
Lunch time, enjoy with Ethiopian and Western dishes with drinks and organic juices…..
After lunch we will visit the Trinity Cathedral, where many patriots of the war against the Italian invaders are buried, then passing Menelik’s Palace we proceed to drive through Africa Hall in the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa, We then move to the Mercato, the largest market area in Africa, where virtually every possible commodity is on sale, from livestock to computers.
This completes the day tour and You will be taken back to the Airport for Your departure.
Please Note that, the lunch service can be changed to dinner where you Dinner in well known traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. And here you can dance with the locals with traditional dancing band!!
Depart for Hin Klang and enjoy snorkeling. Explore the fantastic underwater life and the beautiful coral reef.
Day 03: Breakfast in hotel. Free program till transfer out to Bangkok. Arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Meet by local guide/rep at revolving Gate No. 10 after immigration and custom clearance. Transfer to Pattaya on Over-night in Pattaya.
Day 04: Breakfast in hotel. Full day Coral Island Tour With Lunch. Over-nite in Pattaya.
Day 05: Breakfast in hotel. Free program till transfer out to Bangkok. Over Night in Bangkok.
Day 06: Breakfast in hotel. Then start complementary city tour (0800hr-1100hr, SIC): Chao Phya Canal (floating market), Wat Arun, Gems gallery and drop at MBK or Indra market or Siam Paragon (own transfer back to hotel). Over-nite in Bangkok.
Day 07: Breakfast in Hotel. Free program till transfer out to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.