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- Duration: 9 Hrs
Departure Time :
Between 6:30am and 8:30am., The exact start time of the tour is expected together with the exact meeting place from visitors upon booking of the tour.
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
ADDIS ABABA BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (if you are just arriving at Addis Ababa). OR any hotel, guest house, or any place in Addis Ababa. Please, inform the exact place a.. read more
Return Details :
Returns to the original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewThis private day tour from Addis Ababa takes you through the scenic East African Rift Valley part of Ethiopia to the unique rock carved church of Adadi Mariam, ancient grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage), and experience the daily life of locals with family visit.
Appreciate interesting places and activities such as the unique still operational church of Adadi Mariam which is cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD, an ancient cemetery of Tiya, and a traditional village of the Oromo people. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley and learn also how to cook Enjera, an Ethiopian pancake. This is a Tour limited to a maximum of 6 people.
This is 9-hour long tour with an English speaking guide in a private comfortable Toyota Minivan for a drive of 196 km.
Fully narrated tour
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Adadi Mariam, Addis Ababa
At Adadi Mariam, visit the unique still functional church which was carved out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by the famous King Lalibela
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
At Tiya World Heritage Site, visit about 40 huge stone grave markers erected in memory of local heros between the 12th to the 14th Century AD.
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Melka Kunture, Addis Ababa
If time allows, visit the archaeological site of Melka Kunture
Comfortable private Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
Local family visits
Typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee
Local meal preparation and host
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All related government taxes
Coffee and/or Tea
Lunch - Lunch at a local Ethiopian restaurant
Entrance fees: Admission ticket max. 20.00
Any other expenses
Entry/Admission - Adadi Mariam
Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code is formal and women are advised to cover hairs when visiting churches
If the tour is taken in June, July or August, please be prepared for the rainy weather and bring raincoat/umbrellas
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
I felt like a movie star on this tour! I had a large, comfortable van, a great driver, and a wonderful tour guide.
The drive out of Addis is itself a sight to see on this tour. During the rainy season, the green patchwork of the Ethiopian landscape and the Rift Valley is breathtaking.
The stone church on this tour is not a completely finished one so don't expect the same type of quality as the ones up north. It still was worth seeing and very interesting to experience. The warrior cemetery was also an interesting place. The was a very mysterious sight and made me want to research the whole lost civilization even more. Lunch was at a hotel along the way back, so the quality was very good.
The highlight however of this tour is the coffee ceremony at a local village. I'm not going to spoil it too much but be prepared for a very local and authentic experience that will have you feeling like a real Ethiopian. The coffee and the setting were amazing. It was not just a highlight of this tour but also my entire Ethiopia trip. Thank you!
The tour amazing and our guide was excellent!