Day-Trip Church Of Adadi Mariam From Addis Ababa

From USD 199.95
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Tour Information

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • 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.


This 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.


Family friendly

Fully narrated tour

Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

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

Gasoline (Fuel)

Bottled water

Local family visits

Typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee

Local meal preparation and host

Hotel pickup and drop-off

All related government taxes

Private tour

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

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Aug-2018

    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!

  • 26-Nov-2017

    The tour amazing and our guide was excellent!