Full-Day Tour To Debre Libanos Monastery From Addis Ababa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    2: Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this 8-hour day trip to the Debre Libanos Monastery to learn about Ethiopia's Orthodox Christian history. Current buildings include the church over Tekle Haymanot's tomb, an older Church of the Cross and five religious schools. A nearby cave contains a spring where the water is considered holy and is the object of pilgrimages. Take in the beauty of the waterfall before beginning your trek back to your hotel or the airport.


  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Airport transfer
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Meet your guide for an 8am pickup from your hotel or the arrivals lounge at the airport and start your drive to Debre Libanos. About 100km (62mi) from Addis ababa, Debre Libanos is one of the best trips to make from the Ethiopian capital. The monastery and church northwest of the city have played an important role in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian religious history.

Take a break for lunch at a restaurant recommended by your professional guide (at own expense). Next, a short walk will lead you to the often-called Portuguese Bridge, which was built around the turn of the 20th century. The bridge spans the small Gur River which, just a few meters farther, pours into a 600m (1968ft) high waterfall down into the canyon.

In the late afternoon, you will be driven to your hotel or the airport to spend the evening at your leisure. The tour ends at approximately 6:30pm.



Ground transportation with an air conditioned vehicle;

Bottled mineral water in the vehicle (2 lt per day);

Local guide fees;

All entrance fees;

Government tax associated with the trip.

Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos


Video and Photography Fees

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Food and drinks


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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

A maximum of 14 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Aug-2019

    It took us just a few hours to confirm our booking from the beginning. Our driver guide, Solomon, was funny and helped us enjoy our day trip to the monastery when we were in Ethiopia for just 16 hours. If we plan to come back to Ethiopia, FKLM is on our mind.