Cultural Day Trip From Addis Ababa – Adadi Mariam Rock Church And Rift Valley 7 hours

This 7 to 8 hours excursion from Addis Ababa takes you to unique still active church of Adadi Mariam which was carved out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by the famous King Lalibela.

Stop at a couple of outlooks to enjoy the great scenery of the Great East African Rift Valley. Visit also a local family of the Oromo people to experience the local way of life, learn how to make Enjera (the Ethiopian Bread) and to attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.

Explore the Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site to visit the museums and open-air excavation site and learn the archaeological findings from the area which covers more than a million years. Melka Kunture is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Ethiopia.

Price includes private comfortable vehicle equipped with air conditioning and seat belts, professional experienced English speaking tour guide, local family visits, coffee ceremony, bottled water and local snacks, and related taxes.

Be met and welcomed by your professional English speaking tour guide at your hotel in Addis Ababa or Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. And drive 65 km south of Addis Ababa, with a comfortable air-conditioning vehicle, to Adadi Mariam Rock Church.

On the way to Adadi Mariam Rock Church, stop at two view points to see the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, and cross the Awash River - one of the biggest rivers in Ethiopia.

At Adadi Mariam Rock Church, chiseled out of rock in the 13th Century AD by King Lalibela and has always been used, learn about the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

Then, visit a local family where you will indulge in a cultural experience of their way of life, see and try how Enjera (the Ethiopian pancake) is baked, attend a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and enjoy your coffee as Ethiopians.

If the tour day is either Thursday or Sunday, you will be rewarded with visiting a colorful weekly held cultural market of the Oromo people.

Next, visit the Prehistoric Archaeological Site of Melka Kunture to see ancient fossils of early humans, and animals, some of the oldest stone tools humans beings ever made and used, and learn the Stone Age history of Ethiopia with a stop at an open-air excavation site which is believed to have been a prehistoric animal butchering site.

Finally, drive back to Addis Ababa.

The price of this private guided day trip from Addis Ababa includes private comfortable vehicle equipped with air conditioning and seat belts, professional experienced English speaking tour guide, local family visits, Coffee Ceremony, bottled water and local snacks, and related taxes.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Cold drinks
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Taxes
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Bottled Water and local snacks in the car
  • Local family visits
  • Local onsite tour guides
  • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendace and coffee

Available in

English


Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Ababa

Pick up times available: 08:30, 09:30, 10:00

Pick up location: Your hotel in Addis Ababa OR Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ends at: Your hotel in Addis Ababa OR Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Nearest airport: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)



Additional Info

Country: Ethiopia

Duration: 7 hours

from $200

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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  • Adadi Mariam Rock Church
  • Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site
  • Addis Ababa
  • Rift Valley
  • Local Experience
  • Enjera
  • Coffee Ceremony