Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa

Day Trips & Excursions in Addis Ababa

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This is 9-hour long tour with an English speaking guide in a private comfortable Toyota Minivan for a drive of 196 km. This 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, and the prehistoric archaeological site of Melka Kunture. 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Adadi Mariam, Addis AbabaAt 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 LalibelaDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's RegionAt 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 hoursStop At: Melka Kunture, Addis AbabaVisit the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture to see ancient fossils of human beings and animals; and some of the oldest stone tools human beings ever made and usedDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Comfortable private Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees: Admission ticket max. 20.00
  • Meals
  • Any other expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Adadi Mariam
  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture


  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour