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Day Trip From Addis Ababa To Debre Libanos & Blue Nile Gorge

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    Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

    Its one of the ancient and historical monastery in Ethiopia,Which is lying on northwest of Addis Ababa. The monastery was founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, according to tradition; he meditated in a cave for 29 years. The monastery's chief abbot, called the Ichege, was the second most powerful official in the Ethiopian Church after the Abuna.

    The monastery complex sits on a terrace between a cliff and the gorge of one of the tributaries of the Abbay River. None of the original buildings of Debre Libanos survive, although David Buxton suspected "there are interesting things still to be found among the neighboring cliffs." Current buildings include the church over Tekle Haymanot's tomb, which Emperor Haile Selassie ordered constructed in 1961; a slightly older Church of the Cross, where Buxton was told a fragment of the True Cross is preserved; and five religious schools. The cave where the saint lived is in the nearby cliffs, which one travel guide describes as a five-minute walk away. This cave contains a spring, whose water is considered holy and is the object of pilgrimages.



    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Portuguese Bridge, Near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

    Portuguese bridge near Debre Libanos was erected by the Portuguese in the 16th century; it was actually built at the turn of the 19th century by Ethiopians, albeit in the old Portuguese style. The narrow span makes a pretty picture and the gushing (in the rainy season) cascade just below it is even more impressive

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Portuguese Bridge, Near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

    Jemma River into a large gorge beside Debre Libanos and Fiche. The Jemma joins the Wenchit before reaching the Abbay (Blue Nile) River. Jemma Valley and the surrounding area are well known for the bird watching tours. The main target for bird watcher is the endemic and range restricted Harwood’s Francolin and other possible to spot are; Banded Barbet, the Black-headed Forest Oriole, the White-billed Starling, the Red-billed Starling, the White-winged Cliff Chat, the White-backed Black Tit, the White-cheeked Turaco and Hemprich’s Hornbill. You will also see one of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, the Gelada or bleeding heart baboon. (In the gorge we will see a variety of vultures - Lamergeyer’s, Ruppell’s and Lappet faced vultures.)


    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    Entoto is the highest peak on the Entoto Mountains, which overlooks the city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It reaches 3,200 meters above sea level

    The mountain is densely covered by eucalyptus trees that were imported from Australia during the reign of Menelik II, and mostly planted during Emperor Haile Selassie's reign. Thus, it is sometimes referred to as the "lung of Addis Ababa". The forest on the mountain is an important source of firewood for the city. It was also a source of building material in earlier times.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick all clients from the hotel,guest house and any other accommodation requested for pick up

    We will pick all our clients also from Addis Ababa Bole Int Airport based on the flight time

    We will pick any guests stays in Addis Ababa either from their home or home stays ...
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - Ethiopian Lunch For Vegan & Veterinarian
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea - You Will Have A Chance Of Experiencing Ethiopian Coffee
    • All Attraction Fee Is Included
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Entoto Hill
    Exclusions
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Dinner and hotel
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 8
    • Dress code is formal
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    I highly recommend this day trip. The scenery was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the service was professional, friendly and genuinely customer focus. I was lucky to visit the monastery during St. John’s festival and able to see a bit of the festivities and...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I didn't expect such an amazing tour and all those scenery. Noah and Joseph are both very nice, knowledgeable and professional. They show the best of Addis Ababa in one day, and show me lots of authentic Ethiopian culture. They took great care of me...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank asiaworldcity
    AmanEthiopiaTours1, Owner at Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The locations visited and the food were amazing! Sayid the guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank irwin92
    AmanEthiopiaTours1, Owner at Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A friend set up our tour to Debre Libanos, so I went in not really knowing what to expect, but I couldn't have been more thrilled with the service provided by Aman Ethiopia Tours! From the stop at the coffee shop, to the Portuguese bridge,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Voyage627966
    AmanEthiopiaTours1, Owner at Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I contacted Amanuel through internet and his team was very efficient. They picked me up in the airport very early in the morning, they took me to the hotel and they made me spend great time to see debre libanos monastery, Portuguese bridge, falls, monkeys...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ungaroandrea
    AmanEthiopiaTours1, Owner at Aman Ethiopia Tours & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your wonderful reviews about our tour services and taking your precious time for this great recommendations for other clients regarding your overall experience in Ethiopia. It is always wonderful to read that we were able to...More

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    Alklinare
    5 August 2019|
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    Response from AmanEthiopiaTours1 | Property representative |
    Hello You can book directly through online or if you have any questions please contact us directly via watsup 251912353133 Txs
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    21 July 2019|
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    Response from AmanEthiopiaTours1 | Property representative |
    Hi The price is depending on number of Pax so please if you're alone price will be changed.. Thanks
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    Response from Evedq | Reviewed this property |
    Yes if you are moderately fit, the gorge as mentioned is a rocky climb, just ask them to take you slowly
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