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Nature, Wildlife & Cave Church Tour from Addis Ababa (and more)

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On this day trip away from the hectic life of Addis Ababa, you will get to experience the impressive Debre Libanos Monastery, beautiful mountain and countryside scenery, the famed ‘Portuguese Bridge’ built in the 1890s, the Nile Gorge with its abundant endemic birdlife and gelada baboons and much more. Please note spotting the Gelada Baboons can be a matter of luck, as they tend to be quite mobile from day to day.
  • Guided day trip makes it easy to see Ethiopia outside the city
  • Visit top countryside attractions in the Entoto Mountains
  • See the Debre Libanos monastery, Portuguese Bridge, and more
  • Guide provides insight into each attraction you might miss on your own
  • Tons of photo opportunities
  • All-inclusive transportation makes it easy to get around
What to Expect
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your Addis Ababa hotel. Head into the Entoto Mountains and admire views as your driver navigates the twisting mountain road. When you reach the Entoto summit, snap some photos and enjoy free time at a vista point. Then, continue to Debre Libanos monastery; tour the historic churches and visit the attached museum. When you’re done looking around, eat lunch at a restaurant with views of the Jemma River Gorge (included). After eating, walk to Ras Darge’s Bridge, also known as the Portuguese Bridge—a historical bridge popular for its views of the surrounding valley. Time permitting, you might visit the Blue Nile Gorge, climb the St. Teklehaimanot cave, and visit with Oromo people to learn more about everyday life in the mountains. Tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Flexible pickup from anywhere in Addis Ababa, whether the airport, hotel or home address. No problem.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pickup and dropoff at any location in Addis Ababa (either Hotel or Airport)
  • Ground transportation including a car, fuel and a driver
  • Accompanying English speaking tour guide
  • Local guides
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Maryam Church
  • Entry/Admission - Entoto Hill
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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 yesterday

My girlfriend and i stumbled upon myGuzo tour operator on TripAdvisor and decided to give them a call. From the get-go they were super friendly and willing to answer any and all of ours questions. We got picked up at an agreed spot in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank etsuby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with Alex and (driver) a whole day on the road. He is a very open and intelligent person and could tell me a lot about Addis and the region. We had a wonderful trip. Especially the Portuguese Bridge was very impressive. I could...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Taria_Rb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost didn't go on this tour, and I am SOOO glad that I decided to do it. Alex and Tamrat were the BEST--knowledgeable, conscientious and fun. It is totally worth the $ and the time to drive out to Debre Libanos. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hopeettore
myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at myGuzo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for the positive feedback on the tour, our driver and guide. We use a standard car for tourists, well-trained guides and drivers to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you in Ethiopia again. Warmest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely tour experience with Alex (guide) and Tamrat (driver). The views, especially near the Portuguese Bridge, were breathtaking. Alex was very knowledgeable about Ethiopian history, culture, and wildlife. Tamrat was a very experienced driver who made us feel safe throughout our trip....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at myGuzo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. We have taken note on the area of improvement. We look forward to seeing you in Ethiopia again. Warmest regards, the myGuzo Team

Reviewed 12 August 2019

The countryside north of Addis Ababa is really very pretty and this tour is a great way to see it. I was picked up from my hotel and (along with some other travellers on the tour) driven up to the Entoto Hills, stopping along the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank R_A_travelling
myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at myGuzo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for sharing a candid review of your experience with us. There is nothing that pleases us more than a happy customer. myGuzo is all about delivering authentic Ethiopian travel experiences - believes strongly in showing people real Ethiopian life and culture....More

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20 June 2019|
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Response from Magaly M |
From Addis to the Monastery is about 3 hours. We left around 8 am and were back at the hotel by 5 pm.
Padraig O
18 June 2019|
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Response from EderShamir | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you at any Hotel you indicate.
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