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Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa provided by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa

Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
It is about 8-hours guided day tour from Addis Ababa by drive with private vehicle. The tour includes: - - Scenic stops at best viewpoints to see the Great East African Rift Valley - Visiting the unique rock church of Adadi Mariam (13th Century AD) - Exploring the ancient grave site of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage from 14th Century AD) - Learning Ethiopian history as you see the huge carved grave stones of Tiya - - Visiting villages of locals for cultural experience to learn how to make Enjera (Ethiopian bread) - Experiencing traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and learn how Coffee is enjoyed with a ceremony This private day tour from Addis Ababa is limited to a maximum of 6 people. Day Tour to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Steles of Tiya takes 8 to 9 hours. The day tour is with professional experienced French or English-speaking local tour guide. We use private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for the day tour from Addis Ababa. Total driving distance is about 200 km.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10131P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Local snacks, tea, and coffee
  • Local family visits
  • Typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch at a local Ethiopian restaurant
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: Admission ticket max. 20.00
  • Any other expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Adadi Maryam
  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • ADDIS ABABA BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (if you are just arriving at Addis Ababa). OR any hotel, guest house, or any place in Addis Ababa. Please, inform the exact place and time you would like to be picked up.
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal and women are advised to cover hairs when visiting churches
  • If the tour is taken in June, July or August, please be prepared for the rainy weather and bring raincoat/umbrellas
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Local snacks, tea, and coffee
  • Local family visits
  • Typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch at a local Ethiopian restaurant
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees: Admission ticket max. 20.00
  • Any other expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Adadi Maryam
  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • ADDIS ABABA BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (if you are just arriving at Addis Ababa). OR any hotel, guest house, or any place in Addis Ababa. Please, inform the exact place and time you would like to be picked up.
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal and women are advised to cover hairs when visiting churches
  • If the tour is taken in June, July or August, please be prepared for the rainy weather and bring raincoat/umbrellas
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa
All tour guides and drivers providing this day trip from Addis Ababa are vaccinated for COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Tiya World Heritage Site
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    At 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.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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franz212021
Silver Spring, MD23 contributions
May 2021
I had a great time and was well provided for by Muluken. We had an amazing time, and this was an amazing value considering what we did in one day. We had enough time to enjoy a spectacular view along the way to the Tiya stones, as well as the impressive rock-hewn church (Adadi Mariam), a museum showing ancient hominid tools discovered nearby, and even stop in to a local hut to enjoy an amazing fresh cheese dish with injera made by locals (including coffee). Culminating in learning about the Tiya stones, it was all in all a very fulfilling experience and we felt safe bringing our young kids along. Muluken is very knowledgeable about Ethiopia and makes plenty of pit stops for food and water. He will answer any questions you have along the way. I would have had more photos of the church we visited but I lost my phone several days later! Definitely recommend! His English is also better than other tour guides I have had.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EthiopiaTours88
Dear Franz, Thank you very much for booking our Day-Trip Church of Adadi Mariam from Addis Ababa! It was really a pleasure to organize you the private day tour from Addis Ababa, and be your tour guide. Thanks so much for taking time to share your experience in detail! That’s lovely to know you enjoyed your one day tour with me. And that is so helpful for future travelers to imagine what to expect with the day trip from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Rock church. So sorry to hear you lost your phone! I know how it feels. Thanks a lot again Franz Best wishes, Muluken
Written 13 June 2021
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Mark L
Manchester, UK47 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you are looking to see and understand more about the Ethiopia outside of Addis then look no further. Muluken is a very experienced guide who understands exactly what his guests require to give them an enjoyable trip. You won't go wrong if you choose this chap.
Written 20 December 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Mark, Thank you very much for booking the day trip from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Steles of Tiya with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! Thank you so much also for taking time to share your experience of the day tour from Addis Ababa with me!! It was a pleasure to show you around. Looking forward to organizing your private tour in Ethiopia someday Thanks again Mark and Happy New Year!! Muluken G.
Written 26 December 2019
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Richard Marceau
10 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We (my partner, her mother and I) went out of Addis Ababa for a day. We visited the Adadi Mariam Church, which was interesting and where I learned the story of the Jewish Queen Yodit Gudith, about which I knew nothing despite being well-versed in Jewish history. In the same trip we visited the Tiya Stelae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but which was less interesting.

We also visited a local market, which was so out of our comfort zone that it made it fascinating and very instructive. Finally, we had coffee and a lunch in the house of a local family, again learning much more being there than I could have had in the many books I read.

The biggest reason that it was a success is the guide who was with us: Muluken Girma. Muluken is very knowledgeable, smart, willing to answer questions on any subject (history, culture, geography, food, fauna, etc.) Muluken's demeanor is calm, engaged and engaging. He has very good English, and flexible. I would highly recommend hiring Muluken.
Written 20 November 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Dear Richard, Hello! Thank you VERY MUCH for booking your private excursion from Addis Ababa with me and taking time to rate and write feedback about your day trip from Addis Ababa to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and Steles of Tiya!! It was really a pleasure to be your tour guide and show you around. I appreciate your keenness to know the Ethiopian history, culture, religion etc. Few of your questions urge me to study deeper on some issues. Thank you very much again With best wishes, Muluken G.
Written 21 November 2019
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Vince
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Muluken was a great guide on our day trip from Addis. We saw the historical sites, stopped for beautiful scenery pictures and enjoyed a coffee ceremony with locals. I recommend Muluken for any trips around Addis.
Written 13 March 2019
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EthiopiaTours88
Thank you so much for booking your day tour around Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours [MEET] !! It was great to have you with us here and really nice to know your enjoyed your experience with MEET!! Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken
Written 5 April 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours
sergeyb700
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Great experience, highly recommended!
Absolutely great experience! Our guide, Biruk, was highly knowledgable and very friendly and has shown and explaine
472genew
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Two days tour to Harar
We had booked for this trip for the end of April 2020. Muluken made every effort to adapt the itinerary to fit in w
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Highly recommended
A well thought out tour giving a good glimpse of Addis local life. The family visit especially seemed very genuine
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ryansC7696YG
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Great tour
Fantastic. I had a tour with Muluken (guide) 2.5 years ago, and this was great, just like last time. Muluken is a g
nangelv
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Nice experience
It was very nice. Our guide Biruk was very well informed and showed us many interesting things. :) He gave us many
Ravi J
Ravi J
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Trip to Awash Falls
They arranged our transportation to Awash Falls. Driver (Solomon) and his van were excellent. Solomon was safe and
mulukeng2016
mulukeng2016
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Best around Addis Ababa
If in Addis Ababa for layover or more than one day, take Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. You will enjoy it!
Talisman-for-me
Talisman-for-me
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An excellent day trip from Addis Ababa
We have had a fantastic experience with Muluken, who has organised a personalised day tour from Addis Ababa on the
rigschon
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Memory lane
For the first time after 63 years I was happy to return to Addis Abeba. I got in contact with Muluken Girma, the mo
cas2468
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A wonderful day in Addis Ababa! Muluken is a great guide!
Muluken was a wonderful and informative guide. He and our driver helped us see a lot of Addis Ababba in just one da
323berits
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Perfect Addis in one day!
Very nice and relaxed trip, with loads of experiences. Really feel like we got to see the best of Addis. Love the f
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Well organised and professional service
We found Muluken through Trip Advisor. We wanted a local guide to help us plan trips in Ethiopia as we were visitin
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Fantastic Tour in Addis Abeba !
The tour was fantastic for the stop over we had in Addis. Biruk our guide was well educated and told us a lot about
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A great first day in Addis
Really great day with Getahun and Jamal. We were two friends traveling together and although we usually don’t do or
Hawkosky
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Flexible and Engaged
Muluken ensures that every one of his clients has a unique experience. We visited multiple sites over the course o
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