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Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa provided by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

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Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 19/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Debre Libanos Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Portuguese Bridge
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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Important Information
Duration
7–9 hours
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water and local snacks
  • Local on-site guides
  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local family visits
  • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Attendance and Coffe
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees and any other expenses not mentioned in the "Included" list above
  • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you are visiting between June and September, expect wet weather and be prepared accordingly
  • If you are not eating Ethiopian food at small local restaurants, please bring packed lunch with you
  • Women are expected to be fully dressed and cover hairs when visiting the Debre Libanos Monastery
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Ryan S wrote a review Dec 2020
Belo Horizonte, MG281 contributions49 helpful votes
Fantastic. I had a tour with Muluken (guide) 2.5 years ago, and this was great, just like last time. Muluken is a great guide, friendly, knowledgeable & he is the exact type of guide I look for on a tour. He is authentically friendly, not forced or fake. He gives information
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Dear Ryan and Carolina, Thank you very much for booking the day tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery with me!! It was a pleasure to meet you after 2.5 years. Thank you very much really for taking time to rate, review and share your feedback about my guiding performance and your day trip around Addis Ababa with me. I look forward to organize you a longer tour to visit more of Addis Ababa and around someday. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy NEW YEAR! Best, Muluken
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brino a wrote a review Nov 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Merit Ethiopian Experience was fantastic, I only had a few days free in Ethiopia and Muluken was able to provide an unforgettable personal experience. Everything was as promised and went smoothly. Muluken is very pleasant, well informed and was able to provide me with much
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded 8 Nov 2019
Dear Brian, Selam! Thank you very much for using Merit Ethiopian Experience Tour’s Day Tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge! It is very rewarding to read how you enjoyed your tour around Addis Ababa with me. It is extra incentive to keep delivering best tours in Ethiopia. Thank you so much once again for choosing Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours to organize your guided day trip from Addis Ababa!! Please keep in touch for any travel services you may need in Ethiopia anytime Best of wishes, Muluken Girma
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David K wrote a review Oct 2019
Woodville, Australia10 contributions6 helpful votes
Muluken picked myself and two friends up from the hotel and we then had to walk a little while to the van due to road closures for the Irrecha Festival. The walk itself was an experience and the drive to the countryside where we stopped at a small village was very interesting.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Dear Penny, Hello! Thank you very much for booking Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa with me!! Thank you so much also for not forgetting to leave review and rate my day tour from Addis Ababa and my tour guiding service!! I really appreciate it. I hope you had a great time for the rest of your tour of Northern Ethiopia and Harar in the east. Thanks a lot again Get in touch with us for your travel services in Ethiopia anytime With best wishes, Muluken G.
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Marlynne P wrote a review Oct 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah790 contributions218 helpful votes
Although we didn’t do this particular tour, we did drive out for the day and thought it was worthwhile. The countryside is engaging and the farming tribes quite interesting. The monastery is peaceful with stunning stained glass frescos.
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Dear Visitor, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your private day tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma Gorge with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! Thank you also for rating and reviewing your tour with us!! It is great to know you enjoyed it. We are here to make your tour in Ethiopia worth taking. Thanks again and best wishes, Muluken G.
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simon e wrote a review Aug 2019
Madrid, Spain8 contributions3 helpful votes
We took the tour on the rainy season, and the landscapes where just incredible... those cloudy mountains around Debre Libanos are beautiful. Also, it was some kind of religious festivity and the monastery was quite busy with people going to pray. The Portuguese Bridge and the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Debre Libanos Monastery and Jemma River Gorge - Day Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Dear Simon, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your private Day Tour from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos Monastery, Portuguese Bridge, and Jemma River Gorge with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really a pleasure to know you enjoyed your day tour with Kede and Emush. We wish to show you more of Ethiopia some day. Thanks again for booking your tour and rating/leaving review of your experience with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours! With best wishes, Muluken G.
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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
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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
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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
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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
Meander268789
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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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Thanks
Thank you for your service guys! We really enjoyed the tour. We had the occasion to discover Addis-abeba.
JourneyToSee
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Most enjoyable tour of northern Ethiopia.
We enjoyed our private tour of Northern Ethiopia with Muluken. He was very professional, punctual and accommodatin
Mark L
Mark L
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An Excellent Tour From A Superb English Speaking Guide
If you are looking to see and understand more about the Ethiopia outside of Addis then look no further. Muluken is
Mark L
Mark L
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Fantastic tour and great value for money
Mulukan is a superb guide. He knows the city inside-out. The depth of his knowledge is quite remarkable and he has
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