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From Bole: Tiya, Adadi Mariam, & Melka Kunture Private Trip

From Bole: Tiya, Adadi Mariam, & Melka Kunture Private Trip

This private 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 (UNESCO World Heritage), and experience the daily life of locals with family visit. 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. This is 9-hour long tour with Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

Day trip to Adadi Rock Church’s and Tiya archeological site

Day trip to Adadi Rock Church’s and Tiya archeological site

adadi rock-hewn church:located about 50 kilometers south of Addis ababa, the Adadi Rock-Hewn Church is a remarkable religious site carved out of solid rock. It is believed to have been built in the 12th century and is an important pilgrimage site for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. The church features intricate carvings, ancient frescoes, and a unique architectural design. Visitors can explore the underground tunnels, chambers, and prayer rooms, experiencing the spiritual and historical significance of this hidden gem. Tiya Archaeological Sites: The Tiya Archaeological Sites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are located in the Soddo region of Ethiopia, approximately 80 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. These sites are known for their mysterious and ancient stone stelae (monuments) that date back to the 12th to 14th centuries. The stelae are intricately carved with symbols, representing a unique form of ancient Ethiopian art. The purpose and meaning of these monuments are still not fully understood, adding to their enigmatic allure. Visitors can explore the site, marvel at the impressive stelae, and learn about the historical and cultural significance of this archaeological treasure. Both the Adadi Rock-Hewn Church and the Tiya Archaeological Sites offer visitors a glimpse into Ethiopia's rich history, showcasing the country's ancient religious and cultural heritage. These sites provide a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the remarkable craftsmanship and architectural achievements of the past.

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Wonderful activity and guides!! We had Achenef as our guide and Messi as our driver. Both were great! they are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and English was great! Pick up and all communication was quick and prompt. The tour was fascinating: Adadi Mariam, is admittedly not Lalibela, but is a really cool church to see and gives you a great idea on what the rock-hewn churches are like. Tiya was really neat to see as well, since there's some mystery to the origin of the stones, but well worth seeing. Melka Kunture was closed. On our tour, we had an amazing local lunch, had the opportunity to for a couple quick side stops and great conversation with both Achenu and Messi about their country. Both are great hosts and I recommend the tour and group!

Excellent Team. Joseph, the guide with a big knowledge about the sightseeing and he spoke fluent English. Nico a safe, friendly and funny driver. Felt very comfortable with them. Thanks so much for this great time!

Tasting the very local beer 😀 Both our and local guides were very enthusiastic and helpful.