1 Day in Tiya & Adadi Maryam, UNESCO World Heritage Site

10 hr

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After early pick up from your hotel we will have a scenic view Ethiopia's Capital Addis Ababa at some high points while your personal guide unfolds Ethiopia’s rich history on this door-to-door tour of three essential sites south of the city. Learn about humanity’s earliest origins at prehistoric Melka Kunture; tour the 12th-century rock-cut church of Adadi Mariam; and visit ancient Tiya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch, water, and hot drinks along the...
After early pick up from your hotel we will have a scenic view Ethiopia's Capital Addis Ababa at some high points while your personal guide unfolds Ethiopia’s rich history on this door-to-door tour of three essential sites south of the city. Learn about humanity’s earliest origins at prehistoric Melka Kunture; tour the 12th-century rock-cut church of Adadi Mariam; and visit ancient Tiya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch, water, and hot drinks along the way.

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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site, Turn west 100m south of Awash river bridge and drive 1 km., Ethiopia

Melka Kunture lies near the Awash River Gorge and is one of the most important Neolithic sites in Ethiopia. Melka Kunture is the site where Hand axes and other tools were excavated and has a museum on the premises where one could take a lovely tour.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Adadi Mariyam, Adadi, Ethiopia

You then head towards the mystical Rock Hewn Church of Adadi Mariam which is contemporaneous with those of Lalibela – in fact local tradition ascribes it to King Lalibela who is said to have had it built on his visit to Mount Zuqwala in 1106. You will have a lovely picnic lunch near the Awash River Gorge.



Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site, Turn west 100m south of Awash river bridge and drive 1 km., Ethiopia

Melka Kunture lies near the Awash River Gorge and is one of the most important Neolithic sites in Ethiopia. Melka Kunture is the site where Hand axes and other tools were excavated and has a museum on the premises where one could take a lovely tour.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Adadi Mariyam, Adadi, Ethiopia

You then head towards the mystical Rock Hewn Church of Adadi Mariam which is contemporaneous with those of Lalibela – in fact local tradition ascribes it to King Lalibela who is said to have had it built on his visit to Mount Zuqwala in 1106. You will have a lovely picnic lunch near the Awash River Gorge.



Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia

At last you will visit Tiya, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, where we can see the northernmost example of a peculiar type of engraved, standing stellae. These stellae are believed to have been erected between the 12th and 14th centuries and are almost certainly grave markers – recent excavations at Tiya have revealed the remains of young people of both sexes, buried on the site.
Then Back to Addis Ababa for a Traditional Dinner and transfer to your Hotel or Airport as of your plan.



Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site
  • Entry/Admission - Adadi Mariyam
Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia


7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.