Day trip to Adadi Mariam, Tiya and Melka Kuntre

Learn about Ethiopia’s rich history with this full-day private tour to three of the most important ancient sites in the Addis area. You’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Tiya—with its ancient standing stones—as well as the Adadi Mariam rock-hewn church and the Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site, where tools from 1.5 million years ago were found. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle A professional driver/guide will lead the way Round-trip hotel transfers are included Stay hydrated: bottled water will be provided

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We pick you from your hotel after breakfast and leave Addis Ababa to the south through the fertile rolling hills. After about an hour drive we arrive at the prehistoric site of Melka Kunture. Half an hour further south the rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam is found, build in the same style as the famous contemporaries in Lalibela. Somewhere in the area we enjoy a picnic lunch we brought from Addis Ababa.

From Adadi Maryam it is about an hour (45 km) drive to Tiya where mysterious stelae are found, most probably grave markers. From Tiya it is about 1,5 hour (85 km) back to Addis Ababa where we drop you at your hotel late afternoon.

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Day trip to Adadi Mariam, Tiya and Melka Kuntre
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