Adadi Mariam Rock Church & Steles of Tiya

Great scenery, local villages, famous sites... A must do!

150 EUR / pers.
Insider guide donates 5% to an NGO

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the experience

150 EUR / pers.

Adadi Mariam Rock Church & Steles of Tiya

Great scenery, local villages, famous sites... A must do!

Insider guide donates 5% to an NGO

BOOK

the experience

Verified

1 - 6 people

8 hours

Addis Ababa

Verified

1 - 6 people

8 hours

Addis Ababa

Full description

This tour will last about eight hours. We’ll drive away from Addis to visit the rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam. Have you heard about it? It’s a very special and old church that was carved out of a single piece of rock! You can’t even really see it from outside…but the surprisingly beautiful inside is very much worth the visit :-) It was built during the 13th century by King Lalibela. The church is still used by worshippers nowadays... The other place of interest of this experience are the Steles of Tiya which are decoratively carved blocks of grave marker stones founded in the 14th Century AD. This second site is actually registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After visiting th Steles, we'll add a cultural touch to our trip through the visit of the villages of the tribal people of the Oromo and Gurage. A little extra will be to spend some time gazing at the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the East African Rift Valley.

Highlights

  • Rock Hewn Church of Adadi Mariam
  • Steles of Tiya
  • Oromo & Gurage Tribal Villages
  • East African Rift Valley Scenery

About your insider guide

Experience type

What's included

  • Transport
  • English speaking certified guide
  • Local family visits
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Coffee and typical Ethiopian coffee Ceremony atten

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