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Nature, Wildlife and Cave Church Tour from Addis Ababa and more.

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A fun and informative get away from the city, this tour to the Entoto Mountains from Addis Ababa

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  • Group Size Large Group
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All about the Nature, Wildlife and Cave Church Tour from Addis Ababa and more..

A fun and informative get away from the city, this tour to the Entoto Mountains from Addis Ababa is a great way to learn more about Ethiopian culture outside city limits. Visit the famous Debre Libanos Monastery, admire mountain scenery, and catch sight of wildlife. Plus, learn about the sights from your guide as you travel. Booking in advance guarantees safe transportation and a reliable guide for this experience.

  • Day trip to Entoto Mountain attractions from Addis Ababa
  • Visit a mix of natural and historical destinations
  • The guide informs and entertains as you visit
  • Don’t sweat transportation—this tour includes a safe driver

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered Flexible pickup from anywhere in Addis Ababa, whether the airport, hotel or home address. No problem.

Airports

Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Departure Time 8:00 AM

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pickup and dropoff at any location in Addis Ababa (either Hotel or Airport)
  • Ground transportation including a car, fuel, and a driver
  • Accompanying English speaking tour guide
  • Local guides
  • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  1. Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery

    Founded by Ethiopian Saint Abune Tekle Haymanot, within a steep riverine canyon in 1284, Debre Libanos later became the political center of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and is where Emperor Lebna Dingel received the first Portuguese mission to Ethiopia in 1520. The Italian army destroyed the original church in a 1937 massacre that claimed the lives of 800 monks, deacons, and lay worshippers. The modern church, its domed roof decorated with stained-glass windows, remains an important pilgrimage site.

    Duration: 1-hour

    Admission Ticket Included

  2. Stop At: Portuguese Bridge

    Although the locals believe the stone-arch Portuguese bridge was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, it was actually built in the 1890s by Ras Darge in the old Portuguese style. The narrow span makes a spectacular picture and the gushing (in the rainy season) cascade just below it is very impressive.

    Duration: 1-hour

    Admission Ticket Included

  3. Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery

    You will see the Jemma River Gorge, which is the starting point for the African Great Rift Valley and is one of Ethiopia’s most dramatic stretches of road that starts its serpentine descent to the bottom of the Blue Nile Gorge, 1km below. The gorge is accessed by a road that offers spectacular views, and a pair of bridges cross the river.

    Duration: 1-hour

    Admission Ticket Included

  4. Stop At: Entoto Maryam Church

    You will drive by the historic Entoto Church, which in its compound has the first church in/around Addis Ababa. It is a tranquil church with the typical ancient architecture of Ethiopian Churches.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Admission Ticket Included

  5. Stop At: Mount Entoto

    Entoto is where Addis Ababa was first established. From almost 3,300 meters altitude, the Hill provides spectacular views of the vast parts of Addis Ababa.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Admission Ticket Included

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