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Guided Day Trip to the UNESCO Heritage Site Tiya and Adadi Mariam

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30am and 8am. Accompanied by a tour guide and a driver you head toward south-west on the Jimma road, before turning due south on to the Butajira Road. 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. 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.

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    From your hotel, house or airport
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Pickup and drop-off at any location in Addis Ababa (Hotel, house or airport)
    • Lunch, including a bottle of water and hot drinks
    • Ground transportation including a car, a driver and fuel
    • Accompanying English speaking guide
    • Local tour guides
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    They picked me up at the airport, makeing the most to communicate and keep me informed even when there was an internet shutdown on the whole country. There was just me wanting this tour so they let me keep all my luggage in the van,...More

    Thank marcusbarney
    myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at myGuzo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. As a tour company that specializes in authentic Ethiopian travel experiences, we take pride in showing you our real Ethiopia - its history, people and culture. We are glad that you were...More

    Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

    This was our first day booking a tour and heading out of the city. The tour was everything we hoped to see. The best part of it was our guide Alex. Not only was he doing his best to make us enjoy ourselves, but he...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank krista092
    myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at myGuzo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. As a tour company that specializes in authentic Ethiopian travel experiences, we take pride in showing you our real Ethiopia - its history, people and culture. We are glad that you were...More

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