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Day Trip to the Exotic Melka Kunture And Tiya Including Adadi Mariam monastery

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US$ 100.00
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    Stop At: Melka Kunture, Turn West 100m South Of Awash River Bridge And Drive 1 Km., Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    • The trip starts and ends in Addis Ababa! You will be picked up from your hotel. 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, registered 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.

    Duration: 12 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Addis Ababa
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Addis Ababa
    • Pickup and drop-off at any location in Addis Ababa
    • 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
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Tip.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • This is group shared tour activity
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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