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2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa provided by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 21-01-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-01-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy the freedom of stopping at different viewpoints to enjoy the dramatic view of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley by drive with a comfortable air conditioned Toyota Minivan, and learn from your professional experienced English speaking tour guide of the Ethiopian birdlife at the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway. Meet local families and partake a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, and see the bird life of the lakes and wildlife of the Abiyatta Shalla Lakes National Park. The tour also includes visiting the unique and still operational rock carved church of Adadi Mariam, Tiya Steles (a cemetery dating back to 12th – 14th Century AD and UNESCO World Heritage Site), and walking by Lake Ziway to spot a number of lowland water birds. The tour includes a total of 580 km drive in two days. On Thursdays or Sundays, experience local culture at the colorful weekly held cultural market at Adadi town.
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Addis Ababa – Adadi Maryam -...
Day 2
Awassa Lake – Abidjatta Shalla...
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Important Information
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • Comfortable insured private Toyota Minivan of 2015 Model which is equipped with air conditioning and seat belts Fuel (gasoline), and driver's allowance
  • Professional and experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway
  • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
Exclusions
  • Entrance (admission) fees to places of visits
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Any personal nature expenses such as souvenirs, gratuities, etc
  • And, any expense which are not mentioned in the "Included" list above
  • Entry/Admission - Adadi Maryam
  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Abidjatta-Shalla National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • June to Mid September is the rainy season where the tour runs. Please be prepared accordingly.
  • When visiting the rock church of Adadi Mariam, women are expected to be fully dressed and cover hairs.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We can help visitors book accommodations, if needed. Please contact us!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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brino a wrote a review Nov. 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Merit Ethiopian Experience 2 day tour was fantastic, I only had a few days free in Ethiopia and Muluken was able to provide an unforgettable personal experience. Everything was as promised and went smoothly. Muluken is very pleasant, well informed and was able to provide me
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at 2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa
Responded Nov. 8, 2019
Dear Brian, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your 2 Days Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes Tour from Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!!! It has been really a pleasure to organize your private guided tour around Addis Ababa. I am so grateful that you took time to review your tour experience around Addis Ababa with me in such informative details! It helps other visitors to have an idea of how their tour with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours would be like. Thank you so much once again for choosing Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours to handle your private tour in Ethiopia, and allowing me to introduce you with Ethiopian culture, history, nature and people!! I hope I will show you more of Ethiopia someday Wishing you all the best in your sailing tour from South Africa to Australia Best, Muluken G.
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By: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours
ryansC7696YG
ryansC7696YG
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Great tour
Fantastic. I had a tour with Muluken (guide) 2.5 years ago, and this was great, just like last time. Muluken is a g
nangelv
nangelv
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Nice experience
It was very nice. Our guide Biruk was very well informed and showed us many interesting things. :) He gave us many
Ravi J
Ravi J
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Trip to Awash Falls
They arranged our transportation to Awash Falls. Driver (Solomon) and his van were excellent. Solomon was safe and
mulukeng2016
mulukeng2016
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Best around Addis Ababa
If in Addis Ababa for layover or more than one day, take Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. You will enjoy it!
Talisman-for-me
Talisman-for-me
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An excellent day trip from Addis Ababa
We have had a fantastic experience with Muluken, who has organised a personalised day tour from Addis Ababa on the
rigschon
rigschon
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Memory lane
For the first time after 63 years I was happy to return to Addis Abeba. I got in contact with Muluken Girma, the mo
cas2468
cas2468
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A wonderful day in Addis Ababa! Muluken is a great guide!
Muluken was a wonderful and informative guide. He and our driver helped us see a lot of Addis Ababba in just one da
323berits
323berits
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Perfect Addis in one day!
Very nice and relaxed trip, with loads of experiences. Really feel like we got to see the best of Addis. Love the f
F1652QGdavidw
F1652QGdavidw
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Well organised and professional service
We found Muluken through Trip Advisor. We wanted a local guide to help us plan trips in Ethiopia as we were visitin
alexandertG6306AN
alexandertG6306AN
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Fantastic Tour in Addis Abeba !
The tour was fantastic for the stop over we had in Addis. Biruk our guide was well educated and told us a lot about
Meander268789
Meander268789
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A great first day in Addis
Really great day with Getahun and Jamal. We were two friends traveling together and although we usually don’t do or
Hawkosky
Hawkosky
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Flexible and Engaged
Muluken ensures that every one of his clients has a unique experience. We visited multiple sites over the course o
TeddyKBG
TeddyKBG
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Thanks
Thank you for your service guys! We really enjoyed the tour. We had the occasion to discover Addis-abeba.
JourneyToSee
JourneyToSee
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Most enjoyable tour of northern Ethiopia.
We enjoyed our private tour of Northern Ethiopia with Muluken. He was very professional, punctual and accommodatin
Mark L
Mark L
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An Excellent Tour From A Superb English Speaking Guide
If you are looking to see and understand more about the Ethiopia outside of Addis then look no further. Muluken is
Key Details
  • Adadi Maryam, Tiya World Heritage Site, and 6 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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