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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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    Thanks to Teddy our guide and Hagos, an amazing driver through a lot of insane traffic! The Ethiopian countryside was beautiful, and the sites we visited were fascinating to see.
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    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, no problems. Van was nice, driver didn't speak
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    Response from myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at Guided Day Trip to the UNESCO Heritage Site Tiya and Adadi Mariam
    Responded Aug. 12, 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 able to do this tour. We are encouraged by the positive feedback, while we promise you that we strive to improve our service every day. Warmest regards, the myGuzo Team
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    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 was extremely knowledgeable when it came to explaining the
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    Response from myGuzo, Guest Relations Manager at Guided Day Trip to the UNESCO Heritage Site Tiya and Adadi Mariam
    Responded Aug. 12, 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 able to do this tour. We are encouraged by the positive feedback, while we promise you that we strive to improve our service every day. Warmest regards, the myGuzo Team
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    By: myGuzo
    195 reviews
    Sunday O
    Lagos, Nigeria
    317
    Making giant strides
    Last flew through the airport about 5yrs ago, but couldn't believe what I saw now. Splendid environment, courteous
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    IvyBTrottn
    10
    Unforgettable
    My friend and I signed up for this tour. Our only expectation was to immerse ourselves in the experience. Our tour
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    AxelP339
    12
    Amazing tour
    Definitely a must do while in Addis, nice way to get out of the big city and see some amazing scenery. The tour
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    ViniciusAvelino
    Brasilia, DF
    115
    Nice trip to know more about the ethiopian nature and country people's life
    It was a very good day. I enjoyed everything a lot. The guide Zerefa was very helpful all the time and explained
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    wendysh0406
    Shanghai, China
    51
    What a beautiful day trip from Addis
    Alex is a very wisdom and experienced guide. He knows all the history, birds and animals. He brought me to the
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    Keren G
    Jerusalem, Israel
    42
    Great tour, highly recommended
    The best way to truly get to know a city, it's people, it's culture - is through it's food. I had the best time
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    Michael_The_Tourist
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    11
    Beautiful trip
    I had a great day trip. Alex the guide and the driver were enthousiastically calling out all birds and raptors.
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    amrobakry
    Moore Park, Australia
    20
    A perfect day in Addis!
    Alex was my guide for the day. Nobody else booked the tour today so it ended up being a private tour. What an
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    einskoin
    10
    A great day trip that won't disappoint you
    It's an excellent trip to do if you want to see what is it like outside Addis. Alex, the tour guide was
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    kathythegardener
    2310
    Walking with monkeys at the top of the world
    Ethiopia was nothing like I expected. Such a beautiful place with such friendly people. Excellent internal flights
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    MR822B
    20
    Incredible tour
    This tour is a must when visiting Addis. Our tour guide, Alex, was incredibly knowledgeable about the area,
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    MFT555
    Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
    10
    Amazing trip
    I have really enjoyed every moment of this trip. They piked me from hotel on time. Alex was the best tour guide I
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    vanjapal
    10
    Must do tour when in Ethiopia!
    Amazing trip with our guide Zerefa! He’s super nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. Lovely sights! Highly
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    KD7892
    20
    Great Choice
    A friend and I took this tour the first week of December. Couldn't recommend more if the list of activities
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    lisbetrhiannonh
    10
    Great day trip out of the city
    While visiting Addis for business I decided last minute to look for a day trip outside the city, and successfully
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