Day Trip or Tour to dramatic scenery view of Blue Nile Gorge, Historical monastery of Debrelibanos & Jama valley.
The magnificent view of the gorge of Blue Nile lies 224 km north from Addis to Bahrdar road over the Entoto Mountain passing through the Sululta Plains.
85 % of the Nile Water originates in Ethiopia, pours out from Lake Tana. The road, after 200 km on the highland, it begins to make dramatic stretches down into the Blue Nile gorge, 1000m below, and this is the most spectacular scenery of the landscape of the area. It is really amazing how the great Nile erodes the rock and makes a marvelous landscape. The Gorge is at 1 km in-depth comparable in scale to the Grand Canyon of America.
Next tour visit is the monastery of Debre Libanos monastery founded in the 13th century by Abuse Tekle Haymanot. Overlooking Jema River Gorge, a tributary of the Blue Nile, the monastery owns ecclesiastical, cultural and historical relics; we have also a chance to see birds and baboons.
Below the monastery, there is a bridge which is called Portuguese bridge or Egg Bridge.
1 Meet at your place
2 Drive from Addis through the country side
3 Stop at the top of the gorge of Blue Nile to have a view
4 Drive down into the Gorge
5 Cross Blue Nile Bridge by car and by walk
6 Drive back to Debre Libanos monastery and Jemma Valley
7 Drive back to Addis
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your place, Hotel or aiprort
End location: Your place, Hotel or aiprort
Duration: 12 hours
this tour takes 1 full day with an optional of 2 days and one night based on your choice with out an additional cost except car rental.
Private car Toyota Hiace Minivan available model ( from 2007 to 2012)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - this amount is for foods, admissions,and pocket money if you decide to stay for one more night you have to message me to make sure other prices.
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A nice drive through fantastic scenery to the Blue Nile. Road drops down over a mile in elevation to the river. On the way back we stopped at an extremely impressive set of waterfalls that lead down to a beautiful valley thousands of feet below. My guide, Nure, was fantastic. I will be sad to say good-bye to him.