Day Trip to Rift Valley Lakes and UNESCO Site of Tiya Cemetery

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Tour Number

Activity Level

44542


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (conversational), English (fluent)

Excursion from Addis Ababa to Tiya Steles, and Lake Ziway from Addis Ababa


Private guided day tour from Addis Ababa to visit the UNESCO Site of Tiya and the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway with a private Toyota Minivan.

NOTE - The tour is customizable (open to organize to fit visitor's preferences).

It includes mainly:
* Boat ride of about an hour on Lake Ziway
to see a families of hippos, and a number of lowland water birds like the African Fish Eagle, Sacred Ibis, Marabou Storks, Hammer Cops, Pied Kingfisher, Plovers, etc
* Stops at the artificial (man made) lake of Koka which is also famous for its bird resource.
* Visiting the Steles of Tiya - a grave site dating back to the 14th Century AD and UNESCO World Heritage site
* Visiting a local family to learn how to prepare Enjera (the Ethiopian bread) and attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
* Stops at few outlooks for the great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley

The tour includes 360 km drive totally with a comfortable private Toyota Minivan equipped with air conditioning and seat belts.

Itinerary

In the morning, I will meet you at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport or your place of stay in Addis Ababa, and we will drive 180 km south of Addis Ababa to the Northernmost Rift Valley Lake of Ethiopia - Lake Ziway. During the tour you will visit one of Ethiopia's sites which is in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list - Steles (Obelisks) of Tiya, join a local family to share a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, enjoy boat ride on the Rift Valley Lake of Ziway to see a number of birds and families of hippos, and stop at few outlooks to have a panoramic view of the Ethiopian Part of the Great East African Rift Valley.

It is a full day tour. If the day is Sunday there would be a visit of an interesting local cultural weekly held market at Awash Town.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you up from where you are Addis Ababa - the airport, any hotel or any other location. If we are to meet at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the exact meeting point is after you get out of the terminal (building), to your left you'll see a long walking steps between two big trees. I'll be waiting you there with a sign of your name

Duration: 12 hours

Transportation

This tour is planned for a maximum of 6 visitors in a group and we use comfortable private Toyota Corolla (1 or 2 people) and Toyota Minibus (3 to 6 people) equipped with seat belts and air conditioning.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: The mentioned price includes:
- Toyota Minibus (2016 Model) with fuel, insurance, and driver's allowance,
- a professional English speaking guide with all his expenses
- boat rent at Lake Ziway,
- bottled water and local snacks in the car in the vehicle,
- local family visits
- and, all related government taxes.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 Ethiopian Birr - To visit the places mentioned in the itinerary and for lunch there would be an approximate payment of 600 Ethiopian Birr per person.
Note - Price may increase and local places accept only cash in the Ethiopian Currency. 1 US Dollar is ~ 27 Ethiopian Birr

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Meals, entrance fees, souvenirs, and any expenses which are not mentioned in the ' Included' list above is excluded.

If you want the an all-inclusive price to include meals, entrance (admission) fees and the like in the price of the tour, please contact me so that I can customize it. Thanks

A Recent Review of this tour

The must have tour if one wants to see the authenticity of Ethiopia and its people in its true sense. I experienced a wide range of emotions - from excitement and joy of the beauty of this country, to admiration from seeing smiling people despite their lives' hardships. Thank you so much, Muluken!
Inga Forda

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    275 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 12 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    44542


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    French (conversational), English (fluent)

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