Excursion from Addis Ababa to visit the Portuguese Bridge, Jemma River Gorge and to see Gelada Baboons
With this full-day trip from Addis Ababa you will be stunned by the scenery of the Blue Nile Gorge, and Jemma River Gorge. You will also visit the Debre Libanos Monastery (13th Century AD) and the Portuguese Bridge (16th Century AD).
The day tour also includes: -
- Visiting a local family to experience the traditional way of life of the Oromo people
- Attending a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
- Seeing the Ethiopian endemic mammal - Gelada Baboon
The tour to the Blue Nile River Gorge includes a drive of 400 km in total takes visitors.
NB - THIS TOUR CAN BE OFFERED FOR CHEAPER PRICE (BY SKIPPING VISITING THE BLUE NILE GORGE). PLEASE, CONTACT ME.
Major places of visits are Debre Libanos Monastery (The biggest in Ethiopia), the Portuguese Bridge (16th Century AD), and views of the Blue Nile and Jemma River Gorges.
Seeing the Ethiopian endemic - the Gelada Baboon and visiting the villages of the Oromo people to share experiences and learn their way of life is also included.
Contact me soon and enjoy it!
After early breakfast, drive 200 kilometers north of Addis one the highway to Bahir Dar to visit the scenic Blue Nile Gorge which drops 1, 000 meters down to the river. One the way stop at the traditional villages of the Oromo people.
On the way back have lunch at Ethio-German Hotel which is set in the best location to enjoy the picturesque view of the Jemma Valley.
Then, visit the Debre Libanos monastery which dates back to the 13th Century AD, and is the largest in Ethiopia.
Finally, drive back to Addis Ababa.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: 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.
See you there!
End location: Any hotel in Addis, or the air port
Duration: 11 hours 30 min.
We use a modern, air conditioned,and comfortable Toyota Minibus.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 Ethiopian Birr - There would be about 600 Ethiopian Birr per person to pay for entrance, and lunch at a local place. It is only Cash which is the applicable mode of payment during this tour.
Price may increase anytime.
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Muluken spoke very good English and was informative about the area we were travelling through and readily responded to any of my questions along the way. The Day Tour was well managed allowing adequate time to experience and enjoy each of the places visited.