Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (advanced)

Day tour around Addis Ababa

Adadi Mariam is a 13th century Lalibela type rock hewn church located approximately 90KM South of Addis Ababa on the Alem Gena - Sodo road. It is surrounded with beautiful and enticing hills. From here, you can easily proceed to Melkam Quntture.

With its scenic site on the bank of the Awash River, Melka Kunture lies in the upper Awash valley, 90 km south of Addis Abeba. The site, discovered by Gerard Dekker in 1963, was surveyed by Gérard Bailloud in 1964, and then systematically explored by a French mission directed by Jean Chavaillon (1965-1982 / 1993-1995), and subsequently, since 1999, by an Italian mission directed by Marcello Piperno for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Rome "La Sapienza", in agreement with the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Oromia Culture and Tourism Bureau.


drive to Adadi Mariam Church in the morning visiting towns on the way.
visit and learn the history of the church.
visit Melka Kunture and Tiya Tikil Dingay
Explore the area and its surrounding.
Take pictures and footage.
Drive back to Addis Ababa.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel.

End location: I will drop you at your hotel.

Duration: 12 hours


Driving - with high standard tourist mini-van with built in refrigerator to have water or drinks.

What’s Included

Transportation (car, driver, fuel, parking, miscellaneous expenses).
Tour guide
Entrance fee to the historical sites.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USD1 = Birr 17 - you need around birr 1700 for personal items like photography or filming fee, souvenirs, etc.

What’s Extra

Meals and drinks.
photography and filming fee.
other personal expenses.
others not listed in the above.

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