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Day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery and Portuguese Bridge provided by Beka Ethiopia Tours

Day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery and Portuguese Bridge

Day trip to Debre Libanos Monastery and Portuguese Bridge
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About
This is a day trip from Addis Ababa to Debre Libanos monastery and Portuguese bridge. This tour takes about 9 hours. Departure point can be airport or hotel. Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Oromia Region. Founded in the thirteenth century by Saint Tekle Haymanot. Along the side of the church, you cross a river and proceed on foot up a hill for about 15 minutes. According to legend, the Ethiopian Saint, Tekle Haimanot, prayed for 29 years, the legend says that he stood on one foot for so long that the other foot fell off. Sick people queue to receive holy water (which is believed to be a sign of the saint’s prayer). Near the monastery, you find the rock bridge built by Portuguese in the 16th century.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101007P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Bole Addis Ababa international airport, Any hotel in Addis Ababa or Any place within Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Bole Addis Ababa international airport, Any hotel in Addis Ababa or Any place within Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Portuguese Bridge
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    Morning (7:30 - 8:00 am), meet your driver/guide at preferred departure point, then drive 110 km north from Addis over the Entoto Mountains passing through the Sululta Plains to the Monastery of Debre Libanos established in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, overlooking Jemma River Gorge, a tributary of the Blue Nile. Take a short walk to observe the endemic Gelada Baboon and 16th century Portuguese bridge. Further drive to admire the Blue Nile Gorge, at some point depending on visiting time, have a picnic lunch and drive back to Addis Ababa. On this trip you have the chance to buy local souvenir/handcrafts and other religious materials such as wooden cross. The price includes: Transfers and transport Entrance fee Driver/guide • Afternoon tea/coffee
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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By: Beka Ethiopia Tours
Hencner
Hencner
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Etiopia Guide
In Ethiopia, Iza and Abdrzej we were id 16 February to 2 March 2020r.Beka was recommended in Poland and organized u
meskalinakuraryna
meskalinakuraryna
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Best guide I have ever met
Beka was much more than just a regular guide. My dad and I did a 10-day tour of Danakil, Lalibela and South Omo Val
223satoshim
223satoshim
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Pretty unprofessional tour guide
Our guide was an hour late to pick us up and he was peeing right outside our hostel when we walked out. Although we
224jennaw
224jennaw
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Review of Gondar full day city tour
Our tour guide Wondimu was amazing — very friendly and knowledgeable. This tour is advertised as a 9-hour long tour
Amos A
Amos A
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Best Guide Ever
We booked the tour with mr. Beka from Italy, for the program he gave us and for the price. Beka was the best tour
ReginaPhelps
ReginaPhelps
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Interesting tour - guide was very pleasant but didn't possess much English
Our tour was adequate but disappointing. The guide was very pleasant and professional. He however did not have a g
Yesh133
Yesh133
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Tour
We spent 15 days in Ethiopia touring with Mr Beka Girma. I found Mr Beka to be an outstanding tour guide. He is e
Jacquelyn C
Jacquelyn C
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15 day trip to Ethiopia
I have always wanted to visit Africa but was fearful of all the shots and the cost..Well I I challenge myself by l
Sandra C
Sandra C
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Land of Origins
An awesome two week vacation traversing through Ethiopia with Beka as our guide was more than I could have ever ask
laurence l
laurence l
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Fascinating Journey
My guide, Adisu showed up a few minutes early which I liked. We set off in his car, just the two of us. We got to
JudyH876
JudyH876
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Addis city tour
Our guide Adisu had very good English, picked us up on time and we saw villages on top on Entoto hill , drove aroun
JoostLobler
JoostLobler
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Probably the Best Guide in Ethiopia!
My girlfriend and I spent 9 days with Beka travelling across Ethiopia, including several domestic flights. He organ
Phil d
Phil d
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No tour due to the Ethiopian New Year
Unfortunately, the tour could not go on since it was the Ethiopian New Year and most places to visit were closed.
shivaontheroas
shivaontheroas
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Best 9 day vacation in Ethiopia with Beka
Best guide ever! I designed the itinerary while all other tour companies told me it’s impossible for 9 days but Bek
Wander407137
Wander407137
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not as promised
Tour guide had mediocre English skills and was not able to tell me much about the city or what we were seeing. For
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