Starting from $150 per person [1]

1 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 1 Lunch; [2]

Fitness level required: Low

A tour to Melka Kuntre and Bachilt Archaeological Site Adadi Mariam Church and the Tiya Stelae Field takes only one day. We leave Addis Ababa at 8.00 am and return by 4.30 pm.

First of all, we drive to Melka Kuntre and Bachilt Archaeological Site located around 50km outside of Addis Ababa

the Adadi Mariam Church located around 7km next to Melka Kuntre. Adadi Mariam is a subterranean rock-hewn church similar to those of Lalibela.

After visiting the church we’ll make the short trip to the Tiya Stelae Field. This ancient archaeology site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae.

This day trip includes lunch in the town of Tiya.

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Melka Kunture and Bachilt Archaeological Site, Adadi Mariam Church and the Tiya Stelae Field – Day Tour

Day 1: Adadi Mariam Church and the Tiya Stelae Field

This great one day trip will depart Addis Ababa at 8.00 am and have you back in the capital by 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm. The trip highlights include a visit to Melka Kunture and Bachilt Archaeological site,the Adadi Mariam Church and the Tiya Stelae Field.

Adadi Mariam Church is located 57km from Addis Ababa. The Tiya Stelae Field is a further 30km down the road.

We will stop for lunch in the town Tiya.

Adadi Mariam Church

Adadi Mariam is a subterranean rock-hewn church similar to those of Lalibela. This church is unique as it is the southern-most church of its type, and stands alone – no other rock-hewn churches are in the area. It has been surmised that King Lalibela ordered the construction of Adida Mariam for his visit to southern Ethiopia. The site dates to the 13th century, but is still an active site of worship.

Tiya Stele Field

Tiya

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.

Meals Included on this Day

Lunch

Private Vechicle

Addis Ababa - Tiya Stelae Field - Addis Ababa

2h - 2h30m

150km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.


Points to note:

[1] The "price per person" amount is a guide price only. Please submit a quote request for a more definite price.

[2] The price for meals includes a soft drink / water plus tea and coffee with each meal. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased at an extra cost.

[3] Hotels listed on individual days of the tour will be booked where possible but may be changed subject to availability.

Starting from $150 per person

1 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 1 Lunch;

Fitness level required: Low

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Starting and finish point of the tour

Tiya Stelae Field

Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site, West Shewa, Oromia, Ethiopia

Location of the Tiya Stelae Field

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