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Day Trip to Debre Libanos Monastery & Portuguese Bridge

Travelers will receive quality and private service by the most competent Tour Guides who have deep knowledge about the sites.

They will get authentic experience where they will receive ‘value for money’ without sacrificing quality.

per adult from




7 to 10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Professional Tour Guiding Service
    • Driver Service
    • All Transfer In & Outs
    • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Debre Libanos Monastery, North West of Addis Ababa Seimien Shewa Zone of Oromia Region, Debre Libanos 1000 Ethiopia

    This ancient monastery is located 105kms from Addis Ababa and takes two hours of scenic drive. This is one of the holiest sites in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. First, you will discover the Monastery. Debre Libanos Monastery was founded in the Thirteenth Century by Saint Tekle Haymanot who lived in a cave in cliffs nearby. His cave contains a spring whose water is considered holy, and many pilgrims visit. Saint Haymanot is buried in the middle of the Church, constructed in 1961. It sits on a terrace between the cliffs and gorges. None of the original buildings from the Sixteenth Century survive. Here you will visit the cathedral and museum. As soon as you approach the monastery, hundreds of pilgrims can be seen on a daily basis as, thought to have healing properties, the church is a famous place for Ethiopian Orthodox followers to come and seek solace. After this you will have short hike up to the mountian to see the cave where the siant used to pray.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Portuguese Bridge, Near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos Ethiopia

    After the visit of the Debre Libanos monastery, you will take a short ride to the Portuguese Bridge, built in the 16th century across a tributary leading down to the Blue Nile. Made from sand and Ostrich Egg Shells brought from Gondar, it was built to get across during a war when the river was full. Here you have a chance to see the Gelada Baboons and spectacular view of Jemma Valley.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travelers will be picked up by their tour guide and driver at any place they prefer.Airports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

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Organised by Memento Ethiopia Tours

Activity ID: V-101683P4

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