Day Trip to the wonder Debre Libanos Monastery, Ethioia

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Duration
8 hours - 9 hours
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Why take this tour?

Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. Founded in the 13th century by Saint Tekle Haymanot, according to myth, he meditated in a cave for 29 years. The present name Debre Libanos was given by Zara Yaqob in 1445. During this time Debre Libanos and Hayek Istifanos served as the political center of the church. Of course, it retained its political significance until the Italian second time occupation and use as a shelter for many pilgrimage of Orthodox Christian. The modern church was built in the 1950 by Emperor Haile Selassie to replace the one which is destroyed by the fascist Italian during their occupation on 20 May 1937 furthermore they shot 297 and 100 young deacons within short period of time.

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Snacks

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos

  • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge

  • alcoholic beverages

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8-9 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Simien Ethiopia Tours and Travel P.L.C is one of the most experienced tour and travel companies in Ethiopia. We have been in this business for the last eight years, handling both small and large groups. We pride ourselves on our personal service and integrity. Simien was established in 2008, and is accredited by the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The company is made up of a group of dedicated travel professionals based in Addis Ababa. We work with a network of knowledgeable and experienced local guides, professional cooks, porters and riding horses while trekking and experienced drivers who will show our clients the beauty of Ethiopia. We arrange tours, transport, book flights and hotels in Ethiopia.

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