Explore the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and the UNESCO Site of Steles of Tiya

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10 hours - 12 hours
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Why take this tour?

Enjoy discovering few of Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes and visiting the Steles of Tiya (14th Century AD and a UNESCO World Heritage). This is about 11 hours day trip from Addis to visit bird watching and spotting hippos, local family of the Oromo people, have great scenery of the Ethiopian part of the Great East African Rift Valley, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Steles of Tiya which date back to the 14th Century, located south of Addis Ababa. It is a great outing from Addis Ababa: - - Enjoy spotting various lowland water birds by walking around Lake Ziway (if lucky few hippos). - Appreciate the superb scenery of the Rift Valley - Experience the way of life of the countryside people of Oromo. - Attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site  of Tiya Cemetery. Tour price includes private comfortable Toyota Minivan, fuel (gasoline), family visiting fee, bottled water, coffee, and professional experienced English speaking tour guide.

What’s included?

  • Private comfortable Toyota Minivan or Corolla equipped with air conditioning and seat belts

  • Local family visiting and attending a coffee ceremony fee

  • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide

  • Bottled water and local snacks in the van

  • Air port pickup and drop-off

  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ziway

  • Meals

  • Admission (entrance) fees

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • And, any expense which is not mentioned in the "Included" list above

  • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site

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Before you book

  • Duration: 10-12 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

All tour guides and drivers providing this tour are vaccinated for COVID-19.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

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About operator:

Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours is local tour operator in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia specializing small group city tour of Addis Ababa, day tours from Addis Ababa, and 2/3 days tours around Addis Ababa. All tours are accompanied with professional English speaking tour guide and allow freedom of visit/experience/ do activities enjoy more.
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