Debre Libanos, 2 days

2 Days

A visit to Debre Libanos is a popular day trip out of Addis. But why not doing it in a more relaxed way and stay overnight. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful landscape and meet the people. Don’t see everything through the window of the car.


We will pick you from your hotel after breakfast and leave Addis Ababa to the north. We are passing through the Entoto Hills, which offer stunning views at the capital. Somewhere along the road we stop to enjoy a delicious buna (espresso) or shai (tea). Ample time is available to stop to enjoy the beautiful landscape, meet the people busy with their daily work and make pictures. At the end of the morning we arrive near Debre Libanos where we first check-in in our hotel and have lunch, meanwhile enjoying breathtaking views at the Jemma River Gorge. After lunch we leave for Debre Libanos where we spent the afternoon. We visit the church and the recently opened museum. A short, steep, path leads us to the cave where Tekle Haimanot have been praying. Late afternoon we make a short walk from our hotel to Ras Darge's bridge.

After a relaxing breakfast we leave our hotel and continue the journey towards the Blue Nile Gorge, about 1,5 hour drive. From the top of the gorge a 20 kilometer descent brings us from an altitude of 2450 meter to the new bridge at 1080 meter above sea level. The scenery is spectacular. The bridge is our turning point and from here we are heading back to Addis where we arrive in the afternoon.


  • Airport transfers.
  • Road transport with English speaking driver/ guide, including fuel, driver allowances and accommodation.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Professional English (or other language) speaking escort guide, including allowances, accommodation and airfare on request.
  • Accommodation budget/ tourist class/ best available as preferred.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast/ half board/ full board as preferred.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts and boats for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.

Not included

  • International flights, visa fees and travel insurance.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless opted for half or full board meal plan.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.