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Day Trip to the wonder Debre Libanos Monastery, Ethioia

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.

per adult from

$334

NZD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Snacks
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Debre Libanos
    • Entry/Admission - Portuguese Bridge
    What's excluded :
    • alcoholic beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Debre Libanos, Ethiopia

    Debre Libanos suffered great destruction during the invasion of Ahmed Gragn when one of his followers, Ura'i Abu Bakr, set it on fire 21 July 1531, despite the attempts of its community to ransom the church. Although the Ichege intervened to protect the Gambos during the reign of Sarsa Dengel the buildings were not completely rebuilt until after the visit of Emperor Iyasu the Great in 1699.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    It was actually built at the turn of the 19th century by Ethiopians, albeit in the old Portuguese style. The narrow span makes a pretty picture and the gushing (in the rainy season) cascade just below it is even more impressive.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Simien Ethiopia Tours

Activity ID: V-46492P8

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