Blue Nile Gorge Day Tour


Our day tour takes us 104 km North of Addis Ababa to the Blue Nile Gorge, one of the most spectacular in the world. At one-mile width and depth, the Blue Nile Gorge is comparable in scale to the Arizona’s Grand Canyon

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  • Blue Nile Gorge
  • Debre-LibanosMonastry
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Airport or hotel pick up

Arrival and departure transfers are included, whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you.



You will be escorted throughout by an English-speaking guide. You will also have local English-speaking guides.


As listed within the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner).


Entrance Fees

All entrance fees

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Guests are responsible for arranging their own visa. We would recommend that you obtain your visa in advance of your trip using the evisa service.

International flights

We don’t include international flights in the cost of our tours


It is important that you have insurance in place prior to arriving in country.


Guide and porterage tips, also local payments for photography

  1. Day 1 -Blue Nile Gorge And Debrelibanos Monastery Day Excursion (L) You will be met on arrival at Bole International Airport, or at your hotel. Drive north of Addis Ababa to visit one of the countries oldest monasteries, the 13th century Monastry of Debre-Libanos. One of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia, the Gelada Baboon is also found here in the cliff. A few kilometers from the monastery is the 16th century Portuguese Bridge also worth a visit. Continue to drive through the Selale or Shewan plain and farm lands till you reach the Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges in the world; bigger, wider and dipper than the Grand Canyon of US America.

    After a picnic lunch we drive back to Addis Ababa

    Debre Libanos, built by the Ethiopian saint, Abune Teklehaimanot. Although the original church was destroyed by Mussolini’s forces, and the new church was rebuilt by Emperor Haile Selassie. It is still an important pilgrimage site for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. As an added bonus, packs of the endemic Gelada Baboon are often seen a nearby overlook provides outstanding views of the famous Blue Nile Gorge, which is on par with Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Enjoy the sights and songs of many of the native birds. Return to Addis through one of the famous teff growing regions of Ethiopia. (Teff is the grain from which the staple of Ethiopian cuisine, injera, is made.)