Lalibela

Lalibela Tour

 

Day 01 Addis – Lalibel
We begin our tour flying to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines, 700 kilometers north of Addis Ababa.  Here we tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago.  This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings. Overnight Hotel – Lalibela

 

Day 02  Lalibela
For the morning we have two choices:   Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town;  – OR  –  Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela.  The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands.   Following either option above continue with tour of Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon. Overnight Hotel – Lalibela

 

Day 03  Lalibela – Addis
)Our tour finishes with our return to Addis Ababa via Ethiopian Airlines.  Optional half day city tour of Addis Ababa with evening cultural dinner.  Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed.

 

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