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Historical Churches Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $600 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4 days

  • Avg Distance

    700 KM

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Custom

  • Starting Location

    Addis Ababa

  • Price Includes

    All entrance fees, room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and transportation.

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 12th Century Rock-Hewn Churches.
  • Experience REAL Ethiopian Culture and Food.
  • Take a Mule ride and visit a Monastery.
  • Learn important historical information from your knowledgable guide.
  • Explore the Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa!

Guide

Trip Info

Lalibela is a strikingly singular town in Ethiopia, home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: Eleven rock-hewn 12th century churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. No matter if you have visited other rock-hewn churches in other parts of the world, nothing will prepare you for these UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Your itinerary includes:

Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive in Addis Ababa and enjoy an afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Addis Ababa-Lalibela
In the morning, fly to Lalibela and visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from the 12th century.

Day 3: Lalibela-Asheten Mariam
In the morning, take a mule ride, and trek to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches.

Day 4: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Departure
In the morning, fly to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day, explore the city and see Merkato, Entoto and Piassa. In the evening, there will be a traditional dinner and live cultural dance show. At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.

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