Lalibela's Rock hewn churches 3 days

A rightful wonder of the ancient world, the rock hewn churches at Lalibela are not to be missed by anyone with an interest in early Ethiopian history or religious pilgrimage sites. Make the trip with ease on this 3-day guided tour. Tour the magnificent ruins with your guide for a deeper understanding of their significance.

Day 1 Lalibela

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you wil visit half of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic (carved from a single rock) churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). The Rock hewn churches that you will visit today before lunch will be the first group of churches included: Bete Medhanialem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskel, BeteDenagl and Bete Gologota Michal. In the afternoon and evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay, Lalibela.

Day 2 Lalibela - Yimrhanne Kirstos

One more day to explore the Lalibela Rock-hewn Churches. Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to historical churches around Lalibela the Yimerhane Kirsotos Church. Visit the marble churches called Yimrhanne kirstos, which predates the Lalibela churches and was built using a completely different style of construction involving marble and wood. After lunch you will visit the second group of churches. This afternoon you will visit the second group of Rock Hewn Churches and St. George including: Bete Gebral, Bete Merquros, Bete Emanule, Betelehiam, Bete Aba Libanos and Bete Ghiorgis. Overnight stay in Lalibela.

Day 3 Asheton Mariam - Nakutoleab - Lalibela market

Visit the hill Church of Asheton Mariam and Nakutoleab In the morning. After lunch visit the market of Lalibela. O/n Lalibela The church has ancient sculptures. After you visit the church walk to the near hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the area and in another direction return to Lalibela. Overnight stay in Lalibela.

Tour highlights

Country: Ethiopia

Start city: Lalibela

Nearest airport: Lalibela Airport (LLI)

Duration: 3 days

Starts at: 9:00 at Lalibela Airport or hotel of your choice

Ends at: Lalibela Airport or hotel of your choice

Available for: Students, Adults, Seniors

Guide speaks: English
* Other languages possible on request

  • Lalibela
  • Churches

Our clients say:

This was out first visit to Addis Ababa. The city is very busy but with the great service from Meklit, we were given a great tour of the city.
In particular we asked for a food tour in Addis Ababa e she perfectly guided us into merkato and other many local restaurant!
She also hosted us in her home to make us tried the best injera in all the city!
( her mom's one).

Great experience,
We will never forget!

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