Lalibela Tour

Itinerary, Tour HN-02 LLI

Our Lalibela tour package can also be added to the end of other tours that go to different parts of the country, such as the Omo Valley.  This tour does not always have pre-scheduled departure dates.  However, if flights and hotels are available we can guarantee a departure on the dates you request.  Please note that Lalibela is included on all of our tours listed under Historic North Tours and many of our Combination Tours

Day 01 Addis - Lalibel
Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines 700 kilometers north of Addis Ababa.  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
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.

  • For arrivals before the tour begins or for later departures, additional hotel bookings can be made upon request.
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