Day 1: Addis – Lalibela: Morning Flight to the holy land of new Jerusalem-Lalibela, We will met you at the Airport in Lalibela and drive about 23 km to the small town of Lalibela for check in and refreshment, after you will visit the Northern Group: Bet Medhane Alem, home to the Lalibela Cross and believed to be the largest monolithic church in the world, probably a copy of St Mary of Zion in Aksum. It is linked to Bete Maryam (possibly the oldest of the churches), Bete Golgotha (known for its arts and said to contain the tomb of King Lalibela), the Selassie Chapel and the Tomb of Adam after break proceed to visit the second group of the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela called Western Group: Bete Giyorgis, said to be the most finely executed and best preserved church &the third group called The Eastern Group: Bete Amanuel (possibly the former royal chapel), Bete Merkorios (which may be a former prison), Bete Abba Libanos and Bete Gabriel-Rufael (possibly a former royal palace). Overnight Lalibela Lodge or Mountain View Hotel. (Similar)
Day 2: Early in the morning, you will be taken to one of the churches to see the religious ceremony in Lalibela. Many Local people gather on Saturdays and Sundays to attend the Sabbath Festivity. At 10:00 am, you will be transferred to Lalibela Airport for your return flight to Addis Ababa.
Vehicle and fuel cost,
Accommodation with breakfast,
Guide, round trip flight,
Entrance fee, and airport transfers.
ET-0116 Lalibela 3 Days/ t2 Nights Tour package ET-0116
King Lalibela is said to have seen Jerusalem and then attempted to build a New Jerusalem as his capital. As such, many features have Biblical names – even the town's river is known as the River Jordan. It remained the capital of Ethiopia from the late 12th century and into the 13th century.
This tour starts from a domestic flight to Lalibela which departs at 07:00 AM - 08:10 AM from Addis Ababa. Upon arrival at Lalibela, your driver and guide welcome you and drive to the town for checking in your hotel. You will be visiting the whole (3) groups on the first day. On the second day midday, you will have a transfer to Lalibela Airport. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, at PM, your driver will meet you in Addis Ababa and provide you a transfer service to your hotel. If not, the tour ends at Bole International Airport with no pickup. The tour is run by air-conditioned Toyota Hiace minivan. The package includes one breakfast which will be served at the hotel in Lalibela.
Day 1: Fly to Lalibela and take the airport shuttle transfer to the
Town (40minute) and visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. Lalibela is most famous for its churches. Visit the 12-13th century rock-hewn churches called the ̎Eighth wonder of the world ̋ which are still active places of worship and host many major religious Ceremonies. The churches are carved out of solid rock, and each has unique architectural features. Take a wander through the tunnels and stairways linking the churches together.
After lunch will drive to the site where we find a concentration of some of Ethiopians most famous Rock Hewn churches, mostly referred by many as ʺthe living wonders of the worldʺ this churches are, they have been here for at list 900 years, an active christen shrine, the spiritual center of the counters religious life. The monolithic churches were carved out of 2600-sq natural rock terrace in the twelve century AD by King Lalibela.
Bete Medhanialem, the largest monolithic Rock hewn churches of the world, Magers 37.7 ft in Height, covers an area of almost 2625 Square ft and has walls that are up to 6 feet thick. A plain building supported by 36 pillars on the inside and anther 38 pillars around the outside. Bête Medhanialem modeled on the original St. Merry Zion church build by king Ezana in the 4th century at Axum.
The Rock-hewn churches that we will visit today before lunch will be the first group of churches included: Bete Medhanialem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskel, Bete Denagl, and Bete Gologota Michael.
Accommodation at: Lalibela Lodge.
Day 2: After having breakfast we will continue our journey into Ethiopians long and marvelous past with a visit to other sent Lalibela Remarkable churches. There architecture and artistry must be seen to be believed.
The Rock-Hewn Churches that we will visit this afternoon the second group of churches and St, Gorge it included: Bete Gebral, Bete Merquros, Bete Emanuel, Bethlehem, Bete Aba Libanos, and Bete Ghiorgis.
Once we finished visiting the second group of churches and we will walk to the village so the complex bewildering labyrinth of underground Tunnels to the monastery where the monks and nuns live.
After Lunch: with 4×4 Drive to Yemrehane Kristos (2hour) visit the marble churches called Yimrhanne Kristos, which predates the Lalibela churches and was built using a completely different style of construction involving marble and wood. The church is built inside a cave. Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus, specular view till you reach the church. return to Lalibela let in the afternoon for a nice dinner at Ben Abeba Restaurant.
Accommodation at: Lalibela Lodge.
Day 3: After breakfast attend morning Service in one of the Church before your flight check-in.
Entrance fee and airport transfers.