This is Merit Ethiopian Experience Tour’s one day private guided tour of the incredibly hand carved rock churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 12th and 13th Century AD).
Activities included are: -
Duration – 1 Day/1 Night
Means of Travel – Flight from Addis Ababa and back, and private vehicle in Lalibela
Day 1 – Fly Addis Ababa – Lalibela
Fly ET 126 (07:10 – 09:30) from Addis to Lalibela. Meet your knowledgeable local tour guide at Lalibela airport and drive 23 km from Lalibela Airport to Lalibela town with a stop at viewpoints to enjoy great views of Lasta Mountains and to visit the local people of the Amhara people whose language is the official language of Ethiopia.
Before lunch, visit five of the still active hand cut rock churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site and 13th Century AD) which are known as the “First Group”.
Have lunch at Ben Abeba Restaurant enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains, and visit the remaining five churches of Lalibela known as the Second and Third Group. If interested you may pass through a 15 meters tunnel which leads from the First Group to the Second Group and which is believed by locals passing through the tunnel without using any light would lead one's soul to heaven at the end of earthly life.
Then, visit a local family to attend a typical Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and see how Enjera (the Ethiopian pancake) is baked.
Late in the afternoon, enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains from the comfort of your hotel room. O/N- Mountain View Hotel
Day 2 – Fly Lalibela – Addis Ababa
With an early start, attend a church service at one of the churches of Lalibela, take picture of St. George Church with a morning, and then have breakfast. Next, transfer out to Lalibela airport for your flight ET 126 (10:10 – 11:10) back to Addis Ababa.
This is a private customable tour which can be organized to fit the time visitors want to spend in and around Lalibela, means of travel, prices included in the tour offer.
Contact Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours for prices, other details, or booking the tour!!