2 Days Tour to Lalibela
Lalibela offers stunning mountaintop views and a picturesque countryside. The town is a unique blend of tranquility and liveliness. The spiritual atmosphere is enhanced by pilgrims dressed in white robes, joining in prayer and song, creating a melodious ambiance throughout the town.
Things to do in Lalibela in 2 days
When King Lalibela decided to recreate Jerusalem in Ethiopia in the 12th century, he took a unique approach. Instead of building towering churches reaching for the heavens like others, Lalibela meticulously carved his churches from the volcanic rock beneath his feet. Perhaps he was eager for God’s presence to grace his creations. And it wasn’t just one church that Lalibela carved. Today, there are 11 awe-inspiring churches waiting to be discovered. Spread across a roughly triangular 15-hectare site on both sides of a rock-cut stream known locally as the Jordan River, these remarkable rock-hewn churches of Lalibela can be found in two clusters. Among them stands the magnificent Bet Giyorgis, standing alone about 300 meters away from its counterparts. For travelers seeking a truly extraordinary experience, exploring the ancient wonders of Lalibela is an absolute must. The rich history and architectural marvels make it a destination like no other. Lalibela in Ethiopia is a captivating destination that stands out for travelers. It offers stunning mountaintop views and a picturesque countryside. The town is a unique blend of tranquility and liveliness, with peaceful countryside walks and bustling weekly markets. The spiritual atmosphere is enhanced by pilgrims dressed in white robes, joining in prayer and song, creating a melodious ambiance throughout the town. The locals, like a thoughtful priest, are known for their kindness, as evidenced by their gesture of providing a gown during a service.
2 days tour to Lalibela
Day 01 Addis Ababa – Lalibela
Flight to Lalibela from Addis will take you for a 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, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
Day 02 Lalibela
In the morning at 5am you will take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town. Then in the at 11am 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. Then in the late afternoon you will take flight back to Addis of continue to your next destination.
The Price Includes – Round Trip Flights, Transportation, Accommodation, meals, mineral water. Entrance fees, guide fees.
Price Excludes – Tips, Dinner, Alcoholic drinks.