Short Information of the Tour.
Tour Code: AETT-NE-3 Tour Program of Lalibela, Ethiopia
Attraction: History, Religion, Scenery Culture and UNESCO world heritage
Duration: 3 Days
Transportation: Domestic Flight
Required Level of Fitness: No Requirement
Time: Conducted throughout the year
This tour offer the highlights of the Northern historical route of Lalibela, Ethiopia by flight. Built by King Lalibela during the end of the 11th century, Churches of Lalibela is considered as the 2nd Holiest city in Ethiopia next Axum.
DAY. 1: ADDIS ABABA – LALIBELA, BY FLIGHT
Representative of Access Eco Trekking Ethiopia Tours will meet you early morning at your hotel for the transfer to Bole airport to fly to Lalibela.
Upon arrival, A transfer to your hotel will be done driving for about 30 minutes to town of Lalibela and you will check-in to your reserved hotel.
After having Lunch, Your local guide will come to the hotel and you will start your half day tour visiting the first group of Lalibela churches.
Overnight: Hotel in Lalibela (L, D)
DAY. 2: ACTIVITY TOUR VISITING CHURCHES OF LALIBELA
On your second day in Lalibela, you need only a half day tour to visit the second and third group of churches including the most famous and amazing church St. George.
Doing this, we have also so many options to spent the rest of your time visiting the surrounding of Lalibela. The most common are a visit to “Yemrehane Kristos” a church which is far about 45Km from Lalibela is said to be the only evidence and serve as a bridge to the Ethiopian history between the Axumite and Zagwe Dynasty. It’s Architecture is so amazing and very different than other churches in the country.
Plus, the 4 hour hiking to the monastery churches of “Asheton Maryam” offers a panoramic view of the region.
A short drive will took us to a small village “Adefa” which was the capital of Ethiopia during the 11th century offer to discover the Ethiopian countryside lifestyle and here you visit and try how to bake “Enjera” the Ethiopian daily food and made a farm visit. This will help travellers to visit the living house of the farmer inside a small hut, how the Ethiopian cultivate and harvest on the field.
Finally, if your trip fall on Saturday, there is the weekly an open-air market in town where thousands of people come to buy and sell.
Overnight: Hotel in Lalibela. (B, L, D)
DAY. 3: LALIBELA – ADDIS ABABA, BY FLIGHT
After having breakfast a transfer to Lalibela Airport will done and you will fly back to Addis Ababa.
Depending on your time, before making your international flight to your homeland.
You could do a visit to the National Museum of Ethiopia to visit “”Lucy” the remaining fossil of the first mankind , the Holy Trinity Cathedral church, “Mercatoo” (The biggest open-air market in Africa), “Tommoca” (where you could test the Ethiopian Coffee) or visit one of the traditional music bar testing the Ethiopian honey wine and “Enjera”.
Overnight: Hotel in Addis Ababa. (B, L, D)
END OF TOUR.