Best Of Lalibela - Rock-Hewn Churches, Local Villages and Coffee Ceremony

Summary

• You will be picked up from your hotel/airport between 9:30am and 10:30am  • Accompanied by a tour guide and a driver, you will start your visit Lalibela’s cluster of rock-hewn churches, including Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one (there are many churches and adventures throughout the visits) • After the visit of the churches, you will do some sightseeing through Lalibela's famed landscapes and local villages  • Attend a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony to see the time-honored process of roasting and brewing Ethiopian coffee, done in a special clay kettle • The tour ends around 5pm, after which you will be dropped at your desired hotel or location

Tour info

Duration
3 hours - 5 hours
Group Size
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Why take this tour?

The city of Lalibela is located at 2,600 meters above sea level. It is mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa It contains 11monolithic churches that were built in the twelfth century and are carved out of the pink granite rock; they have been classified as one of the wonders of the world. Their building is attributed to King Lalibela who set out to construct in the 12th century a ‘New Jerusalem’, after Muslim conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to the holy Land. Lalibela flourished after the decline of the Aksum Empire. On this package you have the chance to explore the city that may be described as a sculpture dedicated to the glory of God. 

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Local tour guide

  • A bottle of water and hot drinks

  • Lunch

  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Tip for tour guide

  • Lunch

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Other cost not offered in this program

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Before you book

  • Duration: 3-5 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Authentic Ethiopian Experiences. Professional Staff. Safety First. For the rest of your life, you will remember the time you traveled around Ethiopia with myGuzo. You’ll remember the ever warm breeze of the mountains, the trademark hospitality of the people, the flavorsome cuisine and the ancient yet dramatic history of the Country. myGuzo specializes in offering truly authentic Ethiopian experiences - ones that you the true culture and history of Ethiopians, not the ones prepared for tourists. Our promise to you is to show you the Ethiopia we live everyday.

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