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Safari Highlight : Addis Ababa / Lalibela / Addis Ababa


4 Days Secrets of Lalibela tour itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa city tour

Morning drive to discover the city of Addis Ababa, founded in 1886 by Menelik II and situated at an elevation of around 2438m making it the 3rd highest capital city in the world. It enjoys an excellent climate all year round, with an average temperature of 25°C. Our city tour takes us to visit the National museum housing some of the country’s historic treasures like the 3.5 million year old remains of ‘Lucy’. We proceed to the Ethnographic Museum and the church of the Holy Trinity, Ethiopia’s main cathedral and home to the remains of the last emperor, Haile Selassie. Dinner and overnight at Monarch Hotel ( or similar

Day 2: Lalibela to visit Rock hewn churches.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to alibela. Upon arrival, you will be met by our team then drive to visit the 1st cluster of Rock Hewn churches. Lalibela, the ‘New Jerusalem’, is thought to have been constructed some 800 years ago by King Lalibela. Lalibela was his capital city, but today it is a small village. Although churches carved in rock are found in other parts of the world, those found in Ethiopia are particularly interesting. Generally, they were excavated on all sides of a rectangle, leaving a large block of granite isolated in the centre. They have been classified as one of the wonders of the world. Each church has a unique architectural style and all are superbly carved. There are 11 rock-cut churches of which the most impressive is Bet Giorgis. It is carved in the form of a Greek cross. Dinner and overnight at Panoramic View Hotel ( or Mountain View Hotel ( or Maribela Hotel or Top 12 Hotel ( or similar

Day 3: Lalibela

Today, we have full day in Lalibela to visit the church of Yimrhane Kristos. This exquisite church, a masterpiece of Axumit wood and stone construction is renowned for its interior decoration, it’s beautiful wooden coffer ceiling inlaid with hexagons and medallions with both figurative and geometric motifs. We shall drive back to Lalibela to visit the remaining rock-hewn churches of Lalibela that include the churches of Bete Gabriel and Rafael, Merkorous, Emanuel and Abba Libanos. Bete Emanuel is the best in this group and exceptionally carved with unique Axumite building features, such as the indentations on the walls, symbols of the multi-storey building taken from the stelae of Axum, monkey heads and false windows. Dinner and overnight at Panoramic View Hotel ( or Mountain View Hotel ( or Maribela Hotel or Top 12 Hotel ( or similar

Day 4: Addis Ababa

After breakfast, transfer to the local airport for your domestic flight to Addis Ababa.

Group Size per vehicle (adults) – 2 Pax ,3 Pax ,4 Pax ,5 Pax ,6Pax

What is Included on the safari price:- 

  • 3-night accommodation & meals as per the program
  • All tours as per the itinerary
  • Transport as per program
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites as per the itinerary
  • One-way domestic flight Lalibela/Addis
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • All service charges and taxes

What is Excluded on the safari price:-

  • International flights and taxes
  • Entry visa to Ethiopia
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities not included above
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Personal insurance cover
  • Deviation from above program

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