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Rock-Hewn Churches Of Lalibela Tour 3 days

  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Book now pay later*

A rightful wonder of the ancient world, the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela are not to be missed by anyone with an interest in early Ethiopian history or religious pilgrimage sites. Make the trip with ease on this 3-day guided Lalibela tour. Tour the magnificent ruins with your guide for a deeper understanding of their significance.

Day 1 Lalibela

Early in the morning, after breakfast, start your Lelibela tour by visiting half of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic (carved from a single rock) churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). The Rock-hewn churches that you will visit today before lunch will be the first group of churches including Bete Medhanialem, Bete Mariam, Bete Meskel, BeteDenagl and Bete Gologota Michal. In the afternoon and evening, you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay in Lalibela.

Day 2 Lalibela - Yimrhanne Kirstos

One more day to explore the Lalibela Rock-hewn Churches. Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to historical churches around Lalibela the Yimerhane Kirsotos Church. Visit the marble churches called Yimrhanne Kirstos, which predates the Lalibela churches and was built using a completely different style of construction involving marble and wood. After lunch, you will visit the second group of churches. This afternoon you will visit the second group of Rock Hewn Churches and St. George including Bete Gebral, Bete Merquros, Bete Emanule, Betelehiam, Bete Aba Libanos and Bete Ghiorgis. Overnight stay in Lalibela.

Day 3 Asheton Mariam - Nakutoleab - Lalibela market

Visit the hill Church of Asheton Mariam and Nakutoleab. In the morning. After lunch visit the market of Lalibela. O/n Lalibela The church has ancient sculptures. After you visit the church walk to the nearby hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the area and in another direction return to Lalibela. Overnight stay in Lalibela.

What's included

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


  • Arrival and departure airport/ hotel transfers (depending on the time of your arrival/departure the price may increase)
  • Minibus car for Ashton Mariam and Yemrhanne Kirstos church visit
  • Bajaj (tuk tuk) transportation in Lalibela town
  • Petrol
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park/ museum entrance fees


  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel & personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
  • Photographing fees
  • International flights and taxes
  • Internal (domestic) flights
  • Visas


Available in

(Other languages possible on request)

Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Lalibela , Ethiopia

Pick up times available: 9:00

Pick up location: Lalibela Airport or hotel of your choice

Ends at: Lalibela Airport or hotel of your choice

Nearest airport: Lalibela Airport (LLI)

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 11 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-10 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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Overall rating:


2 May 2018

I booked a private guide for my vist at the churches in Lalibela and tours to Asheton Maryam Monastry and to Yemrehanna Krestos Church and it was really great! The native guide was perfect in both, educated as a tourist guide and also showing me his culture, country and religion! All the entrance fees, car and Bajaja fares have been included and the guide was always intime and very ambitious to show and explain all the point of interest to me! In my opinion a tour guide is a huge benefit for visitors because the churches are not singnposted at all and you won`t understand most of the meanings, hidden subjects and details without one. At least an appeal: please respect that this places are not a museum but holy places for the people! You also won`t go to Vatikan in shorts and tanktop! Pants, longsleeve and hiking boots are also more functionell because of the sun and the stony pathes!

from $399 per person