4 day lalibela axum tour




Highlights:

  • • Lalibela

  • • Asheten Mariam
    • Lalibela Bet Bet Giyorgis
    • City Tour of Axum
    • Church of St. Mary of Zion

    4 days/3 nights, by Flight and Surfaces

    Day 1: Fly to Lalibela. P.M. Visit of the first group of churches

    Fly  from Addis to Lalibela, Afternoon: we visit the first group of six churches lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mikaiel, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one, is built like a Greek Temple and its stone floor is so polished by the countless numbers of visitors that it reflects shafts of light from apertures in the walls high above. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels

     

    Day 2: A.M. Optional mule ride. P.M. Visit of the second group of churches

    After breakfast a mule ride to the 13thc rock hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam. The church is situated on atop a mountain at an altitude of 3150 metres. This will take about 4 hours. We return back to the town for lunch. Afternoon visit of the other groups of Rock churches of Lalibela Bet Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches, lies somewhat isolated in the south-west part of the village on a sloping rock terrace. It can only be reached through a tunnel. The group of four, south of the Jordan River, comprise of Bet Emanuel, Bet Mercurios, Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Gabriel-Rufa\'el. Bet Emanuel\'s elaborate exterior is much praised by art historians.

    Overnight: At one of the top 12 Hotels

     

    Day 3: Fly Lalibela - Axum. P.M. City Tour of Axum

    Fly from Lalibela to Axum, Ethiopia’s spiritual centre and possibly home to one of the world’s most elusive relics; the Arc of the Covenant! After lunch, visit the Church of St. Mary of Zion and see the nearby Sacred Chapel, reputed to be the resting place of the sacred Ark of the Covenant,  famous giant obelisks, which have puzzled archaeologists for centuries.

    Overnight: Sabean Hotel

     

    Day 4: Fly back to Addis Abeba

    After breakfast you will check in to the Airport for your flight to Addis Ababa. Where the tour ends.

    Price are quoted in USD:
    $1,110 per person

    Price Includes:

  • Domestic Flights: - Addis-Lalibela-Axum-Addis
    Meet and greet at airport
    All accommodation based on twin room occupancy & breakfast basis
    All entrance fees  
    All Ground transportation including insurance, fuel and all costs of the driver.
    English speaking Tour Guide accompanying
    Government taxes

    Not Included:
    Lunch and Dinner through the trip
    Alcoholic drinks
    Video filming and photography fees
    Incidental meals, snacks and drinks
    Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc
    All what is not included in the list above

    NB: In Lalibela- When you enter the churches you have to take your shoes off before and often the exit is not the same door as the entrance.




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