Historic Tour

Historic Tour

Lalibela -Excursion to Adadi Mariam Rock Church and the Steles of Tiya

Tour type : Village Experience - History
Duration : 3 Days/2 Night
Means of Transport : Flight from Addis Ababa to Lalibela  surface

Day 1 ,Fly Addis Ababa ,Lalibela
Take a private shuttle service from your hotel/place of stay to Addis Ababa Airport. Head north with Ethiopian Airlines flight ET120 – 11:40 – 12:40 to Lalibela. Check-in to your hotel in Lalibela (Have lunch at Ben Abeba Restaurant. Ben Abeba is a great outlook to the magnificent views of the mountainous landscape. At Lalibela visit the incredible hand carved rock churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site and 13th Century AD). This afternoon, you will visit seven rock churches of Lalibela - the “First Group”. Complete today's guided tour in Lalibela with visiting the “Third Group”.  The renowned cross-shaped church of Saint George is the only rock church in the third group.

The 11 churches of Lalibela are grouped as First Group, Second Group and Third Group.  A small stream - "Jordan River" - separates the three clusters of Lalibela rock churches. YES, Lalibela's plan to carve these churches here was to establish the "New Jerusalem".

Note: - Women are advised to be fully dressed and cover hairs when visiting the churches at Lalibela.

At the end of the day, attend a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Taste the Ethiopian Honey Wine known as “Tej” which Lalibela is most famous for
Day trip to Adadi Mariam Rock church and Tiya is one of our best weekend trips from Addis Ababa. Start with visiting the rock-hewn Adadi Mariam church on this day trip from Addis Ababa (13th Century AD).

Adadi Mariam Rock Church was excavated by the famous Ethiopian King Lalibela. King Lalibela carved 11 more gorgeous rock churches at Lalibela town. The church of Adadi Mariam is carved out of a solid rock and is still used for church services. If you visit Adadi Mariam on the 21st day of an Ethiopian month, you'll see a great church service.

Day 2
Adadi Mariam is 65 km far from Addis Ababa drive . The monolithic church of Adadi Mariam is among the best examples of the rock churches of Lalibela. The private excursion from Addis Ababa also includes visiting the Steles of Tiya. Tiya is UNESCO World Heritage Site from12th - 14th Century AD. The Steles of Tiya is a cemetery with 42 huge carved slabs of stone obelisks. The stone grave markers are decorated with swords, banana tree leaves, etc. and were erected as grave markers.

From UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia, the Steles of Tiya is the nearest to Addis Ababa. Steles of Tiya are 82 km south of Addis Ababa. With this pleasure trip, visit local villages for cultural experiences. This private excursion from Addis Ababa has scenic stops to enjoy and take photos of the picturesque views of the Rift Valley and back to addis.

Additional Info

  • Participants: All age groups, both sexes
  • Customizeable: This package can be customized!

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