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Lalibela Rock Churches Guided Tour provided by Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia

Lalibela Rock Churches Guided Tour

Lalibela Rock Churches Guided Tour
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About
One can say that every tourist who decides to visit our country comes here and sees these quite remarkable and also strange monolithic, semi-monolithic and cave 'buildings, churches of Lalibela' which still leave the scientists puzzled about their possible creation process and are therefore often called the 8th wonder of the world. The style of the excavation is unique: most of the churches are below ground level. Roha - Lalibelas old name - is around 800 years old and after Axum the second holiest city in Ethiopia. It is a medieval town and one of the greatest historical sites in the Christian world. For the Ethiopian Christmas in January there are tens of thousands of pilgrims in town, sometimes walking for a month to reach the churches. In 1978 Lalibela, which lays at an altitude of 2520m, was listed as a world heritage site...
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • 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.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31988P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Car with its driver and fuel
  • An English speaking professional tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Coffee ceremony in a Local Family
  • Visit to the town
  • Town transfer
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee for Lalibela chruches
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. George
Duration
1–2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • From the airport and any hotels in Lalibela
  • Lalibela, Ethiopia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Car with its driver and fuel
  • An English speaking professional tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Coffee ceremony in a Local Family
  • Visit to the town
  • Town transfer
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee for Lalibela chruches
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. George
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • From the airport and any hotels in Lalibela
  • Lalibela, Ethiopia
Duration
1–2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Lawrence F
1 contribution
A Great Uplifting Experience. Everyone should go on a guided tour of the Lalibela Churches.
Apr 2021
I had a 2 day tour (April 29-30) of the Lalibela churches with Achenef Enegdaw as my tour guide. I saw several churches when I arrived. Stayed over night and saw the remainder the next morning before I flew back to Addis Ababa. He was an outstanding tour guide steeped in the history and religion of the churches. He was excellent and filled me with information as we walked through and around the 11 rock hewn churches. It was one of the great experiences of my adult life. I have been traveling in Africa for almost 30 years, and have never has such a profound emotional and spiritual experience as I did in Lalibela.
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maira
London, UK14 contributions
Most amazing time
Jul 2019 • Solo
I had the most incredible day exploring the churches with a really informed and professional guide. I learned so much and would definitely do it again. excellent choice!!!
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Studnyk
Kugluktuk, Canada92 contributions
Remarkable, must see with a guide to fully appreciate them!
Our guide Ababa is quite the historian of the rock hewn churches and lalabela region, which made for a very immersive and interesting tour experience. Over the course of two days we visited every church and learned about its construction, unique particularities of each and other facts that only a local would be able to provide. Ababa is personable, kind, well spoken with a gentle voice that adds to the reverence of the experience.
Written 10 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara M
Oxford, UK25 contributions
A Guide is essential for Lalibela
May 2019 • Solo
Don't try to see Lalibela without a guide! At first I thought I would. I grew up in a religious family so know lots about church symbolism, stories etc and I've travelled a lot, especially in Africa, so not worried about doing things without a guide, in fact, mostly I don't like to have a guide. BUT, for Lalibela, there is just so much to see and discover, so much information you never get from books, pathways and places with the best views, secret entrances, wonderful local information and stories. If you don't have a guide you will miss at least half of everything. So don't miss the opportunity to have a guide. My guide was Daniel from Highland Eco Trekking, an absolute fount of knowledge, very kind and considerate. He made my time in Lalibela unfogettable.
Written 2 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Imagineth
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Amazing guides
Jun 2017 • Friends
Really loved the guides and their spirit, especially Daniel, who was so helpful and friendly. He is from Lalibela and his knowledge comes very handy. Really recommend to anyone going to Lalibela or even to Danakil.
Written 1 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kovacmil
New York City, NY21 contributions
Lalibela: A magnificent testimonial of devotion and perseverance of Ethiopians
Mar 2018 • Couples
These eleven rock-cut churches are not on any list of the world wonders, but they are wonders by all means - unexpectedly beautiful, inexplicably well preserved, uninterruptedly serving the same spiritual purpose for over 800 years. They are hidden and have been a well-kept secret since the days of their construction in 12th century. Ethiopian monks chanting in these churches is an extraordinary musical and spiritual experience. A visit to Lalibela churches should be on any bucket-list. For passionate travelers - if you liked Nabatean Petra you will love Lalibela.

We spent only 24 hours in Lalibela, but it deserved more time. We plan to go back.
Written 2 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Octavia H
McKinney, TX4 contributions
Tour with Achenef
Feb 2018 • Family
What an amazing place to visit!!!! Our guide Achenef was the perfect guide for this tour. He went above and beyond to ensure that out tour and stay in Lalibela was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the country, city, and the churches. If you plan to visit Lalibela and want an experience to remember, I encurage you to book this tour and request Achenef as your guide.
Written 12 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Franka L
4 contributions
Great local tour guide - very costumized intitiary
Jan 2018 • Solo
I spend 2 days in Lalibela with Highland Eco Tours and my Guide Acheneg. Due to my tight schedule the guides create a tailor made initiary assuring that I don't miss out on any special event (sunday mass, saturday markt and st. George celebration) - add still giving me enough room for a nice day hiking:)
My Guide Asheneg made me more feel like a friend than a paying guest - which made our time great fun and he assured that I get a very local Ethiopian experience in the country side and time to interact with the locals.
Written 30 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate G
Quito, Ecuador20 contributions
Relaxing tour
Nov 2017 • Couples
My husband and I had a relaxing and wonderful quick tour of Lalibela. Daniel was always quick to respond to our e-mails and organised a terrific time for our brief stay. He hooked us up with a great tour guide of the churches, a comfortable hotel, and a safe and on-time driver. Over all I would recommend Highland Eco Trekking Tours to anyone visiting the area.
Written 1 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia
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457fritzr
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unforgettable and breathtaking experience!
I had planned to stay in lalibela for only 2 days and in the end it was 10 days with a subsequent trip to mekele an
238jtravel
238jtravel
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Lalibela = incredible! / 3 day Danakil = poor value + rude drivers and guides
There isn't much information on these tours online yet, so I hope to inform travelers of the reality of this tour b
385bezt
385bezt
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Great guide and authentic experience
Luel was an amazing guide. Easily the best we’ve had in Ethiopia. His English was very good and he was very knowled
MaximeBrss
MaximeBrss
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Siemien Mountains
Daniel is a great guide. He gives you all the information needed to get there. Trustable. Local guide who know the
Julie-Ann M
Julie-Ann M
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3 day tour of Danakil
I landed in Ethiopia knowing that I will go to the Danakil Depression but no idea how. After my guide from Addis Ab
epa287
epa287
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Best weekend in Lalibella
Lalibella is a must-see when you come to Ethiopia, the churches are awe-inspiring and the nature around the town in
_lvarop622
_lvarop622
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Great place but extremely expensive company
We did this trekking (3 days, 2 nights) and we had fun, the place and the people are really really beautiful. Howev
Rae M
Rae M
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Highland trek and Lalibela churches
We did a 4-day tour including 3 days of trekking to Abune Yosef and a tour of the Lalibela churches. The experienc
Ryan Joel B
Ryan Joel B
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2 day Eco trek from Lalibela
My friend and I did a two day trek from Lalibela and had an amazing experience. We took in some amazing scenery, st
tommasov338
tommasov338
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Don’t miss it!!! The best experience in Lalibela!!!
I hiked with Eco trekking tours for two days one night hike in Lalibela. I slept in the best place you can dream of
KDsTravels
KDsTravels
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Fabulous trek with guide Moges!
I had the most spectacular 3-day trek with my wonderful guides Moges and Mareg. The first day we climbed through b
MyaaO
MyaaO
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Great experience!!!
I highly recommend booking with Highland Eco!! Daniel was very helpful and tailored my tour based on the limited nu
danimaus
danimaus
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Helpful and reliable staff in all situations
I booked a tour to the Danakil Depression through Highland Eco Trekking and my experience was positive. The tour st
PutriPandan
PutriPandan
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Great guides and insights into local community life
The Company is run by a group of local guides from Lalibela. I joined 2-day Lalibela church tour and 4-day trekkin
Janatrevor
Janatrevor
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an excellent northern Ethiopia tour
Thank you to Daniel and Achenef for organising an excellent tour of Ethiopia! I travelled to Bahir Dar, Gonder, Lal
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