Lalibela Churches Private Day Tour

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  3. Tour Highlights
  4. Tour Description
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  6. What’s included and excluded
  7. Tour Itinerary
  8. Additional information
  9. Prices & Availability
  10. Pick-Up locations
  11. Pick-Up time
  12. Cancellation policy
  1. Duration - 1 day, 8 hours
  2. Private Tours
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    If you cancel this tour booking at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

    If you cancel between 13 and 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee charged from the paid deposit.

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    Language: English, French, Italian
  6. Hotel Pick-Up in Lalibela.

The King of Lalibela set out to build a symbol of the holy land, when pilgrimages to it were rendered impossible by the historical situation. In the Church of Biet Golgotha, are replicas of the tomb of Christ, and of Adam, and the crib of the Nativity.

  • Visit Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela!
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Lalibela Churches Private Day Tour

Lalibela Churches Private Day Tour

The drainage ditches were filled up with earth for several centuries, before being cleared in the 20th century, and have been disrupted by seismic activity. This has resulted in a severe degradation of the monuments from water damage, and most of them are now considered to be in a critical condition.

Structural problems have been identified in Biet Amanuel where an imminent risk of collapse is possible, and other locations need to be monitored. Serious degradation of the paintings inside the churches has occurred over the last thirty years. Sculptures and bas-reliefs (such as at the entrance of Biet Mariam) have also been severely damaged, and their original features are hardly recognizable.

All of this threatens the integrity of the property. Temporary light-weight shelters have now been installed over some churches and these, while offering protection, impact on visual integrity.

Other threats include encroachment on the environment of the churches by new public and private construction, housing associated with the traditional village adjacent to the property, and from the infrastructure of tourism.

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What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Accommodation BB (Bed and Breakfast)
  • English speaking Guide
  • Airport in and out shuttle
  • Entrance fee (Lalibela churches
  • City transfer
  • Exclusions:
  • Lunch and diner
  • Domestic flight tickets

Itinerary


DAY 1: Fly to Lalibela and take the airport shuttle transfer to the town.

We will drive to the sites where we find a concentration of some of Ethiopians most famous Rock Hewn churches, mostly referred to by many as ʺthe living wonders of the worldʺ these churches are, they have been here for at least 900 years, an active christen shrine, the spiritual center of the counters religious life. The monolithic churches were carved out of a 2600-sq natural rock terrace in the twelve century AD by King Lalibela. Bete Medhanialem, the largest monolithic Rock hewn churches of the world, Magers 37.7 ft in Height, covers an area of almost 2625 Square ft and has walls that are up to 6 feet thick. A plain building supported by 36 pillars on the inside and another 38 pillars around the outside. Bête Medhanialem modeled on the original st. Merryzion church builds by king Ezana in the 4th century at Axum. The Rock-Hewn churches that we will visit today before lunch will be the first group of churches included.

Accommodation at: hotel you will attend early morning mass at one of the Lalibela churches.

Day 2:

Fly back to Addis Abeba.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much time does the Lalibela Churches Private Day Tour take?

Lalibela Churches Private Day Tour duration is 1 day, 8 hours.

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