Starting from $300 per person [1]

3 days touring

Travel by Private Car & Internal Flights

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 2 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 2 Dinners; [2]

Fitness level required: Low

Lalibela, famed for its rock-hewn churches, is one of the must see destinations of Ethiopia.  This 3 day tour is a great way to fit in a trip to the famous town in a short amount of time.

On day 1, fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela. On route from the airport to the town, visit the Nakute Leab church. After lunch take a hike to the Asheton Maryam Monastery with it’s spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding region. On day 2, spend the whole day exploring the famous rock churches with our expert guide. Fly back to Addis Ababa on the morning of day 3.

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(Prices start at $300 per person.)

The Rock Churches of Lalibela – 3 Day Tour

Day 1: Addis Ababa / Lalibela

Rise early and take the morning flight to Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia. Lalibela is famous for it’s incredible monolithic rock-cut churches and one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities.

On route from Lalibela airport to the hotel, stop of to visit Nakute Leab Church.

After check in and some lunch, take a hike to see the Asheton Maryam Monastery.

Nakute Leab Church


In 1270 the king of the dynasty Naakute Laab Zagwe of Lalibela, on the advice of the influential monk (later saint)Tekle Haimanot , Emperor abdicated in favor of Yekuno Amlak belonging to the Solomonic dynasty. The church located in the cave where Naakute Laab led a hermit’s life, is a lovely place in a spectacular location. The church has one of the most interesting collections of ancient crosses, illuminated manuscripts and icons, some of which are attributed to its founder Naakute Laab.

Asheton Maryam Monastery


The Asheton Maryam monastery is located high above Lalibela on Mount Abuna Yosef at an altitude of nearly 4,000 metres. The view from the top is breathtaking and gives you a panoramic view of Lalibela and the surrounding region. The semi-monolithic church was carved out of a vertical cliff face and the surface quality of the rock is much rougher than in most other churches of Lalibela.

Meals Included on this Day

Lunch & Dinner

Plane & Private Vechicle

Addis Ababa - Lalibela

1h - 2h

Quick internal flight followed by a transfer in the comfort of a private vechicle.

Overnight at: Maribela Hotel [3]

Day 2: Lalibela

On our second day in Lalibela, take a walking tour around the town to visit all the rock-hewn churches. In the morning, visit 6 churches; then take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, continue visiting the remaining churches.

Lalibela’s Rock-Hewn Churches


Lalibela’s Rock-Hewn Churches have to be seen to be believed. In total there are 11 cave churches, some of which date back to the 13th-century, and the most famous and iconic church being St. Georges.

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at: Maribela Hotel [3]

Day 3: Depart

Check out of the hotel at 7am and transfer to the airport. The transfer takes around 1 hour. Get the mid-morning flight direct to Addis Ababa with a view to being back in the capital by midday.

Meals Included on this Day



Lalibela - Addis Ababa

1h - 2h

Save some time with a short internal flight in Ethiopia! Cover a large distance in a short time.

Points to note:

[1] The "price per person" amount is a guide price only. Please submit a quote request for a more definite price.

[2] The price for meals includes a soft drink / water plus tea and coffee with each meal. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased at an extra cost.

[3] Hotels listed on individual days of the tour will be booked where possible but may be changed subject to availability.

Starting from $300 per person

3 days touring

Travel by Private Car & Internal Flights

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 2 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 2 Dinners;

Fitness level required: Low

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Starting and finishing point of the tour


Lalibela, Amhara, Ethiopia

Famous for it's Rock-Hewn Churches

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Much more like a friend than a guide! Thank you Alex for the amazing time!

Anne-Marie A