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2 Days Lalibela Churches Tour Itinerary


The world wonder rock hewn churches of Lalibela

The famous cave church of Yimrehane Kristos

Saturday weekly open air market

Sunday early morning church service

This tour includes the world famous 11 rock cut Lalibela churches  and the weekly open air market, and Sunday early morning church service if you are here on the weekend. Also a visit to a local family house for the special coffee ceremony and the traditional Honey-Wine (Tej) test in Torpedo bar is included

Lalibela churches

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Tour Details


2 Days

Tour Type

Group & Individual Tour

Guiding Method

Live guide/instructor

Guide Language


Starts/ Ends

Lalibela/ Lalibela

Day 1:  
One of the guide will meet you at the airport arrival with a car to bring you to your Hotel. The drive from the Airport to Laibela town (your hotel) is 24 k/m, around 30 minutes.
After check-in and lunch break around 2pm start your tour to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visit the North-western Cluster of churches
-Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.

After having visited the churches we take you to explore Lalibela town, and dinner in Kana Restaurant or Ben Abeba Restaurant.

Lalibela cross
Bete Gologota
Orthodox church painting

Day 2 :

Around 8:30am after breakfast go visit the South-eastern Cluster of churches
–Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba
Libanos. Finally, you will visit the most famous of all the churches –Bet Giyorgis.

In the afternoon, drive 42 k/m to the famous cave church of Yimrehane kristos, there you also will have the chance to explore small farmer villages where you will see the life of the locals very closely, and get invited for our famous coffee ceremony. Then drive back to Lalibela town.


After having dinner at Kana Restaurant or Ben Abeba, we invite you to try our famous house-made Honey wine in one of the best traditional bar we have in town called Torpido. There you will  see the way we (Amhara tribe) dance, and enjoy our traditional music live. Later we bring you to your hotel.

Next day morning transfer to the airport.

Bete Gebreal and Rafael church
Yimrehane Kristos church
Pilgrims during Gena (Christmas) in Lalibela church


Pick-up from/to Lalibela airport in a private car

2 night room at cliff Edge hotel

An english speaking & professional Lalibela churches tour guide

Coffee ceremony in a local family house

Entrance fee to Lalibela chruches

Any transfer in town

Drive to/from Yimrehane Kristos cave church

Entrance fee for Yimrehane Kristos church

What you need to bring:

-Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes), and Sandals

- Sun protection (strong suns-cream 50+) and hat

-Jacket for the night


Meals and drinks.

Tips for guides, and souvenirs.

Any international, and Domestic flights are not included in this price.

Travel insurance is not included.

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