Day 1: Explore ancient town of Lalibela
Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia
Lalibela is the most famous of all of the Ethiopian historical sites. Escape into Ethiopia tours help visitors to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches - Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, and Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Top 12 hotel or similar
Day 2: Trek to the nearby churches of Lalibela
Stop At: Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela 0116 Ethiopia
Asheton Mariam-Abuna Yosefe Mountain walking to Asheton Mariam to visit the very first rock church around Lalibela, the high Mountain of Asheton Mariam will enable overlooking Lalibela. Here, you will enjoy the beautiful views on the way up. After visit Asheton Mariam continue to Abuna Yosefe, continue to Abuna Yosefe to see the eye-catching mountains and here, you will have the chance to see Ethiopian large troops of Gelada Baboons. The cliffs round Abuna Yosefe are favored by Baboons.
Duration: 3 days 8 hours
Accommodation included: Community lodge
Day 3: Visit Yimrehanne Kristos
Stop At: Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela Ethiopia
In the next day morning, take a trip to visit the church of Yimrehanne Kristos. The most popular of the churches outside of Lalibela, this church is built in the late-Axumite style, with layers of wood and granite. In the afternoon, visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, a huge monolith in the shape of a cross, and constructed in honor of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia.
Duration: 3 days 8 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lodge or Similar Hotel
Day 4: Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa
Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Sightseeing, city tour of Addis Ababa: start the day from Holy Trinity Cathedral. A beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture that is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The resting place of His Majesty Emperor Haile-Selassie is buried in the church grounds and the tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife are inside the church.
After the Holy Trinity Cathedral, drive to the national museum to visit the oldest mankind-fossil, here you will visit many artifacts and fossils including the famous Lucy 3.2 million old. After lunch you proceed to the panoramic view Point of Entoto Mountain with fresh air from the eucalyptus forests. It was the site of the first palace of Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa, and offers wonderful views of the surrounding forests and the capital below.
Duration: 8 hours
No accommodation included on this day.