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Tour 11 monolithic rock churches & museum in Lalibela & cave church with mummies provided by Chris Lalibela Tours

Tour 11 monolithic rock churches & museum in Lalibela & cave church with mummies

Tour 11 monolithic rock churches & museum in Lalibela & cave church with mummies
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About
This unique 2 day tour is a guided tour of 11 monolithic churches carved out of rock in the 12th century. These churches in Lalibela were built as a New Jerusalem at time when Jerusalem was inaccessible. Visitors will be picked up at the airport, dropped off at their hotel for lunch on their own then taken to the Northern group of churches followed by a museum visit. The 2nd day begins with a 42 kilometer trip to the Yimrehane Krestos church built in a cave. This beautiful church built of wood and stone predates the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela by eighty years. At the back of that cave can be seen some of the centuries old mumified remains of 5,500 pilgrims. A village nearby is optional as the visitor returns to Lalibela for lunch at their hotel and the afternoon tour of the Southeastern cluster of churchs and Bet Giyorgis (St. George) constructed in honor of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. Pick up occurs the following morning after breakfast for transfer to the airport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 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, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
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: 253283P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • $50 fee for rockhewn churches in Lalibela and museum $30 fee for Yemrehana Krestos Church
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Exclusions
  • Meals, accomodations, gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet your with your name on a sign at the airport.
  • Airports:
  • Lalibela Airport, Lalibela Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • $50 fee for rockhewn churches in Lalibela and museum $30 fee for Yemrehana Krestos Church
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Exclusions
  • Meals, accomodations, gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will meet your with your name on a sign at the airport.
  • Airports:
  • Lalibela Airport, Lalibela Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
4 stops
Day 1
Northern group of chuches and...
Day 2
See the built up cave church --...
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Sarajane A
United Kingdom17 contributions
An excellent guide with a deep understanding of his country
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Chris was an excellent guide and had good English to explain the background history to his country. He used his initiative, made sure things ran well and nothing was too much trouble. He went the extra mile to ensure everyone did what they wanted. Highly recommend him as a guide
Written 14 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KAREN C
1 contribution
Amazing Lalibela experienced with our tour guide Chris Shambel
Feb. 2020
My colleague and I traveled to Lalibela in 2011 to see the monolithic rock churches and were eager to do so. Chris was our tour guide for the weekend we were there and he made our trip very enjoyable and unforgettable. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area's history, culture and that of the formation of the churches. It was an amazing experience! We were impressed by Chris's knowledge, his friendliness and how helpful he was even as far as helping us find a local restaurant to have lunch. I would highly recommend Chris as a tour guide to experience Lalibela.

Karen Clark
Written 10 January 2021
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Cruiser58704963155
Thank you for your thoughtful review. Your kind words motivate us to strive even more to excel at providing the best experience possible. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to explore with us again. Don't forget, you can contact us by email at chrislalibelatr@gmail.com or telephone/WhatsApp at +251 91 137 0672.
Written 21 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ChikenQueen
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Unforgettable Ethiopia
Feb. 2020
My brother and I travelled to Lalibela in February 2019. We had the joy of having Chris as our guide. He was very informative with all our questions and keen to know that we were also Orthodox and understood many religious traditions that we shared. He also shared with us his life and life in Ethiopia which made our stay so much more interesting. He is professional and very knowledgeable about the history, architecture and archeology of the area and we would definitely recommend his services to anyone wishing to visit Lalibela.
Written 9 October 2020
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Hazel D
Durham, UK4 contributions
Our tour of the Rock churches in Lalibela was enhanced by the skills of our guide Chris Lidetu.
Jun. 2019
The Rock churches are one of the most amazing sights in Ethiopia.
Chris had good English and was able to share the history and culture of Lalibela.
He was very caring throughout the tour ensuring we did not loose our footing on some of the very steep narrow steps.
All our questions were answered with courtesy and kindness.
Written 17 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yogithami
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
Tour of Lalibela with CHris an excellent guide.
Oct. 2019
Me and my wife travelled to Lalibela in October 2019, CHris our assigned guide by our tour operator Imagine Ethiopia, received us at the airport, accompanied us to the hotel settled us and then took us on tour of the various churches in Lalibela. AT the end of the tour he invited us to his home and his wife prepared coffe in traditional way. Chris is a very kind gentle person, and a very good guide. If ever you are in Lalibela there is only guide chris who I can give a great tour and an authentic Ethiopian experience.
Written 16 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trekker2020
Washington DC, DC1,924 contributions
Professional, informative and knowledgeable
Nov. 2019
Lidetu is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. I arrived at Lalibela's airport where he met me to start the tour. Lalibela is one of the most intersting and beautiful places I have ever been and having Lidetu provide accurate information and explanations to the fantastic churches was a real treat. He was patient, reasonably priced and spent as much time as I needed, including walking me to the market and helping me negotiate/translate with vendors, which was way beyond the tour duties and much, much appreciated. I promise to come back with my family as this was a short tour while I was in Addis for business. Thanks Lidetu for your amazing welcoming attitude and your extensive knowledge of this true jewel of Ethiopia, Lalibela. I will be back as soon as we can!
Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us; it is encouraging that you enjoyed the tour that was provided. It brings great pleasure to present the highest quality experiences possible. I look forward to exploring more with you and your family in the future. Don't forget, you can contact us by email at chrislalibelatr@gmail.com or telephone/WhatsApp at +251 91 137 0672.
Written 15 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Judith G
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CHRIS LALIBELA TOURS
May 2019
I first met Chris in 2005 when I was touring Ethiopia and he was still an adolescent. Though I had another tour guide at the time, Chris thoughtfully helped me navigate the rocky terrain around the churches. I found him to be kind and thoughtful, curious and ambitious in the sense that he very much wanted to continue his education and have a profession. I am so gratified that he did just that. He attended tourism school and built a business over time. Having grown up in Lalibela, he already knew a great deal of history but was determined to know more. Having come from a priest family, he has become quite an expert on many things, particularly the churches in Lalibela. Although I have not been on a recent tour with Chris, I can attest to his character. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and attuned-- qualities which, I'm sure, make him an excellent guide. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone traveling in Lalibela.
Written 11 April 2020
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Dear Judy: Thank you so much for your kind review. Your words bring me back to the exciting days of my adolescence, which I will never forget. I hope you will explore more with us in the future. Chris
Written 13 April 2020
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Atul D
Rockford, IL2 contributions
Visit to Lalibela during Thanksgiving holiday 2019
Nov. 2019
While in Laibela, Chris made our visit to all churches a memorable one. He paced our visit to match our curiosity and eagerness to understand the history and stories behind churches and the town of Lalibela itself. We were impressed with his knowledge, professional attitude, helpful nature, and ability to cater the experience to our liking so that we got the most out of it. Chris used to come pick us up and drop us off at the Panoramic View Hotel in Lalibela. I would highly recommend Chris Lalibela Tour for your next trip to Lalibela. He will definitely help you explore the town and the surrounding area.
Written 9 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us; it is encouraging that you enjoyed the tour that we provided. It brings great pleasure to provide the highest quality experiences possible. I look forward to exploring more with you, in the future. Don't forget, you can contact us by email at chrislalibelatr@gmail.com or telephone/WhatsApp at +251 91 137 0672.
Written 14 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bobby P
London, England, United Kingdom23 contributions
Two days stay
Nov. 2019
My wife and I had a fabulous time in Lalibela, visiting the rock-hewn churches, the cave church with mummies and the museum. The place is astonishing, and we were fortunate to be there at a time of one of the religious festivals, with white-robed pilgrims in their hundreds following ancient rituals.

The best part was the wonderful guidance of Chris whose knowledge of the area and its traditions made it a marvellous experience. He was a superb guide, very courteous and polite. I shall say this: if you plan to visit just one country in Africa, that has to be Ethiopia.
Written 8 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Colin T
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Lalibela
Apr. 2020
A very informative and helpful guide, with a good command of English. A fascinating part of the world to visit too.
Written 6 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Wonderful Lalibela
Chris showed us the most interesting places of Lalibela. He showed great professionalism and knowledge, which he pr
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Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in 1 day
Chris met me in the airport. On the way to a hotel, we had couple of stops in beautiful places with nice views of L
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First Class
Chris goes the extra effort to make sure all is going properly from the tour to hotel accommodations and restaurant
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Lalibela tourguide
We visited Lalibela in January 2020 during the Timkat festival. Chris accompanied us and was correct, friendly, hel
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Amazing Lalibela
We visited Lalibela in November 2015, quite a long time ago, but it was one of the most memorable places I have see
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First guide in Lalibela
Lidetu is a competent, well informed and patient guide to the churches of Lalibela and the surrounding area. I rec
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Fantastic guide
Chris looked after us brilliantly during our stay. He was very friendly and extremely informative about the local s
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You won't miss a thing with Chris as your guide!
Chris is an excellent English-speaking guide who took us to ALL of the Lalibela sites. He is super well-informed an
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Discovering Lalibela at Christmas
We were very well looked after on our tour by Chris. As it was Christmas and the area was incredibly crowded we nee
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The Best Guide we could ask for
Chris is intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful. He anticipated our requirements and took good care of us as we expl
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Unique insight into the present and history of Lalibela
A memorable tour and stay in Lalibela getting a sense of the history of the region in the wonderful stone carved ch
Joel S
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Excellent
I have been to lalibela twice and both times Chris was willing to be our guide. He is trustworthy, punctual and kno
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Brilliant! Chris is the best.
Chris took us around the memorable sights of Lalibela, he made sure we got to and from the airport. He invited us t
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A Wonderful Guide!
Chris’ guiding expertise and local knowledge was just excellent. He was at Lalibela airport waiting for us with his
Diego C
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Very pleasant visit to Lalibela thanks to Chris
Chris was waiting at the airport when I arrived, with my name and a smile. His knowledge about the history of the p
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