Tour Code:7 Days Tour to Lalibela Trekking
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery, Wildlife/Wilderness, Birds, &Culture
Duration: 7Days &6Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, flights& mule/horse ride
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.
Depending on your conditions on arrival take a day room for rest or just make a visit/city tour in Addis Ababa.
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level. The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit. Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest. Overnight stay in Oasis Hotel Apartment Hotel.
Day 2: Flight to Laliblea and trek to Merebarbu (3500m) – 3 hrs
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you to Lalibela. You will arrive in Lalibela early in the afternoon. Lunch in Lalibela.
After a brief break you will trek to Merebarbu. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Merebarbu, where you will do camping. You will have dinner and stay the night camping. Overnight stay camping at Merebarbu.
Day 3: Trekk Merebarbu to Tigu Kebele (5 hrs )
Right after breakfast, an early morning trekking will take you to Tigu Kebele (5hrs) that is found on the foot of Mount Abune Yosef (4130 m above sea level). Lunch in the bush. En route enjoying the stunning view covered by afro alpine types of vegetations you will have the chance to spot endemic mammals like Gelada Baboon and Simen Fox. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Tigu Kebele, where you will do camping. You will have dinner and stay the night camping. Overnight stay camping at Tigu Kebele.
Day 4: Trekk to Abune Yosef Mts. and back to Lalibela 8 hrs
In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking (3 hrs) to the tip of Mount Abune Yosef, the third highest pick in the Ethiopia. Lunch in Tigu Kebele. Then trek back to Lalibela. Then you will arrive in Lalibela (late afternoon). You will check into a hotel. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel.
Day 5: Visit the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Early in the morning, after breakfast, your visit will be to the eleven rock-hewn monolithic (carved from a single rock) churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel.
Day 6:One more day to explore the Lalibela Rock-hewn Churches
Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to historical churches around Lalibela like the Hill Church of Asheton Mariam (on the back of a mule or on foot), Yimerhane Kirsotos,Nakute LeAb or Genete Maryam. Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel.
Day 7: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa in the afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenir.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Starting from: $ 490 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 65
Domestic flights depend on your international flights
Addis Ababa – Lalibela – Addis Ababa
- If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = 121 USD
- If not (with other airline) = 373 USD
Flight cost subject to change.
- All transfer in & out
- Transport in Lalibela and for churches outside Lalibela Day 6
- Hotel Room on Double occupancy basis including breakfast
- Meals on Full-board basis (B, L& D), during camping days (Day 2 Dinner, Day 3 full board and Day 4, Breakfast & Lunch).
- Cook, Cook assistance, camping materials (tents, mattress, & sleeping bags) & Kitchen Utensils for trekking in Lalibela
- All entrance fees, local guide fee, scout, mule, and mule handlers
- Bottled natural water every day,
- Service tax.
Price DOES NOT include:
- Photographing fees,
- Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),
- Domestic flights (Addis Ababa – Lalibela-Addis Ababa)
- International flights, and
- Any other services/expenses not mentioned above