Ethiopia has history way back over 3000 years and in all those years each generation has been placing his own finger print in most major cities of Ethiopia. This tour covers the ancient town of Axum, with its amazing carved obelisks and ancient civilization, including the original Ark of the Covenant; Lalibela known as the real wonder of the world with its remarkable rock-hewn and the Saint Yimrhane kirstos Monastery the outstanding church located 42km northeast of Lalibela.
In this route the Axum stales and the Lalibela churches are registered by UNESCO.Trip Advice
- Very easy tour for every one without Age limit or Gender issue
- Not much trekking (does not need special fitness)
- Most of the sites in this tour are religious and it is advised to follow all the rules.
- Prepare a shawl or a ‘netela’ as locals call it when visiting churches
- Be respectful for cultures at all cities.
- Follow instruction of your Escort and local guide for further briefing
- Be responsible traveler for the environment
- Safe store for your electronic Gears
Site: Lalibela and Axum
Duration: 3 nights 4 days
Tour Code: PTT 003
Transport: Flight and Surface
Day 1: Fly to Axum and city tour
A city with more than 3000 years of history Axum was once the center of a great empire and ancient civilization. Axum is exclusively known for being home of the original Ark of the Covenant. The sightseeing of this ancient city includes St. Mary’s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository for ‘Ark of the covenant’, the coronation yard, the Stelae Park, Tombs of Kaleb and his son Gebremeskel’s, Ezana’s inscriptions and ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace.
Day 2: Fly to Lalibela and city tour:
The small town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: eleven rock-hewn churches, each carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. This day you will visit the famous 11 rock hewn churches including the legendary St. George church, symbolic river of Jordan and tomb of Adam.
Day 3: Excursion drive to Yimrhane Kirstos
After early breakfast you will have excursion drive to Yimrhane kirstos. The Saint Yimrhane kirstos Monastery is another outstanding church located 42km northeast of Lalibela, set at an altitude of 2,613m. The church is surrounded by large trees which are now a rarity in Ethiopia. Built within a large carven, this church is a particularly fine example of late Axumite Architecture and is famous for its interior decoration. The panels of the flat roof are richly adorned with geometrical design.
Day 4: FLY BACK TO ADDIS ABABA AND DEPARTURE
Morning fly to Addis Ababa and Departure home.
THE PRICE OF THIS TOUR IS USD 352.72 + Air ticket per pax
FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 (FIVE) PEOPLE
|Sabain International Hotel – Axum|
|Roha Hotel – Lalibela|
The package includes;
-Surface (ground) transport to the sites
– Twin or double and single bed occupancy basis
- Entrance fee
- Guide service – English and Amharic Language Speaker Local guide
- Government Tax
Non-Inclusive Services: –
All other meals (Lunch and Dinner), domestic flight, alcoholic drinks, fax, telephone, internet, laundry, portage fee, tips, photographing, other personal in nature and others which are not mentioned in the inclusive