We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lalibela Rock Churches Guided Tour

Select Date and Travelers
2 travelers
    What to Expect
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia, Near Maribela Hotel, Lalibela Ethiopia

    The tour company

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela 1260 Ethiopia

    A guide from our team will meet you at Lalibela airport arrival with a car to bring you to your Hotel. The drive from the Airport to Laibela town (your hotel) would be 24 k/m, and takes around 30 minutes.

    After check-in, start your tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches, which is built by the symbol of the earthly Jerusalem:
    -Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha (entry not permitted for Women).

    From 12 - 2pm the churches are closed and the key -man will go for lunch break.

    We also will take you to one of the best restaurant for lunch (7olives Hotel).

    In the afternoon, after lunch continue with the South-eastern Cluster of churches, built by the symbol of heavenly Jerusalem:

    –Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos.

    Finally, you will visit the most famous of all the churches –Bet Giyorgis (St George), constructed in honour of the patron Saint George.

    After having visited all the churches, we take you to the villages where you will be able to see the way life of the locals very closely, and get invited for our famous traditional coffee ceremony.

    In the Evening after dinner in Kana restaurant, we will invite you to try our famous home-made Honey wine, in one of the best traditional bar we have in town called Torpido. There you will also have the chance to see the Amhara tribes dance and enjoy our traditional music live. Then we bring you to your hotel.

    Next day morning transfer to the airport.
    * If you arrive in the afternoon in Lalibela, you will visit some of the churches from 2pm -5pm, then visit the rest of the churches before your departure to the airport.

    We also organize an amazing ECO trekking tour to the highlands above Lalibela, Contact us for details or see our listed tour here on Tripadvisor Experience

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Church of St. George, Lalibela Ethiopia

    The famous cross shaped church of St. George is one of the highlight of Lalibela churches.

    Duration: 40 minutes
    Show More
    Reviews (8)
    Filter reviews
    7 results
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Traveler rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews construction stay eco visit daniel
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 7 reviews
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide Ababa is quite the historian of the rock hewn churches and lalabela region, which made for a very immersive and interesting tour experience. Over the course of two days we visited every church and learned about its construction, unique particularities of each and...More

    Thank Studnyk
    Reviewed July 2, 2019

    Don't try to see Lalibela without a guide! At first I thought I would. I grew up in a religious family so know lots about church symbolism, stories etc and I've travelled a lot, especially in Africa, so not worried about doing things without a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Barbara M
    Reviewed May 1, 2018

    Really loved the guides and their spirit, especially Daniel, who was so helpful and friendly. He is from Lalibela and his knowledge comes very handy. Really recommend to anyone going to Lalibela or even to Danakil.

    Date of experience: June 2017
    1  Thank Imagineth
    Reviewed April 2, 2018

    These eleven rock-cut churches are not on any list of the world wonders, but they are wonders by all means - unexpectedly beautiful, inexplicably well preserved, uninterruptedly serving the same spiritual purpose for over 800 years. They are hidden and have been a well-kept secret...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    2  Thank kovacmil
    Reviewed March 12, 2018

    What an amazing place to visit!!!! Our guide Achenef was the perfect guide for this tour. He went above and beyond to ensure that out tour and stay in Lalibela was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the country, city, and the churches. If you...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank OctaviaH20
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    December 6, 2018|
    Response from LalibelaAdvisor |
    Hi John, i think its 1 day tour, but since the flight arrives almost in the afternoon in Lalibela town, you will visit some of the churches in the afternoon and the rest next day before your departure to the airport... More
    September 7, 2018|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from LalibelaAdvisor |
    You get a big discount If you use ETA for your international flight into Ethiopia, Lets say: 140USD for flight (2 ways) and around 200USD for Lalibela tour, guide, entrance fee and accommodation. Best LA
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: