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Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour

By Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours
Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures was carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 900 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings. We meet and pick app all travelers at the Airport but transportation fee is not inculded.
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$68.00
per adult
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$68.00
per adult

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Ages 15-90
Duration:8h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Experienced Guide


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Lalibela Airport, Lalibela Ethiopia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 219523P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour?
Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour price starts from $68.00. Discover and book Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour cancellation policy?
Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour?
Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour is hosted by Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 219523P9

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Lalibela
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines 700 kilometers north of Addis Ababa. Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 900 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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S5321DB_
S5321DB_
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profession and nice
till now , I have visit history city of North (Gondar,Bahir dar,Lalibela).for 4 days, I very like Gondar, as my air
NOTTNICK
NOTTNICK
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Exemplary guided tours.
As our visit to Lalibela was curtailed (UK government advice) we had a 3 day stay in Addis Ababa to fill. Our Hotel
JonD879
JonD879
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Amazing Lalibela Tour
Guide was VERY knowledgeable made every effort to ensure I was having a good time. The pricing was clear and there
198coras
198coras
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Everythings good!
Maereg was great! The communication was really good, even before the trip startet and he took the best pictures of
eliasw503
eliasw503
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Excellent Hike
I had an exceptional day with my very cordial and knowledgable guide Maereg. He is well informed and knows a lot ab
Maeflix
Maeflix
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Great Experience
I had a pleasure to visit lalibela to go see the rock hewn churches. As a solo traveler I wasn't expecting much; bu
Tells77
Tells77
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Rock Hewn churches Perfection!!
Wow is all I can say! The historical landmark of Lalibela was an unforgettable experience. Perfection is an underst
abiyn2020
abiyn2020
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Very happy
I went back to Lalibela after a 15 year hiatus to show my wife the rich history of my culture. We got a phone numbe
Karin S
Karin S
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Timkat Festival 2020
Perfect guiding! Thanks we had an amazing two days. Also well taken care. Brought us to the good places. And Englis
Tomsy6
Tomsy6
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Trip to Hudad Eco-Lodge and gelada baboons watching. High quality IG content! ;)
We spent a couple of days in Lalibela having great time there but this particular day was just unbeatable. The hike
FionaM216
FionaM216
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The best guide in Ethiopia!
We arrived in Ethiopia and after two days looking around the churches in Lalibela we headed off on a 4 day trek wit
Charles452
Charles452
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Wonderful Trek
We walked for four days through the most wonderful countryside, fabulous views, lovely people and with Maereg reall
rittiek
rittiek
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Trip around Lalibela
We had a wonderful trip with Mareg. He was sensitive, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Highly recommended
mikalassefaw
mikalassefaw
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Highly recommend Maereg! Hard working, kind & dedicated person
My family and I (A group of 5) people got in contact with Maereg through our hotel. We were in Lalibela Jan 5-7, ju
Liam M
Liam M
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Super Trip
I had an amazing day trip to the churches of Lalibela with my guide Maereg. Maereg is an exceptional guide who help
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Louise Coulqhun
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The Rock Churches of Lalibela are just incredible but it wouldn't have been the same without our tour guide Maereg. He knows very well the history and could answer all our questions. But the most we like about him was that he isn't that kind of guide that follows or tells you what to do. He gave us our space when we needed. Maereg knows his community very well and he helps them in every aspect of his life.
I would highly recommend him. I am pretty sure you will have a lovely experience as we did.
Written July 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ExtraordinaryETH
Hello Clara Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Hopefully we will meet one day to explore the other parts of Ethiopia. Kind regards Maereg
Written July 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tommaso S
Province of Piacenza, Italy14 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Marag was an amazing guide, incredibly prepared and extremely patient with our questions and our requests. He seems to be well respected in the community and among other guides and I would definitely recommend going on a tour with him. His historical knowledge is impeccable, and he is also a pious person that knows about the spiritual side of the churches. Thanks again to Marag for having us!
Written July 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ExtraordinaryETH
Hello Thomas Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Hopefully we will meet one day to explore the other parts of Ethiopia. Kind regards Maereg
Written August 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tre
Munich, Germany22 contributions
Nov 2019
●Our English tour guide was Maereg Tefere, a humble person with immense knowledge of churches and its history.
He’s very friendly and caring all the time. We were 5 people visiting the churches in Lalibela and he was just walking us and simply explaining the background, the differences between churches, the Orthodox practices, the activities there… Sometime we couldn’t completely understand probably because he’s telling story quite fast. But we were able to ask any question and we enjoyed his company.
●The churches stood there for almost one thousand years which were built (carved/dug) in well-scaled plan in a short period of time. When we actually saw them with our own eyes, it was just unbelievable!
●Afterwards Maereg helped us buying local piece of fabrics for covering our heads at Misa the next day and we discussed about the culture, economy and the current society, everything. That day was great.
●The churches tour is highly recommended. (If you’re not religious, you would still feel speechless as knowing story behind while seeing it!) Also thanks to Maereg.
Written April 1, 2020
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ExtraordinaryETH
Hello Kelly Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Hopefully we will meet one day to explore the other parts of Ethiopia. Kind regards Maereg
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BrownLineRider
Chicago15 contributions
Feb 2020
Visiting the churches of Lalibela was a highlight of a long-awaited trip to Ethiopia. The churches are amazing-- the architecture and technique, their testimony to history, faith and culture. We credit our guide, Maereg, with helping us appreciate it all. Our hotel (Old Abyssinia) put us in touch with Maereg. We had requested a knowledgeable guide with a good command of English. Maereg was this and more! He shared a wealth of information about the engineering of the churches, their religious and cultural significance, and context from his own life and perspective on Lalibela and Ethiopia. Maereg was both personable and professional towards us. We saw him treat others with dignity. He seemed very familiar with the site, the town and the larger area. He was prompt for our appointments and used the time together well. We're glad we chose to see the churches with a guide, and feel very lucky to have found Maereg!
Written February 27, 2020
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ExtraordinaryETH
Hell Jessica Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Kind regards Maereg
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pgala
2 contributions
Thank you very much to our guide Maereg, who made the experience visit the stone churches to an extraordinary experience. He speaks very well english and this is very important, to understand the explanations.
You did it very well - and the visit was just amazing and very interesting.
We wish you all the best for your future.
Best wishes Peter and Alice from Switzerland🇨🇭🇨🇭
Written February 20, 2020
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ExtraordinaryETH
Hell Alice Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Kind regards Maereg
Written February 21, 2020
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BATTIKHI78
Amman, Jordan549 contributions
I had the privilege to visit the beautiful places of Lalibela with my friend Maereg... He was extremely punctual... Very informative and talented when it comes to taking photos... He took his time and told me the story and the history behind every single church... This guy is your perfect guide when in lalibela
Written May 31, 2021
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ExtraordinaryETH
Hello LAITH Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I work hard to meet expectations like yours, and I am happy to hear I hit the mark for you. Hopefully we will meet one day to explore the other parts of Ethiopia. Kind regards Maereg
Written May 31, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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