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Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour provided by Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours

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Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour

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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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    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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8h
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tre wrote a review Apr 2020
Munich, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
●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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Apr 2, 2020
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
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BrownLineRider wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago15 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ExtraordinaryETH, Owner at Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour
Responded Feb 29, 2020
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
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Pgala wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Response from ExtraordinaryETH, Owner at Rock Churches of Lalibela Guided Tour
Responded Feb 21, 2020
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
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By: Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours
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
I1421SJstefanop
I1421SJstefanop
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A stunning trek in the heart of north traditional villages
I finally give my feedback about my experience! I went in Ethiopia between October and November 2019 with I friend
Mykonos540
Mykonos540
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An unforgettable experience
From the 250+ days I spent traveling last year, my days in Ethiopia were the most special ones. Lalibela will alway
zaremkin
zaremkin
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Zarema
My 2 day trip to Lalibela was amazing. Maerag is a great person and a very skilled guide. He is full of stories tha
308guss
308guss
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Wonderful and professional experience
Maereg is a great, friendly and very skilled guide, who made my short visit to Ethiopia deeply memorable to say th
das90a
das90a
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amazing trip
We have travelled extensively but this is one of the most wonderful and humbling experiences we have done. Maereg i
Attila B
Attila B
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The best guide in Lalibela
I come as solo traveler and have been in many countries and had the chance to visit Ethiopia, and Lalibela was my l
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