Rock Churches Tours - 8N | 9D

Rock Hewn churches of Ethiopia Tours

As one of the first countries to adopt Christianity, Ethiopia haslegacy of churches and monasteries, built on hilltops or hewn out of cliff faces, as well as vibrant tradition of worship.The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilgrimage and devotion.

Tigray rock churches are famous for their stone workmanship, ancient paintings, picturesque location, magnificent view, beautiful history, old manuscripts, and somewhat difficult to reach. To get to most ofthese churches you have to hike up into the mountains, where you will find hidden 1600 year-old churches that have been preserved by the monks and priests. The Scenery of Gheralta is spectacular. The view of graceful Mountain Gheralta and the far reaching Hawazien plain is a rare combination of extraordinary beauty. Such great churches as Abune Yemata (Guh), Mariam Korkor, Mariam Papasit,Debresion (Abune Abraham),Yohannes Maequddi and Silasie Degum, etc are in the very heart of Gheralta, Making it the home of rock churches of Tigrai

 

Rock Church Tours
Tour Code: ITO - 0004

Duration: 8N | 9D
Transportation: Flight and Drive
Tour Cover: Lalibela and Tigray Rock churchs

 

Day 1| Arrival - City tour of Addis Ababa
Arrival and city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight at Addis Ababa

Day 2 | Addis – Lalibela
Fly to Lalibela and visit King Lalibela’s rock churches. Overnight at Lalibela

Day 3 | Lalibela - Yimrehane Kirstos
Excursion to Yimrehane kirstos and Asheton Mariam rock churches. Overnight at Lalibela

Day 4 | Lalibela – Axum - Hawzen
Fly to Axum and directly drive to Hawzen. En route visit Debredamo Monastery. Overnight at Hawzen

Day 5 | Gerealta Rock Churches
Excursion to Visit Abune Yemata and Mariam Korkor. Overnight at Gerealta

Day 6 | Gerealta rock churches
Excursion to visit Abune Abrham and Abune Gebre Michael. Overnight at Gerealta

Day 7 | Gerealta - Wukro
Visit Abirha Atsibiha, Debreselam Michael, and Michael Amba rock churches. Overnight Wukro

Day 8 | Wukro – Mekele - Addis
Morning visit Medhanialem Adikesho and drive to Mekele to fly back to Addis Ababa. overnight hotel

Day 9 | Addis
Relaxation Massage, shopping and cultural dinner. Departure

No. Pax

1PAX

2PAX

3PAX

4PAX

5PAX

6PAX

7PAX

Price(USD)/person

3139.00

1833.00

1570.00

1440.00

1360.00

1308.00

1270.00

Single Room Supplement

270.00

Child (under 10 years)

20%off

Package price:

Estimated Domestic Flight fare from Addis – Lalibela- Axum/ Mekele – Addis Ababa would cost you about 115.00 USD if your international is Ethiopian.

Price Includes

  • 8 Nights accommodation on double/twin bed basis
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on full board basis
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • All ground transportation at each destination
  • English speaking guide at each destination
  • Government Tax

Price doesn’t include

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any service in Addis Ababa
  • Video and camera fees if and where applicable
  • Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance
  • Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature
  • Non specified meals
  • International and Domestic flight



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