Visit Lalibela and Axum 4Days

Lalibela

Visit Lalibela and Axum

Itinerary

Program: Addis Ababa, Lalibela & Axum   

Tour Code: North 11

Duration: 3Nights (4 Days)

Transportation: Air

Tour starts: Addis Ababa

Tour Ends: Addis Ababa

Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa

Morning, arrive to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport & meet with us and transfer and check-in hotel. Then City tour of Addis Ababa:  driving to the Entoto Mountain (3300m) for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum with historical and royal exhibit, The Church of St. Mary, built in 1885 and the old palace of emperor MenelikII. Take some images at Mount Entoto and drive back to Addis for Ethnological Museum that exhibits the culture and handicrafts of various Ethiopian ethnic groups, the National Museum in which you are visiting different archaeological findings (including Lucy’s replica Skeleton). After lunch, visit the Trinity Cathedral, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII at Bààta Church and finally Merkatothe largest open market in Africa.  Overnight –Hotel– Addis

Day 2: Rock Hewn churches of Lalibela

After breakfast; fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela and visit the 11 Rock Churches of Lalibela:

Bet Golgotha, Bet Mikael, Bet Mariam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel,.Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem is the largest monolithic rock hewn church in the world, built like a Greek temple! In a corner; there are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Bete Amanuel, Bete Marqorewos, Bete Abba Libanos, Bete Gabriel -Rufael and11. Bet Giyorgis is the most elegant of all Lalibela churches, which lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the town on a sloping rock terrace. Overnight – hotel – Lalibela

Day 3: the birth Place of Ethiopian History

Fly from Lalibela to Axum & Explore the city of Axum for full day. Axum treasures the ancient Ethiopian history. The attractions of Axum include: the archaeological museum, monolithic steles, the tombs of King Kaleb, and the legendary Bath and the ruins of ancient palace of the Queen of Sheba (Dengur palace), St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Ark of the Covenant. Almost all  Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and some scholars believe firmly that the original Ark the covenant of God is resting here  at the chapel- in the middle of St Mary of Zion and Emperor Fassiladas’ Castle of Axum. Visit also the monastery of Abba Pantelion at the hill side of AxumOvernight – Hotel  –Axum

Day 4: Axum – Addis – Departure 

Fly back to Addis Ababa and based on your departure time, we will give you airport transport service for departure (end of the tour).But, if your departure is in the night time, we will take you to ethnical live dance club to observe different cultural dances Habesha Cultural Restaurant or Yod Abyssinia Restaurant).

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request

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