Historic Lalibela Extension Overview

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      USD $1,080
      CAD $1,150
      AUD $1,170
      EUR €830
      GBP £715
      NZD $1,415
      ZAR R10,875
      CHF FR1,025
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Join a 4-day tour of historical Lalibela in northern Ethiopia

Embark on your own pilgrimage to Ethiopia's holy city of Lalibela and become immersed in a site of paramount history and legend. Sample everyday Ethiopian culture and cuisine in fascinating Addis Ababa, learn about King Lalibela's vision of building a New Jerusalem and hear the various theories accounting for how the realisation of this ambitious goal came to be in his lifetime. Admire the unique frescoes and motifs adorning the 11 Unesco-listed churches, trail white-robed priests through tunnels clouded with incense and be regaled with tales of epic battles divine intervention and empires bygone. Arguably one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the African continent, this intriguing 4-day Historic Lalibela Extension will appeal to the inner Indiana Jones in every traveller.

  • Sample classic Ethiopian fare in Addis Ababa
  • Witness traditional Ethiopian dancing
  • Pay a visit to Lucy, one of the world's oldest hominids, in the country's National Museum
  • Be wowed by the Herculean efforts made by the builders of Lalibela's churches
  • Head out to the remote sight of Yemrehanna Kristos
  • Learn about former Emperors' past glories

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Finish:

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 10
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Plane
  • Notes:

    1. This trip finishes on arrival back at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport in the afternoon of Day 4. If departing from Ethiopia today, your flight out of Addis Ababa should not be booked to depart before 7.30pm. 2. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

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    USD $1,080
    CAD $1,150
    AUD $1,170
    EUR €830
    GBP £715
    NZD $1,415
    ZAR R10,875
    CHF FR1,025
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  • Per day from:

    USD $270
    CAD $287
    AUD $292
    EUR €207
    GBP £178
    NZD $353
    ZAR R2,718
    CHF FR256
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Historic Lalibela Extension Summary

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Day 1 Addis Ababa

Get a dose of history at the National Museum, where a 3.2 million year old skeleton, Lucy, lives.

Days 2-3 Lalibela

In Lalibela, explore the eleven churches that have been cut straight out of the surrounding area's bedrock. Built to create a 'New Jerusalem', this is Ethiopia's holiest city and is thought to date back to AD 1180.

Day 4 Addis Ababa

Head back to the capital by plane after a final morning walk around the impressive ruins.
    • 4
    • YOAL
    • Total twin price tool tip
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $1,080
      CAD $1,150
      AUD $1,170
      EUR €830
      GBP £715
      NZD $1,415
      ZAR R10,875
      CHF FR1,025
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Short Breaks - Group Adventures
    • Comfort
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