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Historic Lalibela Extension Overview
Travel to the incredible archaeological site of Lalibela and embark on an adventure through the ages. Get to know the capital Addis Ababa and explore the churches of Lalibela, including Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Giyorgis, Yemrehanna Kristos and more.
- 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.
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Get a dose of history at the National Museum, where a 3.2 million year old skeleton, Lucy, lives.
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.
Head back to the capital by plane after a final morning walk around the impressive ruins.
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