Historic Lalibela Extension

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Step back in time for a few days in ancient Lalibela. Explore the medieval rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes carved into the red volcanic rock underlying the town almost a millenia ago. Independent Experiences Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Exper...


Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level


    • On a city tour, discover the unique mix of the Mediterranean and the quintessentially east African that makes Addis Ababa a fascinating destination.
    • Over two days, explore one of the worlds greatest historical and religious sites; the extraordinary rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
    • Uncover sites that are remote even for this isolated place with a journey out to the cave-dwelling Yemrehanna Kristos church.

What's this trip about?

    Step back in time for a few days in ancient Lalibela. Explore the medieval rock-hewn churches, hidden crypts and grottoes carved into the red volcanic rock underlying the town almost a millenia ago. Independent Experiences Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine, our local offices and expert resident guides.


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 3 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAddis Ababa
End CityAddis Ababa

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Africa
  • Ethiopia


  • Addis Ababa
  • Lalibela


  • Culture

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Travel Map
Day 1 Addis Ababa
On arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be met by a Peregrine representative and transferred to your hotel (approximately 30 minutes). Please ensure your flight arrives prior to 11.30am so that you can partake in an afternoon city tour. At 2pm, after checking into your hotel...
Day 2 Lalibela
Take an early morning flight from Addis Ababa to Lalibela (approximately 1.5 hours), where you will stay for two nights. Despite the town of Lalibela being isolated in the Lasta Mountains at 2,630 metres above sea level, it is still the home of Ethiopia’s top sight, and ...
Day 3 Lalibela
This morning you will drive for 42 kilometres (approximately 1.5 hours) out of Lalibela to Yemrehanna Kristos, the most incredible church outside of the town. According to local tradition, King Yemrehanna Kristos built the church between 1087 and 1127, and had it constru...
Day 4 Addis Ababa
This morning you’ll have free time to walk through the cobbled streets of Lalibela, where the homes are unlike anything else in Ethiopia – two-story circular stone buildings that are huddled together on the steep slopes of the surrounding craggy mountains and rocky escar...

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Price From $1,575
Price per day$394
Last Updated: 2/22/2018

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Transportation & Flights

Plane,Private vehicle,

Transportation & flights

Plane,Private vehicle
INDEPENDENT EXPERIENCE This is an ‘independent’ trip. You will have a local Peregrine guide for each activity (but not while on transport between each Experience if you booked several). As the name suggests, this is not a group trip, so it is just you (and your travelling companions if you booked with a friend). You will have 24/7 support from your guide and our local office.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader. If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.
Visa requirements
PASSPORT As a general rule most countries expect that your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Your consultant will contact you when this is required. Take a copy of the main passport pages and other important documents with you, and leave another copy at home with family or friends. VISAS Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from countries not listed below must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent. ETHIOPIA: Australia: Yes - visa on arrival Belgium: Yes - visa on arrival Canada: Yes - visa on arrival Germany: Yes - visa on arrival Ireland: Yes - visa on arrival Netherlands: Yes - visa on arrival New Zealand: Yes - visa on arrival South Africa: Yes - visa on arrival Switzerland: Yes - visa on arrival United Kingdom: Yes - visa on arrival USA: Yes - visa on arrival All nationalities require a visa for entry to Ethiopia. If you are flying into Addis Ababa you can obtain a 90-day visa can be purchased on arrival. You will need two passport photos and approximately USD40 in cash. You may be asked for proof of a return ticket - please carry your Essential Trip Information if you are leaving overland. If you are entering at any border other than Addis Ababa airport you MUST obtain your visa in advance. For more information, please contact your closest Ethiopian embassy or consulate as this information may change.
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Finish point Addis Ababa Array Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA
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