Addis Ababa & Lalibela
Addis Ababa - Lalibela
Day 1– Addis Ababa (The new Flower)
Arrive in the morning at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to your hotel. The journey starts with a tour of the capital city Addis Ababa, which literally means “New Flower”. Addis Ababa is Africa’s undisputed diplomatic capital. Headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) are located in Addis. You will visit Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, the National museum, Entoto hills to get a bird’s eye view of the city, and St. Mary Church and Museum. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 - Lalibela (The Eighth Wonder of the World)
In the morning fly to Lalibela, and upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Start visiting the cluster of churches including the famous church of St. George which is carved like a cross out of the red rock. Lunch at your hotel and in the afternoon start visiting the amazing rock hewn churches – another UNESCO World Heritage site – that will simply amaze you. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3- Asheten Mariam church
In the morning take an excursion to Asheten Mariam church found on top of a hill. You will return around mid-day and in the afternoon you will visit the remaining 5 rock hewn churches. After visiting the churches you will be invited for a coffee ceremony in one of the traditional houses. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4- Addis Abeba 'Mercato’
In the morning fly back to Addis Ababa. This day you will enjoy shopping in the city and visit the largest African market “Merkato”. Late in the evening there will be a farewell party in a traditional Ethiopian restaurant where you can experience cultural music and dance. Transfer to the airport for departure.