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Lalibela: a world heritage sites, undoubtedly ranks among the greatest religio-historical sites in the Christian world.

Lalibela Tours including the magnificent medieval rock-hewn churches, dimly lit passageways, hidden crypts and grottoes, was carved down into the red volcanic rock underlying

You will have photos to back up your stories of Lalibela majesty. Here in the rugged Lasta Mountains, is ‘Africa’s Petra’

Lalibela Tours to an ancient world, the 11 magnificent medieval rock-hewn churches, dimly lit passageways, hidden crypts and grottoes, was carved down into the red volcanic rock underlying this remote Ethiopian town almost a millennia ago. Today that world still remains, frozen in stone.
Descend into the tunnels and pass traditional priests and monks who float through the confines like the clouds of incense, smell beeswax candles and hear the sounds of chanting coming from the deep, cool recesses, only to find yourself standing in the sunlight, slack-jawed and staring up to a structure that defies reason.
Lalibela: a world heritage sites, undoubtedly ranks among the greatest religio-historical sites in the Christian world.
Most of Lalibela Tours starts from the Northerly Group that consist Bete Medhane Alem, home to the Lalibela Cross and believed to be the largest monolithic church in the world. It is linked to Bete Maryam (possibly the oldest of the churches), Bete Golgotha (known for its arts and said to contain the tomb of King Lalibela), the Selassie Chapel and the Tomb of Adam.
Then The Western Group: Bete Giyorgis, said to be the most finely executed and best preserved church.
End Lalibela Tours at The Eastern Group: Bete Amanuel, BeteMerkorios, Bete Abba Libanos and Bete Gabriel-Rufael.
The Tours in Lalibela can be extended to several other churches in the vicinity: including the beautiful built up cave church of Yimrehane Kristos Church (from 11th century), the tiny rock church ArbatuEntzessa, BilbalaGioris,Asheton Maryam, NakutoLaab Cave Church , Genete MaryamAshetan Maryam and Much More .

At TIMKET (Ethiopian Epiphany in January 19) a vivid ritual unfolds before the spectator: here the dances of the priests take place after the annual repetition of mass baptism in the river Jordan.

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