A Lalibela tour is one of the highlights of Ethiopia! The small town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is home to one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites: eleven rock-hewn churches. Each are carved entirely out of a single block of granite with its roof at ground level. These were commissioned in the 12th century when travel to the traditional Holy Land was too dangerous. They are a must to include on your Lalibela tour.
Were it not for these extraordinary churches, Lalibela would almost certainly be well off the tourist radar. A dusty rural town nestled into rolling countryside, Lalibela only recently received electricity. It has few motorized vehicles, no gas stations and no paved streets. Isolated from the modern world, the town goes about its business much as it has for several hundred years, oblivious to those on a Lalibela tour.
Of Lalibela’s 8-10,000 people, over 1,000 are priests. Religious ritual is central to the life of the town. There are regular processions, extensive fasts and crowds of singing and dancing priests. A Lalibela tour has extraordinary religious architecture and simplicity of life. This gives a Lalibela tour a distinctively timeless, almost biblical atmosphere. Explore below our range of Lalibela tours and discover a Lalibela tour today!