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Beautiful church with all the history and unbelievable architecture. Ethiopian Christmas is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mahlet m
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Must see in Ethiopia

This is a must see in Ethiopia so try and include it in your trip. We got a guide but you could... read more

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A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive churches built under King Lalibela out of red volcanic rock.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church with all the history and unbelievable architecture. Ethiopian Christmas is the best time to visit if interested to see the ceremony but it will be so crowded so need an early plan .The rainy season of Ethiopian will be the low season .

Thank mahlet m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see in Ethiopia so try and include it in your trip. We got a guide but you could probably do it solo. I would recommend getting a guide to make the most of your trip here as well as helping supporting...More

Thank HT204
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We four friends from Clemson university had visited Ethiopiaon May 2017 for 10 days. We use the service Ethiopian tour operator King Dawit Tours Ethiopia. From the beginning the company manager Dawit replied towards our request very quickly and he answer all my questions and...More

Thank Scottimbus3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

you are interested in the exquisite rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (and you should be), you will definitely need a local guide. You can't​ do better than Addisalem Berhanu (ask for him by name...the locals will know where to find him). Warm and friendly while remaining...More

2  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The rock hewn churches are a must see in Lalibela. There are 11 churches in total and are divided into two parts: "Jerusalem" and "Heavenly". It is recommended to start on the Jerusalem side first, then pass through a pitch black tunnel (symbolizing hell) before...More

Thank Arya07
Reviewed 4 June 2017

You go to Lalibela for the churches, so I assume that you won't miss it. Fabulous. Expensive though, 50$ and add 20 or 25 for a good guide for the day, but it's really worth it. I had an excellent guide, Sofi, and when I...More

2  Thank tetedoeuf
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Guide, Abraham was so knowledgeable and offered a very good experience for the 2 days we visited. I would go there again if I had the time

Thank Atick
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I have seen many tourist attraction sites in Ethiopia. Some of them didn't really live up to my expectations. Lalibella is different. It is mesmerizing. It exceed my expectations by far and the first time I saw it I couldn't think any thing else for...More

Thank Biruk K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visiting the churches of Lalibela is a special experience for any global traveller. Flight from Addis Ababa is 1-2 hours depending of direct or not. Direct is only a few days a week. Small tuc-tuc taxis may be hired at the airport but often hotel...More

1  Thank Yvonne Norton L
Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you are headed to Ethiopia, this and the Simien Mountains should top your list of places to see. The effort that must have went in to creating these churches has to be on par with the pyramids. I'm not exaggerating. These churches aren't nearly...More

1  Thank Matt M
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Becky A
Hi... I am doing research about Visitor Management at World Heritage Sites and I chose Lalibela Churches for case study! I will be grateful if you can answer for me the following questions. The questions are: 1. Based on your experience how would you rate Lalibela quality of: ( e.g. Excellent- Poor) * Accessibility? * Transportations? * Accommodation/Hotels? * Facilities? * Tourist information centre? * Safety? * Road infrastructure? * Signage? 2. What is your main purpose of your visit? (e.g. Leisure/holiday, Religion purpose, visiting family or friends etc..?) 3. How did you found out about Lalibela heritage? ( e.g. Internet/website, travel agent, recommendation from family or friends) 4. Based on your most recent visit did Lalibela heritage site live up your expectations? 5. Based on your experience how likely would you recommend Lalibela as a place to visit to a friend or relative? (e.g. extremely likely- not likely) 6. How do you rate Lalibela heritage site entrance fee? (e.g. Extremely Expensive- Cheap) 7. Overall how satisfied are you with your experience visiting or using Lalibela site services and products? ( Very satisfied - slightly satisfied etc..) 8. Are there any specific ways in which Lalibela visitor management could improve this site to make the visit more enjoyable? Thank you so much for your time!!
27 March 2015|
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Response from eardstapper | Reviewed this property |
Hi Becky I went with two friends, we booked with Vast Ethiopia Tours, flew in to Lalibela from Addis Ababa, and had a private vehicle with tour guide provided, collected from airport. All very easy. So that answers Qs 1... More