I only had two half days and one whole day in this beautiful little town perched on top of a mountain. The views across the landscape were totally amazing and the rock churches were a marvel to behold – mind-blowing in fact, as they were made in the 12th century!

Lalibela Itinerary

Day 5: Fly from Mekele to Lalibela. Spend the afternoon exploring the first cluster of rock-hewn churches.

Day 6: Explore the second cluster of rock-hewn churches, visit the museums and go to the incredible Ben Abeba restaurant for dinner.

Day 7: Visit the first cluster first thing (6am) for morning prayers. Fly back to Addis, and then home!

Over time I will write my experiences of each day, in the meantime I hope my Lalibela Gallery (below) gives a flavour of the town.