Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 11 magnificent medieval monolithic churches carved from the rock. Biete Medhani Alem is believed to be the largest monolithic church in the world.
The Mariamtsion Church at Axum is reputed to be home to the Ark of the Covenant. Axum was once the capital of the powerful ancient Kingdom of Axum and the impressive ruins here date back from the 1st to 13th centuries AD and include towering obelisks, royal tombs and ancient castles.
The number of important historical sites in Ethiopia often comes as a surprise to visitors, but if you want to enjoy an in-depth journey to discover Ethiopia’s spectacular historical sites why not join a tour led by a specialist expert whose knowledge and passion will help bring the past to life? With in depth lectures and discussions along the way, the expert will add to your understanding and appreciation of the country.