Meet our guide at the Lalibela airport and visit the first and second group of the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela which are carved out of living volcanic tuff with the super architectural skill that the world has never seen, yet elsewhere. UNESCO registers these churches as world heritage. Among churches of this group, Bete Medahine Alem (house of the redeemer) is the largest with 5 aisles, 72 pillars, vaulted dome, and molding decoration. Bete Mariam (house of st. Marry) is the most decorated among the rock-hewn churches. The second group of the rock-hewn churches; Bete Emanuel (house of Emanuel) is architecturally the finest. Bete Giorgis (the house of George) is the finest of all the churches in Lalibela for which reason art historians conclude that this church is carved at the end of the cluster after the masons have developed their skill to carve the church in such extraordinary perfection.