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Guide in Lalibella

Wilson, NC
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Guide in Lalibella

I just returned from an amazing trip to Ethiopia.

I am an independent traveler who likes to explore sites by myself. However in Lalibella it is highly recommended to have a guide who can show you the way through the maze of rock hewn churches and who can locate the priest to open some of the churches that might be closed at the time you visit.

I was fortunate to fin a great guide based at the Jerusalem Hotel. His name is Bogale Abey. He is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

He is also a Deacon in the Church and knows many of the priests in the ancient churches so was able to have them show me some of their most valuable treasures.

Bogale also communicated very well before the trip and that is not always easy in a place were internet is very expensive and not accessible to everyone.

I highly recommend Bogale to anyone . His contact information is bogale_abey@yahoo.com and his cel phone is 0911 19 85 43 ( add country code is dialing from abroad)


Gonzalo Cabral

Wilson, NC

Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Church of St. George
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
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1. Re: Guide in Lalibella

Hi there. Can you give an idea of what the cost is for the guide for a day?

Edited: 20 April 2011, 19:43
Wilson, NC
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2. Re: Guide in Lalibella

Hi, guides and services are not as inexpensive as I thought they would be. I hired the guide for two days and included a trip to a site 40Km away by car plus a hike to a mountain nearby. All of that cost me US$ 230. I found this to be about market price for such services. Hope this helps !

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