Photo above: Steve at The Church of Saint George one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela.

During the six-day tour  Ethiopian Airlines Canada Canadian FAM trip, we asked the group of travel industry professionals and media who embarked on this journey to share their most memorable experience and photo from the trip.

Steve Hope Senior  General Manager- Tour Dept TourEast Holidays shares his with us.

Steve: The highlight for me was the sunrise visit to the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela. Climbing through the rock-cave entrances and narrow pathways while the sun rises amid the sounds of the morning chants was a fascinating experience. To see these underground rock-cut churches come to life in the morning as you witness the early morning daily rituals was something special.  There were plenty of highlights, but the morning in Lalibela was tops for me. All in all, Ethiopia’s rich culture combined with her ties to ancient civilizations made this short introduction to the country a most insightful one.


Photo bottom left: Steve on Ethiopian Airlines Cloud Nine . Photo bottom right: Parishioners heading to early morning worship in Lalibela. Photo credit Steve Hope