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Best of Axum in One Day: History, Culture and Adventure

Many people assume Axum is all about history and nothing more. A city that was the capital of one of the world's mightiest civilizations will surely have ancient culture and some hidden adventure trails. This tour takes you on a historical journey that touches on the famous Queen of Sheba to a king who built the first church in Sub-Saharan African. If you have seen Ethiopian women in an exotic white traditional dress, you bet it came from Axum. We take you to the skilled craftspeople behind Ethiopias amusing traditional wear. And more.

per adult from




3 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel/airport pick up and drop-off
    • Local tour guide
    • A bottle of water and hot drinks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Tip for tour guide
    • Other cost not offered in this program
  • Highlights:

    • The Church that houses the original Ark of the Covenant (St. Mary Zion Church)
    • Stella field, vastly tall, monolithic granite monuments erected between the 1st and 3rd century AD
    • The remnant of the palace of the famous Queen of Sheba and her swimming pool
    • The memorial inscription of King Ezana ("Ethiopia's Rosetta Stone"), in which the king tells of his Conquest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. King Ezana built the first church in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • The Tombs of King Kaleb and his son, which are an illustration of the masterpiece interlocking architecture of the Axumites in the 6th Century

    Culture and Adventure

    Axumites are best known for the craftsmanship that dates back to ancient craftsmanship that dates back to ancient times.
    • You will see the craftsmen behind the intricate weaving's of traditional wear
    • You will see a variety of authentic Ethiopian jewelry made by the best gold and silver smith in Ethiopia
    • You will end your journey with a coffee ceremony, prepared in the way of the Tigray tradition
    • Adventure: a small hiking trail through the mountain side villages of Axum and a visit to the impressive mountain top monastery of Pentellion
  • Departure Point :
    Axum airport or your hotel in Axum
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by myGuzo

Activity ID: V-40378P16

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