Tigray Churches Tour (5Days and 4Nights)

Our trekking itineraries can be tailored to meet your preference with easy going trails or more challenging routes providing travellers with a good range of options as well as the chance to extend overnight stays in villages from two nights to a whole week. Tigray is best accessed via a domestic flight from Addis Ababa to Mekele or Axum which can also be linked to from Gondar and Lalibela.

per adult from

$1,259

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
    • Entry/Admission - Northern Stelae Field
    • Entry/Admission - Daniel Korkor
    • Entry/Admission - Maryam Korkor
    • Entry/Admission - Gheralta Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Wukro Chirkos Church
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Services which are not mentioned on the above section

  • Day 1: Aksum City tour

    Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia
    The tour includes the main stelae park. These famed granite obelisks are relics of this time and have gained UNESCO World Heritage site status. The tallest, the Great stelae, has fallen and broken into six massive pieces, but when standing was 33 meters (108 feet) tall and weighed about five hundred twenty tones and other remarkable pre –Christian monuments.
    We continue the city tour, visiting the swimming pool of Queen of Sheba, Ezana Inscription, a tomb of King Kaleb and his son King Gebremeskel, Queen of Sheba’s palace; the legendary ruler of the south. As well as St. Mary Zion Church and the Ark of the Covenant.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia
    The tour includes the main stelae park. These famed granite obelisks are relics of this time and have gained UNESCO World Heritage site status. The tallest, the Great stelae, has fallen and broken into six massive pieces, but when standing was 33 meters (108 feet) tall and weighed about five hundred twenty tones and other remarkable pre –Christian monuments.
    We continue the city tour, visiting the swimming pool of Queen of Sheba, Ezana Inscription, a tomb of King Kaleb and his son King Gebremeskel, Queen of Sheba’s palace; the legendary ruler of the south. As well as St. Mary Zion Church and the Ark of the Covenant.

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Branna Hotel

    Day 2: Aksum –Ghereata

    Stop At: Nahiso Terara, Ethiopia
    After breakfast, drive via the dramatic mountain of Adwa to visit the temple of Yeha, dating from the 8th to 7th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of pre-Axumite civilization and the museum. Afterward, drive another hour to see the famous and oldest monastery of Debre Damo and stop on the way in Adigrat for a lunch then drive to Hawzien
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight Vision Hotel or similar


    Day 3: Visit Gherealta churches

    Stop At: Daniel Korkor, Ethiopia
    Drive 12km to the west of Hawzien to see the famous church of Abune Yemata built by one of the nine saints, according to the clergymen 6thc A.D, truly adventure place with a panoramic view and best paintings
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Maryam Korkor, Ethiopia
    Drive 12km to the west of Hawzien to see the famous church of Abune Yemata built by one of the nine saints, according to the clergymen 6thc A.D, truly adventure place with a panoramic view and best paintings
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Vision Hotel

    Day 4: Gherealta Churches

    Stop At: Gheralta Rock, Hawzen Mekele, Mek'ele Ethiopia
    Drive 12km to the west of Hawzien to see the famous church of Abune Yemata built by one of the nine saints, according to the clergymen 6thc A.D, truly adventure place with a panoramic view and best paintings
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Wukro Lodge or similar

    Day 5: Wukro – Mekelle

    Stop At: Wukro Chirkos Church, Wukro Ethiopia
    In the morning visit Abune Abraham church, an hour walking from the main road, great view, ancient church and beautiful paintings. On the way back, visit the oldest, unique church of Abreha we Atsibeha the final rest place of King Ezana and Sizana. Stop in Wukro for lunch, in the afternoon, visit Yohannes IV museum in Mekelle.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Axum Airport, Axum Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Danakil Tour and Travel

Activity ID: V-211137P5

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