5 Day Axum and Tigray Churches Tour

5 Days

Join Magic Ethiopia Tours on a 5-day adventure into the heart of Ethiopian history and culture. Explore the ancient city of Axum, where towering stelae and the ruins of the Axum historical site whisper tales of a bygone era. Witness the majesty of the Adwa Mountains and the sacred Yeha Temple.

Delve deeper into Tigray, a land renowned for its architectural marvels. Trek to the Gheralta Churches, carved into the faces of dramatic cliffs and offering breathtaking panoramas. Immerse yourself in their spiritual ambiance at Abune Yemata and St. George.

Discover the intricate artistry of the Wukro Cluster churches, including Abune Abraham, Abraha we Atsibeha, and Wukro Cherkos. Each step unveils a tapestry of history and artistry.


Your adventure begins in Addis Ababa where you'll catch a connecting flight to Shire Airport in Tigray. Upon arrival, a friendly representative will greet you and whisk you away to the historic city of Axum. After settling into your comfortable room at the Yared Zema Hotel, you'll embark on a city tour, exploring the fascinating archaeological treasures of Axum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Following a delicious breakfast, you'll set off on a scenic drive towards Hawzen. Along the way, you'll make a captivating stop at the Adwa Mountains, a site steeped in Ethiopian history. You'll also have the opportunity to delve into the past at the ancient Temple of Yeha, providing a glimpse into the pre-Axumite kingdom. In the evening, you'll rest comfortably at the Hawzen Vision Hotel.

This day is dedicated to exploring the remarkable rock-hewn churches of Gheralta. In the morning, you'll visit the breathtaking Mariam Korkor and Daniel Korkor churches, marveling at their intricate architecture carved into the cliffs. The afternoon unfolds with a visit to the equally impressive Mariam Papsit church. You'll spend another night at the Hawzen Vision Hotel.

Get ready for a day of adventure! After breakfast, you'll embark on a hike to the iconic rock-hewn church of Abune Yemata, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prepare to be awestruck by the panoramic views from this sacred place. In the afternoon, you'll continue your journey to explore the historic St. George (Giorgis) church of Maykado. The Hawzen Vision Hotel welcomes you back for a restful night.

On your final day, you'll head south of Hawzen to discover the Wukro Cluster, a collection of ancient and splendid churches. Here, you'll get to witness the architectural artistry of Abune Abraham, Abraha we Atsibeha, and Wukro Cherkos churches. Bidding farewell to Tigray, you'll continue your journey to Mekele and transfer to Alula Aba Nega Airport for your departing flight back to Addis Ababa.

Package Includes and Excludes

Package Includes

  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Guide Fees
  • Car rental service
  • Accommodation
  • Rope fees
  • Meals (3)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

Package Excludes

  • Tip
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Souvenir Expenses

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5 Day Axum and Tigray Churches Tour
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