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4 Day Axum and rock hewn churches of Tigray, Ethiopia Tour

Tigray, Ethiopia

4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Experience the wonder of Ethiopia’s rich history with an unforgettable 4-day tour of Tigray’s stunning churches and historical sites. Our tour package is designed to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime excursion through Northern Ethiopia, featuring a carefully crafted itinerary that showcases the area’s stunning landscapes and rock-hewn churches. Join us on this incredible journey through some of Ethiopia’s most treasured sites.


Day1 Flight from Addis Ababa - Shire
Day1 Flight from Addis Ababa - Shire

Begin your journey by taking a morning flight from Addis Ababa to Shire. From there, we'll drive 60 KM to Axum and check into your hotel. Our first stop in Axum is a city tour of the ancient city, where you'll visit historical sites such as the King Ezana's Stele, the Tomb of King Kaleb, the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion and Queen of Sheba’s Bath and so on. Overnight Axum in hotel.

Day 2 Axum - Hawzen

On the second day of our tour, we'll visit the temple of Yeha, one of the best-preserved pre-Aksumite structures in Ethiopia. This ancient site flourished between the 8th and 9th centuries BC and gives us valuable insights into the country's rich history and culture. We'll also explore the Debre Tsion Abune Abreham Monastery, which is known for its beautiful frescoes and religious significance. Later in the day, we'll make our way to Yohannes Makudi, one of the early Ethiopian Coptic Christian churches, which is nestled between towering sandstone cliffs and can only be accessed via a narrow cleft.

Day 3, Korkor Mountains
Day 3, Korkor Mountains

On day three, after a delicious breakfast, we will take a 2-hour trek to the Mariam Korkor Monastery, which dates back to the 3rd century. After visiting the monastery, you can take a short walk to the Abba Daniel's Prayer Room, a small rock church. Later in the day, we will drive back to Hawzen to rest and recharge. Overnight accommodation will be provided in Hawzen.

Day 4 Hawzen - Mekelle
Day 4 Hawzen - Mekelle

On Day 4, you'll explore the impressive Abuna Yemeta Guh rock-hewn church before heading back to Mekelle. Our well-planned itinerary ensures that you get to see all of the top historical sites and churches in Tigray, while enjoying comfortable accommodations and delicious meals along the way. Book your tour with us today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!


  • - Transportation
  • - Fees: Entrance and Administrative
  • - Local Guide
  • - Bottled drinking water
  • - Hotel with breakfast
  • - International and Domestic flights
  • - Persona Insurance
  • - Tips
  • - Lunch and Dinner
  • - AL colic beverage

Tour's Location

Tigray, Ethiopia


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king-ezanas-stela, Axum, Tigray, Ethiopia
Liam Arthur

I highly recommend Best Ethiopia Tour and Travel for anyone looking to experience the best that Ethiopia has to offer.

I recently went on a 5-day tour of the Danakil Depression and Tigray rock-hewn churches with Best Ethiopia Tour and Travel and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. From the knowledgeable and friendly staff to the delicious food and comfortable accommodations, everything was perfect. I highly recommend Best Ethiopia Tour and Travel for anyone looking to experience the best that Ethiopia has to offer. Their small group sizes, local knowledge, and commitment to safety made the trip enjoyable and worry-free. Our guide was exceptional and truly made the experience unforgettable.
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