4 Days History tour itinerary for Adigrat, Adua & Aksum: Tour To Tigrai Rock Hewn Churches
Adigrat, Adua, Aksum
Tigrai is the home of 125 rock-hewn churches. These are the oldest and most impressive ancient churches. Not only this, but Tigrai is also famous for its dramatic mountains, beautiful landscapes, culture and the most holy land in Ethiopia.
Visit the Capital of Aksumite Kingdom
Aksum was used to be the capital of Aksumite Kingdom which was one of the oldest civilization in Ethiopia and most powerful empire in the world between China, Persian and Romans.
Now it is famous for its remarkable giant Obelisks, tombs, palaces and the home of the original Ark of the Covenant.
Yeha and Debre Damo Church
Yeha was the oldest historical place in Ethiopia which was established by the people who were living in the south Arabian or sabean people.
We will visit Debre Damo Monastery church, which was built by St. Abune Aregawi who was one of the nine monks who come from outside Ethiopia to spread Orthodox Christianity. So this church was built on top of a hill and then to day the only access to climb is using the leather rope.
Holy Saviour church and Abune yemata
Holy Saviour church is located on the way to Gherealta churches. It is one of the oldest rock churches found in Tigrai even in Ethiopia and so impressive one.
Abune yemata Guh church is found in Gherealta cluster, which is a unique cave church that takes 45 minutes from the main road, it is a bit difficult reach the church. Inside is an amazing well decorated and crafted with ancient style as well the paintings are so bright they still kept their original colours.
This kind of church is not recommended for people who have afraid of heights and climbing.
Wukro is a small booming town found 47 kms north of Mekelle. It has few rock churches inside and outside. These are Wukro Cherkos and Abraha and Atsibha church. Both this churches were built at same time by the same two twin Aksumite kings ,king Ezana and Saizana date back to 4th century A.D. Each of them has their own interesting things.
At the end we will visit Wukro Museum then drive to Mekele.
The tour includes:
Car, fuel and driver
All entrance fees
Hotel accommodation for budget traveller
3 meals per day
The tour excludes:
Fees for video and pictures
Other personal expenses.
It's not a fixed itinerary. I am a young flexible man so I am always besides you to fullfil your interest and you can choose and discuss about it. For a group of tourists we can offer discounts.
Adigrat, Adua, Aksum
Type of Tour
The tour is available from 03 May to 03 May on the following days of the week.
- Monday 08:06
- Tuesday 08:06
- Wednesday 08:06
- Thursday 08:06
- Friday 08:06
- Saturday 08:06
- Sunday 08:08
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