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TST 2006
Tour of Axum
You fly to Axum to the place of the origin of Ethiopian ancient civilization...
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Title: Tour of Axum.

Tour Code: TST 2006

Duration: 3 nights and 4 days.

Included visits/activities

In a country of long history and diverse races there are many things to inspire and satisfy the interest of culture seekers. Take a look at the following suggested tour itineraries; please note you can always ask for a program that exactly fits into your time and interest:

You fly to Axum to the place of the origin of Ethiopian ancient civilization. About six archeological sites and tourist interest spots including the Axum Obelisk will be part of this tour. The next day you will drive to either Yeha-to visit the old ruined temple built before the time of Axum. Or Debredamo Monastery (Women are not allowed) where you ascend via a 24 meters length of rope lowered down by monks. Admire the panoramic view of the surrounding, plus the beautifully decorated church.

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This tour can be made in conjunction with the tour program indicated by Tour code TST 2007 below.


 
Itinerary

Day01

Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our representative and get transferred to hotel

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel

Day02

In the morning, transfer to airport and fly to Axum. In Axum (world heritage site), visit the famous stele park with its ancient huge monolithic obelisks, ruined palaces of different Axumite kings including that of the Queen of Sheba, ancient stone inscriptions, subterranean tombs,  and  the church of St. Mary of Zion where the original Ark of the Covenant is believed to be housed etc.

Overnight: Yeha Hotel

Day03

Excursion drives to Debredamo monastery (NB:  the visit of this place is allowed only for men and it is challenging to climb the 15mts sheer cliff face only by the help of rope which is lowered by the monastery monks) and visit the ancient Temple of Yeha (5th. C.BC).

Overnight: Yeha Hotel

Day04

 Get transferred to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Then, you will have sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa which includes the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the Archaeological (National) Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Merkato- the largest open air market of Africa(If the day happens to be on Monday-Saturday) . In the evening, you are invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital. Then, transfer to the airport and departure

 
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