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TST 2007
Tour of Tigray Rock Hewn churches
You fly to Axum. About six archeological sites...
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Title: Tour of Tigray Rock Hewn churches.

Tour Code: TST 2007

Duration :4 nights and 5 days.

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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. About six archeological sites and tourist interest spots including the Axum Obelisk PLUS EITHER, Debre Damo or Yeha Temple will be part of this tour (as describes on TST 2006 above.) Then about three rock churches from Tigray region will be selected for a visit by the tourist or we will suggest churches like Wukro ,Abreha we atsbeha and Adikesho Medhanialem. Then the tourist will pass the night in Mekele and fly back to Addis the next morning.


 
Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Addis Ababa meets our representatives, and transfer to hotel

Overnight- Jupiter International Hotel/Similar Hotel

Day 02

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, the church of St. Mary of Zion where the original Ark of the Covenant is believed to be housed etc.

Overnight- Remhai Hotel/ Similar Hotel

Day 03

You drive to the small town of Hawzen; En-route visits the ancient Temple of Yeha (5th. C.BC), and climb the built up monastery of Debre Damo which is allowed only for men, then continue to Gheralta.

Overnight- Gheralta Lodge/Similar

Day 04

Continue your trip to Mekele from Gheralta; En-route visit some selected Tigray Rock hewn Churches, based on their architectural and painting qualities. These churches include DugumSilassie, AbrehaAtsbeha and WukroKirkos.

Overnight-Axum Hotel/Similar

Day 05

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Then, sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa which includes; the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the National (Archaeological) Museum where, among other archaeological findings, the oldest hominid fossil (Lucy) is exhibited, Merkato_ the largest open air market in Africa and the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral. In the evening, you will be invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital with a show of folkloric music and dances of the different Ethiopian people. Transfer to air port to your departure flight.

 
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