4 Days – Group Tour – The Rock hewn church of Tigray

Duration: 4 days and 3 night

Day 1: Fly from Addis Ababa to Mekele and then drive to Hawzen.

In the morning you will be taken to the airport so that you can fly to Mekele. When you get there, you’ll be met and driven to Hawzen. On the way, you can see the semi-rock-hewn church of Wukro Cherkos. is a must-see destination for travelers interested in history, religion, and architecture carved from a single piece of rock in the 4th century, this Ethiopian Orthodox church is a testament to the region’s rich religious history. Wukro Chirkos is an integral part of the stunning Tigray Churches complex. Then Abraha Atsbeha, who built the first church in Ethiopia. Its inside is designed with great care. At last, you’ll stop at Dugum Sellase.
Overnight Stay – Hawzen

Days 2 and 3: Trip to Debre Tsion Mariam and Yohannes Makudi

You will go on a trip today to the Debre Tsion Abune Abreham Monastery, which was carved out of live rock. Visit Yohannes Makudi, one of the first Coptic churches in Ethiopia. It can be reached through a small opening in two tall rock walls.

Overnight Stay – Hawzen

Day 03: Day trip to Abune Yemata

This morning, after breakfast, you will drive to the base of Geraltha to see Mariam Korkor, which was built in the 6th century. Although an unsightly green from the outside, this impressive, cross-shaped church is known for its architectural features (cruciform pillars, arches and cupolas), fine 17th-century frescos and church treasures. It’s also one of the largest churches in the area. The path begins around 1km from the road just southeast of Megab and involves a fairly steep one-hour ascent. Maryam Korkor is easily combined with nearby Abune Yemata Goh into an all-day trek After that, go back to Hawzien by car.
Stay the night in Hawzen.

Day 4: Drive from Hawzen to Mekele and then fly to Addis Ababa.

You will drive to Mekele today to get to Addis Ababa on time for your trip. In the evening, go to a folkloric dinner where you can try some foods from Ethiopia and watch dances from different ethnic groups. As always, coffee will be served at the event. After that, you’ll be taken to the airport to catch your flight.


Price includes:

  • All hotel accommodations at the hotels specified with break fast
  • All Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guides at each destination
  • Ground transportation at every destination
  • All transfers and tours
  • Bottle of water
  • All taxes

Price does not include:

  • Domestic flights tickets
  • Lunch and dinner