AY 1- FLY Addis ABABA- MEKELLE- full day tigray rock churches tesfa teka cluster- Hawzen/ Geralata
Morning transfer to the domestic terminal to fly Mekelle, upon arrival meet by SLET team and head to Tigray rock churches to explore the TEKA TESFA CLUSTER to explore Medhanialem Adikesho for the amazing location and interior wall painting, continue exploring Petros Powlos and Mekalle Mahizenge, on the way picnic lunch or local restaurant, then drive to Hawzen late afternoon arrival, overnight local hotel
DAY 2- FULL DAY EXPLORE GERALTA CLUSTER ROCK CHURCHES
Morning after breakfast head to the Geralta cluster to visit the rock churches of Tigray dated back from the 6-9th century established by the nine saints who came from Syria during the time of Kaleb and Gebremeskel kings of the Axum dynasty, the rock churches are carve on the top of mountain façade today you will visit the rock churches namely Mariam Korkur in the morning and afternoon ABUNE YEMATA, the most difficult to ascend but worth to see the surrounding mountains from the top of the cliff, overnight Geralta Lodge
DAY 3- EXPLORE MORE GERALTA CLUSTER ROCK CHURCHES- DRIVE TO MEKELLE-FLY BACK TO ADDIS ABABA- DEPARTURE
Morning after breakfast explore more rock churches in the Geralta cluster which are easily accessible including Dugume Selase, Abrehawe Atsbha and finally to Wekro Cherkos and drive to Mekelle and transfer to the airport late the afternoon check in to fly back to Addis Ababa arrival on the evening and transfer to Ethiopian traditional restaurant for farewell cultural dinner with Ethiopian tribal live music with dance performance then transfer to airport for your departure.
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