Trade Routes and Churches

Travel to Axum and Harar as you discover the stunning landscapes and rich history of a remarkable important region in northern Ethiopia.

8 Days


Trade Routes and Churches - 8 - $1,938

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Trade Routes and Churches


Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrival at Bole International Airport. City tour Addis Ababa. Welcome dinner in cultural restaurant. 

Overnight: Addis Ababa

Day 2: Axum

Flight Addis Ababa to Axum. Afternoon city tour Axum: visit Maryam Tsion churches, Steale Field and other sites of choice.

Overnight: Sabean Hotel

Day 3: Hawzien

Drive (4 hrs) Axum to Hawzien, en route visit Tigray historical sites of choice. 

Overnight: Gheralta Lodge

Day 4: Hawzien

Full day exploring Tigray, visiting historical sites of choice. 

Overnight:  Gheralta Lodge

Day 5: Harar

Drive (2 hrs) Hawzien to Mekele. Flight Mekele to Dire Dawa via Addis Ababa. Drive (1.5 hrs) Dire Dawa to Harar. 

Overnight: Wonderland Hotel

Day 6: Harar

City tour Harar. Evening visit Hyena Man. 

Overnight: Wonderland Hotel

Day 7: Harar

Visit Babile, Valley of Marvels and camel market (Mo/Th). 

Overnight: Wonderland Hotel

Day 8: Return to

Drive (1.5 hrs) Harar to Dire Dawa, en route visit Awaday khat market, Kafira spice market and Dire Dawa Railway Station. Flight Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa. Minibus available for transport around Addis Ababa. Evening transfer to Bole International Airport for international flight. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Prices guideline only, actual price swill depend on final itinerary, accommodation choices, and time of year. 


  • Domestic flights.
  • Airport transfers and road transport by private minibus.
  • Accommodation based on double/ twin room sharing.
  • Meal plan bed and breakfast.
  • Fees for entrances and local guides for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price. 


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Lunches and dinners, unless stated as included above.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc. 

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