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Incredible place!

This place is incredible and others churches also are worth of visiting. I vistited this area with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaro-JakosToBedzie
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Warsaw, Poland
Should be on everyone's top 5 places to visit in Ethiopia

Unbelievable place, visited by relatively small amount of people. We spent 7 weeks traveling around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
70ava
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Beijing, China
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hawzen, Hawzen, Ethiopia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My wife and I were in Ethiopia in February 2014. We booked a tour with Ethio Travel and Tours (ETT) from Mekelle to see churches in Tigray. We emailed Richard of ETT several times prior to the tour and replies were always rapid and informative....More

8  Thank Corkboy7
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Horrible experience here. Even after paying the steep admission fee to the priest, the priest got his guide buddies who would not leave us alone as we climbed even though we kept yelling at them to leave us alone and we didn't want guides. They...More

5  Thank Morgan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredible and others churches also are worth of visiting. I vistited this area with Tomas, he showed me many beautiful places in this area. If you want visit this area with responsible giude you should contact with Tomas. His email adress: aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com...More

Thank Jaro-JakosToBedzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable place, visited by relatively small amount of people. We spent 7 weeks traveling around the country and this place is definitely among the top 5. Do not miss it and do not give it up because of those harrowing stories about the climb. Yes,...More

Thank 70ava
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I met Awergawi by accident in Mek'ele, but that was probably the best thing that happend on our stay in Ethiopia! First of, he arranged our trip to the Tigray churches, which was amazing! The view is fantastic, and the churches themselves...More

Thank Linus B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Aregawi on accident in Mek’ele when looking for a bus to Aksum. He convinced us to visit the trigrai churches and helped us with transportation to Aksum and Debark. We would have missed the amazing churches and would have struggled to find...More

1  Thank FarAway65401503708
Reviewed 1 week ago

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Berhanu was our guide for two days visiting the rock churches in Gheralta. He was very informative and took a real interest in both the churches and our welfare. He speaks very good English and is a genuinely lovely person. We would highly...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently we visited the area of Gerhalta. The first day we visited Mikael Milhaizengi church: a church with a beautiful carved ceiling. In the afternoon we attended the preparations for Timkat, an interesting procession with a lot of singing and dancing. The next day very...More

Thank Willem_Jlr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We saw a lot of rock churches in our trip to Lalibela and Tigray and this was one of the major highlights. Well worth the effort if you are ok with heights and fairly narrow ledges. We were a family with 10 and 12 year...More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

In all honesty this is a very scary trip up the side of the cliff. If your bad with heights like I am then beware! There are local guides who are able to help you up the steep parts which was really helpful I would...More

Thank Alice P
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a must do out in the Tigray region. The hike up is incredibly tough starting out almost immediately with a steep ascent over large boulders. It is recommended that you go for sunset, however if you have already done one tough ascent like...More

2  Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Leave all your fears behind or less you will be stopped to clim up the wall that will reach you to the top. Amazing nobody has ever got badly hurt.

2  Thank Barbaragarcg
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