Axum : History, Culture and Adventure

6 min

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Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia

Experience the history, nature and culture of Ethiopia’s ancient capital on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Axum’s fascinating history and impressive craftsmanship from a local guide and see important sites like St. Mary Zion Church and the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s palace. Admire local jewelry and traditional clothing, enjoy a coffee...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia

Experience the history, nature and culture of Ethiopia’s ancient capital on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Axum’s fascinating history and impressive craftsmanship from a local guide and see important sites like St. Mary Zion Church and the ruins of the Queen of Sheba’s palace. Admire local jewelry and traditional clothing, enjoy a coffee ceremony, and hike to a beautiful mountain top monastery.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Queen of Sheba Palace, Axum Ethiopia

The structure at Dungur is popularly known as Queen of Sheba’s Palace, though archaeologists are divided over whether it was the great woman's palace or the 6th-century-AD mansion of a nobleman. Most leaned towards the latter, but the find during recent excavations of a relief carving depicting a beautiful woman (in the museum at St Mary of Zion Church) has caused some to wonder whether her palace may lie beneath the current ruins.

Details
Hours
8am-5.30pm
Price
archaeological sites combined ticket Birr50
Climb the observation tower at the back of the site for a view out over the 50-room layout. It has small undressed stones and walls recessed at intervals and unusually tapering with height. The well-preserved flagstone floor is thought to have belonged to a throne room. The palace also contains hidden treasure rooms, a private bathing area and a kitchen, where a large brick oven can still be seen. The stairwells suggest the existence of at least one upper story.

Duration: 2 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • A bottle of water and hot drinks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local tour guide
  • Hotel/airport pick up and drop-off
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Queen of Sheba Palace
  • Lunch
  • Other cost not offered in this program
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip for tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
Departure Point
Aksum, Ethiopia

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia


5:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.