There are over 140 churches and archaeological sites in the surrounding area ranging from historic rock-carved churches through to hermitages, shrines and ancient Sabean and Axumite sites.
Most of the cave churches were carved between the 7th and the 14th century. Most of the shrines are oriented in an east-west axis with the main entrance located in the west and the “Holy of Holies” in the east.
Tours are facilitated by our knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the history of the shrines and the formalities required.
Excursions from the Lodge are done as either a half-day or full-day tour.