Adventure Tour to Dallol, Erta Ale and the Danakil Depression II

Program: Adventure tour to Dallol, Erta Ale and the Danakil depression

Code: 026

Transport: Air surface

Duration: 6 days and 5 nights


Day. 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing

Arrival Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

Day. 02: Fly to Mekele and drive to Hamdela, Beginning the tour to Danakil Desert.

Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Mekelle and meet the vehicle and guide at the airport then continue driving to Hamedela and Picnic lunch at Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. You will be around late afternoon at Hamdela campsite where you will be staying camping for two nights. On the way you will also admire some local Tigre and Afar tribes’ village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town.Overnight stayCamping Hamedela

Day. 03: Hamed Ela – Dodome – Erta Ale

In the morning, drive to Dodoma. Here where we arrange the camel to ascend our logistics and for those who wish to ride, Local militia and rock guide apart from those who already with us. Late afternoon start walking to Erta ale. Around 5 pm 3 hours trek climb to Erta Ale volcano and overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall, with a lava lake one of only five in the world at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake present since the early years of the twentieth century. Overnight on camping at ERTALE

Day. 04: Dodom and drive back to Hamadela

Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set, then drive to Hamedela. Late afternoon visit camel caravan. Overnight stay camping at Hamedela

Day 05: Dallol Salphur spring, Lake Assale Salt Bar and camel caravans.

Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assale, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar and people from highland. The traditional way of extracting Salt bar which once used as local currency, packing on the Camel. You will see how they prepare their traditional bread, how they travel, communicate & more. It is another unique experience. Back to Hamed Ela. Overnight stay Camping

Day 06: Hammed Ela – Mekele.

Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the River bed Ascend all way to the Tigrian highland with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the depression. Overnight Mekelle in Hotel.

Day 07: Fly back to Addis Ababa.

Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians. Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure End Tour