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Danakil Depression & Erta Ale Volcano - 6 Days

Danakil Depression & Erta Ale Volcano

Ethiopia · Private Tour · 6 Days
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Journey to the cradle of hominids, the Denakil Depression. Discover this geology paradise gone-wild as you stand in awe at its flaming volcanoes, burning magma lakes, mineral deposits, and acid pools. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Addis Ababa
Day 2 - Addis Ababa → Mekele
Day 3 - Mekele → Ahmedila
Day 4 - Ahmedila → Lake Asele → Dallol
Day 5 - Ahmedila → Erta Ale
Day 6 - Erta Ale → Mekele → Addis Ababa

What is included

  • All ground transportation, transfer in and out including fuel and driver allowance using 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser + 1 extra vehicle for camping, cook equipments and scouts
  • 5 nights accommodation in 3* hotels and camps, on sharing basis
  • Meals on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All entrances, local guide and scout fees
  • English speaking drivers and local guides
  • Boat fee on Lake Tana

What is NOT included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Porter fees at hotel and airport
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and other personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Addis Ababa

Upon arrival at Bole International Airport meet our representatives and transfer to the hotel.

After check in at the hotel, city tour of Addis which includes the National Museum, home of the famous complete hominid fossil remains of Lucy that date 3.2 million years back; Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level; Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa; the Ethnographic Museum and Merkato, the largest open air market in Africa.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Debre Damo Hotel

Addis Ababa

day
2
Addis Ababa → Mekele

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Mekele.

After check in at the hotel, visit Emperor Yohannes IV Palace and Mekele Museum.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Addis Ababa → Mekele 1h 25min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Planet Hotel

Mekele

day
3
Mekele → Ahmedila

After breakfast, drive from Mekele to Ahmedila. On the way visit an Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley system.

Overnight at the camp.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Camping

Ahmedila

day
4
Ahmedila → Lake Asele → Dallol

After breakfast, drive from Ahemedila to Lake Asele. Witness the thousands of camel caravans and salt mining depostis. 

In the afternoon, drive to Dallol Copper Sink, the lowest spot on the Earth’s surface. Enjoy the spectacular views and hot springs. After your visit, drive back to Ahmedila.

Overnight at the camp.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Camping

Ahmedila

day
5
Ahmedila → Erta Ale

After breakfast, drive from Ahmedila to the fiery pit of the living Volcano Erta Ale which means smoking mountain in the local Afar language. 

Overnight at the camp.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Camping

Ertale

day
6
Erta Ale → Mekele → Addis Ababa

After breakfast, drive back to Mekele. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly back to Addis Ababa.

In the evening, traditional farewell dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations.

Then transfer to the airport to fly back to home.

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Ertale → Mekele130 km
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Mekele → Addis Ababa 1h 25min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Addis Ababa
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Debre Damo Hotel

Mekele
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Planet Hotel

Ahmedila
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Camping

Ertale
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Camping

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person8 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$1584

Photos

Ertale Volcano
Afar Camel salt caravan
Dallol Volcano
Dallol Volcano

Map

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