These are just three words which spring do mind when thinking about Afar Danakil Depression Tours, Dallol the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth & a surreal multi-hued field of sulphurous hot springs, Erta Ale the most active volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1 km square caldera at its summit and the salt caravan trail of Berahile.
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa; we began with National Museum to view the 3.6 million-year-old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Optional tour to Fistula Hospital is a remarkable place to visit, and is considered the best-run charity in the country
Overnight Jupiter International Hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa-Mekele -Hamed Ela
Early morning fly to Mekele and meet vehicles and drive from Mekele to Hamed ella via Berhale, beautiful town in amazing rock formation and the best place for picture of the Camel Caravan with the African Sunset. O/n Camping.
Day 3: Hamed Ella-Dalol- Dodem
Visit Asale Salt mining with the salt workers and the merchant from the highland salt market and the lake and proceed 17 km to Dalol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill which is colourful by hot spring in several places. The hot spring out with the sulphurs, potash and salt it forms spectacular formation. PM drive to Dodem Overnight Camping.
Day 4: Dodem -Erta Alle
Early morning start walking to the Erta Alle Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) and see the volcanic eruption; the eruption is so colourful and spectacular. We will camp nearby the eruption considering the direction of the wind because of the volcanic acid which is not good for health, anytime any one can see or take a picture. To get Best pictures of the volcano will be a night shooting. Overnight camping Erta Alle.
Camping at Wasama.
Day 5: Erta Alle- Mekele
Early morning walking back to Dodem and meet the driver and drive to Mekele for overnight at Axum Hotel.
Day 6: Mekele-Addis Ababa
Fly from Mekele to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day, optional sightseeing in Addis Ababa and at Evening we will dine a fare well dinner with traditional music and dance then transfer to airport for departure.