9 Days & 8 Nights
Duration
7/10
Physicality
Addis Ababa, Gondar, Amhara
Location

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.

Additional information

DestinationGondar, Semien Mountains
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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 including 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 Caravan Hotel.


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Day 2: Addis Ababa- Awash

Drive from Addis Ababa to Awash Town, which is located in the central part of the rift valley system 250 km from Addis Ababa, the best place to familiarize with the weather and meet the Kereyu people a step into a quieter, calmer and more natural world enjoy swimming the natural hot spring and game drive in the Awash national park. Overnight Genet Hotel.

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Day 3: Awash –Semera

Drive to Semera, the capital city of the afar regional state, Here we will finish some paper works- permits for the visit then we continue to a small town called Logia for An overnight stay at a local hotel..

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Day 4: Semera- Afdera

We drive to Afdera via Serdo. P.M visit the manual salt mining on Lake Afedera and facilitate the permit paper from the regional tourist office. Here some more people will accompany us (local guide and scout). Overnight Local hotel.

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Day 5: Afdera-Erta Alle

Drive from Afdera to Dodom. At Dodum we will start walking to Erta Alle Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15kms one way. We arrive to Erta Alle around mid-night and walk to see the volcanic eruption. 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.

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Day 6: Erta Alle- Ahmed Alle

We walk back 15 km from Erta Alle back to Dodum and meet the vehicles and drive to AhemedAlle. Overnight Camping at AhemedAlle

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Day 7: Ahmed Alle -Berhale

Drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant from the highland the 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. Drive back to Berhaile for overnight stay, camping.
 
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Day 8: Berhale-Mekele

Drive from Berhale to Mekele-the capital of Tigray region on the way visit the Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley to the western highland. Overnight at Axum hotel.
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Day 9: Mekele to Addis Ababa- Departure

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 for our appreciation of your trip .then transfer to the airport for departure.
 

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