Danakil Depression (Surface) - 9 days and 8 nights

Tour Highlights

Day 1 Arrival

Upon arrival you will be meet and transferred to Awash National Park. En route visit the Crater lakes of Debre-Zeit. Late in the evening have safari in the Awash national Park. Dinner and overnight Genet Hotel

Day 2 Awash National Park – Semera

Drive to Semera, the capital city for the Afar people. Dinner and overnight camping

Day 3 Semera – Afdar Lake Afdera

Drive from Semera to Afdera. En route admire the volcanic rock and scenery of the desert. Up on arrival visit the salt extraction process on Lake Afdera. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 4 Afdera – Dodom

Erta’ale Drive from Afdera to Dodom. In the evening trek up to the mountains to visit the active volcano. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 5 Erta’ale

Continue filming and pictures of the volcano. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 6 Erta’ale, Dodom and Dallol

Trek back to Dodem and drive to Dallol, the lowest point on earth. Also visit to the lake Assale, another salt lake a border between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 7 Dallol – Mekelle

Drive from Dallol to Mekelle. En route visit the camel caravan and the spectacular scenery of the road. Dinner and overnight Axum Hotel

Day 8 Mekelle – Desse

Drive from Mekelle to Desse. En route visit the Island monastery of Hayq Stephen. Dinner and overnight Lalibela Hotel

Day 9 - Desse- Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa. En route admire the mouth of Rift Valley system at Tarmaber and the lush- land of the Shoan Plateau. In the evening be taken to traditional restaurant where you can see live traditional dancing show and transfer to airport for departure.

 

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Upon arrival you will be meet and transferred to Awash National Park. En route visit the Crater lakes of Debre-Zeit. Late in the evening have safari in the Awash national Park. Dinner and overnight Genet Hotel

Day 2 Awash National Park – Semera

Drive to Semera, the capital city for the Afar people. Dinner and overnight camping

Day 3 Semera – Afdar Lake Afdera

Drive from Semera to Afdera. En route admire the volcanic rock and scenery of the desert. Up on arrival visit the salt extraction process on Lake Afdera. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 4 Afdera – Dodom

Erta’ale Drive from Afdera to Dodom. In the evening trek up to the mountains to visit the active volcano. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 5 Erta’ale

Continue filming and pictures of the volcano. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 6 Erta’ale, Dodom and Dallol

Trek back to Dodem and drive to Dallol, the lowest point on earth. Also visit to the lake Assale, another salt lake a border between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Dinner and overnight Camping

Day 7 Dallol – Mekelle

Drive from Dallol to Mekelle. En route visit the camel caravan and the spectacular scenery of the road. Dinner and overnight Axum Hotel

Day 8 Mekelle – Desse

Drive from Mekelle to Desse. En route visit the Island monastery of Hayq Stephen. Dinner and overnight Lalibela Hotel

Day 9 - Desse- Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa. En route admire the mouth of Rift Valley system at Tarmaber and the lush- land of the Shoan Plateau. In the evening be taken to traditional restaurant where you can see live traditional dancing show and transfer to airport for departure.