DANAKIL AND ERTA ALE 5 NIGHTS AND 6 DAYS

Tour Itinerary

Program: DANAKIL AND ERTA

                                             

Tour Duration:    5 night/6 days      

                                                

Tour code :           1619

                                                                         

Transport :           Surface  


Day 01: Arrival at Addis;

Depending your arrival time city tour or Flight to Mekelle. Accommodation in Hotel.

Day 02: Early morning Flight to Mekele, Meet vehicles and drive to Ahmedella

Drive through a small Tigray and Afar villages with spectacular views and amazing rock formation.  Lunch stop at Berhaille, Afterwards continue driving to Ahmedella. Late afternoon walking with the camel caravan on their way back from the salt mining field and take pictures. Overnight at Ahemedella, camping.

Day 03:  Ahmedella – Drive to Lake Asale and Dallol

Drive to the Salt Lake Asale, and visit the salt workers and the merchant from the highland and proceed  to Dallol and enjoy the spectacular view and small hill which is colorful by hot spring in several places. The hot spring out with the sulfurs, potash, and salt it forms spectacular formation. Drive back to Ahmed Ela for an overnight stay, camping.

Day 04: Ahmedella – ErtAle

Morning, start driving on a rough road to a small village called Kusrawad, to get permission and militias for an access to Ert Ale. The name Erta Ale means ‘Smoking Mountain’ by the local Afar language, it is one of the oldest lava lake in the world, Erta-Ale range is located to the southeast of the summit and is bounded by curvilinear fault scarps on the southeast side. Fresh-looking basaltic lava flows from these fissures have poured into the caldera and locally overflowed its rim. The major recorded eruption was on 1907, and there were other continuous eruptions. To access the summit 3-4hours walk on to the lava field. Overnight, camping at the rim of the mountain.

Day 05:  Erta Ale – Mekelle

Morning walk back to the base and meet the cars to start 6 hours’ drive to Mekelle.  And overnight in Hotel.

Day 06: Mekelle – Addis

Morning transfer to airport for a flight back to Addis Ababa.

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