Tour Code: AA-ETO 08 Days Danakil Depression

Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 DaysDestinations: Logia, Afdera, Berahile, Mekele

Eastern Ethiopia

Transportation: Surface drive and Air

Meal- Full board base

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Day 01- Arrival in Addis Ababa

Meet and greet at the airport by our company preventatives, get assisted to collect your luggage into the car and transfer to your hotel. Over Night in Hotel.

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Day 02 –Drive Addis Ababa to logia

After breakfast in your hotel, drive through the Rift Valley to the small town of Logia where you will camp for the first night. Camping

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Day 03 – Drive Logia to Lake Afdera

Drive to Afdera, visit the salt lake and the saline. Interesting to see when locals are extracting table salt from the saline lake with traditional age old techniques. Camping

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Day 04- Drive to Afdera and Trek to Erta’ale

Drive to Dodom followed with walk to Erta’ale Mountain. Drive through the Afar desert to the base of Erta Ale volcano with a short stop at Dodom. Hike up to the volcano for approximately 3 hrs, accompanied by a camels carrying bottled water, food and camping equipment. The weather on the top of this mountain is cool. Before it gets dark, we shall select a site that would be better to set our cameras to take photos of the Lava Lake at the night after dinner. Camping

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Day 05- Erta’ale – Afar village

After a last sunrise at the spectacular lava lake, we break down our camp and using the camels again, we return to the point of departure where the jeeps are waiting. After lunch, we continue for 1-2 hours back into the desert, where we will set camp near a typical temporary Afar village. Refreshing showers will be available from simple wells in a river bed. For those interested, we can also visit the Afar village and get an impression of the nomadic culture of the Afar.Camping

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Day 06- Drive Afar village to Berahile

After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant. Here you will observe salt cutting, the crust is cut into rectangular salt slabs and transported up into the highlands a near endless procession of camel caravans. The salt canyons south of Dallol Mountain are some of the most impressive geological features in the area. Retrace your way back to Hamedela then proceed to Berahile for overnight stop. Camping

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Day 07- Drive Berahile to Mekele

Leaving the Afar desert behind drive to Mekele, the capital city of Tigray region, en route visit includes Mikael Imba, one of the rock-hewn churches of Tigray within the Astbiclaster of rock churches. Over Night in Hotel

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Day 08 –Fly back to Addis Ababa- Departure

You will fly back to Addis Ababa. On arrival you will be our guest for a fare well dinner in Ethiopian traditional restaurant with tribal music and dance show. Get transfer to airportyou’reyour departure flight to your home country. Departure