Dalol Depression Tours (13 Days)

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14 DAYS - 13 NIGTHS
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Danakil Depression Highlights

Danakil/Dallol Depression: is the remotest, lowest and hottest place in the Great Rift Valley system. It is the most astonishing place, nowhere in the World but in Ethiopia – at north –east (Ethiopian Afar Region “This is the place where the earth breaths as we do!” Danakil Depression is an extraordinary event – no word, picture or filming equitable to explain about Danakil Depression. The only means to witness about it is being there physically! Come and explore the life time memory of the Danakil depression’s miraculous event. We are looking forward to take you there as your agent in Ethiopia.

TOUR PROGRAM
  Dalol Depression Tours
TOUR DURATION 13 DAYS AND 12 NIGTHS
INCLUDED
  ALL THE WAY SURFACE LAND
Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

 

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA

Arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. You will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. OVERNIGHT GHION/JUPITER INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

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DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA – KOMBOLCHA

In the morning, you will drive to Kombolcha, on the way admiring the western edge of the Great Rift Valley system, possibly market days and visit the Amhara and Oromo people. OVERNIGHT SUNNY SIDE /TEKLE HOTEL

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DAY 03: KOMBOLCHA – MEKELLE

Leave Kombolcha for Mekelle on the way visit the monastery of Hayk Estiphanos. Mekelle was established in the 13th century and in the 19th century Emperor Yohannes IV, made it his capital. It is a plateau land expanse, located between the Dallol/Denakil Depression in the east and the Simien Mountains in the southwest and this will allow you enjoy many prominent geographical features. OVERNIGHT AXUM HOTEL /YORDANOS HOTEL

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DAY 04: MEKELLE – AHMED ELA

In the morning, drive to Ahmed Ela via Agula and Berhaile, on the way admiring the camel caravan. At Hamed Ela, we will collect an escort, local guide and policeman, which is mandatory and necessary for our trip. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AHMED ELA

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Day 5: AHMED ELA – LAKE ASALE – DENAKIL DEPRESSION

After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which straddles the Eritrean border to the east of the Tigraian Highlands and is officially listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 45 degrees Celsius. Most of this vast and unpopulated region lies below sea level at 116 Meters. In the late afternoon drive back to Hamedela for overnight stay. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AHMED ELA

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Day 6: AHMED ELA – DODOME – ERTA ALE

In the morning, we drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT ERTA ALE

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Day 7: ERTA ALE – DODOME – AFDERA

In the morning trek back to Dodome village, then continue driving to Lake Afdera, a highly saline body of water and lies at an altitude of 103 meters below sea level 2 and listed as the lowest lying in the world. Here you will visit the salt extraction of the Afar people from the lake.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AFDERA

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Day 8: AFDERA – SEMERA

In the morning after breakfast drive to Semera an overgrown Afar’s people settlement, and also served as the administrative capital of the Afar region.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT SEMERA

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Day 9: SEMERA – AWASH

In the morning, continue driving to Awash, admiring the Northern part of the Great Rift Valley system and the lower Awash valley.

OVERNIGHT GENET HOTEL

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Day 10: FULL DAY GAME DRIVING AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning, game drive at Awash National Park. The park takes its name from Awash River the longest river in Ethiopia. The river marks the park’s southern boundary and occupied by an area of riveriene forest, wetlands, acacia woodlands, savannah grasslands, rocky cliff hills and escarpment. There are well maintained tracks traversing the park, which takes us in the most spectacular areas to see different plain animals including greater and lesser Kudu, Beix Oryx, Gerenuk, Dik – Dik . . . etc, as well as more than 350 bird species which have been recorded on this 780 km2 Park.

OVERNIGHT GENET HOTEL

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Day 11:AWASH – HARAR

In the morning, leave Awash and drive to Harar, the holy Muslim city with its 99 mosques. The medieval walled city of Harar stands amid green mountains on the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley near the Somalian border. In the evening, you will visit the hyena man, while he is feeding the hungry hyenas and you will have a chance to stretch out your hands to feed the hyena.

OVERNIGHT BELAYNEHE HOTEL

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Day 12: FULL DAY TOUR OF HARAR

Full day visit of the old walled town of Harar, including the Harar National Museum, Arture Remboud House as well as both the colorful Muslim and Christian markets known for their basketry and the traditional Adere houses situated within the famous walled city.

OVERNIGHT BELAYNEHE HOTEL

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Day 13: HARAR – ADDIS ABABA

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive back to Addis Ababa admiring different type of landscape.

  • In the evening Stone Age Tours and Travel will invite you a farewell dinner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with the traditional music and dances from the different ethnic groups, then you will be transferred to Bole International Airport to fly back home.

Though your tour ends today we hope you will cherish forever your experience and memories of Ethiopia.

“………..the journey is my home”

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