Dalol Depression Tours (14 days)

Code: DSAT 002
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 14 DAYS AND 13 NIGTHS
INCLUDED
  ALL THE WAY SURFACE LAND (4WD)
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 met and welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel.

OVERNIGHT GHION 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 TEKLE HOTEL

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DAY 03: KOMBOLCHA – MEKELLE

In the morning leave, Kombolcha and drive to 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. OVERNIGHT AXUM HOTEL

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DAY 04: FULL DAY TOUR OF THE ROCK CHURCHES OF TIGRAY

On this day you will visit the famous rock churches of Tigray including Abreha astebeha, Wukro Cherkos, Yohannes Makudi, Dugum Silassie and Debre Tsion Mariam, then drive back to Mekelle for overnight stay. OVERNIGHT AXUM HOTEL

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Day 5: MEKELLE – AHAMED ELA

In the morning, drive to Hamed 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 HAMED ELA

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Day 6: HAMED ELA – LAKE ASALE – DENAKIL DEPRESSION

After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, 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 HAMED ELA

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Day 7: HAMED 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).

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT ERTA ALE

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Day 8: ERTA ALE – DODOME – AFDERA

In the morning trek back to Dodome village, then continue driving to Lake Afdera, a highly saline body of water. Here you will visit the salt extraction of the Afar people from the lake.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AFDERA

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Day 9: 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 10: 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 2

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Day 11: FULL DAY GAME DRIVING AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning game drive at Awash National Park to visit wild animals including greater and lesser Kudu, Beix Oryx, Gerenuk, Dik – Dik . . . etc.

OVERNIGHT GENET HOTEL

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Day 12: AWASH – HARAR

In the morning, leave Awash and drive to Harar, the holy Muslim city with its 99 mosques. In the evening, you will visit the hyena man, while he 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 13: 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 14: HARAR – ADDIS ABABA

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive back to Addis Ababa admiring different type of landscape. In the evening our company will invite you to a farewell dinner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with traditional music and dances from different ethnic groups, then transfer to Bole International Airport to fly back home.

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