Ethiopian Packages

5 Days Denakil Depreassion Tour

What's Included?

• Special qualified guide as well as mandatory local guide and scout fees in parks and villages
• 4-star hotel in Addis Ababa and the best available hotels outside of Addis Ababa
• All accommodation based on twin room occupancy
• All camping gear & cook to prepare meals
• Meals in Addis, on bed and breakfast basis
• Meals out of Addis, on full board basis
• All domestic flights
• Farewell dinner in Addis to enjoy traditional Ethiopian food and music
• All entrance fees at sites, churches, parks and villages
• All transfers and visits in Addis Ababa using mini-bus according to the itinerary
• All ground transportation including insurance, fuel and all costs of the driver
• Traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony at a convenient time in the program
• Government taxes


5 days

Destination Covered

Addis Ababa

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Addis Ababa.
Tour the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Visit the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets. Trinity Cathedral. Visit the National Museum, home of the 3.18 million year old skeleton "Lucy." Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Addis Ababa - Mekele - Hamede Ela
Fly to Mekele with Ethiopian airline, take a break at mekel for coffee and afterwards continuous driving to Hamedela via Berhale. The Danakil Depression can be said to 'begin' here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulphur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level; You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels.(3-4 hrs drive) Camp Hamedela.

Day 3: Hamd Ela - Dodom
We start early drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). leave after an early breakfast, possible at 06:30. This is may be one of the worst road in the world. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 17km from Erta Ale and it takes about 3 hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to Ertale at 20:00 hours. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

Day 4: Erta Ale - Hamd Ela
Descend from Erta Ale around 9 am Dodom - Hamd Ela. Leave back to Dodom after an early breakfast, if possible at 07:00. You will reach latest at 10:30 am at the camp, time to relax. After drive to reach Hamad Ela, better village with a total population about 500 people. Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.

Day 5: Hamed Ela - Mekele
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans.Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele. Overnight hilltop Hotel.

Day 6: Mekele - Addis Ababa
Fly back to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian airline, retire day Optional souvenir shopping in the afternoon. More over in the evening enjoy Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Overnight Hotel.
Not Include:
• International flights
• Lunch and dinner in Addis Ababa
• Any kind of drinks, alcoholic
• Video filming and photographing fees
• Incidental meals, snacks and drinks
• Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc.
• All what is not included in the list above

Price per person (on the basis of 2 travelers) = US $ 4.485
Price per person (on the basis of 3 travelers) = US $ 4.200
Single room supplement = US $ 120
Plus domestic flights ca. US $ 153.25
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Reviews & References

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