DANAKIL DEPRESSION TOUR
Day 01: Arrival of Addis Ababa and Sight seeing
Our tour to the Danakil Depression begins with the arrival to Addis Ababa and meet the Golden Gift Ethiopia Tours representative. Then we will transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time there is the possibility of sightseeing in Addis Ababa.
Day 02: Addis Ababa to Mekele and drive to Hamdela. Beginning the tour to Danakil Desert.
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to fly from Addis Ababa to Mekele and meet the vehicle and guide at the airport and short break coffee bars in Mekelle. Then continue driving to Hamedela. At Berhale where we arrange the permits and police escort. On the way you will also admire some local Tigrean and Afar tribes village and camel caravan carrying the salt bars to transport it to the nearest local town.
Day 03: Hamed Ela – Dodome – Erta Ale
In the morning 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.
Day 04: More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamadela
Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set., then drive to Hamedela. Late afternoon visit camel caravan.
Day 05: Excursion to Daloll depression drive back to Mekele
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 listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 – 50 degrees Celsius. Then drive back to Mekelle.
Day 06: Fly back to Addis
We finish our tour with with a transfer to airport after breakfast for a flight back to Addis Ababa. Evening fair well dinner and transfer to airport for departure.