Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression; 6 Days / 5 Nights

Arrival   Bole International Airport

Extraordinary Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.  For morning flight arrivals you may begin your tour after checking into your hotel.  For afternoon or evening arrivals, you may begin your tour the following day.  

 DAY 01: Addis Ababa and Sightseeing

Depending on your arrival time make sightseeing in Addis Ababa.

Overnight Jupiter hotel, Addis Ababa

Meals (B, L, D)

DAY 02 : Fly to Mekele and drive to Hamed Ela, Beginning the tour to Danakil Desert

Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Mekelle 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.

Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.

Meals (B, L, D)

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.

Overnight Camping at Erta – ale

Meals (B, L, D)

DAY 04 : More excursions in Dodom and drive back to Hamed Ela

Climbing again early in the morning to the rim to see the sun set., then drive to Hamedela. Late afternoon visit camel caravan.

Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.

Meals (B, L, D)

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.

Overnight Axum Hotel, Mekele

Meals (B, L, D)

DAY 06: Fly back to Addis

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to Addis Ababa. Evening fair well dinner and transfer to airport for departure.

Meals (B, L, D)