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 1- Addia Ababa
Depend of your arrival time for city tour of the Capital. Addis Ababa is established on 1886 by Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu. Visit Entoto Mountains from 3,000 meter high with panoramic view over the capital the National & Ethnographic museum, St George & Trinity cathedral and Merkato which is the biggest open air market in Africa.
Overnight Getfam hotel, Addis Ababa
In the Awash National Park you will see the graceful Beisa Oryx grazing on the savanna plains. Also Sommering’s gazelle, Dikdiks, greater and lesser Kudu and Waterbuck can be observed. The park is well known for its 460 bird species from which 6 are endemic.
Overnight Awash Falls Lodge, Awash
Today we have to make an early start to reach Semera in time to get the necessary permission for a visit to Erta’ Ale and Dallol.
Overnight hotel in Semera
Early in the morning we drive on a track through the desolate landscape with only some coned shaped volcano’s here and there to Afedera salt lake. Late in the afternoon we visit the salt extractors at the lakeside.
We drive to Dodom to set up our camp for Overnight.
Day-6-Trek to Erta ‘Ale
an active volcano where you enjoy the terrific view of the eruptions inside the lava lake (which is the sole Crater Lake in the world) causing a firework of burning hot lava.
Tiny village near the salt extraction area.
Day-8-Excursion to Dallol and Asa’Ale.
You visit one of the lowest points in the world – the Dallol Depression – 150 meters below sea level.
In Mekelle visit the 17th century palace-museum of Emperor Yohannes IV.
Overnight Axum hotel, Mekele
Day 10 Mekele –Addis Ababa
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)