4 Days Danakil Tour

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

15 Year

1045 $

Amazing Experience

Tour Code: DT121
Duration:3 nights and 4 days
Transportation: Airplane and 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser

In the late afternoon you will be transferred to Bole airport terminal 1 for your Mekele flight. At Alula Aba Nega airport you will be picked up and checked into your hotel.

Accommodation: Axum Hotel
Accommodation upgrade options: Planet International Hotel
Meals: None

We drive from Mekelle to – Dodom the beginning to discover danakil depression. The 75 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through a changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. Dodom is about 9.5km from Erta Ale . We will have early dinner around and trek up to Erta Ale . Camels transport all the camping materials, food ,sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic movement of the boiling lava. Danakil depression (Dallol and Erta Ale) ranks one of the most physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. It is popular for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

Accommodation: Camping at Erta Ale
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Waking up early and walking Erta Ale to Dodom where you will have breakfast then drive to Hamad Ela 100km, picnic lunch on the way to a shed of palm tree, reach Hamad Ela; a decent village with a total population of about 500 people. You will see lots of camel caravans and a beautiful sun set look from the very shallow salt lake of Asale(Karkum). After settling your camping at Hammedela, explore the fascinating Camel Caravans and then drive to a beautiful Lake Asale/Regut/Karukm to see an interesting sun set. Lake Asale(Karkum) is one of the most visually striking lakes anywhere on earth.

Accommodation Camping: Hammedela
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

The sulfur flats found in the area around Dallol are one of the key attractions of the Danakil, with multi-colored rocks. Once at the lake, an array of mesmerizing intermingling colors found within the semi dried pools glisten in the mid-day sun, creating an almost psychedelic landscape.
This day commence your exploration of all sites including salt mountains, the extraordinary babbling of Potash and sulfur lakes, Old Italian and American potash and sulfur industry sites, Salt Tunnels, and salt extraction site -being loaded on camel’s back. The site consists of hundreds of Afar cameleers chipping at the salty crust to extract neat 30 cm by 40 cm rectangular tablets; one camel carries up to 200kg or about 30 bars.Drive back to Hamad Ela for lunch and proceed to Mekele to catch an evening flight for Addis Ababa.

Accommodation Camping: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request.

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