The mysteries Nature of the Earth
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Code: AT025
Transport: by air and car
Tour Description: This voyage leads to Erta ale active volcano and Danakil Depression.
Day 1: Flight Addis Ababa-Mekelle - Hamed Ela
(Optional drive via Kombolcha along the western edge of the Great Rift Valley, 2 days/1 night)
Get your travel permit for the Afar region in Berhale, proceed to Hamed Ela. Overnight in camping
Day 2: Day trip to the Danakil Depression
Drive and hike to visit the salt mining and colorful sulfur formations in the hottest and deepest part of the Danakil Depression. Drive back to Hamed Ela. In the afternoon watch camel caravans passing by. Overnight camping
Day 3: Drive Hamed Ela- Dodom- Erta Ale
Drive to Dodom, arrival in the afternoon after a rest, start trekking together with camels carrying your luggage- to the crater rim, here you will also spend the night. Overnight camping
Day 4: Drive Erta Ale – Mekelle
Early morning walk back to base camp and meet your car and drive to Hamed Ela. First drive on the lava field the on endless sand plain. On the way you will visit Afar village. Drive to Mekelle enroute you will visit the last place of the caravan at Berhale and proceed to Mekelle. Overnight hotel or Departure to Addis Ababa
Day 5: Fly Mekelle - Addis Ababa
Early Flight to Addis Ababa then Optional half day City tour or shopping then departure at night.