Tour to Danakil Depression and Historic Route 22 Days
The Danakil Depression is one of the remotest, lowest and unique land formations of the world located in the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley system. Still it is part of the earth which is unstable and pulling each other. In this adventure, you will explore Erta Ale, absolutely unique Lava Lake erupting 24 hours and Dallol, the lowest part of Danakil Depression (116 below sea level) extremely hottest and inhospitable place but enjoyable and extraordinary colorful landscape. It is famous for its fascinating fumaroles amazing rock formations, crystal and mineral deposits. After that, this overland adventure takes you to Lake Asale, famous salt mining lake and visits to salt workers when cutting, shaping and loading. Besides, salt merchants along with their endless Camel Caravans will be visited.
The second overland journey will take us to the rich historical sights of Ethiopia through stunning landscape, people and villages of the Amhara, Oromo, Tigrai, Agew, Afar . . . and more. In addition to this! the old aged island monasteries and the fabulous Blue Nile falls, the famous royal compound of Gonder known as the Camelot of Africa, the dramatic summit and breathtaking scenery of the Simien Mountains, with their endemic flora and fauna, the ancient Stelae, churches and tombs of the Axumite kingdom, the cliff top rock churches of Tigrai, the 12th and 13th century monolithic rock hewn churches of Lalibela can be visited.
Tour code: OLET 4002
Duration: 22 Days and 21 NIGHTS
Means of Transport: Surface and air
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Time to explore the sightseeing of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Head to Awash Park; afternoon do game drive. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Head to Harar; in the evening visit the hyenas. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Visit Harer; and afternoon drive back to Awash. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Head to Semera door to the Danakil region. Overnight Camping
Day 7: Trip to Afdera where we will see salt mining. Overnight Camping
Day 8: To Kursewad; late afternoon walk to Erta Ale. Overnight Camping
Day 9: Walk back meets the car and head to Hamed Ela. Overnight Camp
Day 10: Visit Dallol, Lake Asele and camel caravans. Overnight Camping
Day 11: Leave Hamed Ela and journey to Hawzen town. Overnight Hotel
Day 12: Discover the well-known rock churches of Tigrai. Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Head to Axum exploring Debre Damo and Yeha. Overnight Hotel
Day 14: Pay time to discover the sightseeing of Axum. Overnight Hotel
Day 15: Journey to the Semien Mountains National park. Overnight Hotel
Day 16: Head to Gonder to see ancient numerous castles. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Pre-lunch explore Gonder then drive to Bahir Dar. Overnight Hotel
Day 18: Time to discover island monasteries of Lake Tana. Overnight Hotel
Day 19: Journey to Lalibela exploring the Awramba people. Overnight Hotel
Day 20: Full day in Lalibela visiting the rock hewn churches. Overnight Hotel
Day 21: Morning we leave Lalibela and head to Kombolcha. Overnight Hotel
Day 22: Drive back to Addis Ababa; in the evening departure, back to home.
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