Tour Code: VET 070
Mode of transportation-Drive
Duration-11 Days and 10 Nights
Attractions highlight- Nature, people, Danakil depression, salt extraction, caravan ,desert, active volcano, National park, lowest place on the earth, tribes, Dallol, rock hewn churches of Tigrai, rift valley, saline lake, Addis Ababa, adventure and much more.
Day 1: Arrivals at Addis Ababa airport meet by our staff transfer to hotel, overnight hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Awash National park, Afternoon game drive at Awash River fall, overnight lodge.
Day 3: Drive Awash- Semera on the route admires the rift valley Afternoon arrival and drive to tourism office for permission to the rest of the visit, over night hotel/ camping.
Day 4: Drive Semera- Afrera late afternoon you will visit Lake Afrera enjoying the hot spring and its surrounding salt farms, overnight camping.
Day 5: Drive Afrera to Dodome village arrive at base camp in the afternoon, late afternoon prepare camel and necessary logistic for the climbing which will approximately take 3-4 hours. Climb up Ert-Ale active volcanic mountain evening arrival take rest and then visiting the astonishing volcanic outbreak take picture and enjoy the moment, overnight camping.
Day 6: Early Morning back to Dodome village base camp meets the car to proceed to Hammed Ella village, overnight camping.
Day 7:Early in the morning Excursion to Dallol en route visits Lake Asale known for its Rock Salt and thousands of camel caravans and farther visit Dallol one of the lowest place on earth (120 meter below sea level) surrounded with different color combination mineral floating on the ice colored rock salt, overnight camping.
Day 8: Drive Hammed Ell-Mekelle through Berhaile a small town where you enjoy cold coca cola after some days in the desert then continue to Agula Junction point to Mekelle, overnight hotel.
Day 9: Full day Explore the Geralta cluster rock churches of Tigrai with picnic lunch Mariam Korkor, Abune Yemata Gue, Yohanes Mekudi and others. Then drive back to Mekelle, overnight hotel.
Day 10:Drive Mekelle-Dessie/Kombelcha, drive through the spectacular landscape on the way visit the famous Hayk Estifanos monastery on t Hayk lake for the old manuscripts and old religious books, overnight hotel.
Day 11: Drive back to Addis passing the northeast rift valley escarpment stop at Gemassa Gedel to admire the Great Valley continue drive, evening traditional dinner in cultural restaurant