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Adventure Tour in Ethiopia: Danakil Depression

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

The Danakil Depression desert is home to the globally unique natural phenomenon and the hottest place on Earth, Dallol. Erta'ale is one of Africa's few active volcanoes. During the late evening hours, one can climb the ascent of the crater rim to witness an unforgettable moment when a deep red light glows inside the molten lava mass of the crater. This view, against the night sky and accompanied by occassional eruptions of the lava's surface, is like no other.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Transfer to the airport and fly to Mekele and directly drive to Ahmedella. Overnight in Ahmedela.

Day 2: Early morning drive to the Dallol depression; one of the lowest point on the earth, which dips to -116 m. Visit amazing rock formations and bubbling sulfur springs, admire the salt mines, where salt bars are cut and prepared for camel transportation, etc. Return to Ahmedela. Overnight at Ahmedela.

Day 3: Drive from Ahmedela to the typical Afar village of Dodom, from which we trek to the volcano. In late afternoon trek to therim (edge) of the volcano (3 hour trek). During the night visit the drama of the active volcano of Mount Ertale. Erta'Ale is the only permanent lava lake in the world, and another volcano of bubbling lava. Overnight at Erta'Ale.

Day 4: Morning walk trek to meet your car and drive back to Mekele. Overnight in Mekele.
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Day 5: Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. End of services.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Ethiopia
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2009

Established in 1993, IATA accredited agent, licensed by the government. Member of: Ethiopian Tour Operators Association (ETOA), UFTA (Universal Federation of Travel Agents), Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce. Our range of services are: - Historical Tours - Omo Valley Tribes Tour - Cultural Safari - Natural Attraction...

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