Explore Erta Alle volcano lakes

Start: 

Mekele

Finish: 

Mekele

Duration: 

6 Days Ertale

Style: 

Basic

Code : 

HT014

Group size: 

Min 2, Max 4

Price: 

750 USD Per Person

Day 01: Addis Ababa – Mekele – Berhaile

Day 02 Berhaile – Ahmedela

Day 03 Ahmedela – Erta Alle

Day 04: Erta Alle – Berhaile

Day 05: Berhaile – Mekele.

Day 06: Mekele – Addis Ababa

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 01: Addis Ababa – Mekele – Berhaile.

Fly to Mekele on Ethiopian Airlines. Meet vehicles and drive to Berhaile. Make camp, and see camel caravans passing through Berhaile against a backdrop of dramatic sunsets. Overnight Camping.

Day 02 Berhaile – Ahmedela.

Drive to Ahmedela passing through settlements of the nomadic Afar people. Overnight Camping.

Day 03 Ahmedela – Erta Alle.

Drive from Ahmedela to Dodom. Trek 15 kilometers to the Erta Alle volcano lake, 613 meters above sea level. Arrive at Erta Alle around midnight and walk to see the spectacular volcanic eruption. Set up camp and rest near, but upwind, from the eruption. Overnight Camping.

Day 04: Erta Alle – Berhaile.

Drive to Lake Asale and watch the salt workers as they cut bricks of salt from the lake bed. The bricks are then sold on the market and loaded on camel caravans for transport to the highlands. Proceed to Dalol and view the dramatic and colorful geological formations caused by the hot springs rich in sulfur, potash, and salt. Drive to Berhaile and make camp. Overnight Camping.

Day 05: Berhaile – Mekele.

Drive to Mekele. En route visit an Afar village perched on the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Overnight Hotel.

Day 06: Mekele – Addis Ababa.

Fly to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the National Museum, home of the 3.18 million year old skeleton “Lucy.” Optional souvenir shopping in the afternoon. Farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups.

Price Includes: 

- Experienced English speaking driver throughout the Tour.

- All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program.

- Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour.

- Land Transfers up on arrival and departure in Mekelle.

- Non-Alcoholic Beverages with meals as per the program and bottle of waters for the trip.

- Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land cruiser including fuel expense and drivers allowance (

- Local guide service for the afar region as per the program.

- Cooking, camping equipment, 

- Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program.

- Camel and Camel tires in Afar Region as per the program.

- Experienced cook throughout of the tour as per the program.

- Government Taxes-VAT. 

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