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Short Danakil Depression Tour

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USD 599.00
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    What to Expect
    Day 1 Mekele to Ertale

    A lava lake, a yellow desert, camel caravan’s vicious heat … you’re going to see all this legends in your trip. Denakil Depression is one of the must see lists in Ethiopia. Start driving in the early morning to reduce the heat. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops before they proceed to the north. On the road you get long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. Overnight:Camping at Ertale

    Day 2: Ertale to Hamdella 

    We walk down from our camp at the bottom of the volcano. We walk around the Afar village “Hamadella”  via Dodom desert, dodom is adventureous 80km desert and full of eye catching smooking mountain. Hamedela is 16km south of the salt Lake Assale, we will drive north to Lake Assale to see beautiful sun set, and  camel caravans going back from the salt excavation fields, then we will drive to Hamdella. Overnight- Hamdella Camping

    Day 3 Hamdella to Mekele via Dallol

    Today you will see the famous landscape formed via volcanic eruptions. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places and the hottest in the world) is found 20 Km north from Hamedela, where great warts of twisted sulphur and iron oxide paint a yellow land scape of sulphur springs. It is where Afar people hack blocks of salt out of the ground and the camel caravans load up here. After witnessing this you can proceed to your base town Mekele.  Overnight: Mekele


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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Mekele, or the Mekele Airport.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional English speaking local guide
    • Meals
    • Shared vehicle with other travelers
    • Camping accommodation
    • Departure and return to Mekele
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) other than honey wine tasting
    • Gratuities
    • Visa
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum drinking age in Ethiopia is 18 years old
    • Not recommended for children aged 15 and under
    • Please note trekking and walking is involved
    • A maximum of 20 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Key Details
    • Afro Ethiopia Tour
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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