10 Days Adventure Tour : Dallol Depression, Ertale & Awash National Park
Tour Program: Afar, Dallol Depression, Ertale , Awash national Park & Mekelle
Tour code: TAOS.016
Duration: 10 Days
Mode of Transportation: Surface


Erta ‘ale and Dallol depression are becoming hot tourism destinations in Ethiopia. These adventure tour programs covers national parks and rear wild life, afar people way of life, the land of hominid (Lucy), salt excavation and market areas, the Tigray plateau and ancient walled city of Harar. It is also possible to combine these programs with historic route, Bale Mountain and Omo valley tribal experience trips.

  • Day 1 Addis Ababa- 
    Arrival at Bole International Airpor and Transfer to hotel for check-in. City tour of Addis Ababa including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market , and the National Museum of Ethiopia and the ethnographic museum. Overnight Addis Ababa
  • Day 2 Addis-Debrezeit Crater Lakes-Awash National park
    In the morning drive to Awash National park Via Nazareth, en rout visit the beautiful DebreZeit Crater Lake Beseka and the Rift Valley Land escape. Proceed to Awash National Park for game viewing Late afternoon we explore the Awash National park which is home to mammals such as Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Hammadryas Baboon and Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey and more. Overnight at Hotel in in Awash town or lodge in Awash national park.
  • Day 3 Semera
    Drive to Semera, en route visit the upper Rift valley landscape of Ethiopia and late in the afternoon collect the permit paper to visit the region and contact the office for local guide & Scout service.
  • Day 4 Afdera
    In the morning, drive to Lake Afdera (-103m), listed as the lowest lying in the world. It is a stunning apparition, with its emerald-green waters overshadowed by the looming black basalt of mounts Berah Ale &Afdera.
  • Day 5 Dodhom-Erta Ale
    In the morning, drive to Dodhom and walk to Erta Ale (613 m Volcanic hill) camping. In the night,visit the volcanic eruption.
  • Day 6 Hamd Ella
    Drive to Hamd Ella to Visit the salt mines & camel caravans. Overnight Camping
  • Day 7 Dallol Excursion
    In the morning drive to Lake Asale (Salty Lake) and proceed to Dallol& enjoy the spectacular view and small hill, which is colorful by hot springs. Overnight Camping at Berah Ale.
  • Day8 Mekelle
    Drive to Mekele (the capital of Tigray Region). Overnight in a hotel
  • Day 9 Mekele Rock hewn Churches
    Excursion to Mekele Rock hewn Churches
  • Day 10 Fly back to Addis Ababa
    Fly back to Addis Ababa and have farewell party with cultural dinner and local drinks to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks.Upon request the above tour program can be modified, differently rearranged, combined with other itineraries and if the Clients want to extend a Tour program they can extend.