11 Days Adventure Tour : Dallol Depression & Ertale
Tour Program: Afar, Dallol Depression & Ertale
Tour code: TAOS.015
Duration: 11 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.

  • Day1. Arrive Addis Ababa Bole international airport and transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time make Addis Ababa city tour including the National Museum, which is home to the fossilized hominid (Lucy), the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie and then continue on to Holy Trinity Cathedral Orthodox Church. Overnight in Hotel
  • Day2. Drive to Dessie
    Morning drive to Dessie via Debre Birhan. Enroute visit the breath taking sceneries of Tarma Ber and Debre Sina. Overnight hotel.
  • Day3. Drive to Mekele
    Morning after breakfast drive to Mekelle through the marvelous landscapes, on the way visit the Alamata Kobo Chain Mountains and daily Kobo market. Overnight Mekele.
  • Day4. Drive to Berha Ale
    Morning drive to Berha Ale and obtain visit permit to Ahmed Ela and Dallol. Overnight camping at Berha Ale.
  • Day5. Drive to Dallol
    Early morning drive to Ahmed Ela and explore the salt lake and salt mines. Overnight camping at Ahmed Ela
  • Day6. Drive to Erta Ale
    Morning drive from Ahmed Ela through Dallol to ascend Erta Ale.
    Overnight around Erta Ale.
  • Day7. Drive to Afdera
    Morning descend Erta Ale and drive through Dodom to Afdera. Overnight camp at Afdera
  • Day8. Drive to Logia
    Morning drive through Serdo and Semera towards Logia .Overnight in Local Hotel at Logia
  • Day9. Drive to Bilen
    Morning after breakfast drive to Bilen . Overnight in Lodge at Bilen
  • Day10. Bilen-Harar
    Early morning drive to Harar and make Sightseeing tour of Harar including Jugol, Harari Museum, and Arthur Rimbaud house. Evening attend the hyena-man show. Overnight in a hotel
  • Day11. Drive back to Addis Ababa
    Morning after breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa and arrive early in the evening. Attend a farewell dinner at traditional restaurant and transfer to the airport for your departure.