21 Days Danakil Depression, North & South Ethiopia

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Centrally Located Hotel in Addis Ababa to null

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On This is specific route there will be so many activities to be performed, attractions to be visited, histories to pass through and cultural practices to learn. These three major Ethiopian tourist sites, The Danakil Depression, The Northern Historical and natural wonders and the Southern fresh cultural practices will left a big spot in your heart that you will remember in the rest of your life.
Day 1: Addis-Mekelle Flight: Proceed driving to Afdera 220km, Danakil Depression can be said to 'begin' here. Overnight camping near the lake Afdera Day 2: Afdera-Erta Ale: visit the salt Mainers. Late drive to Dodom, Dodom takes about 3 hrs trekking. Trek to Ertale. Overnight Camping on the top of the mountain  Day 3: Erta Ale-HamadEla: visit north crater. Drive to HamadEla, picnic lunch on the way on shed of palm tree, reach Hamad Ela & Overnight Camping at Hamed Ela Day 4: HamadEla-Dallol–Mekelle: Drive to Asebo, mining site of salt. Then drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity. Follow camel caravans and Drive back to Mekele. Overnight Hotel  Day 5: Mekelle–Hawzien: visit the rock churches, Abreha we Atsbeha, Mariam Korkor. Lunch at Gheralta Lodge & visit Abune yemata church. Overnight Hotel in Hawzien Day 6: Hawzien–Axum: drive to Axum. On the way we visit monastery of Debre Damo and Yeha Temple. Overnight Hotel Day 7: Axum–Debark: lunch at Tekeze River. Overnight Hotel Day 8: Debark–Sankaber–Gich: trek to Gich. Overnight Hotel Day 9: Debark–Gondar: visit Gondar. Overnight Hotel Day 10: Gondar–Baher Dar: visit Baher Dar city. Overnight Hotel Day 11: Baher Dar-Lalibela: Overnight Hotel Day 12: Visit the Holy Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Overnight Hotel Day 13: Lalibela–Addis–Omo vally: Fly Lalibela to Addis. Drive to Arba Minch. Overnight Hotel  Day 14: Arba Minch -Turmi: boat trip on Lake Chamo, Attend “Evangadi” Night dancing ceremony of Hamer’s. Overnight Hotel/Camping Day 15: Turmi: visit the Dassenech tribe, If Lucky attend, Bull-Jumping, traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony. Overnight Hotel/Camping Day 16: Turmi-Jinka:  Visit Dimeka local market. Overnight Hotel Day 17: Jinka: drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe, Visit South Omo Museum & Research Center. Optional: take a hike in surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village. Overnight Hotel Day 18: Jinka-Arba Minch: visit keyafer and konso on the way. Konso are known for their wooden statues, “wakas”, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Overnight Hotel  Day 19: Arba Minch-Addis: On the way we have three options to visit: Tiya, Adadi Maryam & Melka Kunture. Overnight Hotel Day 20: Addis City tour & Overnight Hotel Day 21: Addis – Home: continue City tour in Addis and at night fly back home.

What’s included

  • Accommodations Break Fast & Bed Basis
  • Transfer in and out from Airport;
  • Meal (lunch And dinner
  • Local guides service
  • Surface using latest model cars including fuel and driver’s allowance;
  • Professional English speaking guide service;
  • Boat trip on Lake Chamo;
  • Bottle water
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Visa expenses;
  • Domestic Flights
  • Video or photographing fees or tips at different sites;
  • Any alcoholic drinks;

Itinerary

Day 10: Gondar–Baher Dar: visit Baher Dar city. Overnight Hotel
Day 11: Baher Dar-Lalibela: Overnight Hotel
Day 12: Visit the Holy Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Lalibela–Addis–Omo vally: Fly Lalibela to Addis. Drive to Arba Minch. Overnight Hotel 
Day 14: Arba Minch -Turmi: boat trip on Lake Chamo, Attend “Evangadi” Night dancing ceremony of Hamer’s. Overnight Hotel/Camping
Day 15: Turmi: visit the Dassenech tribe, If Lucky attend, Bull-Jumping, traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony. Overnight Hotel/Camping
Day 16: Turmi-Jinka:  Visit Dimeka local market. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Jinka: drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe, Visit South Omo Museum & Research Center. Optional: take a hike in surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village. Overnight Hotel
Day 18: Jinka-Arba Minch: visit keyafer and konso on the way. Konso are known for their wooden statues, “wakas”, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Overnight Hotel 
Day 19: Arba Minch-Addis: On the way we have three options to visit: Tiya, Adadi Maryam & Melka Kunture. Overnight Hotel
Day 1: Addis-Mekelle Flight: Proceed driving to Afdera 220km, Danakil Depression can be said to 'begin' here. Overnight camping near the lake Afdera
Day 20: Addis City tour & Overnight Hotel
Day 21: Addis – Home: continue City tour in Addis and at night fly back home.
Day 2: Afdera-Erta Ale: visit the salt Mainers. Late drive to Dodom, Dodom takes about 3 hrs trekking. Trek to Ertale. Overnight Camping on the top of the mountain 
Day 3: Erta Ale-HamadEla: visit north crater. Drive to HamadEla, picnic lunch on the way on shed of palm tree, reach Hamad Ela & Overnight Camping at Hamed Ela
Day 4: HamadEla-Dallol–Mekelle: Drive to Asebo, mining site of salt. Then drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity. Follow camel caravans and Drive back to Mekele. Overnight Hotel 
Day 5: Mekelle–Hawzien: visit the rock churches, Abreha we Atsbeha, Mariam Korkor. Lunch at Gheralta Lodge & visit Abune yemata church. Overnight Hotel in Hawzien
Day 6: Hawzien–Axum: drive to Axum. On the way we visit monastery of Debre Damo and Yeha Temple. Overnight Hotel
Day 7: Axum–Debark: lunch at Tekeze River. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Debark–Sankaber–Gich: trek to Gich. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Debark–Gondar: visit Gondar. Overnight Hotel
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