12 Days Historical Tour and Danakil Depression

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We will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.  For morning flight arrivals you may begin your tour after checking into your hotel.  For afternoon or evening arrivals, you may begin your tour the following day.  The Tour Includes all The Major sites in the North, Lalibela, Gondar, Semien Mountain, Bahir Dar, Tigray Churches, and also Visit To Addis Ababa. The Spectacular Tour to the Danakil and Ertal'e will proceed.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Stop At: Addis Ethiopia Tours, Addis AbabaDay 01 Arrival - Addis Ababa
Up On arrival we will pickup our customers regardless of the arrival time, our representative will meet all customers at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Optional visit to the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. If time allows, visit the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
 Overnight HotelDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight HotelDay 2: Addis Ababa - Bahar DarStop At: Lake Tana Biosphere ReserveVisit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight HotelDay 3: Drive Bahar Dar - GondarStop At: Gondar City HallTour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight Hotel Day 4: Fly Gondar - LalibelaStop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara RegionTour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stoneDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Hotel Day 5: LalibelaStop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara RegionTake a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the townDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Hotel Day 6: Fly Lalibela - AxumStop At: አክሱም ሐውልት / ሐውልትFly to Axum on Ethiopian Airlines. Tour the ancient stelae fields, standing for 2000 years. Visit the new and impressive Archeological Museum. Visit other tombs and archeological sites as time permits. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Axum – Tigray ChurchStop At: Abuna Yemata Guh church, Hawzen, Tigray RegionDrive from Axum to Hausein via Adwa and Adigrat. Visit Abba Garima, Yeha,Debra Damo and the Gheralta plains. You can use the town as the base from which to visit the rock hewn churches at Gheralta. Duration: 3 days 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight HotelDay 8: Tigray ChurchStop At: Abuna Yemata Guh church, Hawzen, Tigray RegionIn one day you will visit three churches; Abuna Yemata Guh; Maryam Korkor and Daniel KorkorDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Lodge Day 9: Church - Mekelle – AhmedelaStop At: Mekelle HotelMekelle Meet the support Vehicle and Drive to Ahmedela via Berhaile. Make camp, and see camel caravans passing against a backdrop of dramatic sunsets. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight Camping Day 10: Hamd Ela – DodomStop At: Dalol depression Hamedela and Lake AsaleWe start early, shortly after a 06:30 breakfast, and drive to Askoma (150 meters) at the base of new Erta Ale. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing the landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and the occasional palm-lined oasis. You pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, before reaching Askoma village or parking area. You will trek from Askoma to the new Erta Ale which takes about 3 hrs. It is a 9 km trek from Askoma to Erta Ale. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to the new Erta Ale reach around 20:00. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food, sleeping materials, mattresses, and water, to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. New Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. New Erta Ale is part of the world’s only permanent lava lake and you will spend an unforgettable night on the top of the mountain. The magma flow moved 3.5 km south from old Erta Ale to the New eruption point.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 11: Sunrise at the volcano and Lake AfderaStop At: Erta Ale, Afar Region(102 meters) Early morning you will rise with the sun with time to walk around pits and craters. The main pit-crater 613 meters above sea level/, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three-storied. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. You will leave around 7:00 to head back to Askoma for breakfast. You will reach the latest at 10:30 am at the camp and after some time to relax you will drive to Lake Afdera (optional may not be available during summer time) the mythical Lake Giulietti (or lake Afrera), a saltwater lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake.on continue to Hamad Ela, a village with a total population of about 500 people. Overnight camping at Hamed Ela.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: Ovvernight Camping Day 12: Return to Mekele – Addis AbabaStop At: Mekelle HotelMorning driving tour to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the salts are mined. Observe the breaking of the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol (-130 m) and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal (-130 m) + camel caravans (No camel caravan on July, August, and early September). Excursion to Dallol (116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele. Transfer to Airport for evening departure to Addis Ababa Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Breakfast
  • Beverages Non Alcoholic
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Ethiopia Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Gondar City Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
  • Entry/Admission - አክሱም ሐውልት / ሐውልት
  • Entry/Admission - Abuna Yemata Guh church
  • Entry/Admission - Abuna Yemata Guh church
  • Entry/Admission - Mekelle Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Dalol depression Hamedela and Lake Asale
  • Entry/Admission - Erta Ale
  • Entry/Admission - Mekelle Hotel

What’s not included

  • International air tickets,
  • Any meal which is not mentioned in the included part
  • Alcohol beverages,
  • Tourist Insurance,
  • Video filming and photography fees,
  • Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc
  • All not mentioned in the included part

Itinerary

Day 10: Hamd Ela – Dodom Stop At: Dalol depression Hamedela and Lake Asale We start early, shortly after a 06:30 breakfast, and drive to Askoma (150 meters) at the base of new Erta Ale. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing the landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and the occasional palm-lined oasis. You pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, before reaching Askoma village or parking area. You will trek from Askoma to the new Erta Ale which takes about 3 hrs. It is a 9 km trek from Askoma to Erta Ale. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to the new Erta Ale reach around 20:00. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food, sleeping materials, mattresses, and water, to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. New Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. New Erta Ale is part of the world’s only permanent lava lake and you will spend an unforgettable night on the top of the mountain. The magma flow moved 3.5 km south from old Erta Ale to the New eruption point. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner No accommodation included on this day.
Day 11: Sunrise at the volcano and Lake Afdera Stop At: Erta Ale, Afar Region (102 meters) Early morning you will rise with the sun with time to walk around pits and craters. The main pit-crater 613 meters above sea level/, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three-storied. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. You will leave around 7:00 to head back to Askoma for breakfast. You will reach the latest at 10:30 am at the camp and after some time to relax you will drive to Lake Afdera (optional may not be available during summer time) the mythical Lake Giulietti (or lake Afrera), a saltwater lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake.on continue to Hamad Ela, a village with a total population of about 500 people. Overnight camping at Hamed Ela. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch Accommodation included: Ovvernight Camping
Day 12: Return to Mekele – Addis Ababa Stop At: Mekelle Hotel Morning driving tour to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the salts are mined. Observe the breaking of the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol (-130 m) and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal (-130 m) + camel caravans (No camel caravan on July, August, and early September). Excursion to Dallol (116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele. Transfer to Airport for evening departure to Addis Ababa Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa Stop At: Addis Ethiopia Tours, Addis Ababa Day 01 Arrival - Addis Ababa
Up On arrival we will pickup our customers regardless of the arrival time, our representative will meet all customers at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Optional visit to the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. If time allows, visit the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
 Overnight Hotel Duration: 6 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Addis Ababa - Bahar Dar Stop At: Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Drive Bahar Dar - Gondar Stop At: Gondar City Hall Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Fly Gondar - Lalibela Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Lalibela Stop At: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela, Amhara Region Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Fly Lalibela - Axum Stop At: አክሱም ሐውልት / ሐውልት Fly to Axum on Ethiopian Airlines. Tour the ancient stelae fields, standing for 2000 years. Visit the new and impressive Archeological Museum. Visit other tombs and archeological sites as time permits. Duration: 8 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 7: Axum – Tigray Church Stop At: Abuna Yemata Guh church, Hawzen, Tigray Region Drive from Axum to Hausein via Adwa and Adigrat. Visit Abba Garima, Yeha,Debra Damo and the Gheralta plains. You can use the town as the base from which to visit the rock hewn churches at Gheralta. Duration: 3 days 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Tigray Church Stop At: Abuna Yemata Guh church, Hawzen, Tigray Region In one day you will visit three churches; Abuna Yemata Guh; Maryam Korkor and Daniel Korkor Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight Lodge
Day 9: Church - Mekelle – Ahmedela Stop At: Mekelle Hotel Mekelle Meet the support Vehicle and Drive to Ahmedela via Berhaile. Make camp, and see camel caravans passing against a backdrop of dramatic sunsets. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight Camping
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