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October 7, 2015

Ethiopian tour to Erta’ale, Denakil Depression and Rock Churches (Surface + Flight) – 12 days and 11 nights

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  1. Arrival Addis– Bilen Lodge

Up on arrival be meet by staff of Off-Road Ethiopia Tour. After coffee break head to Awash. En route visit the Crater lakes of Debre-Zeit. Have safari in the Awash national Park and proceed to Bile Lodge for overnight stay. O/n Bilen Lodge

 

  1.   Bilen Lodge – Asaita

Drive to Assaita, the former capital city for the Afar people. O/n camping

 

3 Assaita – Afambo Lake- Afdera 

Drive to Lake Afambo. After a visit straight drive to Afdera. En route admire the volcanic rock and scenery of the desert. Up on arrival visit the salt extraction process on Lake Afdera. O/n Camping

 

4 Afdera – Dodom – Erta’ale

Drive from Afdera to Dodom. In the evening trek up to the mountains to visit the active volcano. O/n Camping

 

5   Erta’ale – Dodom – Ahmedela

Trek back to Dodem and drive to Dallol, the lowest point on earth. O/n Camping

 

6 Ahmedela

Visit to Lake Assale, another salt lake a border between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Take time at the salt extraction site. Also visit he unique sulphur surface area of the Dallol depression. O/n Camping

 

7 Dallol – Gera’alta                                             

Drive from Dallol to Gera’alta rock church area. En route visit the camel caravan and the spectacular scenery of the road. O/n Gera’alta Lodge

 

8 Gera’alta 

Drive to visit the surrounding rock hewn churches. O/n Gera’alta Lodge

 

9 Ger Alta- Mekelle

Drive to Mekelle. En route visit to the rock-churches of Tigray. O/n Axum Hotel

 

10 Mekelle -Lalibela

In the morning visit to the Museum of Mekelle which once was a palace of Emperor Yuhannes IV (John IV). Then drive from Mekelle to Lalibela. En route admire the Gashena Chain Mountains. O/n Mount View hotel/Village Tukul

 

11 Lalibela

Early in the morning after breakfast, head exploring the UNESCO registered world wonders of the rock-hewn churches (1st group) only. After lunch head for a visit of the remaining churches.

 

12 LalibelaQAddis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Be meet by Off-Road Ethiopia tour staff and do shopping. In the evening have traditional traditionally Dinner and show and be transferred to airport for departure

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Africa
City: Addis Ababa
Address: Haile Gebre Selasse Avenue, behind the main traffic office
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