HET 703 – Danakil depression, Ert’ale and Tigray churches
Tour Duration: 9 nights & 10 days
Season: September – April
Tour can be customized
Some nights will have camping
Why you choose this package!
Day 1,Addis Ababa to Mekelle
Arrive in Addis Ababa in the morning and connect immediately the flight to Mekele, Mekele was established in the Arrive in Addis Ababa in the morning and connect immediately the flight to Mekele, Mekele was established in the 13th century and in the 19th century Emperor Yohannes IV made it his capital.
Visit city, Local market and Bete Yohannes, once the castle and home of Emperor Yohannes and now a museum, local market and martyrs monument.
Day 2,To the Rift Valley
Early breakfast and exit on to the Rift Valley, 2,500 feet below the level of this city. We passed villages in the mountains and gorges tigray to enter the Danakil drylands.
In the military post Berahile, we have to stop for permission and assign rangers will accompany us for the journey.
We continued to Lake Asale, to spend the night in a village on the shores of this lake - Ahmed Ela.
Accommodation in tents under the stars or local PC beds.
Day 3,Camel cravanas- Dallol
From this village we went to visit the lake and the famous Asale camel cravanas salt and camel, which is the highlight of the trip. We visit the wonderful formations Dallol. We camped in Ahmed Ela. PC
Drive south crossing the desert to the base of Erta Ale and camp there. Evening time ascend to Erta Ale volcano with camels
Easy hike up to the volcano (ca. 3 hrs), accompanied by a camel caravan to carry equipment. Observe Erta Ale's lava lake and the caldera
Accommodation Improvised camp on Erta Ale
Day 05,Descend from Erta Ale and drive back to Mekelle.
Day 06,We drive to Wekro
We drive to Wekro. The churces of Tigray region are excavated rock from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries. Some are older than those of Lalibela. Visit the rock churches of Tigray –Wekro Cherkos and Abreha Atsebeha and further drive to Gerhalta Mountains-and visit the famous rock churches of Tigray-Mariam Korkur. Overnight in hotel Wekro
Day 07,Departure to Gueralta
Departure to Gueralta and views on the way to the churches of the region, There are over 30 churches in this region. Visit the easier of access. A missed Wukro Chirkos or Abreha we Atsbeha, Night at the Lodge of Gheralta
Day 08,Departure to Axum
Breakfast and departure to Axum, Gheralta upcoming visits to churches, Stop on the way to visit the Solar Temple of Yeha.
Day 09,Full day in Axum
Full day in Axum, once one of the four great powers of the ancient world. A chapel within the church compound is believed by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians to house the Ark of the Covenant, or the original tablets of Moses.
Our tour includes the museum and the stelae, the castle of King Kalab, passing Mai Shum (the bath of the Queen of Sheba), the tomb of King Basen, Queen Sheba's Palace' (although it is, in fact, the villa of an Axumite notable from around the 1st century AD).
Day 10,Fly to Addis Ababa
Fly to Addis Ababa, city tour of Addis Ababa that includes National museum and Merkato - the grand open market.
Highly Qualified Drivers and Guides
We have highly skilled and efficient drivers and guides with us, to make your vacations comfortable and memorable. Our drivers have knowledge in travel field and know about vehicle maintenance too. Our guides are multilingual, well-trained in wildlife identification, flora and fauna as well as the region's history and the way of life of the local people. They also guide you for the best site for camping and photographing site and they have been often praised for their impeccable behavior and neatness.
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The Danakil Depression & Erte Ale
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Duration : 10 Days, 9 NIghts
Person : 15 Persons
Availability : 40
Price : $
Location : Tigray, Danakil, Erta_Ale
Season: September - April
Tour can be customized.
We offer our clients customized domestic and international tour packages that are designed according to the requirement and budget of the traveler.
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