Tour 07 : Erta Ale Volcano in the Afar Depression

Duration: 10 days

Day 1: Arrival Addis and full day city tour. Overnight stay at Gihon hotel or at a similar or better hotel

Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa to Bilen Lodge and Visit of Afar Villages.  Overnight stay at Bilen Lodge.

Day 3: Drive from Bilen Lodge to Logiya. Overnight stay at Ardi hotel or at a similar hotel there.

Day 4: Drive from Logiya to Afdera. From early in the afternoon prepare for formalities for Kursewad. Overnight stay at Hotel Horahur in Afdera, a simple hotel.

Day 5: Leave Afdera early in the morning for Kursewad for lunch. Early afternoon drive to base camp, Dodom, which is near Erta-Ale, the active volcano. The same day, early in the evening, trek to Erta-Ale volcano.

Day 6: Return to the Base camp from Erta-Ale and drive to Hamedela. Overnight stay in Hamedela, Camping

Day 7: Excursion to Arho to see the salt extraction and Dallol Depression. Overnight stay at the same base camp.  

Day 8: Drive to Mekele for your overnight stay at Axum hotel.

Day 9: Drive Mekele to Kombolcha. Overnight stay at Sunny side hotel in Kombolcha

Day 10: Kombolcha to Addis Ababa. Overnight stay at Gihon hotel.

NB. All the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are subject to change depending on rooms availability and requests of clients.


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