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Unusual colors of the Danakil Depression. This is an Ethiopian expedition for the brave.

Danakil Depression & Harar Trip

This trip is designed to admire the natural beauty of the Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression or the Danakil Depression) is a geological depression that is caused by the Afar Triple Junction which is part of the Great Rift Valley. The Afar Triangle includes the Danakil Depression and the lowest point in Africa, Lake Asal; And culture tour of the walled city of Harar.

Danakil Depression and Harar

Theme: Adventure Product:

Adventure Tourism Trip

Tour Code: TET 003

Duration: 11 Night/ 12 Days

Accommodation:  Hotel and  Camping

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 Day 1: Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport and meet us for transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel

 Day 2: Addis Ababa

Today you have a full day city tour in Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, where you see the famous fossil Lucy, who was 3.2 million years old, the Ethnographic Museum, Entoto St. Mary Museum, St .Trinity Cathedral church, and Merkato market, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight hotel

 Day 3: Awash

After breakfast drive to Awash National park to visit many species of birds and mammals. Awash National Park, located in the rift valley. It is enriched with many species of birds and mammals; African orange-bellied parrots, bustards, weavers, Somber rock-chat, yellow-throated serine, Red-fronted barbet, Pygmy baits, Lesser striped swallow, and Anubis Baboon, Colobus Monkey, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox, Egyptian Mongoose, Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Soemmering’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Salt’s Dik-dik, etc. Like the Besa Oryx, Summering Gazelles, etc. In the mean time visit the Awash falls. Overnight local hotel in Awash

 Day 4: Harar

After breakfast drive to Harar through beautiful scenery of the Cher Cher Mountains. On the way visit the Aweday chat market at Aweday. Overnight hotel

 Day 5: Harar

On this day visit both the colorful Muslim and Christian market know for basketry, the museum, and the traditional Hararie houses situated within the famous walled city. In the evening visit the hyena man while he feeds the hungry hyenas (wonderful experience). Overnight same hotel

 Day 6: Semera

Drive to Samera , the capital of the Afar region. On this day visit the Afar people and their village. Overnight camping/local hotel

 Day 7: Afdera

Drive to Afdera (273kms/5 hours) through the desert area of the Afar region and visit the salt lakes (Salt lake which people take it out the salt from the lake

 Day 8: Ertale

Drive from Afdera to Ertalie along the desert and sandy road. Evening, enjoy the active volcano of Ertalie. Overnight camping (will camp the place called Dollo and then trek to the mountain to spend the whole night near by the Volcano which will take 3 hours by foot).

 Day 9: Ertale – Ahmed Ela.

Will take full day driving/85 kms). Drive to Ahmed Ela to visit the Dallol Depression, one of the lowest places in the world (116 meter below sea level). Overnight camping at Ahmed Ela

 Day 10: Ahmed Ela – Dallol – Afdera

(45 minutes/24 kms/). After breakfast drive to the Dallol depression to visit the area which seems like on other planet; The color of the area is beautiful. Overnight same Camping

 Day 11: Semera

Drive back to Semera. Overnight Camping /hotel.

 Day 12: Addis Ababa/Departure

AM transfer to Semera airport to fly back to Addis and then you have time for shopping. Evening after the dinner program in one of the traditional restaurants, transfer to airport for departure. End of the tour.

TET 003


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