Experience the Danakil Depression

This Journey takes you in to the Northern east part of Ethiopia, located in the Afar department. Danakil Depression is known for the ‘hottest place on earth’ but that title does the place so much injustice. The Danakil region is so much more than how high the temperature gets – its unique geological features are the ones that draw visitors to visit despite the cost, the many hours of road driving, and barebones accommodation. A trip to the Danakil Depression is without a doubt is the absolute highlight of Ethiopia. Also, it is a place where the prehistoric sites are located.


Day 1

Addis Ababa

Land at Bole International Airport, our Staff will meet you at the checkout point to transfer to hotel. If you arrive in the morning you will have a city tour of the Metropolis.

Overnight chosen Hotel.

Day 2


This morning after breakfast you start driving directly to Semera through the main road to Djibouti on the way with stops in different attraction areas of Debrezeit crater lakes, Awash National park and Fentale.

Overnight in Logia Nazreth Hotel or similar 


Day 3


This morning after breakfast we drive to Afdera, we will visit the AllopadGyser., and a nearby volcano. Lake Afdera is a highly saline body of water and lies at an altitude of 103 meters below sea level and listed as the lowest lying in the world. We will visit the Afari salt extraction sites on the lake. 

Overnight (Basecamp)


Day 4


Drive to Erta Ale, admiring the volcanic landscape and the dry lava around Crater Lake. Then we travel by camel to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15kms one way. You arrive at Erta Ale around midnight and trek to its rim to view the volcanic eruption and its lava lake. After shooting photos of this spectacular site, we will camp at the volcano base camp.

Day 5


This day after enjoyable time in Ertale we walk back the 15 kms from EartaAlle back to the base and meet the vehicles with photo stops on the way while driving to Ahmedella. 

Overnight Camping at Ahmedella.

Day 6


Visit the Dallol area, salt mining and camel caravans. After an early breakfast, drive to Lake Asale. Here you will observe salt cutting, shaping and then loading onto the endless camel caravans. Then proceed to Dallol and enjoy the spectacular view of this strange and wonderful terrain and colorful hot springs. These hot springs are composed of different minerals along with sulfurs and potash and create spectacular colors. Later we drive back to Hawzien.

Overnight chosen hotel.


Day 7


This morning  after breakfast we will visit Abrha we Atsbeha beautiful rock church in terms of architecture and painting, one of the most visited church in Tigrai. The church is dated to the late Axumite period around 7th - 8th century AD . later we continue the drive to Kombolcha with its panoramic scenery of the surrounding area.

Overnight chosen hotel


Day 8


Today while we drive to Addis we will have the chance of visiting Market area and Geleada Monkeys in one of the spectacular view in the country in Debresina. this evening before departure, you have a fare well dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants where you will see the folkloric dance of the people of Ethiopia, and taste the variety of Ethiopian meals. 

Finally, check in to the airport for your departure back home.