Tour Code: Mew-ADV-001
Duration 5 Night & 6 Day
Transport: Air & surface & Trekking
Day 1: Addis Ababa:
Guests will arrive in Addis Ababa, where they will be welcomed and transferred to their hotel by Mewael tour and travel representative. Depending on arrival time a city tour of Addis Ababa, on this day the city tour of Addis Ababa will cover the National Museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil of ‘Lucy’, Mount Entoto for the scenic view of Addis Ababa the St George Cathedral famous for its octagonal type of architectural design filled with cherished murals and icons with a small museum in the corner that can be visited by enthusiasts; and Merkato, (Ethiopia’s largest and vibrant market places). Overnight Addis Ababa
Day 2: Ababa – Mekele – Hamed Ela
Early morning fly to Mekele & Drive to Hamed Ela via the small town of Berhale where guests & the trip crew will make a pit spot to finalize mandatory entrance procedures. En route to Hamed Ela, guests will visit the Abreha we Atsbha and WukroCherkosH
Day 3: Hamed Ela – Dalol – Hamed Ela
Drive to Dallol is recorded as the hottest location on the earth. Dallol is part of the Great Rift system which stretches from Syria to Mozambique. It is also the deepest place on the surface of the earth which is 120 meters under the surface. While driving through, guests will cross over the salt road and take in the sights of traditional salt extraction, the colorful sulfur lake, and other amazing Dallol lunar-like geologies and colors along with the depression. After enjoying the view guests will drive back to Hamedila before the heat of the sun gets much hotter. Overnight Hamed Ela
Day 4: Hamed Ela -Erta-Ale:
Early in the morning, guests will take the gurgling drive via the salt and desert-covered landscape towards the living volcano “Erta-Ale”. Lunch will be arranged at the Afar Chief elder’s house whose name is ‘Gilisa’. Erta-Ale is a seasonal tour advised to visit only during the months of September to 1st week of April as temperatures could rise from 45 to 57 degrees offseason.
After our informative luncheon with the elders, head to the Campsite where we will leave our vehicles, and relax while waiting for the sun to cool down. At sunset, guests will enjoy a 3-4-hour trek to visit the live Volcano to witness in the distance the natural waves of the fire lake which is a volcanic lake that shimmers in the night. Overnight will be camping on top of mount Erta – ale
Day 5: Erta-Ale- Mekele
Early the next morning, guests will descend Mount Erta-Ale, returning to the base camp for a well-deserved breakfast. After a brief rest, drive to Mekele via the small towns of Habala and Erepti. Overnight Mekele
Day 6: MEkele – Addis Ababa Day
After breakfast, guests will take the morning flight back to Addis Ababa. . As per the available time, guests will have a chance for Shopping. In the evening, guests will enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurants with a live folkloric show and drive to the airport for your departure.
- The tour itinerary can be amended, rearranged differently, and include or exclude activities based on your interest.