Tour Code: 4- Days Tour to Dankile Depression, & Erta ale Volcano
Attractions: Volcano, Salt Lake, & Scenery
Duration: 4 Days & 3 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, & Camel riding
Day 1: Fly to Mekelle and drive to Hamed Ela (210 Km from Mekele) via Berehale
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Mekelle. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour
guides, drive to a hotel where you will start journey to Dankile Depression via Berehale (150 Km
from Mekelle, here you will pick up Police scouts, road guides and permits to the Dallol & active
The landscape dramatically changes & the altitude drop from 2,220 m asl to below sea level. You
will arrive in Hamed Ela late in the afternoon. Overnight stay in camping Hamed Ela.
Day 2: Excursion to Dallol Depression
Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to Dallol (15 Km from Hamed Ela)
crossing the largest salt composition depression where you will visit Lake Asale, Salt excavating
area on traditional way, and hot spring waters. Early in the afternoon drive back to Hamed Ela for
lunch. In the afternoon rest, relax, and discover the surrounding village of Hamed Ela. Overnight
stay in camping Hamed Ela.
Day 3: Drive to Kusurawde to visit Earta Ale, Active Volcano
You will have breakfast & drive to Erta ale via Kusurawde (85 km from Hamed Ela) and continue
drive to Dodom (21 Km from Kusurawde), a nearby settlement to Erta ale (the Erta Ale volcano has
been in a constant state of eruption).
As the sun sets, we leave behind the jeeps and set out for a three hour hike, accompanied by a
carrying gear and water, to the edge of Mount Ertale. After the hike, back to camp. Overnight stay
in camping Hamed Ela.
Day 4: Drive to Mekelle & flight to Addis Ababa
You will be driven to Mekelle via the small towns of Habala and Erepti, (240 Km from Earta Ale)
right after breakfast. You will be in Mekelle early/mid-afternoon. Have a lunch. Then you will take
a short flight to Addis Ababa. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. End of the tour.