Nature and Adventure

1. Geological Tour To Dallol + Erta Ale (14 days)

Category: Geological Tour and Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 14 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA – KOMBOLCHA:- In the morning, you will drive to Kombolcha, on the way admiring the western edge of the Great Rift Valley system, possibly market days and visit the Amhara and Oromo people. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: KOMBOLCHA – MEKELLE: - In the morning leave, Kombolcha and drive to Mekelle on the way visit the monastery of Hayk Estiphanos. Mekelle was established in the 13th century and in the 19th century Emperor Yohannes IV, made it his capital. It is a plateau land expanse, located between the Dallol Denakil Depression in the east and the Simien Mountains in the southwest and this will allow you to enjoy many prominent geographical features. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 04: FULL DAY TOUR OF THE ROCK CHURCHES OF TIGRAY: - On this day you will visit the famous rock churches of Tigray including Abreha Astebeha, a rock hewn church and its interior is painstakingly decorated, Wukro Cherkos, semi monolithic church, all of its sides except the eastern side is isolated from the cliff, continue visiting to the rock churches of Yohannes Makudi, Dugum Silassie and Debre Tsion Mariam, then drive back to Mekelle for overnight stay. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 05: MEKELLE - AHAMED ELA: - In the morning, drive to Hamed Ela via Agula and Berhaile, on the way admiring the camel caravan. At Hamed Ela, we will collect an escort, local guide and policeman, which is mandatory and necessary for our trip. Camping
DAY 06: HAMED ELA – LAKE ASALE - DENAKIL DEPRESSION: - After early breakfast drive to the Lake Asale, salty Lake and visit the salt workers and the merchant, then head to Dallol/Denakil Depression, which straddles the Eritrean border to the east of the Tigraian Highlands and is officially listed as the hottest and active place on the earth surface with an average temperature of 40 - 45 degrees Celsius. Most of this vast and unpopulated region lies below sea level at 116 Meters. In the late afternoon drive back to Hamedela for overnight stay. Camping
DAY 07: HAMED ELA – DODOME - ERTA ALE: - In the morning, we drive to Dodome. Here we will arrange camels to transport your luggage and water, and then you will start hiking to the Erta Ale Volcanic hills (613 meters above sea level) which is 15km one way, and walk to see the volcanic eruption. The eruption is so colorful and spectacular. At night, we will camp nearby the eruption, on the crater rim above the active lava lake. Camping
DAY 08: ERTA ALE – DODOME – AFDERA:- In the morning trek back to Dodome village, then continue driving to Lake Afdera, 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. Here you will visit the salt extraction of the Afar people from the lake. Camping
DAY 09: AFDERA – SEMERA: - In the morning after breakfast drive to Semera an overgrown afar’s people settlement, and also served as the administrative capital of the Afar region. Camping
DAY 10: SEMERA – AWASH: - In the morning, continue driving to Awash, admiring the Northern part of the Great Rift Valley system and the lower Awash valley. Camping
DAY 11: FULL DAY GAME DRIVING AT AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Early in the morning game drive at Awash National Park. The park takes its name from Awash River the longest river in Ethiopia. The river marks the park’s southern boundary and occupied by an area of riveriene forest, wetlands, acacia woodlands, savannah grasslands, rocky cliff hills and escarpment.
There are well maintained tracks traversing the park, which takes us in the most spectacular areas to see different plain animals including greater and lesser Kudu, Beix Oryx, Gerenuk, Dik – Dik . . . etc, as well as more than 350 bird species which have been recorded on this 780 km2 Park. Camping
DAY 12: AWASH – HARAR: - In the morning, leave awash and drive to Harar, the holy Muslim city with its 99 mosques. The medieval walled city of Harar stands amid green mountains on the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley near the Somalian border. In the evening, you will visit the hyena man, while he is feeding the hungry hyenas and you will have a chance to stretch out your hands to feed the hyena. Camping
DAY 13: FULL DAY TOUR OF HARAR:- Full day visit of the old walled town of Harar, including the Harar National Museum, Arture Remboud House as well as both the colorful Muslim and Christian markets known for their basketry and the traditional Adere houses situated within the famous walled city. Camping
DAY 14: HARAR – ADDIS ABABA: - In the morning after breakfast, you will drive back to Addis Ababa admiring different type of landscape. In the evening our company will invite you to a farewell dinner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian Restaurants with traditional music and dances from different ethnic groups, then transfer to Bole International Airport to fly back home.

2.Geological Tour To Dallol + Erta Ale (16 Days)

Category: Geological Tour and Sightseeing
Transportation:Surface
Tour Duration: 16 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: AWASH: - Drive to Awash through the Great Rift Valley and visit the Awash River cascades late afternoon game viewing. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: SODERE: - we drive to Sodore, admiring Awash River, a bath in the hot water swimming pool and lunch. We so proceed to the Awash National park. Game drive and spot many antelopes as the Oryx, the Awash River and very nice falls, many birds, crocodiles and more. Camping
DAY 04: SEMERA: - Breakfast & game drive. Proceed then to the Afar people and reach Semera, where we take the permits for the Danakil. Camping
DAY 05: LAKE AFDERA: - Visit the Afar people extracting salt from Lake Afdera. Proceed to the hot springs, where we’ll camp.
DAY 06: ERATA ALE: -Drive till Dodom. Then organize the camels for the materials and trek from around 1500 hrs till late afternoon to the volcano. Here are fantastic views, with the lava and the volcano rim and Camping.
DAY 07: ERATA ALE: - Full day at the volcano. Camping
DAY 08: EMEGUB: - Walk back to Dodom, where we meet the vehicles. Then drive to some of the Afar villages, as Emegubi. It is an excellent chance to experience their way of life. Camping
DAY 09: AHMEDALE: - Visit the morning life of the people in the village. Then proceed to Ahmedale. Camping
DAY 10: DALLOL: - Is another special day: drive to Dalol, to see the Afar men extracting salt. Are spectacular colors of nature, unique in the world. Camping
DAY 11: CARAVANS: -Two days of trekking bring us more in contact with these special people. The trekking is not so hard not having any altitude to do, but is very hot, so must be fit. You’ll admire the camel caravans bringing the salt from Ahmedale to cities in the Tigray and nearby regions; and vice versa camels having sold their products coming back to AhmedAle & Dalol. You’ll see how the Afar people leave and move during these days; how they prepare their traditional bread, tea and lot of new interesting discoveries. Camping
DAY 12: CARAVANS: - Another full day trekking and discovering. Camping
DAY 13: THE ROCK CHURCHES OF TIGRAY: - On this day you will visit the famous rock churches of Tigray including Abreha astebeha, a rock hewn church and its interior is painstakingly decorated, Wukro Cherkos, semi monolithic church, all of its sides except the eastern side is isolated from the cliff, continue visiting to the rock churches of Yohannes Makudi, Dugum Silassie and Debre Tsion Mariam, then drive back to Mekelle for overnight stay. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 14: THE ROCK CHURCHES OF TIGRAY: - Another full day trekking and sightseeing in Tigray Churches. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 15: LAKE HAYK: - Crossing Lake Ashandi, we proceed to lake Hayk. Visit Debre Estifanos monastery, over an island of the lake and continue to Kombolicha. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 16: ADDIS ABABA: - Crossing fantastic views, we reach for the afternoon Addis Ababa. If Sunday, on the way visit Afar & Oromo people market at Senbete village. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa, and fare well dinner with national music and dance. Overnight stay Hotel

3. Geological Tour To Dallol + Erta Ale (18 Days)

Category: Geological Tour and Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 18 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: AWASH: - Drive to Awash through the Great Rift Valley and visit the Awash River cascades late afternoon game viewing. Camping
DAY 03: AWASH: - Another full day tour around Awash National Park and it’s surrounding. Camping
DAY 04: AWASH NATIONAL PARK - ASAYTA: - Drive from Awash National Park to Asayta and visit the Afar people around. Camping
DAY 05: ASAYTA – LAKE ABE- ASAYTA: - Visit Lake Abe and overnight camping.
DAY 06: ASAYTA – SERDO- LAKE AFDERA: - Overnight camping
DAY 07: LAKE AFDERA: - Visit the Lake and its surrounding. Overnight camping
DAY 08: LAKE AFDERA: - Trek around the lake. Overnight camping
DAY 09: LAKE AFDERA – SERDO – ASAYTA: - Drive from Lake Afdera to Asayta. Overnight camping
DAY 10: ASAYTA - AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Drive to Awash National Park. Overnight camping
DAY 11: AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Drive to the palm spring and relax in natural hot spring pool, falls, bird watching and game viewing and more. Overnight camping
DAY 12: AWASH-HARAR: - Drive to Harar. On the way visit Kulbi Gebreal church which is known for the annual festival celebrated and for the huge crowds arrive to pray for health for a new baby for special for a good harvest, or to give thanks for wishes already granted as well as for its beautiful architecture on mountains top. Evening visit the Hyena Men. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 13: HARAR – BABILE - HARAR: - Drive to Babile and visit the Babile sanctuary. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 14: HARAR - NAZARETH: - Drive to Nazareth and overnight stay hotel.
DAY 15: NAZARETH – BALE GOBA: - Drive to Bale Mountains National Park and overnight stay hotel.
DAY 16: BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: - Visit endemic animals and plants and trekking to Senete plateau and Tuludimtu forest. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 17: BALE GOBA – WENDO GENET: - In the morning drive to Wendo - Genet to see some forest endemic birds like Yellow Fronted Parrot, Abyssinian Woodpecker, and Half Colored king fisher, Yellow Billed Wax bill, Scaly Francolin, Silver Checked Horn Bill, Red Winged Starling, Olive Trash and more. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 18: WENDO GENET – AWASAA – ABJIATA SHALA LAKES – ADDIS ABABA: - Visit to the fish market early in the morning drive to Lake Abjiata Shala. And drive back to Addis Ababa souvenir shopping fare well dinner with national music and dancing. Overnight stay Hotel

4.Geological Tour To Dallol + Erta Ale (20 days)

Category: Geological Tour and Sightseeing
Transportation: Surface
Tour Duration: 20 days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ADDIS ABABA:-Arrival in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet and great, get assisted and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 02: ADDIS ABABA – KOMBOLICHA: - Drive to Kombolicha through Senbete. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 03: KOMBOLICHA – LALIBELLA: - Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 04: LALIBELLA: - Visit the rock hewn churches Lalibell. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 05: LALIBELLA - MEKELLE: - Drive to Mekelle. Overnight stay Hotel
DAY 06: MEKELLE – DALLOL: - Drive to Dallol. Overnight Camping
DAY 07: DALLOL: - Full day sightseeing of Afar people extracting salt and spectacular view at Dallol. Overnight Camping
DAY 08: DALLOL – DUGUM: - Drive back and camping on the way.
DAY 09: DUGUM: - Trekking to the surrounding hill. Visit the hill top rock hewn churches of Tigray that include Dugum Selassie and Debre Tsion Abrham dated form the 14th century. Overnight camping Dugum
DAY 10: DUGUM - MEKELE: - Early in the morning drive to visit the Abrha Atsbeha church and continue to Wukuro to visit the Wukro Chirkos church. Overnight Camping
DAY 11: MEKELLE – KOMBOLICH: - Drive to Kombolicha and overnight stay hotel.
DAY 12: KOMBOLICH- MILE: Drive to Kombolicha through Bati. Overnight camping
DAY 13: SEMERA: - Drive to Semera
DAY 14: AFDERA: - Drive to Afdera and visit the Lake and its surrounding. Camping
DAY 15: ERATA ALE: - Full day at the volcano. Camping
DAY 16: ERATA ALE - AFDERA: - Back to Afdera. Overnight camping
DAY 17: AFDERA - SEMERA: - Drive to Semera. Overnight camping
DAY 18: SEMERA – AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Overnight camping
DAY 19: SEMERA – AWASH NATIONAL PARK: - Visit Awash Great Rift Valley and visit the Awash River cascades late afternoon game viewing. Camping
DAY 20: AWASH NATIONAL PARK - ADDIS ABABA: - drive back to Addis Ababa souvenir shopping fare well dinner with national music and dancing. Overnight stay Hotel