- Tour Plan
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- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
- First Entrance fees
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- All meals included
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
ADVENTURE IS AWAITING YOU
- DAY 2:
At the arrival hours, welcome and hotel booking. The first thing will be visiting the city streets and the major squares holding sculptures of historical events. Visit the number one biggest market in Africa, which is known as Merkato. After that, we visit the Holy Trinity Church and go back to the hotel for a rest as tomorrow will await us a drive to the desert.
The well-known volcano with its flowing lava lake and the uncommon opportunity to see the nomadic AFAR people—survivors and fighters in one of the hottest and lowest locations on Earth—dwelling in this desert! One of the most beautiful and completely hostile places on earth is this one! We'll pass the occasional local on the route, but there aren't many people to be seen as the environment continues to get drier and less populated. We arrive at the little community of Afdera, which also houses our campground. While the sun is setting, we go swimming, floating on the salt lake's surface, and making use of the local hot springs while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Drive across icy lava rocks and over sandy terrain. We stop by the salt miners, who are local Afar people, on the route. To produce a salt crust, salt water is pumped over the top and allowed to evaporate. There will be a big local crowd for lunch. Around 6-7 p.m., we begin the hike up to the volcano. Dodom is around 8.5 kilometers from Erta Ale, and this distance requires 3 hours of hiking. To the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night observing the spectacular activities of the boiling lava, camels deliver all the camping supplies and some food. It is noteworthy for being the planet's longest lava lake still in existence.
At approximately seven in the morning, we start our drive to Dallol—"a colorful place"—via Asebo, "the salt desert." As the salt is being removed from the earth, it is being chopped into rectangular pieces and loaded onto camels by laborers, who are visible. Here, enormous salt mountains and amazing sulfur formations with lunar-like colors may be found.