TRAVEL PERIOD: AUGUST 20 – OCTOBER 20, 2017
If you are short of time..All these last-minute tours are scheduled to depart daily from AUGUST 20 – December 20, 2017.
We are very excited to offer unique short stay service in partnership with Ethiopian Air lines and Mountain View hotel in Lalibela http://www.mountainview-hotel.com/
Lalibela – 1 night/2 days trip from Addis, cost $150 without flight and $300 with round trip flight
Lalibela – 2 night/3 days trip from Addis, cost $200 without flight and $400
Bahir Dar with Ethiopian Air Lines and Grand Resort http://www.grandresortspabahirdar.com/
Bahir Dar – 1 night/2 days trip from Addis, cost $150 without flight and $250 with round trip flight
Bahir Dar – day trip from Addis to Addis, cost $100 without flight and $200 with round trip flight
Bahir Dar – 2 night/3 days trip from Addis, cost $200 without flight and $300
Includes: Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast),
English speaking guide,
All ground transport
Excellent condition van with fuel and driver allowance,
Boat fee on Lake Tana and air port transfers.
5 Day Tour of Lalibela-Danakil in collaboration with Ethiopian airlines, Mountain View hotel.
Day 1 Addis – Lalibela Fly to Lalibela (LLI), Ethiopia by ET122
In the morning, fly north to Lalibela and be transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit the first group of Lalibela Churches which are located north of a small stream named Jordan River. These Churches were carved during the time of King Lalibela (1181 – 1221) and are registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.have a excursion trip to the cave-built up church of Ne’akuto Le’ab (13th Century AD) which is famous for its wide collection of ancient crosses, manuscripts and icons. visit the second and third group of churches of Lalibela. Overnight Mountain View
Day 2 Lalibela – Mekele – Hamede Ela Fly to Mekele by ET 161
Fly from Lalibela to Mekele. Drive to Hamedela via Berhale. The Danakil Depression can be said to ‘begin’ here. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the sulphur springs. The desert has several points lying more than 100 meters (328 ft) below sea level. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravans stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long caravans going to the salt mines and others coming out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. (3-4 hrs drive)
Overnight Camp at Hamedela
Day 3 Hamd Ela – Dodom
We start early, shortly after a 06:30 breakfast, and drive to Askoma at the base of new Erta Ale. The 80 km distance may take about 6 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and the occasional palm lined oasis. You pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, before reaching Askoma village or parking area. You will trek from Askoma to the new Erta Ale which takes about 4 hrs. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to the new Erta Ale reach around 20:00. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food, sleeping materials, mattresses and water, to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. New Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. New Erta Ale is part of the world’s only permanent lava lake and you will spend an unforgettable night on the top of the mountain. The magma flow moved 3.5 kms south from old Erta Ale to the New eruption point.
Overnight New eruption point
Day 4/ Sunrise at the volcano and Lake Afdera
Early morning you will rise with the sun with time to walk around pits and craters. The main pit-crater, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three storied. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. You will leave around 7:00 to head back to Askoma for breakfast. You will reach latest at 10:30 am at the camp and after some time to relax you will drive to Lake Afdera the mythical Lake Giulietti (or lake Afrera), a salt water lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the pictureqsue landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake.on continue to Hamad Ela, a village with a total population about 500 people.
Overnight camping at Hamed Ela
Day 5 Ragad (Asebo)- Dallol + Lake Assal- Mekele
Morning driving tour to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the salts are mined. Observe the breaking of the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans and walk with the Afar people. Drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele. Then Transfer to Airport.
19.50 Fly to ADD by ET109 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
$750 per person
The price Includes
- All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program.
- Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour.
- Bottles of water for the trip.
- Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land-cruiser including fuel expense and drivers allowance
- Local guide service for the afar region as per the program.
- Cooking, camping equipment,
- Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program.
- Camel and camel tires in Afar Region as per the program.
- All transport
- English speaking Guide and Driver
- Three domestic flights with Ethiopian Air Lines
For the duration of the trip we are responsible for all three domestic flights meals, water, entrance fees, accommodation, security and transportation.
The price Excludes
– Lunch and dinner in Lalibela.