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Dawit Solomon - Private Guide in Addis Ababa

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Expedition to Danakil depression and Tigray Rock hewn Churches

Trekking tour in Addis Ababa

Tour Price : 3230 USD Duration : 10 Days Languages: English

Expedition to Danakil depression and Tigray Rock hewn Churches 

Duration = 10 days/ 9 nights  

Route = Danakil Depression and Tigray Rock Hewn Churches

Transportation: — 4x4 vehicles


Day 1 – Arrival + Addis

Be welcomed by your guide on arrival at the airport, and transfer in to your hotel. O/N- Hotel (4*).

Day 2 – Addis Ababa – Axum

Fly to Axum and have a sightseeing tour of Axum which includes visiting the Archeological museum of Axum, the Cathedral of St. Mary of Zion . O/N — Yeha or Remhai Hotel (3* Hotel)

Day 3 – Axum – Hauzien

Visiting the ancient Temple of Yeha (5th Century BC), and the rock-hewn church of Tigray, Michael Milhazhengi on the way, drive to Hauzien. O/N – Gerhalta Lodge

Day 4 – Hauzien – Mekelle

Visiting the rock-hewn churches of Mariam Korkor, Abuna Yemata, and Wukro Cherkos, drives 150 km to Mekelle – the regional capital of Tigray. O/N – Axum Hotel

Day 5 – Mekelle – Ahmed Ela

With an early start drive to Ahmed Ella visiting the people of Tigre and the nomadic people of Afar. O/N – Camping

Day 6- Ahmed Ela-Dalol (In Danakil Depression) — Ahmed Ella

In the morning, drive to one of the lowest points on earth, Dalol (116 meters below sea level) to see the wonderful and colorful formation of sulfur and phosphorus. O/N – Camping

Day 7 – Ahmed Ela – Dodom — Erta’ ale

Drive to Dodom, and after arranging mules to transport luggage and camping gear, and around the sunset start hiking to the active volcanic eruption of Erta’ ale, which takes about 5 – 6 hours. Spend, the rest of the night at the rim. O/N – Camping

Day 8 – Erta’ ale – Afdera

Trek back to the place where you left your cars, and drive to the salt lake of Afdera. O/N – Camping

Day 9 – Afdera – Semera

Visiting Lake Afdera in the morning, drive across the desert landscape to Semera. On your way, stop to visit hot springs. O/N – Camping or local Hotel

Day 10 – Semera – Addis — departure

Drive back to Addis. Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians.Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure


The price is inclusive of: - 

• Accommodation on a twin room-sharing basis 

• Three meals a day out of Addis, and only breakfast in Addis 

• All entrance fees 

• Transfers 

• Two Air conditioned, and comfortable 4 X 4 Toyota Land Cruisers with fuel, insurance and drivers’ allowance 

• Professional English speaking guide with all his expenses 

• Camel Hire at Erta’ ale 

• Portage fees 

• Professional Cook for the camping days 

• Domestic air fare 

• Air fair for the guide 

• All local guides 

• Armed scouts

Not included

Price exclusive of: - 

Ø Lunch and dinner in Addis 

Ø Any alcoholic drinks 

Ø Personal expense like souvenirs, laundry, etc 

Ø Tips 

Ø Any expense which is not stated in the ‘Included List’ above.




Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 3230 USD
Duration: 10 Days
Group Size: 4 and above
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :YES
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :YES
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES