Lungo local tour Ethiopia
Summary: Ethiopia adventure tour
Duration: 7 days 6 night.
On arrival in Addis Ababa lungo local tour representatives will meet you at Bole International Airport and transfers to Hotel. An overview of the program and itineraries will be given. The rest of the day visit historical sites in Addis Ababa including the National Museum, where we will view the 3.6 million year old remains of “Lucy”, whose skeletal remains when discovered in 1974. You will also visit the Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis. Overnight Hotel
Transfer to Bole Airport, flight to Mekele. Drive to Hawazien for overnight in Gerelta lodge. On the way visit the Xth century semi-monolithic monastery of the Wukro Cherkos decorated with the rock sculptures visible on the roofs. Then, continue to the semi-monolithicmonastery of Abreha-Atsbeha that dates as to the monastery’s officials to the 4th century AD. It is dedicated to the founders of the monastery and twinning’s after whom it is named. It is well decorated by bas-reliefs and 19th century mural paintings with religious motives. Continue ahead and visit the church of Digum Selassie that dates to the Xth century. This monastery highlights the development of Sophisticated rock architecture in the region. The church encompasses Baptizer and funerary chambers hewn out of the rock. Overnight in Geralta Lodge.
Together with lungo local tour Ethiopia After breakfast then 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)
Over night Camp at Hamedela.
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 camp
Together with lungo local tour Ethiopia 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 picturesque 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. Over night camping at Hamed Ela.
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. Then drive to mekele. Over night mekele
Together with lungo local tour Ethiopia Take a morning flight to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet with lungo and. Site seeing activity of Addis ababa including the national museum- the final resting place for “Lucy”, visit also th Trinity Cathedral, Entoto Panoramic view and the oldest Palace of Menelik II. Finally visit the different section of Merkato-the largest open air market in Africa. And then transfer to the airport at 6:00 PM ……..END TOUR
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