9 Days Combined tour to Danakil & Historical sites

1. City tours in Addis Ababa:-
After your arrival, check in at your hotel. Begin your city tour in Addis Ababa, starting with a visit to the National Museum of Ethiopia. Continue to Entoto Mountain to explore the first palace and the church of Addis Ababa. Afterward, venture to the biggest open-air market, known as Merkato. Finally, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight Jupiter Hotel or Similar

2. Domestic flight to Mekele:-
After arrival at Mekele town the adventure begin with driving to Ahamadella, which is called the ‘base camp’ located in the desert and only 5 km away from Dallol. On our way, we have lunch and stop at some places where you can enjoy a very impressive view. Then you meet the first camel caravans. We leave the 2000m highland to arrive in the salt desert called Ahamadella. After a walk through the Afar village, you eat dinner prepared by our professional chef, Over night Camping

3. Drive to Ert-Ale Volcano:-
we drive 265km to reach to the bottom of the volcano where the cars can’t drive further, on our way we visit Afar peoples’ camel caravans as they embark on their long trek to towns like Mekelle for the salt business. You will witness the traditional way of harvesting salt from the salt lake. In the evening we start 3 up to 4 hours walking to the top of the volcano with joining different partners during the tour then You will visit the stunning active volcano lake Over night Camping

4. Drive to Dalol – Mekele:-
We walk down from the camp to the bottom of the volcano, After breakfast in the morning, we start our journey to the Dallol Depression. During our expedition, we visit various places, such as the colorful salt lakes and thermo active springs of Dallol, as well as the different spectrum landscapes containing potash, sulfur, and other minerals. After a half-day visitation in Dallol, lunch will be in Hamadella, followed by travel to Abala, after all this drive to Mekele town, Overnight Planet Hotel or similar

5. Drive to Axum:-
Drive to Axum En route you will visit one of the ancient rock hewn church of Tigrai found on the Gheralta Mountains, Upon arrival in the ancient town of Axum, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site featuring the ancient obelisks. Continue your visit with the Church of St. Mary of Zion, where the original Ark of the Covenant is kept in secrecy. Finally, transfer to your hotel, Overnight Sabian hotel or similar

6. Drive to Semien mountain national park:-
Drive to the Semien Mountains National Park through the amazing Tekeze Valley, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978. Here, witness Ethiopia’s tallest mountain, Ras Dashen, and encounter the country’s endemic animals, including gelada baboons. Explore the breathtaking scenery of the park, featuring a stunning landscape. Overnight Semien Lodge

7. Drive to Bahirdar via Gonder:-
Drive to Bahirdar En route embark on a city tour in the ancient city of Gonder, founded by King Fasil in the 16th century. Visit the remarkable Fasil Castle, known for its amazing architectural design and Explore the 17th-century Debre Birhan Selase Church, after lunch proceed driving to Bahirdar Upon arrival, explore the most beautiful city in Ethiopia, visiting the lakeshore of Lake Tana. Enjoy a boat trip to observe the ancient monasteries located on the islands. Lake Tana serves as the starting point of the world’s longest river, the Blue Nile. After a city tour, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Naky Hotel or similar

8. Fly to Lalibela:-
After arrival at Lalibela Explore the magnificent rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th century, each with its unique architectural specialties, yet all carved from a single bedrock—an unparalleled spectacle the world has never seen.

9. Domestic flight to Addis Ababa:-
Early in the Morning you will visit the interesting church ceremony as well as watching the rest of surrounding churches After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, you will have the option to visit a local art gallery or engage in personal activities. Later, you will attend our farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your international departure

N.B. depending on your request this Itinerary can be modified.

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