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Rock-hewn churches of Tigray, and the Danakil depression which is often known as “Another planet”

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Itineraries

Day 1

Pick up from Airport to Hotel

Arrival in Addis Ababa, city tour of the capital.

Day 2

Flight

Morning flight north to Mekele and continue driving into the Danakil depression through Abala and Erebti. Your drive will take you to the foot of Ert Ale from where you will start your late afternoon 3hrs trek to Ert Ale volcano. Basic camping near the volcano.

Day 3

Drive to Hamed Ela

Trek back to the cars and drive north to Hamed Ela. Camping or nomad house

Day 4

Visit

Morning excursion to Dallol hill where you will see the colorful surface covered by different minerals and the volcanic chimneys. Afternoon visit the traditional salt mining and camel caravans.

Day 5

Drive to Gheralta Mountains.

Drive out of the Danakil depression to the Gheralta Mountains.

Day 6

Visit

Full day visit the rock-hewn churches of Tigray on the Gheralta Mountains.

Day 7

Your Plan

Drive back to Mekele through the 7th Muslim town at Negash and the rock-hewn church of Abrhan Atsbaha. Late afternoon/evening flight back to Addis.

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