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6 Days Danakil Depression Tour



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Yoseph Getnet /General manager

Ghion Travel and Tours PL

GTT is a professional registered Tour Operation Company based in Ethiopia.

  • Local time:17:27

6 Days Danakil Depression Tour

Danakil Depression is located North-Eastern Ethiopia in Afar region. Set at the juncture of three tectonic plates, the Danakil is one of the world’s lowest-lying places, set mostly below sea level, and it officially ranks as the hottest inhabited place on earth, with an average daily maximum of 41°C. Much of the region comprises sun-cracked salt-flats that stretch like blinding-white crazy paving towards a shimmering flat horizon. However, the high level of tectonic activity means that more than 30 active volcanoes protrude from this stretch Great Rift Valley floor. These include the iconic Erta Ale, which has hosted a permanent lava flow since the late 19th century, and the Dallol Crater with its sulphurous pools enclosed by strange pastel-hued crystalline formations.


Arrival Addis, City Tour

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion Travel and Tours representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, city tour of Addis. Which includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in hotel Read more

Addis Ababa

Flight to Mekele

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to Mekele. Up on arrival meet our guides and driver meets you at airport, then drive to Hamedela and on the way visit the Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley system to the western highland. Overnight camping


Lake Asele and Dallol

In the morning drive to Lake Asele and visit the thousands of camel caravan and the rock salt mining. Afternoon, Drive further to Dallol Cobber Sink; the lowest spot on earth’s surface not covered by water (-116 below sea level) enjoy the spectacular view and small hill, which is colorful by hot spring in several places. After visit drive back to Hamdela and overnight camping Read more


Drive to Ertale

After breakfast, drive to the living Volcano Ertale which means "smoking mountain” in the local Afar language, Trek about 3 hours to the top of the lava lake Ertale Volcano and overnight camping.


Drive back to Mekele

After breakfast, drive back to Mekele. In the late afternoon, you will have free time to refresh and relax at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.


Flight to Addis, Departure

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and shopping time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where your tour ends. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Hamedela
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Ertale
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Mekele
Hotel Axum Hotel
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Hamedela
Hotel Camping
Day 4
Location Ertale
Hotel Camping
Day 5
Location Mekele
Hotel Planet Hotel


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Single room supplement for standard accommodation = USD 200 p/p
  • Single room supplement for comfort accommodation = USD 320 p/p
  • NB: There will be a discount for large group more than 7 participants


2 Reviews

Emily, United States

I appreciate everything this tour operator did for us! intelligent tour professional and a very lovely tour company! i highly recommend to tourists to use Ghion Travel and Tours

Onesmo Novath, Tanzania, United Republic of

Excellent Ethiopia tours with Ghion Travel & Tours. They have nice services, competent tour guides and their price is affordable. I can highly recommend Ghion Travel & Tours.

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Ghion Travel and Tours PL
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Yoseph Getnet

General Manager

Dagem Eshetu

Tour Operator

GTT is a professional registered Tour Operation Company based in Ethiopia.

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