DAY 1- fly Addis ABABA MEKELLE DRIVE AFDERA SALT LAKE (HOT SPRING)
Early in the morning transfer to the airport to fly Mekelle, upon arrival at Mekelle meet with SLET adventure team (driver, guide and cook) then directly drive to Afdera, on the way enjoy the dramatic landscape of the Tigray mountain followed by the Afar lowlands that is part of the Great Rift Valley afternoon arrival at Afdera a town called after the salt lake in the settlement where the Ethiopian salt is extracted both in traditional and modern way, upon arrival have lunch and rest on the camping ground till the heat reduce and late afternoon enjoy lake Afdera for a view and hot spring bath, overnight camping.
DAY 2 DRIVE AFDERA DODEM- EVENING TREK TO ERTALE ACTIVE VOLCANO
Morning after relaxed breakfast pack the camping material head to the Afar regional tourism office to finishes the necessary permission then escort the regional police and road leader and head to Dodem/ Kusrewad a base camp for the active volcano, arrival lunch break and rest, prepare camel late afternoon have early dinner and start trek to the top of the rim for the active volcano lake and admire the Ertale active volcano through the beautiful evening and take picture spend the night, overnight camping
DAY 3- TREK BACK ERTALE VOLCANO TO DODEM- DRIVE TO HAMEDELLA
Early morning around 5:00 AM start trek back to the base camp Dodem, meet the car and have breakfast then after pack the camping equipment continue driving to Hamedela on the way picnic lunch will be served. Upon arrival rest and shower then late afternoon photograph the caravan that passed through the village, overnight camping
DAY 4- MORNING EXCURSION TO DALLOL SALT MOUNTAINS & LAKE ASALE
Early in the morning after breakfast head to Daloll to visit the amazing mineral colors with bubbling springs, then to Daloll one of the lowest places on earth 120 meter below sea level and Lake Asale with the salt extraction process activity of the Tigray and Afar people. Then drive back to base camp after picnic lunch and rest in the camping area, overnight camping.
DAY 5- DRIVE HAMEDELLA- MEKELLE- FLY BACK ADDIS ABABA- DEPARTUR
Morning after breakfast drive back to Mekelle passing the dramatic landscape of the area and arrival to Mekelle have lunch transfer to the airport to fly back Addis Ababa upon arrival free time evening traditional dinner in cultural restaurant with live Ethiopian cultural music after transfer to air port for departure.
END OF THE TOUR
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