gradient
Introduction

18-Day History & Danakil

Adventure & Culture

Comfort
Highlights

Combine culture, nature and adventure on this incredible 18-day trip that takes you from the Ethiopian highlands to the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth: the Danakil Depression.

  • See the flowing lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
  • Hiking in Simien Mountains N.P
  • Visiting rock-hewn churches high up in the Gheralta Mountains
Customer score:
9,8ratingratingratingratingrating
Introduction

18-Day Ethiopia Historic Route & Danakil Depression

Combine culture, nature and adventure on this incredible 18-day trip to Ethiopia! This itinerary will take you on a journey from the Ethiopian highlands in Simien Mountains N.P and Gheralta Mountains to the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth, the Danakil Depression. Along the way you will explore the best highlights of Ethiopia’s Historic Route, discover century old churches hewn into rock and spend a night at the rim of an active volcano!

The Danakil Depression is truly a destination for the intrepid traveler. While we endeavor to select the best quality mid-range accommodation for this trip, comfortable accommodation is hard to come by in the Danakil Depression. Traveling in this harsh environment is more expedition than holiday with temperatures exceeding 45 degrees and few facilities other than your hut and sleeping cot or mat. If you are up for the challenge the scenery and experience in this region is unforgettable.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the flowing lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
  • Hiking in Simien Mountains N.P
  • Visiting rock-hewn churches high up in the Gheralta Mountains

Itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrival in Ethiopia

Day 2:  Flight Bahir Dar / Lake Tana and the Blue Nile

Day 3:  To Gondar / Explore Gondar

Day 4: To Simien Mountains N.P.

Day 5:  Hike Simien Mountains N.P.

Day 6:  To Axum

Day 7:  Explore cultural highlights in Axum

Day 8:  To Hawzien, visit Yeha and the Temple of the Moon       

Day 9:  Hike to rock-hewn churches in Gheralta Mountains

Day 10: To Ahmed Ela

Day 11: Discover the Dalol volcano and see the salt plains of lake Asale

Day 12: Night trek to Erta Ale crater

Day 13: To Mekele

Day 14: To Lalibela

Day 15: Explore cultural highlights in Lalibela

Day 16: Lalibela further afield / Optional homestay hike

Day 17: Culture and coffee in Lalibela

Day 18: Return to Addis Ababa

 

Click here for a full description of each day’s activities, accommodation and meal plans.

 

Need more information?

You can download this tour by clicking on the "download this tour" button. Want to ask more questions? Go ahead!

 

Book this tour







After receiving your mail, we will contact you to finalize the booking details


Make an inquiry or ask a question




After receiving your email, we will send you the enquiry or answer as soon as possible
18-Day Historic & Danakil Depression Ethiopia
<