Tour Name: Historic Ethiopia and Danakil Depression
Tour Code: IETT 013
Transport: Flight and surface
Accommodation: Hotels & lodges & Camping
Monasteries on Lake Tana, Castles of Gondar, breathtaking Simien Mountains, ancient Axum with the house of the Ark of the Covenant, rock-hewn churches of Tigray & Lalibela and the Danakil depression which is known as “Another planet”
Day 01: Arrival in Addis Ababa, city tour of the capital.
Day 02: Morning flight to Bahirdar to visit the monasteries on Lake Tana and Blue Nile falls.
Day 03: Drive north to Gondar to visit the 17th C capital with its Castles and monastery.
Day 04: Scenic drive to the Simien Mountains National Park where you will see some endemic
animals and the breathtaking landscape.
Day 05: Another scenic drive to Axum crossing the Tekeze valley.
Day 06: Full day in Axum to explore the archeaological sites and church of St. Mary Tsion.
Day 07: Scenic drive through the Adwa Mountains and 5th C B.C. Temple at Yeha to the Gheralta
Day 08: Visit some of the rock-hewn churches of Tigray and drive into the Danakil depression
through the Desea forest. Overnight Hamed Ela
Day 09: 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 10: Drive south to the foot of Ert Ale and afternoon start your 3hrs trek to Ert Ale volcano. Basic camping.
Day 11: Morning trek back to the cars and drive out of the Danakil depression through Erebti to
Day 12: Scenic drive to Lalibela to visit the famous rock-hewn churches.
Day 13: Full day to visit the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Day 14: Flight back to Addis and evening flight back home.