This tour will take you to the lowest active volcano in the world, locally known as Ertale meaning "smoking mountain". It is located 613meter below sea level.

Tour Code


Tour Name

Face The Fire



Capital City

Addis Ababa


Jan. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2019
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Duration 4 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
Starting point Addis Ababa
Ending point Addis Ababa

Itinerary Information

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  • Day 1: Arrival Mekele - Ahmedela

    After arrival at Bole international airport directly transfer to domestic terminal to fly to Mekele. After short break in Mekele proceed to Hamede Ela via a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner       Overnight: Camping

    Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Camping
  • Day 2: Ahmedela – Dallol/Denakil - Ahmedela

    After early breakfast excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) where lakes of acid form colorful sulfur formation in the hottest and deepest part of Danakil depression and Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels for long caravan and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, Lake Assal, camel caravans, Acidic ponds, etc.

    Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Camping
  • Day 3: Ahmedela – Dodem - Ertale

    After early breakfast drive to Dodem. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 17km from Erta Ale and it takes about 3hrs trekking. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to Ertale (3 hours). Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit

    Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Camping
  • Day 4: Ertale – Dodem - Mekele

    Early in the morning descend from Erta Ale around 6 am to Dodem where you park your car. You will reach latest at 3:00 am at the camp, time to relax. After breakfast drive from Dodem to Afderal Salt Lake, visit the salt lake and the saline. Then, drive back to Mekele.

    Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 5: Fly back to Addis Ababa

    Morning transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. According to your time availability you will visit Naitonal Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Shopping. In the evening you will have Cultural Dinner. Then, Transfer to the airport and departure. End of the tour.

    Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Please Note: This package is not recommendable to travel From July to September.