Desert, Salt Lakes and Volcanoes Program

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11 days / 10 nights


Standard 3* Hotel or Lodge

Surface drive

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week from September to March, on request

Tour code AE01

or call + 33 6 60 39 02 19 (Europe)
or call + 251 911 657 576 / 166 717 (Addis)

or let’s arrange a tailor-made tour for you, based on your own requirements.

An expedition to one of the most hottest, lowest and geologically active areas on the planet.

Discover some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth: the Danakil Depression, Erta Ale Lava Lake, one of the most permanent lava lake on earth, active volcanoes with boiling lava lakes, lava fields, extraordinary landscapes with different colors of minerals, salt fields, sulfur fields, hot springs and more.

On this trip, you will have a lava trek to visit one of few most permanent lava lakes on the planet, Erta Ale. You will also have the chance to witness an ancient tradition of extracting salt from the salt fields and transporting the salt bars with endless lines of camel caravans for days from the depression to the highland towns. This adventure tour is truly a trip of a life time!

Highlights :

  • Afar people
  • Danakil desert
  • Active lava lake of Erta Ale
  • Rock and salt formations at Dallol
  • Spectacular landscapes

Attention point :

The Danakil is renowned as the hottest place on the earth. Daytime temperatures frequently soar above 50°c. Please note in the Danakil, heat stroke is a real risk and those with heart conditions are advised not to travel.

End of September to February is the coolest time to visit the Danakil depression.

You have also to be aware that you will be obliged to respect strong safety regulations. We will travel in a convoy.