2 Days Volcano Trip from Mek'ele with Guide

Known by the Afar as the “smoking mountain” and “the gateway to hell,” Erta Ale is a 2,011-foot-high constantly active basaltic shield volcano. It is one of only a handful of continuously active volcanoes in the world, and a member of an even more exclusive group: volcanoes with lava lakes. While there are only five known volcanoes with lava lakes globally, Erta Ale often has two active lava lakes – making it a unique site!

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per adult from

$461

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottles of water for the trip
    • Camping equipment
    • Entry/Admission - Erta Ale
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Services which are not mentioned on the inclusion

  • Day 1: Mekele to Askoma Via Abaala

    Stop At: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
    We start early via Abala to the New Erta Ale volcano, shortly after a 06:30 breakfast, and drive to Askoma at the base of new Erta Ale. The 180 km distance may take about 6 to 7 hrs passing through changing the landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and the occasional palm-lined oasis. You pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, before reaching Askoma village or parking area. You will trek from Askoma to the new Erta Ale which takes about 30 minutes. Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to the Erta Ale. Camels transport all the camping materials and some food, sleeping materials, mattresses, and water, to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. New Erta Ale is part of volcano mountain chain 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. New Erta Ale is part of the world’s only permanent lava lake and you will spend an unforgettable night on the top of the mountain. The magma flow moved 3.5 km south from old Erta Ale to the New eruption point.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the rim of the Volacano.

    Day 2: Excursion around the Volcano

    Stop At: Erta Ale, 6611 Ethiopia
    Early Morning sunrise at the northern one corresponds to the main pit crater and walk 5 minutes for the southern and central pits could either corresponds to an ancient pit, or to a simple collapse structure. The main pit-crater, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three-storied. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. Descend from Erta Ale around 9 am Dodom – Leave back to Dodom after an early breakfast, if possible at 07:00.
    You will reach the latest at 10:30 am at the camp, time to relax. After a drive to the mythical Lake Giulietti (or lake Afrera), a saltwater lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake. reach Eript, a better village with a total population of about 500 people. Drive to Erbiti and proceed to Mekele.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Makale Airport, Mek'ele Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Danakil Tour and Travel

Activity ID: V-211137P9

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