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Afar Denakil Depression ( Tour Code: GTT 09 Duration 8 Days)

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa 

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion travel and tours representative and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, city tour of Addis. Which includes national museum- the home of complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, mount entoto- the panoramic view from the highest point of Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, trinity cathedral- beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, ethnographic museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your hotel 

Day 2: Addis-Mekele 

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to Mekele. After ckeck in to hotel, visit Emperor Yohannes IV Palace and Mekele Museum. Overnight in your hotel 

Day 3: Mekele- Ahmedila 

Morning, drive from Mekele to Ahmedila and on the way visit the Afar village over the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley system to the western highland. Overnight camping 

Day 4: Ahmedila 

In the morning drive from Ahemedila to Lake Asele and visit the thousands of camel caravan and the rock salt mining. Afternoon, Drive further to Dallol Cobber Sink; the lowest spot on earth's surface not covered by water (-116 below sea level) enjoy the spectacular view and small hill, which is colorful by hot spring in several places. After visit drive back to Ahmedila and overnight camping 

Day 5: Ahmedila- Ertale 

After breakfast, drive from Ahmedila to the living Volcano Ertale which means "smoking mountain" in the local Afar language, Visit the volcano and overnight camping. 

Day 6: Ertale- Afdera 

Morning drive from Ertale to the salty lake town Afdera, which is a highly saline body of water and lies at an altitude of 103 meters below sea level and listed as one of the lowest lying in the world Overnight Camping 

Day 7: Afdera- Mekele 

After breakfast drives from Afdera to Mekele on the way visit and enjoy with Afar village. Overnight in your hotel 

Day 8: Mekele- Addis- Departure 

Morning, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and shopping time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home, where the tour ends. 

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