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Day trip to Dallol
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Small group tour escorted by professional and experienced guides, cooks and drivers. The vehicles are 4WD with air-conditioning.

Ages 15-100, max of 16 per group
Duration: 7–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Erta Ale
What's not included
  • Services which are not mentioned on the inclusion


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211137P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 211137P2

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          Erta Ale
          Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
          Daily trip Dallol Danakil depression – Day trip from Mekele to Mekele – Dallol 04:00 AM – 05:00 PM You will set off early in the morning at 04:00 AM towards Dallol- via Berhale. You pass through a small town of Berhale where the camel caravan stops before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long camel caravans coming to the salt mine and others going out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. The colorful landscapes formed by volcanic activity and iron-rich minerals that come straight from the core of our planet are like nothing you have seen before. Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Visit the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting into rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You will visit the local Afar and Tigrian people who are farming salt from the dry lake. They spend all day working in the open sun at temperatures that often reach more 50 degrees Celcius (122°F). The Danakil Depression is the hottest place on earth. Because of the hot spots under the earth change frequently, this entire area changes its appearance every couple of weeks. In addition to the beauty of the colorful Dallol sulfur fields, you also will stop by this incredible whole in the salt crust of the lake and Potash Lake. 05:00 PM Mekele.
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Danakil Tour and Travel
          28
          Mek'ele, Ethiopia
          Joined in October 2019
        • 202hendrikb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dallol, Erta Ale, Gheralta churches, Simien
          Amazing experience. Gebre is a wonderful guide and human being. Contact him for the trip of a lifetime! I will definitely be back
          Written February 18, 2024
        • explorer208
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Everything went smoothly
          I was actually trying to come last year but then I decided not to because of the conflict. Three years ago, the cloud of Covid descended on the planet, all travel ceased. Then with the conflict that embroiled Tigray from Nov 2020, there was no way to visit Tigray, and for much of the time even no way to call. Both tours were really enjoyable. The guides on both were excellent; they were very informative and I learnt a lot. The transport for the mountains tour was fine and lunch was very nice.
          Written July 23, 2023
        • fairtravell
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I had the most awesome vacation
          Thank you for diligently planning and coordinating my travels during a crazy time. We had the most incredible time in the park. I am very happy with my choice, and will cherish these memories forever.
          Written December 25, 2022
        • H1501HBleej
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spontanous place
          we Did 2 Days Dallol Tour. It was so Magical and Unbelievable Tour ever. we saw The sulpheric place and The camel caravans and Also The Salt Lake. The drivers and Guides were Very Professional and helpful. Thank You For Making our trip Memorable
          Written March 12, 2020
        • 389chungl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          just WOW !!!
          We did a three days/ two nights tour in Danakil with a group. The tour itself was fantastic and the places more than impressive. Car and driver were perfect; sleeping facilities (outside) very OK. The guide was very helpful and has a good communication skills and was helping us a lot. The food was very tasty. Generally good value for the money and a very good experience.
          Written March 12, 2020
        • 317lidyan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An unforgettable time
          An unforgettable adventure in danakil. We were very amazed by the nature of the place we like the agency and the drivers were very nice
          Written March 12, 2020
        • nardosn104
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          extraordinary nature
          we experianced a different and unique nature and it is so remarkable. we could visit many places which i have never seen in my life. you must try this tour. the drivers were very polite and helpful, the food was tasty. thank you danakil tour and travel it was unforgettable, we will come next year for sure.
          Written March 12, 2020
        • niyola887
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable and perfect tour
          We took 3 days tour to Danakil,that was really super exciting & professionally organized.Me & my wife really love it.Amazing landscape and beautiful place,the volcano but there was little lava.Highly recommended!!
          Written March 12, 2020
        • 2112sonia
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must see! Another planet
          Good drivers, amazing company. we enjoyed the soup at dinner and the campfire at Afdera lake. Dallol is like going in to another planet! can recommend this agency.
          Written March 9, 2020
        • 1177simona
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Trip
          Nice tour,nice people,very kind and understanding.Ethiopia is beautiful.Thanks for the tour with Danakil Tour and Travel!
          Written March 8, 2020
        • 012laura
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best tour for Danakil
          I had an amazing tour to Danakil depression.it was incredible colorful,the guide was very knowledgable and the cook prepared was super tasty food! All the team was excellent.Huge Thanks!
          Written March 6, 2020
        • catiqw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice view
          It was an amazing nice view in danakil tour.The Driver,guide and food was all great.thank you so much Danakil Tour and Travel for arranging this tour!!!
          Written March 5, 2020
        • yutuj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great adventure
          we explored extraordinary nature in danakil colorful places, soak in the salt and climb to see the real lava. it was UN forgettable moment we want to do this tour every year with danakil tour and travel thank you for making our trip so special and memorable moment.
          Written March 4, 2020
        • 850yungs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          super nature
          danakil was so much fun and challenging experience. from the diparture to the end the trip was super exiting and professionally organized. danakil tours is the best i like it so much. i will come back next time.
          Written March 4, 2020
        • 1221maria
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trustable &nice for Danakil tour
          We did a 3 days & 2 nights tour in Danakil with a group.The tour was fantastic & amazing places.good price and very good experience.Highly recommended!
          Written March 4, 2020
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        Dave
        Paris, France5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We want to one of the most amazing place in the world with Danakil tours. Dallol is a place everybody should see but you need to choose the tour company wisely. The driver and guide were professional. We started the tour early morning around 4.30am. It was kind of hard to wake up early but it is worth it.
        Written February 4, 2020
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        Raphael K
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Friends
        Danakil tour and travel arranged a great trip to Dallol they organized everything so well we. They picked us up early in the morning and took us to Dallol and it was so perfect we really enjoyed the trip so much.
        Written February 2, 2020
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