Afar Erta Ale

Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only six in the world. Erta Ale means “smoking mountain” in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as “the gateway to Hell”.

Overview

Program : Afar Erta Ale 

Tour Code : AMA-4805

Duration : 10days/9nights

Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only six in the world. Erta Ale means “smoking mountain” in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as “the gateway to Hell”.

Itinerary

Day 1

You will be welcome by Amazon tour operations staffs upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Drive to Awash and on the way visit Awash National Park. Overnight local hotel in Awash or Bilen Lodge.

Day 3

Drive to Logia en-route visit Afar village. One night at Logia local hotel or camping.

Day 4

Drive to Afdera and obtain the local permit and Afar guide. Visit Lake Afdera. Overnight camping in Afdera.

Day 5

Proceed to Erta Ale. In Kursuad camels for the trekking up to Erta Ale. Overnight at Erta Ale camping .

Day 6

Erta Ale. Overnight camping on top of the calderas.

Day 7

Return to Afdera. Overnight camping at Afdera.

Day 8

Drive back to Logia. Overnight, camping at Logia or simple local hotel.

Day 9

Drive to Addis Ababa. Overnight hotel.

Day 10

A half day visit around Addis Ababa. Evening dinner in one of the greatest traditional restaurant with live Ethiopian cultural music and dance.

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Afar Erta Ale
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