Danakil Depression and Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela – 6 Days


Take your holidays and tour to Danakil depressions and Labella churches

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All about the Danakil Depression and Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela – 6 Days.

Take your holidays and tour to Danakil depressions and Labella churches, Escape into Ethiopia tours will take you the highlights of Ethiopia’s magnificent Rock-Hewn churches and Danakil Depression. Start from the Danakil Depression, and end at underground rock-cut churches of Lasta. Escape into Ethiopia tours helps combine the most fascinating and unique attraction of Ethiopia’s best.

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from any hotelsAirports

    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Departure Time

  • 7:00 AM
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All Fees and Taxes Tour leader
  • All domestic flights: from Addis Ababa to Lalibela, and from Lalibela to Addis Ababa
  • Bottles of water every day
  • Accommodations as per the program
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
  1. Day 1 Drive to Danakil Depression

    Danakil Depression On this day drives to the most amazing and tough part of the whole trip. Explore the beginning of the Danakil depression and go down to the hottest place on the planet. This is one of the most extreme places in Ethiopia. It is one of the most inhospitable regions of the world, but is nonetheless spectacular, full of eye-catching colors, as in the Sulphur springs. Pass through a small town of Berhale, en route you may see many long caravans going to the salt mines and others coming out of the Danakil with their salt-loaded camels. Once you arrive at the campsite unload the car and take a short break after the short break drives to spend sometimes on Salt Lake and watch the awe-inspiring sunset.

    Duration: 8 hours

    • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight at Hammed Ale campsite

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  2. Day 2 Explore Dallol

    Dallol On this day start early, shortly after breakfast, drive deep into the focal point of the depression: be prepared to feel the heat and breath the different minerals like Potassium, salt, and many more: continue driving to see the Salt Mountains and traditional Salt mining and witness how people do one of the hardest jobs on earth. Continue driving, to the base campsite of Erta Ale, passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, and rock. Shortly after arriving in the base camp take early dinner and start trekking from Dodom to Erta Ale. Arrive at the top of erta Ale around midnight and watch the dramatic action of the boiling lava.  Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake and you will spend an unforgettable night on the top of the mountain.

    Duration: 8 hours

    • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight at Erta Ale in a camp

    Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

  3. Day 3 Erta-Ale to Mekele

    On this day, ErtaAel is a continually active volcano containing the world’s only permanent Lava Lake. Walk down from Erta Ale to the base camp for breakfast. Drive to Lake Afdera for refreshing on the nice Salt Lake where you can swim and relax after all the long treks in the Danakil depression.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 Drive to the famous Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

    Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

    On this day, drive to Lalibela exploring yet another breathtaking view via the town of Sekota. This is route is less-traveled but amazingly refreshing and shows the typical countryside settlement and landscapes. En route, you will be able to visit Yimerehane Kristos Church close to Lalibela: this is a remarkable marble church built out of a big cave—an architectural combination of the Axumite kingdom and Zagwe Dynasty.

    Duration: 8 Hours

    • Admission Ticket Included

  5. Day 5 Exploring underground Rock-Hewn churches

    The Church of St. George Lalibela is also called: Jerusalem of Africa” as the amazingly excavated underground churches resemble some churches in Israel. These amazing churches were excavated from one Solid volcanic rock at the beginning of the 12th century. And on this day exploring every one of them, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches – Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha. After lunch, continue southeastern cluster including Bete Gabriel & Rafael, Bete Merkorios, Bete Emanuel, Bete Libanos, and at the last visit the elegant church of Saint George—the big cross-shaped one. At the end of the day, participate in a cultural music and traditional drink called Tej- pure honey wine.

    Duration: 8 hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight at Top 12 Hotel or similar

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa

    Addis Mercato

    Take the morning flight and arrive in Addis Ababa midday and you will have free time to do some shopping or sightseeing including the Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market of its kind, and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at one of the famous cultural restaurants.

    8 Hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Not included

    Meals: Breakfast

    End of tour.

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