• Dallol- 'The most colorful & One of the Lowest point.'
    Dallol- 'The most colorful & One of the Lowest point.'

    Dallol/Denakil Depression is one of the lowest and the most colorful place in the world. It is located in the Afar Triangle. It is the best place for adventure tourists. You'll experience the longest camel caravan, the potash field, the salt workers, the salt pillars and the lake are some of the points to explore.

Tour To Dallol And Ertale 9 Days(PHOTO TOURS TO DALLOL AND ERTALE)

Enjoy 2 nights and days photographing at the rim of the Volcano. Also 2 times visiting of Dallol during sunrise and sun set where you can get the best color exposure of the photos.

Visit one the most Active volcano in Africa-Called Ertale, located at 613 m above sea level in the Denakil depression. Enjoy also one of the lowest(116mbsl) and the most colorful place ind the World. Dallol Springs comprises a field of multicolored geysers that bubble over into a series of steaming Sulfurous Pools dotted with conical yellow-green vents and crystalline formations of red, orange, and white. Two times visiting of Dallol- the most colorful place in the Universe. Dallol is one of the lowest point in the universe with 116meters below sea level, and the most colorful place in the universe that none could imagined.

- The longest Camel Caravan, the salt worker and Lake Asale, where the workers extract bar salt from it. Also Allalobad- dotted with sream vents and small craters of hot and mud hissing gasses.

The Danakil’s top attraction is Erta Ale, a 613m-high shield volcano whose caldera of crumbling black rock contains the world’s oldest permanent lava lake. Bubbling at temperatures of more than 1,000˚C, this ellipsoid cauldron of black-and-red magma is a truly mesmerizing phenomenon, as violent red fountains of molten rock spurt tens of meters in the sky, accompanied by nose-searing waves of ammonia gas. Staying 2 nights at the rim of the volcano, enjoying its active activity.

- Set in a flat-sided shallow explosion crater, the Dallol Springs comprises a field of multicolored geysers that bubble over into a series of steaming Sulfurous Pools dotted with conical yellow-green vents and crystalline formations of red, orange, and white. Two times visiting of Dallol- the most colorful place in the Universe. Dallol is one of the lowest point in the universe with 116meters below sea level, and the most colorful place in the universe that none could imagined.

- Once a bay in the Red Sea, the hyper-saline Lake As-Ale lies at the heart of a 1,200km2 expanse of salt-encrusted flats that have been mined by the local Afar for millennia. Even today, visitors might come to cross dozens of Afar miners/the Salt Workers chipping at the salt flat’s crumbly off-white crust to extract neat 30cm x 40cm amole salt bars. The salt is then transported by camel to the highlands by Camel Caravans from Tigray.

- Set at 103m below sea level, the lovely emerald-hued Lake Afdera laps the shore of what is regarded to be the world’s lowest-lying island. The lake is an important source of salt, which is obtained from artificial evaporation pools along the western shore.

Allolabad is dotted with steam vents and small craters of hot mud and hissing gases, but most beautiful are several pools of hot water. These pools have an unusual, deep green, blue and yellow color. They are incredibly deep and are filled with hot, steaming water. In one pool there is observed nearly constant geyser – Allallobad Sprouts, which often is 6 m tall but in rare cases – even 30 m tall. The surface of the water in this pool is 97°C hot. There is one more geyser in another spring – it is just 0.3 m tall. Some more springs are pulsating, sometimes boiling more intensely. Further to the north-west, there are remnants of an earlier, extinct geothermal field.

 

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Ethiopia Photo Tour to Dallol & Ertale-9 Days

DAY 1. FRI.

START FROM ORIGIN.

On board your flight that departs from your origin for a wonderful holiday to Ethiopia.

DAY 2. SAT.

ARRIVAL / CITY TOUR/ FLY TO SEMERA ET164 1515/1635

Arrive in Addis Abeba, Bole International Airport on 05:55.  Meet, greet and welcomed by the representatives of Authentic Ethiopia Tours and have a welcoming cup of Ethiopian Coffee.  Make a soft city tour of the City including Meskal Square, National Museum- for the visit of the 3.2M years old fossil of Lucy.  Also drive to Entoto, to visit the palace of Minelik the 2nd, the Memorial museum.  Take the view of the city if the weather allows.  Lunch break, then fly to Semera.  O/N.  Kuriftu Resort/Local Hotel

DAY 3. SUN.

SEMERA/ERTALE

Drive to Ertale via Afdera, home for supper saturated saline lake located in the Danakil Depression, lying below a sea level with the lowest point at –120m. It is a major source of salt extraction in Ethiopia, where the Lake water is pumped to saltpans for solar evaporation.  The lake is set at 103m below sea level, the lovely emerald-hued Lake Afdera laps the shore of what is regarded to be the world’s lowest-lying island. Now accessible on an asphalt road that runs through the village of Afdera, the lake is an important source of salt, which is obtained from artificial evaporation pools along the western shore.  Pick up your militias and continue to Erta Ale, a 613m-high shield volcano whose caldera of crumbling black rock contains the world’s oldest permanent lava lake. Bubbling at temperatures of more than 1,000˚C, this ellipsoid cauldron of black-and-red magma is a truly mesmerizing phenomenon, as violent red fountains of molten rock spurt tens of meters in the sky, accompanied by nose-searing waves of ammonia gas. Accessible only on foot or by camelback, Erta Ale is reached along a gradually sloping 10km path through shadeless terrain that can be treacherously hot in full daylight. It is conventional to ascend in the late afternoon to avoid the midday heat, then sleep at the top.   O/N.  At the rim of the Volcano.

DAY 4. MON.

SECOND TIME IN ERTALE

Set at the juncture of three tectonic plates, the Danakil is one of the world’s lowest-lying places, set mostly below sea level, and it officially ranks as the hottest inhabited place on earth, with an average daily maximum of 41°C. Much of the region comprises sun-cracked salt-flats that stretch like blinding-white crazy paving towards a shimmering flat horizon. However, the high level of tectonic activity means that more than 30 active volcanoes protrude from this stretch Great Rift Valley floor. These include the iconic Erta Ale, which has hosted a permanent lava flow since the late 19th century, and the Dallol Crater with its sulfurous pools enclosed by strange pastel-hued crystalline formations. Explore the beauty of Ertale during day time and the second night on top will give you take more pictures. O/N. At the rim of the Volcano

DAY 5. TUE.

DRIVE TO DALLOL

Early in the morning, start descending from the Volcano. On board your car for the drive to Dallol.  Picnic lunch on the way. O/N.  Camping at Saaba River/or nearby village

DAY 6. WED.

DALLOL

Set in a flat-sided shallow explosion crater, Dallol springs comprises a field of multicolored geysers that bubble over into a series of steaming sulfurous pools dotted with conical yellow-green vents and crystalline formations of red, orange, and white. It is especially beautiful in the early morning and late afternoon, which is also when the temperature is most bearable.

 

Once a bay in the Red Sea, the hyper-saline Lake, Lake As Ale lies at the heart of a 1,200km2 expanse of salt-encrusted flats that have been mined by the local Afar for millennia. Even today, visitors might come to cross dozens of Afar miners chipping at the salt flat’s crumbly off-white crust to extract neat 30cm x 40cm amole salt bars. The salt is then transported by camel to the highlands by caravaneers from Tigray.  Dallol one of the most beautiful and colorful place in the universe set an altitude of 116 meters below sea level.  O/N.  Camping at Saaba River/or nearby village.

DAY 7. THU.

SECOND TIME VISITING DALLOL

Early morning with the sunrise, you will head to again to Dallol to capture the beautiful and Colour full area of Dallol.  Also see the salt workers at Lake Asale.  Experience the longest camel Caravans. O/N.  Camping at Saba River/or nearby village

DAY 8. FRI.

DALLOL TO SEMERA

Direct drive back to Semera via Afdera.  Picnic lunch or lunch break at Afdera or so.  Late in the afternoon, arrive in Semera.  O/N.  Local hotel

DAY 9. SAT.

ALLALOBAD GEYSERS & DEPARTURE

Very early in the morning, drive to Allollabad.  Allollabad is dotted with steam vents and small craters of hot mud and hissing gases, but most beautiful are several pools of hot water. These pools have an unusual, deep green, blue and yellow color. They are incredibly deep and are filled with hot, steaming water. In one pool there is observed nearly constant geyser – Allallobad Sprout, which often is 6 m tall but in rare cases – even 30 m tall. The surface of the water in this pool is 97°C hot. There is one more geyser in another spring – it is just 0.3 m tall. Some more springs are pulsating, sometimes boiling more intensely. Further to the north-west, there are remnants of an earlier, extinct geothermal field.

The bubbling geyser serves as a steam bath and instrumental to make food. The hot and simmering mud in the area is said to be a cure for skin diseases.

Take afternoon fight ET 165 which arrives in Addis on 1705/1825.   Head to have your dinner in one of the city’s best restaurant.  Remain calm memorize your wonderful holyday to Ethiopia, while you are flying back home ET 706.     Book our cultural photo tour to Omo Valley region.