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Danakil Depression

Danakil Depression Photos

The lowest point in the world

Volcanic activity which greatly contributes to the formation of the Rift Valley continues up to the present times. In Ethiopia, it finds expression in the presence of hot springs in many parts of the country, as well as volcanic cones in the Danakil Depression in the northeast. Volcanic activity which greatly contributes to the formation of the Rift Valley continues up to the present times. In Ethiopia, it finds expression in the presence of hot springs in many parts of the country, as well as volcanic cones in the Danakil Depression in the northeast. It is the site of dry salt lakes from which Ethiopians since time immemorial have obtained their amoles, or bars of salt used for both consumption and, not long ago, as a regular currency. Mined by the Afar people for at least a millennium and half, the salt is loaded on camels and taken to the highlands, where it is still in considerable demand and fetches a good price. Dallol is in the north east part of the Erta Ale range in one of the lowest and hottest areas of the desolate Danakil Depression and home to the Afar people. Colorful hot brine springs and fumarolic deposits are found in the Dallol area. This is special because it is one of the lowest points on the earth not covered by water. There are hot yellow sulfur fields among the sparkling white salt beds. Mount Erta Ale is the world’s only active land Volcano which is below sea level with colorful landscapes, incredible mineral deposits, sulphur lakes and bubbling sulphur springs. These are sites not to be missed by the adventurous travelers.



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6 Nights / 7 Days Classical Route Air

Addis Ababa- Gondar- Axum - Lalibela -Dessie

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  • Guided tour to Gondar
  • Guided tour to Axum
  • City tour to Mekele
  • World Heritage Sites tour
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8 Nights / 9Days CLASSICAL ROUTE BY AIR + SEMIEN MOUNTAINS NP

Addis Ababa- Gondar- Siemnen Mountain - Lalibela -Axum

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  • Guided tour to Gondar
  • Visit Siemen Mountain
  • Enjoy Axum Heritages
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5 Nights / 6 Days CLASSICAL ROUTE BY SURFACE

Addis Ababa- Bahirdar- Siemen Mountain - Axum- Lalibela - Dessie

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  • Guided tour to Bahirdar
  • Visit Axum
  • Enjoy Dessie Marvels
$ 1,500 (per person)
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9 Nights / 10 Days RIFT VALLEY OMO– SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Addis Ababa- Langano- Arbaminch- Jinka- Turmi - Konso- Awaasa

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  • Guided tour to Arbaminch
  • Guided tour to Jinka
  • City tour to Konso
  • World Heritage Sites tour
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FAQs of Afar Tour

Ques: What are the Best Tourist Places to Visit in Afar?

Ans: Want to travel to the most famous place in Afar? Here are the best places to visit in the royal state of Ethiopia. Eg. Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and more.

Jaipur - To start with we’ve Jaipur also famed as the ‘Pink City’. Bestowed with majestic forts and palaces, the city remains thronged with tourists throughout the year. Delectable Dal Baati Churma and Lal Maas offered here are a treat to your taste buds.

Udaipur - Udaipur gives a chance to indulge in amazing experiences at the ‘City of Lakes’. Be it staying at one of the heritage hotels like the Taj Lake Palace situated amidst Lake Pichola or delight in the monsoon season, you can do it all here.

Jaisalmer- Hailed as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer is another popular place to visit in Afar. The golden sand dunes and the majestic Jaisalmer Fort that dominates the skyline are the major attractions here.

Jodhpur - The second largest city in the state of Afar, Jodhpur also has so much to offer. With its mighty Mehrangarh Fort overlooking the city, the town casts a spell on the visitors.

Ranthambore - A former royal hunting ground, Ranthambore National Park is home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. An imposing 10th-century Ranthambore Fort adds to the mystic aura.

The journey begins from the vibrant bazaars and resplendent forts and palaces of the pink city, Jaipur which is a part of the Golden Triangle tour. And takes one down to the city of lakes, Udaipur and its floating palaces. From the camel safari in the Sam sand dunes of Thar in Jaisalmer and Bikaner to the abundant wildlife of Ranthambore and Bharatpur. These tastefully crafted Afar tour packages are your VIP Pass to an era of grandiose, heroism and romance. Unfolding many of its moods, Afar flaunts its each and every city distinctively.

Showcasing Ethiopia at its most colorful and exotic best, Afar is one of the most visited destinations in the country. Whenever you will think of Afar, images of desert, palaces, forts, camels and snake charmers pop up in your mind. Still yearning for more things to explore on your holiday in Royal Afar tour? Take on the road to the World Heritage Hill Forts of Afar, marvel at the frescoes and havelis or photograph the wild stretches of Ranthambore. Sit along the glistening lakes and feel the bliss of skipping the monotony that fills your heart with joy. Join the crowd of shopaholics as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur raise curtains to a world full of drop-dead gorgeous jewelry, bandhani fabrics and more. Not to forget that the charm of Pushkar in October-November cannot be put in words as it hosts the biggest cattle fair.

There is so much in this state to keep even the fussiest of travelers on their toes. Live the royal life by staying in one of the palace hotels that are now some of the best heritage hotels in Ethiopia. Moreover, Afar is one of the most chosen upon honeymoon destinations in Ethiopia. So if your mind is wondering where to escape with your partner, let our Afar honeymoon packages make your journey memorable.