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Guaranteed tours:
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018: Volcanoes of the Danakil desert - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
12-14 Jul 2018: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano, Sunda Strait
15-31 Jul 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
22-27 Jul 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
22 Jul - 5 Aug 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
26 Jul - 5 Aug 2018: The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse - Vanuatu (South Sea)
30 Jul - 13 Aug 2018: Colors of Iceland: Fire, Earth, Ice and Water - Iceland
15-31 Aug 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
1-14 Sep 2018: Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon - Halmahera (Indonesia)
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Observers at the edge of Erta Ale´s summit lava lake around dawn, November 2015 (photo: Ingrid Smet - VolcanoAdventures)
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017
Our Danakil expedition organiser and tour guide Enku has returned from a short visit to Erta Ale and informed us about both the security situation on the volcano as its activity at the summit. ... [more]
Watching the lava lake of Erta Ale at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoAdventures)
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
Very sad news arrives from the Danakil desert where last Sunday 3 December a German tourist died and his Ethiopian guide got injured while they were climbing Erta Ale. The two were part of a larger tourist group which had traveled from Mekele and was making their way up to the summit of the volcano. ... [more]
 

Volcanoes of Ethiopia and Eritrea

Adwa| Afderà | Alayta| Ale Bagu| Alu| Alutu | Asavyo| Ayelu| Beru| Bilate River Field | Bishoftu Volcanic Field| Boina| Bora-Bericcio| Borale Ale | Borawli| Boset-Bericha| Butajiri-Silti Field| Chiracha | Corbetti Caldera| Dabbahu| Dabbayra| Dalaffilla | Dallol| Dama Ali| Dofen| East Zway | Erta Ale| Fantale| Gabillema| Gada Ale | Gedamsa| Groppo| Hayli Gubbi| Hertali | Hobicha Caldera| Kone| Korath Range| Kurub | Liado Hayk| Ma Alalta| Manda Gargori| Manda Hararo | Manda-Inakir| Mat Ala| Mega Basalt Field| Mousa Alli | O'a Caldera| Sodore| Sork Ale| Tat Ali | Tepi| Tosa Sucha| Tullu Moje| Unnamed 8.07°N / 39.07°E | Unnamed 8.62°N / 38.95°E| Unnamed 8.70/39.63| Unnamed 8.7°N / 39.63°E| Yangudi
Expeditions to Ethiopia's volcanoes:
Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Desert, salt and volcanoes
(expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))
Desert, salt and volcanoes - expedition to the Danakil desert and its volcanoes
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
$ 4530  ? 
17-30 Nov 2018
8-21 Dec 2018
9-22 Feb 2019
Experience one of the geologically most active areas on the planet! The Danakil desert is famous for Erta Ale, one of the world´s few active volcanoes constantly hosting a boiling lava lake and the surreal landscapes of colors, salt, geysers andsprings at the hydrothermal fields of Dallol.

See the dramatic change of environment when the jeep expedition starts in Addis Ababa (at 2355 m), and gradually descents into the Danakil depression, passing through Awash National Park before reaching the banks of Afrera salt lake (at - 100 m). The journey continues as we climb Erta Ale shield volcano and spend 3 full days and nights exploring the volcano´s caldera. We then set up camp at the Afar village of Hamed Ela and have 2 full days to discover the hydrothermal area of Dallol and Assale salt lake, including the centuries-old ritual of salt cutting. Finally explore the UNESCO world heritage site of the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.

We have been organising tours to the Danakil since early 2007 and hence have expertise in arranging such expeditions. Our highly competent Ethiopian main guide and volcanologist Enku and his friendly team will safely take you through the desert in 4x4 jeeps. The sometimes Spartan character of living conditions in the Danakil are partially compensated by the large variety of meals freshly prepared by our cook! ...more info

Danakil desert (Ethiopia): Volcanoes of the Danakil desert
(8 days expedition to Erta Ale and Dallol (Danakil depression, Ethiopia))
Erta Ale Volcano Special - expedition to Erta Ale's current eruption
6 - 8 days - Moderate
$ 3360  ? 
Custom and group dates
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018
1-8 Dec 2018
23 Feb - 2 Mar 2019
8 days expedition, starting and ending in Addis Ababa, going straight to the heart of the Danakil desert to explore the ongoing volcanic activity of Erta Ale shield volcano and Dallol hydrothermal fields! After climbing to the volcanoes summit in the middle of the night you get a first view of the lava's glow on the summit, followed by 2 full days and nights exploring both the volcanic acitivity both at the summit caldera and the new fissure eruption site on the volcano's flank. After descending the volcano you travel onwards to the area near Dallol where you spend about 2 days exploring the colourful hydrothermal deposits, acid lakes, salt formations and camel caravans. ...more info
 

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