7 days 6 nights
Embark on a cultural tour of Djibouti and experience the fascinating history and stunning landscapes of this beautiful country. Over the course of seven days, you’ll visit some of Djibouti’s most impressive sights, including Lac Assal, the North and South Circuits, Tadjourah, and Sable Blanc Beach.
The tour begins with a visit to Lac Assal, a beautiful landlocked aquatic wilderness that is surrounded by breathtaking mountains. This stunning location is the lowest point in Africa and the saltiest body of water outside of Antarctica. Marvel at the crystal-clear waters and the salt formations that make this location a true wonder of nature.
Next, you’ll explore the North Circuit (Bankouleh), where you’ll have the opportunity to witness the traditional Afar way of life. You’ll visit villages, meet local people, and learn about their culture, traditions, and history.
In the South Circuit (Arta Village, Grand & Petite Bara), you’ll visit the charming Arta Village, a picturesque location with beautiful scenery and historical buildings. Then, you’ll venture to the Grand and Petite Bara, where you can admire the rugged terrain and witness the fascinating geothermal activity.
No cultural tour of Djibouti would be complete without a visit to Tadjourah, a charming port town located on the Gulf of Tadjourah. Here, you can explore the traditional architecture and learn about the town’s history and culture.
Finally, you’ll visit Sable Blanc Beach, a stunning location with pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters. Relax on the beach, soak up the sun, and take in the beautiful scenery.
Throughout the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sample traditional Djiboutian cuisine and stay in comfortable accommodations. With knowledgeable guides to lead you on your journey, this cultural tour of Djibouti is a perfect way to discover the rich history and natural beauty of this fascinating country.
Arrive in Djibouti; meet assist and transfer to Hotel Meal(s) Included: None Overnight at Sheraton Djibouti
After breakfast, depart for a 3-hour city tour and visit; The 27th June square ( former Menelik square) Mosque Hamoudi Mahamoud Harbi square( called also Rimbaud square) Central market Rue des Mouche(African market) Visit the Central Market Meal(s) Included: Breakfast Overnight at Sheraton Djibouti
After breakfast, drive to Lac Abbe, a salt lake fringed with incredible scenery, where limestone chimneys belch sulfur. This landscape is so otherworldly that the classic science fiction film "Planet of the Apes" was filmed here. En route, you will visit Grand Barra, the remains of an ancient lake that offers good opportunities for spotting wildlife. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Tented Camp
After breakfast, spend the morning exploring Lac Abbe. In the afternoon, drive to Forêt du Day national park, a remarkable forest in an otherwise desert country – with monkeys, warthogs, leopards, and various other animals. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Tented Camp
After breakfast, go on guided nature walks in the forest before departing for Tadjourah. Tadjourah, a picturesque town on the coast, has a distinctive Arabic feel, from the architecture to the people. There is time to explore the town this afternoon. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Hotel Le Golf
After breakfast, visit the stunning oasis of Bankoualeh with its various waterfalls and gardens. Afterward, visit the Afar village of Ardo, before continuing to Lac Assal – a crater lake and the lowest point in Africa (-150 m) as well as the most saline body of water in the world (up to 40%). It is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on the continent. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Tented Camp
Explore the volcanic region around Lac Assal, including the Ardoukoba volcano and the hot springs. In the afternoon drive back to Djibouti Town where there will be time to explore. Afterward, transfer to the airport for an onward flight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast