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Get an Ethiopian Visa to Get Up-Close-and-Personal with a Volcano

by admin | January 15th, 2011

Last week, I highlighted Ethiopia for its amazing adventure travel potential. This week, I found an awesome (if expensive) vacation package that proves the point: Volcano Discovery’s Ethiopian volcano tours. Their “Desert, Salt and Volcanoes” tour takes you into the Danakil Desert, a place that National Geographic once referred to as “the Cruelest Place on Earth.”

In the desert, you’ll visit salt mines, including an active volcano buried under a thick layer of salt. You’ll also climb to the top of the active Erta Ale volcano and spend three days and nights observing the volcano and the fiery lakes of lava in its crater.

This 14-day expedition costs a mighty 3,760 Euro, but you’ll be rewarded with the trip of a lifetime and the ability to forever boast that you stood in front of a volcano.

If that’s a little too rich for your blood, there’s a shorter expedition called “Fire and Salt in the Desert” that’s only 9 days long for 2190 Euro.

Of course, you’ll never make it to the volcano without an Ethiopian visa. Technically, you can get one on arrival at Bole International Airport. However, in practice, some US citizens have reported issues getting visas on arrival. After the long flight to Africa, the last thing you want is to get held up at the airport, right?

The best way to avoid delays and frustration is to get your visa ahead of time, before you leave the United States. For more information about what you’ll need, see Ethiopian Visa Requirements for Tourists.

RushMyTravelVisa makes the whole process much easier. We’ll walk you through the paperwork, step by step, to help you avoid common errors that could prevent your application from being processed in a timely fashion. Then, we’ll expedite your paperwork with the Ethiopian Embassy. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to take on the volcano!

Apply for your Ethiopian visa today!

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