Authentic Ethiopia Tours
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TOUR CODE: OVTE

TRIP LENGTH: 13 Days/12 Nights
DEPARTURE DATES: Jun-Aug & Oct-Feb
DESTINATIONS: Omo Valley
ACTIVITIES: Meeting People & Exploring culture
MODE OF TRAVEL: Land
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. ARRIVE THEN CITY TOUR

Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, meet with your guide and head to your hotel for check in and breakfast. Site seeing activity of Addis ababa including the national museum- the final resting place for "Lucy", visit also th Trinity Cathedral, Entoto Panoramic view and the oldest Palace of Menelik II. Finally visit the different section of Merkato-the largest open air market in Africa. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. TO ARBA MINCH

Leave your hotel for the drive to Arba Minch via Butajira-Hossahina road. On the way, visit rock church of Adadi Mariam, and make a stop at Tiya Stella field. Lunch on the way. Late in the afternoon arrive in Arbaminch.

DAY-03. BOAT TRIP AND DORZE VILLAGE

AM. Drive to top of Gughe mountain on which the Dorze tribes settled. The Dorzes were once warriors and now turned to agriculturalist. Live in a beehive shaped hut, these tribes are famouse by their weaving culture. You will be introduced by your guide how these people are living. Back to Arba Minch. After lunch, boat trip on Lake chamo to visit the Crocodile Market and Hippo farm. Spot so many bird species. O/N. Paradise Lodge.

DAY-04. ARBA MINCH TO JINKA

We will start today's activity by the drive to Jinka-the capital city for the southern Omo Valley Region. After some miles, you will pass through Konso town, the settlement for the hard worker people-the Konso People and who are considered to be the first people to introduce Terracin in Ethiopia. Lunch stop in Weito- the market place for Tsemay tribes. After lunch in head to Jinka; on the way you will meet with Tsemay, Bena and Ari tribes. O/N. Jinka Resort

DAY-05. MURSI VILLAGE AND MUSEUM

Drive to Mago National park to process the entry permit for the park to visit the Mursi tribes. These tribes are famouse by their lower lip plate(for women) and the Donga or stick fighting(for men)-believed to be the path to boyhood to adulthood. The Mursis live in Mago national park territory. After lunch break, visit South Omo Museum and Research center. Also visit the village of Ari tribes. O/N. Jinka Resort

DAY-06. KARO TRIBES THEN TURMI

Head to visit another omo Valley tribes whop settled at the shore of Omo River-The Karo Tribes- who are agro-pastoralists and considered to be the master of Body painters. Picnic lunch on the way. In the afternoon, arrive in Turmi- home for Hamer tribes. Having their own typical culture,the Hamer tribes are the most welcoming, friendly and Photogenic tribes. Their dressing style and hair style make the Hamer women very different from others. Bull Jumping-another typical culture for the Hamer man and Evangady"Dancing at Night" are some of the performances not to be missed while you visit these tribes. These performances are taken place during Wedding- after harvesting. O/N. Buska Lodge

DAY-07. DASSENECH TRIBES AND TURMI MARKET

AM. Drive to visit Dassenech tribes who are living to the other side of Omo River. You will cross the River by local boat to visit their village. Back to Turmi and visit the Hamer market in Turmi(Monday), visit also Hamer village. O/N. Buska Lodge

DAY-08. TURMI TO KONSO

Leave Turmi for the drive to Konso. On the way, visit the village of Erbore tribes who have similar culture with the Borena Oromo. Up on arrival in Konso, you will visit the Koso village and the Konsos' Chief who he has remarkable influence on dealing and solving problems for the society. O/N. Lodge

DAY-09. KONSO TO YABELLO

Konso to Yabello. After breakfast, visit "New York in Konso" which is a beautiful land formation by erosion. Picnic lunch on the way, late in the afternoon arrive in Yabello. O/N. Hotel

DAY-10. YABELLO

Excurssion trip to visit Elsod and singing well. O/N. Hotel

DAY-11. YABELLO TO YIRGALEM

Check out from your hotel for the drive to Yirgalem.  On the way enjoy with the surrounding dense coffee forest.  You will visit a coffee farm.  Arrive in Yergalem Aregash Lodge situated in the middle of the forest.  Walk around to spot so many bird species.  O/N. Argash Lodge

DAY-12. YIRGALEM TO LANGANO

Yirgalem to Langano. Drive to Awassa to visit the fish market at the shore of Lake Awassa. Spot so many bird species. Head also to Wendogenet to enjoy with the surround forest and to explore the source of the hot spring close to the hotel. Lunch in Wendogenet Wabishebelle Hotel. In the after noon drive to Langano-another rift Valley Lake. O/N. Hotel

DAY-13. LANGANO TO ADDIS ABABA/DEPARTURE

Leave the hotel for the drive to Addis Ababa. On the way visit Lake Zeway for its bird species and fish products. Lunch stop in Mojo. You will arrive in Addis Ababa after visiting the Crater lakes in Debre Zeit. In the evening, dinner in traditional restaurant and cultural dance, head to air port for international flight.


 

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