Cultural Tour to OMO Valley Tribs II

Program: Cultural tour to Omo Valley Trib

Code: LTT 016

Transport: surface

Duration: 10 days and 9 nights

Day 01: Arrival at Bole International Airport. Reception by your guide and Transfer to hotel for check-in. after short break you will have City tour of Addis Ababa overnight in Addis Ababa.

Day 02: Depart south from Addis via the Great Rift Valley, stopping on the way at Lake Ziway to visit the beautiful birdlife on the shores of the lake. Continue driving to Hawassa for overnight stay

Day 03: In the morning visit the fish Market on the Lake Hawassa continue drive to Arbaminch via Dorze village the Dorze people live in the Guge mountains near Arba minch,in a cold and misty climate they are very famous for their skills in cotton-weaving. Many of the traditional clothes of the Ethiopians came from chencha the biggest town in the area. Overnight stay Arbaminich

Day 04: in the morning take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market and hippo pods also you will visit Nech sar national park to visit zebras and other wilds animal after the boat trip, continue driving to Jinka via Weyto (market day Sunday) and Key Afar (market day Thursday) Overnight in Jinka

Day 05 Drive from jinka to mursi proceeds to the Mursi people and village for beauty where the mursi women use clay plates into their lips. After visit drive back to jinka and visit the south omo museum. Overnight stay jinka

Day 06: Drive Jinka to Turmi Drive Jinka to Turmi home of the Hamer people via Dimeka if the day you arrive Monday or Saturday admire the very colorful markets of the Hamer and Dassanech tribs are famous for their hairstyles, ornaments, scarification, culture and more… At night, see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer people known as Evangadi. Overnight stay Turmi

Day 07: morning drive to Omorate and cross the Omo River by local boat to visit the Dasennech tribe Afterwards, return to Turmi and, if there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer wedding ceremony it will be visited Monday is market day in Turmi. Overnight in Turmi.

Day 08: Today will be a day trip to visit the people of the Karo tribe .The Karo people are the smallest in number of all of the tribes of the Omo Valley and they are known for their elaborate decorations particularly during local ceremonies. Overnight in Turmi

Day 09: Drive back to Arbaminch on the way visit konso people the konso people are famous for their terraced agriculture and for their practice of sculpting wooden totem called ”WAKA” to the mark their gravies. The konso have a special kind of social organization, interesting handicrafts and a special architecture, which can be seen and experienced best by trekking through the region. Overnight stay Arbaminch

Day 10: Drive from Arbaminch to Addis Ababa on the way you will visit the UNSCO world heritage site Tiya. After visit drive to back Addis Ababa. Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians.

Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure. End Tour