Cultural Tour to OMO Vally Tribes I

Program: Cultural tour to Omo Vally tribes

Code: LTT 015

Transport: surface

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights

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

Day 02Drive from Addis Ababa to Arbaminch on the way visit 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 in Arbaminich

Day 03: In the morning take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market and hippo pods continue driving to Jinka via Weyto (market day Sunday) and Key Afar (market day Thursday). Overnight in Jinka.

Day 04: 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 05: Drive Jinka to Turmi home of the Hamer people On the way stop in 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 06: Today will be a day trip to visit the people of the Karo tribe. Depart from Turmi on the shores of the Omo River. 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 07: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 08: 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. Evening 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