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8 Days/ 7 Nights South Omo Cultural Tour

An ancient land of stunning sceneries, fascinating cultures and first-rate historic sites, Ethiopia numbers among Africa’s most rewarding tour destinations.

As we learn about the country’s long history with visits to castles built by various emperors over a 236-year timeframe, 11th century rock-hewn churches, pre-Christian buildings, ancient monuments and royal palaces, we travel through stunning sceneries of mist-shrouded mountain peaks and idyllic cascading waterfalls.

Our cultural exploration of this special destination includes spending time in villages isolated from the rest of the world in which fisherman still use papyrus boats, in local marketplaces where Ari women wear traditional skirts made of tree twigs and at tribal gatherings wherein stick-fighting contests, elaborate dress, lip plates and earlobe discs are commonplace.

per adult from

$1,645

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • • All transfers and ground transportation with fuel and driver allowance (4WD Toyota land cruiser,
    • Photography fee (photographing not for commercial purpose)
    • Entry/Admission - Mago National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Chamo Lake
    What's excluded :
    • Any Private Expenses

  • Day 1: Day 01-Arrival - Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Arrive in Addis Ababa Bole international airport and meet up and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time take, city highlights – Drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis, National Museum of Ethiopia, the Holy Trinity built during WWII, the Ethnographic Museum, Merkato, the biggest market in East Africa. Overnight at Sidra hotel in Addis Ababa.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Sidra hotel in Addis Ababa.

    Day 2: Day 02-Addis Ababa- Arbaminch (7 hours drive)

    Stop At: Arba Minch, Ethiopia
    Early morning drive south to Arbaminch through Gurage village. On the way visit Tiya stelea field which is one of the eleven Ethiopian world heritage sites registered by UNESCO. In the afternoon, visit the Dorze tribe and their village, famed for their beehive-shaped houses and their weaving skills. Weaving is a primary profession for many Dorze. They are also farmers, who prevent soil erosion by indigenous terracing of the mountainsides. Around their huts they have their own little garden with vegetables, spices; tobacco and Enset (false-banana or Musa Ensete) late afternoon continue driving to Arbaminch.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile resort hotel Arbaminch.

    Day 3: Day 03 Arbaminch-Turmi (5 Hours Drive )

    Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Morning drive south to Turmi via Weyto valley. On the way visit konso Cultural Centre, famous for old and unique terracing and unusual engraved wooden statues. Continue driving to Turmi visiting the tribal market in Keyafer village if today is Thursday, in Dimeka village if today is Saturday or in Alduba village if today is Tuesday. Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buska Lodge in Turmi

    Day 4: Day 04-Turmi - Omorate - Jinka (4 hours drive)

    Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Morning drive to Omorate and visit the Dasenech village and tribe on the other side of the Omo river then return to Turmi. In the afternoon visit the village of Hamar tribes. Or alternatively attend the Hamer tribe bull-jumping ceremony (this is a seasonal ceremony, so you will attend if available on the day. Entrance fee to attend the ceremony is 50 USD per person). Then proceed to Jinka
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Eco Omo lodge in Jinka

    Day 5: Day 05- Mursi Village

    Stop At: Mago National Park, 1000 Ethiopia
    Early morning drive to Mursi village through Mago National Park. The Mursi woman is famous for wearing big clay discs in their lower lip which is considered as a sign of beauty. Then drive back to Jinka for lunch In the afternoon visit Jinka cultural museum displaying many more details about all tribes of Omo valley, including several very interesting documentary films.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Eco Omo lodge in Jinka.

    Day 6: Day 06-Jinka-Arbaminch ( 5hours drive)

    Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    In the morning drive to Arbaminch through Keyafer and Weyto valley. On the way visit the traditional market at Keyafer. Then proceed driving to Arbaminch.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile resort in Arbaminch.

    Day 7: Day 07-Arbaminch- Hawassa ( 5hours Drive)

    Stop At: Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
    In the morning, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo. Enjoy lake chamo aquatic life including the giant Nile crocodile, hippos and birdlife. Then drive back to Arbaminch town for lunch break. In the afternoon proceed driving to Hawassa through several villages including the colorful Halaba village. Overnight at Haile Resort in Hawassa.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Haile Resort in Hawassa.

    Day 8: Day 08-Hawassa- AddisAbaba

    Stop At: Awassa, Ethiopia
    In the morning visits the traditional fish market on lake Hawassa. Then drive to Addis Ababa through the Great rift valley and Abiata Shala national park. Have a shortstop in the park to visit animals such as warthog, gazelle, kudu, and the biggest African bird, Ostrich. Then proceed driving to Addis Ababa. Arriving in Addis Ababa, optional activities such as shopping is possible. Then dinner party at one of the traditional restaurants enjoying traditional Ethiopian music live from the stage. Finally, transfer to the airport for your international flight. End of the trip
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Dinner party at one of the traditional restaurants
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Across Africa Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-143701P126

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