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8 Days Omo Valley

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley region is one of the most remote parts of this incredible country. Omo Valley is Located in the Southern part of Ethiopia, this distant region feels like a world away from Northern Ethiopia – with a rural and tropical feel, it was more reminiscent of sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the country. In this Unique place of the country multiple and strong indigenous cultures co-exist. On this cultural tour you have the opportunities to visit various busy local markets, different ethnic groups with different customs, rites, rituals, architecture and dress, a raw and fresh natural world and the special "Bull-Jumping" ceremony, in which a Hummer's boy will be transferred in to Adulthood.

per adult from

$2,927

AUD

Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
    • Entry/Admission - Adadi Maryam
    • Entry/Admission - Melka Kunture
    • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Dorze Village
    • Entry/Admission - Chamo Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Dasenech Village
    • Entry/Admission - Dimeka Market
    • Entry/Admission - South Omo Research Centre Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Any alcoholic beverage
    • Any fees not listed in Inclusions

  • Day 1: Addis Ababa - Hawassa

    Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
    Our first stop will be the Tiya stelae field, which is one of Ethiopian's world heritage site.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Adadi Maryam, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Here we will have the chance to spot one of the many rock hewn churches in Ethiopia, Adadi Maryam Rock Hewn Church.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Melka Kunture, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    The final visible site on the way to Hawassa will be the Melka Kunture pre historic tool making site.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight reserved Hotel

    Day 2: Awassa - Dorze

    Stop At: Fish Market at Awassa Lake, Awassa Lake, Awasa Ethiopia
    After breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dorze Village, Arba Minch Ethiopia
    The Dorze are known for their tall beehive-like houses and fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight hotel

    Day 3: Arba Minch

    Stop At: Chamo Lake, Arba Minch Ethiopia
    Depart to Arba Minch for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Weyt'o, Ethiopia
    Afterwards, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. You will pass through the village of Weyto, which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village.

    Stop At: Turmi, Turmi, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see “Evangadi” traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight reserved lodge

    Day 4: Turmi

    Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 Ethiopia
    Take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe. Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenech village. Afterwards, return to Turmi for a visit of the Hamer village. If lucky attend “Bull- jumping” traditional Hamer coming-ofage ceremony.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Lodge

    Day 5: Turmi - Jinka

    Stop At: Dimeka Market, Ethiopia
    Drive to Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afer. Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days in Dimeka, which is one of the most colorful markets in the area and is visited by many tribes, including Hamer, Benna and Karo. Afterwards, continue to Jinka.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Resort

    Day 6: Jinka

    Pass By: Mago National Park, 1000 Ethiopia
    Drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe.

    Stop At: South Omo Research Centre Museum, on top of hill in Jinka, Jinka Ethiopia
    The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Resort

    Day 7: Jinka - Arba Minch

    Stop At: Key Afer, Key Afer, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    Depart from Jinka to Arba Minch via Key Afer and Konso. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    After the visit, proceed to Konso, are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes, as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. You will visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed driving to Arba Minch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Lodge

    Day 8: Arba Minch - Addis Ababa

    Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Drive to Addis Ababa from Arba Minch. In the evening you will have farewell party in one of Ethiopian traditional restaurant where you can see cultural music and dance. Then Transfer to the airport for flight back home.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Departure
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from any hotel in Addis AbabaAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Simien mountain ethiopia tours

Activity ID: V-107674P18

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