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Explore Omo Valley in 8 Days, Ethiopia

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.

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Tiya World Heritage Site
    • Entry/Admission - Fish Market at Awassa Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Dorze Village
    • Entry/Admission - Crocodile Market
    • Entry/Admission - Dasenech Village
    • Entry/Admission - Dimeka Market
    • Entry/Admission - Mago National Park
    What's excluded :
    • any alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Addis Ababa - Awassa

    Stop At: Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya Ethiopia
    visit the ancient Tiya Stella fields and UNESCO World Heritage Site, beside you will also visit the Adadi Mariam church and the Melka Kunture archaeological site.
    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Day 2: Hawassa - Arba Minch

    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: 2 hours

    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: 3 hours

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

    Day 3: Arba Minch - Turmi, Hamar

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

    Stop At: Dasenech Village, Omorate Dasenech, Turmi 1000 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. Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see “Evangadi” traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight 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-off age ceremony.
    Duration: 5 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: 6 hours

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

    Day 6: Jinka

    Stop At: Mago National Park, 1000 Ethiopia
    Drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jinka, Jinka, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
    In the afternoon returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes. Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.
    Duration: 4 hours

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

    Day 7: Jinka - Arbaminch

    Stop At: Konso, Konso, 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. 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: 6 hours

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

    Day 8: Arbaminch - 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: In a traditional restaurant
    Accommodation included: Departure
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • 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.


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Organised by Simien Ethiopia Tours

Activity ID: V-46492P4

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