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Tour code: Taste Ethiopia 19

Tour Type: Culture

Duration of stay: 9 days/ 8 nights

Means of Transportation: surface

Description: visiting the mosaic culture of the omo valley tribes with their amazing uniqueness………….

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel.  City tour of Addis Ababa. 

Accommodation:  Your preferred hotel in Addis Ababa

Day 2:  Addis Ababa – Melka Kunture – Abadi Maryam – Tiya - Arbaminch

Drive to Melka Kunture, an archeological site famous for the prehistoric stone-tool factory and then to Adadi Maryam rock- hewn church. Proceed to the stele of Tiya, the World Heritage site. En route, see the farmland of the Gurage people and their thatched-roof circular houses.proceed to Arbaminch Accommodation: Swayness Hotel

Day 3:  Arba Minch – Nech-Sar National Park – Chencha - Arba Minch

Drive to Nech-Sar National Park which is the habitat of the endemic Swayne’s hartebeests, zebras, bushpigs, baboons, wartogs, greater kudus, Grant’s gazelles and more. In the afternoon drive to Chencha to see the beehive like huts of Dorze people and colorful woven products.

Accommodation:  Swaynes Hotel in Arba Minch

Day 4:  Arba Minch - Jinka

Drive to Jinka and on the way you will have a boat trip on chamo lake to visit the crocodiles market and hippos then proceed to Jinka. If on Thursday, visit the Key Afar market of Tsemay and Benna tribes.

Accommodation:  Goh Hotel or Jinka Resort Hotel in Jinka

Day 5:  Jinka – Mago National Park - Jinka

Drive to Mago National Park and climb the Mursi Hills to meet the Mursi people and see their lifestyles.

Accommodation:  Goh Hotel or Jinka Resort Hotel in Jinka

Day 6:  Jinka – Turmi

Drive to Turmi and visit the town of Hamer people and if on Monday explore Turmi market and meet the Hamer,. Hamer’s dances and bull-jumping ceremony may be seen. If on Tuesday or Saturday, visit the Dimeka market and meet the Hamer and Benna people and more.

Accommodation: Camping in Turmi

Day 7:  Turmi – Dessanech - Turmi

Drive to Dessanech and across the Omo river by the traditional dug out canoe  to visit the Dessanech people in the other side of the river.

Accommodation: Camping in Turmi

Day 8:  Turmi – Erbore  – Konso – Arba Minch

Drive  to Arbaminch on the way vist Erbore and Konso people’s villages and finally arrive at Arba Minch.

Accommodation: Swaynes Hotel in Arba Minch

Day 9:  Arba Minch – Addis Ababa

Drive back to Addis Ababa. On the way visit the Alaba’s nice thatched house .  At night, dinner with Ethiopian traditional shows. Transfer to the airport.

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