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Destination:
Ethiopia
This trip will take you to the Southern Region to explore local life and culture and to explore wild animals and fantastic nature.
Day 01-Arrival in Addis Ababa early morning. The Ethiopia’s capital is perched on the high plateau at 2400 meters altitude. Our guide would welcome you at the airport. Head in the ... moresouthern direction with 4x4 vehicles, a region known for its ethnic and linguistic diversity. Morning after breakfast drive to Langano, one of the nine Rift Valley lakes and 200km from Addis Ababa. Located in at 1570 m altitude, Langano is the favoured vacation spot for residents of the capital, who like to navigate to enjoy its fresh water lake.

After lunch, explore the Abyata-Shalla National Park, which is remarkable for its alkaline lakes with impressive colony of pink flamingos and many other species of birds such as Ostrich, pelicans.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Langano

Day 02–Further south
Drive to the town of Arba Minch, a town that owes its existence and vitality to the twin lake Abaya (the second largest of Ethiopia) and Chamo. Along the way, discover the small Senkele Sanctuary, established to protect the Swayne hartebeest, an antelope endemic to the region. Continue to Arba Minch which in Amharic means "Forty Springs", a peaceful and warm town, that offers a magnificent view overlooking two lakes in the Rift valley.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Arba Minch

Day 03-In morning make a boat trip on Lake Chamo
This is a lake that supports a large population of crocodiles and hippos, fishes such as Nile Perch, tilapia, catfish. We cross the lake, head to the eastern bank and climb the plateau to the Nechisar National Park for about an hour, on a flat area covered savannah and thorn bushes, offering good views down to the region. We could effort lessly and observe several herds of Burchell's zebra and Thomson and Grant Gazelle. Return to boat, and observe crocodiles (some specimens’ reach 5-6 meters long). Co-habiting peacefully with hippos, pelicans and fish eagles. In the late afternoon, we go into the mountains northwest of Arba Minch, at 2700M altitude, to reach the villages Dorze. Once formidable warriors, members of this ethnic group have turned to weaving and farming Enset (false banana) to earn a living. On a hilly and wooded, beautiful hiking through plantations and surprising traditional huts made of bamboo and false banana of bullet-shaped, high of about ten meters. On the way, we enjoy many beautiful views of the two lakes in Arba Minch and islands. By late afternoon, return to the same accommodation.

Overnight Lodge/Hotel-Arba Minch

Day 04- Jinka Town - Ari people
This morning we head in the direction of Jinka town, and visit the village of Ari people. The Ari live in an exceptionally green and fertile region, which allow them to practice diversified and subsistence crops (cereals, fruit) and two cash crops-coffee and cardamom. The Ari also collects honey which brings them money. The Ari decorate their houses with beautiful murals, expressing their own style with patterns, materials and colours.

Overnight Camping/Hotel (Optional)-Jinka

Day 05– Mago National Park

Early morning, we head to the Mago National Park, located in the lowlands east bank of the Omo River and west of Mago River. Mainly grass savannah, the park was originally established in 1974 to protect the populations of Elephants, Giraffes and Buffalos. Despite the efforts, it has not been possible to stop poaching practiced by the indigenous tribe. The fauna of the park, however, remains diverse (Gazelle, Kudu, Buffalo, Colobus ...).Our main attraction in the area is the Mursi ethnic. A hot temperature and warrior tradition have kept the Mursi away from all forms of occupation and influence. Agro-pastoralists, their social and ritual organization combines the principles of generation, and age. Shaved, pierced ears, arms and chest scarred, the Mursi men proudly wear Kalashnikovs slung. Women are distinct for wearing clay plate inserted into the lower lip. Late afternoon back to Jinka.

Overnight Camping/Hotel (Optional)-Jinka

Day 06-Turmi
We head to Turmi, the Hamer village. Along the way, if it is Thursday, we make a stop at the main weekly Key Afer market which means “Red Soil” in Amharic. It is the an assembly point of many ethnic groups, including Bana, Ari, and Tsemay Hamer, who often walk long hours on foot to come to the market carrying their food, food spices, butter, goats. Men and women have a keen sense of aesthetics and spend many hours to decorate themselves.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Turmi

Day 07- Omo Valley - Dassanech people
Continue our journey to the heart of the Omo Valley in the direction of the town of Omorate, to see the Dassanech people. Near the Kenyan border, this tribe takes advantage of the fertile land and salty delta of the Omo River for growing sorghum. After navigating on wooden boat, we walk along the shore to reach a Dassanech village, a traditional village with small huts made of branches, sheets and animal skins. Like the Karo, the hairstyle of Dassanech is very sophisticated.

In the afternoon, we go back to the village of Turmi, the capital of Hamer people. Estimated at about 40,000, the Hamer are semi-nomadic pastoralists, living from livestock and cultivation of sorghum, millet, tobacco and cotton. They have unique rituals such as a cattle-leaping ceremony that men perform in order to reach adulthood called “Bull Jumping”, where upon young Hamer women get whipped. Cattle and goats are at the heart of Hamer life. They provide the cornerstone of a household's livelihood; it’s only with cattle and goats to pay as ‘bride wealth’ that a man can marry.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Turmi

Day 08- The Konso
Early morning, we take the trail through the scrub and savannah ascend the hills of Konso. Discovery of a new ethnic group, the Konso, sedentary farmers who carved hillside numerous terraces for crops (millet, sorghum, cotton, corn, papaya ...), with an ingenious irrigation system optimizing rainwater. Stroll through these structured fortified villages into quarters, with real stone walls protecting wildlife and mudslides. The Konso are divided into nine clans, each with their own spiritual chief. If the chief is present, we would have an audience with him, he will be bale explain the peculiarities of his people, the Council of Elders and their relationship to the former.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Konso

Day 09-Omo Valley Konso- Yabello
For another adventure to discover the Borena people. We head to the town of Yabello, the capital of the Borena region, we cross the road passing through several herds of camels and enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes dotted with acacias and giant termite mounds. We head to the isolated village of El Soda, overlooking a beautiful deep crater 800M. The ​​savannah and acacia filled area is the great zebra playground and various gazelles: Grant, Thomson, and Gazelle-Giraffe. Walk along on the crater rim, towards the lake that hosts a saline lake for the extraction of large quantities of salt. The salt diggers must delve into the dark waters of the lake saturated with iodine to resurface the precious commodity. The salt is mostly feed to animals, but the refined one is intended for human consumption. By late afternoon, walking around this wooded crater with beautiful views from the ridges plunging.

Overnight Camping/Lodge (Optional)-Yabello

Day 10– Back North
After out adventure of the Borena region, we take the direction of North, back to the starting point. We traverse the road with sparse vegetation and huge termite mounds. Stretching from both sides of the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, the Borena living here are semi-nomadic pastoralists. They move in groups in a definite area, in search of water and fodder for their cattle. After a brief stop to visit one of the traditional villages of Borena and typical huts, continuing through more mountainous and lush scenery to Yergalem. We enter the Sidamo territory, reputed for being one of the main coffee growing regions. From Ethiopia, the Arabica coffee plant was introduced into the world.

In the afternoon, a stop to see the interior designs of the beautiful Sidamo huts, lined with euphorbia candelabra. Beyond the coffee, the fertile land is suitable for many cultures: false banana, pineapple, papaya, mango, chat ... In the evening, we enjoy our super comfortable lodge in an amazing setting, in the middle of the forest.

Overnight Camping/Lodge(Optional)-Sidamo

Day 11- Drive back to the capital Addis Ababa
We go via Shashemene, a town where dreadlocked Rasta settlers, many born in the Caribbean, have now made their home. The Rastas declarethe last king of Ethiopia to be the Messiah, or “Jah” Selassie’s pre-coronation name, Ras Tafari Makonnen, was adopted to name their movement. Continue to the shores of Lake Ziway to observe the abundance of birds. We arrive later afternoon and check in downtown hotel for a shower and little rest. In the evening a welfare dinner held in the magnificent Traditional Restaurant of the city and after a pleasant drop down to Airport.

Included

Airport Transportation in Ethiopia-Locally

Ground transfers

Nights hotel accommodation

Entrance Fee of the sites

Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner): full board

Services of different languages speaking skilled and experienced guide

Drinking water 1.5 litres per person per day

Vehicles

Seedling on the road

Not included

Personal and baggage insurance

Luggage handling in the airport

Visas

Beverages/Drinks

Tips or Gratitude

Optional activities.

Laundry, Personal Toiletries and items of a personal nature
Destination:
Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. This trip takes you to visit different tribes and explore ethiopian culture!
Day 1: Arrive to Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour. Overnight in Hotel. Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa to Arba Minch. En route visit the rift valley lakes. Overnight in Hotel.... more
Day 3: Drive Arba Minch to Mago. En route visit the En route visit the Derase, Tsemay, Are and Benna tribes.
Day 4: Mago- Trumi. En route visit the Caro and Dus tribes on the Omo River. Overnight Camping.
Day 5: Turmi – Arba Minch. En route visit the Konso Village. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 6: Drive Arba Minch to Addis Ababa. En route visit the Dorze and Wolayita village. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 7: Departure
Destination:
Ethiopia
Visit the tribes of the Omo Valley in 8 days.
Day 1 Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn ... morechurch similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final destination for the day is Awassa. Overnight in Awassa (hotel).

Day 2 In the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited. Overnight in Dorze in traditional Dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 3 In the morning, depart to Arba Minch for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos. Afterwards, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village (market day is Saturday). Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi. Overnight in Turmi (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 4 In the morning, 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 (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony that will be visited. Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 5 Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 6 In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, after 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 7 After breakfast depart from Jinka to Arba Minch via Key Afar and Konso. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays). The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed driving to Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 8 Early in the morning, depart from Arba Minch for a full day’s drive to Addis Ababa. On the way you may have time to visit one of the following archeological sites of interest:
– Tiya – ancient stellae field and UNESCO World Heritage site
– Adadi Maryam – rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela
– Melka Kunture – pre-historic tool-making site

End of tour.
Destination:
Ethiopia
Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. It has become safer, and now it is placed among the safe countries of Africa. There are many Christian monuments in the north ... moreof the country, and in the southwest of Ethiopia there is the highest concentration of aboriginal tribes in the entirety of Africa. You can meet ten of these tribes during this trip.
Day 1 Participants meet in the late evening hours in Adis Abbeba, the capital of Ethiopia. There is a festive dinner in a renowned and stylish restaurant, Karamora.... more

Day 2 Transit with hired land cruiser-type cars to a small city Arba Minch. During the trip we will take a bath in a small lake Langano, and stop in Shashemene for a fruit cocktail. Later we will dine on excellent fish from the Chamo Lake.

Day 3 We will explore the customs of the Konso tribe, their „middle-age castles“, terraced fields, and canyon.

Day 4 We will visit the Bana tribe, one of the less known Ethiopian tribes. During the transit we will taste the traditional „tach“ drink.

Day 5 We will go to the national park Mago, have an afternoon safari with a land cruiser-type car, and we will overnight in tents in a camp near Head Quarters.

Day 6 We will visit the Mursi tribe, legendary naked warriors. Men have bodies painted with clay, women wear small plates in their lips. We will stop in one Mursi village, and drive through their territory to the Body tribe territory.

Day 7 We will visit the Body tribe, another tribe from the Mursi and Surma tribe group. However, the Body tribe is quite different as you’ll see. In the afternoon, we will stop during our return at another Mursi village, and then spend our second night in the camp of National Park Mago.

Day 8 We will visit the Karo tribe, the renowned warriors. We will visit their villages that are situated near the river Omo, and are far in the bush land. We will cross the river Omo to visit the Bume tribe.

Day 9 We will visit the Dasanech tribe, who also live on the western bank of the river Omo. The men fix their hairstyles with clay – from which they make „helmets“. In the afternoon we will move to the Hamar tribe territory, which is one of the most beautiful tribes in Ethiopia. We will visit the marketplace, and if you’re interested, we can spend the night in the Hamar’s village.

Day 10 We will visit both the Tsamai and the Arbore tribe. Tsamaj tribesmen comb their hair in a strange way, and the tribe Arbore is again something completely different: ** for example they live in very interesting straw buildings.

Day 11 We will travel to the National Park Bale Mountains, the most beautiful national park in Ethiopia. Except for several kinds of endemic mammals we will also find there biotopes, which can’t be found anywhere else in Ethiopia.

Day 12 We will view the mountain plateau with endemic Ethiopian wolves, Seneca’s, and lobelias, and a mist forest in the foothills of the nearby mountains.

Day 13 A safari (on foot) observing endemic mountain nyals, and pigs. For anyone interested, there will be a possibility of a horse ride.

Day 14 We will return to Addis Abeba. We will stop to take a bath in a renowned thermal spa for the „higher society“ near the Sodere city. We will arrive to Addis in late evening hours.

Day 15 A **Day for shopping for souvenirs and departing. End of Tour.

This itinerary flexible, and will likely change in order to coordinate visits with market days in the south, which is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distance on foot to attend.
Destination:
Ethiopia
This is the ultimate Ethiopian Experience!
Day 1 Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn ... morechurch similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final destination for the day is Awassa. Overnight in Awassa (hotel).

Day 2 In the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited. Overnight in Dorze in traditional Dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 3 In the morning, visit the local market in Dorze (Monday and Thursday) or Chencha (Tuesday and Saturday). Afterwards, continue driving to Arba Minch. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos. Overnight in Arba Minch (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 4 After breakfast, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village (market day is Saturday). Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi. Overnight in Turmi (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 5 In the morning, 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 (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited. Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 6 Early morning depart from Turmi to the village of Kangatan. Here you will cross the Omo River and take a short walk through the local fields to visit a village of the Nyangatom tribe. After the visit, return across the river and proceed to the Karo village of Korcho, with a stunning location lookin over the Omo River. The Karo people, while the smallest tribe of the Omo Valley in number, are also known to be the most decorated. After the visit, return to Turmi for another opportunity to see Jumping of the Bulls. Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 7 Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 8 In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, after 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 9 After breakfast, depart from Jinka to Konso, via Key Afar. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays). Overnight in Konso (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 10 The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. Time permitting, you can also visit the “natural New York Village”, named after the tall sand formations resembling skyscrapers. After the visit, continue to Yabello. If there is time, visit the Yabello Wildlife Sanctuary for a chance to see zebras. Overnight in Yabello (hotel).

Day 11 Early in the morning, take an excursion south to visit El Sod, a village that is home to a crater lake with a large salt deposit called the House of Salt (chow bet). This is the land of the Borena people, a large nomadic ethnic group that extends deep into Kenya. After the visit, proceed driving to Yirgalem. Here you can enjoy an evening coffee ceremony while watching the hyenas in the surrounding forest. Overnight in Yirgalem (lodge).

Day 12 After breakfast, depart north to Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day 1 Depart south from Addis Ababa via Butajira. On the way you will visit the archeological sites of Tiya (ancient stelae field and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Adadi Maryam (a rock-hewn ... morechurch similar to those in Lalibela) and Melka Kunture (pre-historic tool-making site). Final destination for the day is Awassa. Overnight in Awassa (hotel).

Day 2
In the morning after breakfast, visit the fish market on the shores of Lake Awassa and then proceed driving to Dorze, set in the highlands above Arba Minch. The Dorze people are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. You will visit the village and learn about the daily lives of these industrious people. If today is market day (in Dorze village on Monday and Thursday and in nearby Chencha on Tuesday and Saturday), that will be visited. Overnight in Dorze in traditional Dorze hut (shared toilet facilities) or continue to Arba Minch for overnight (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 3
In the morning, depart to Arba Minch for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the “crocodile market”, and the local hippos. Afterwards, depart from Arba Minch to Turmi. On the way you will pass through the village of Weyto (market day Saturday), which is home to the Tsemai tribe. Continue through the Weyto Valley to Erbore, where you will have a brief visit to a local Erbore village (market day is Saturday). Finally, proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi. Overnight in Turmi (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 4
In the morning, 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 (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited. Overnight in Turmi (camping, basic hotel or lodge).

Day 5
Depart for Jinka, via Dimeka and Key Afar. 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 6
In the morning, 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. In the afternoon, after 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. Overnight in Jinka (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 7
After breakfast, depart from Jinka to Arba Minch via Key Afar and Konso. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays). The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues. After the visit, proceed driving to Arba Minch. Overnight in Arba Minch (camping, hotel or lodge).

Day 8
Early in the morning, depart from Arba Minch for a full day’s drive to Addis Ababa. On the way you may have time to visit one of the following archeological sites of interest:
- Tiya - ancient stellae field and UNESCO World Heritage site
- Adadi Maryam – rock-hewn church similar to those in Lalibela
- Melka Kunture – pre-historic tool-making site

End of tour.

*** This itinerary is flexible, and will likely change in order to coordinate visits with market days in the south, which is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distances on foot to attend.
$
2,190
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
This tour is ones in a life Time you will visit different attractions of Ethiopia both the northern and south omo valley of Ethiopia in 14 days tour program.
Day 1.ADDIS ABABA City Tour We will start the city tour by MESKEL square this place has a significant role for Ethiopian political as well as religious activity, then we will drive ... moreto the biggest open air market in Africa which is known as MERKATO on our way we will visit many historical attractions in ADDIS, After we make a tour in MERKATO we will drive to the beautiful Holy Trinity cathedral located round the city center then we will drive to National Museum of Ethiopia to watch a lot of ancient historical artifacts also fossil of early mankind, then we will drive to the 3,000 meters mountain called ENTOTO to visit the first palace also church of ADDIS ABABA after enjoying with the panoramic view of Addis drive down to cultural restaurant to watch cultural dancing and to test the traditional dishes of Ethiopia then transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 2.ADDIS ABABA- AXUM (Domestic Flight)

Early you will transfer to Air port for your flight to AXUM, after arrival at the ancient town of AXUM you will visit the ancient obelisks which are a UNESCO world heritages then visiting the church of St. marry or Zion where the original Ark of the convenient is kept secretly then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Yeha hotel or similar

Day 3.AXUM – LALIBELA (Domestic Flight)

You will catch the first flight to LALIBELA, after arrival at LALIBELA town you will put the luggage then start visiting the magnificent rock hewn churches of LALIBELA those churches are 11, all those churches carved out from one single rock by amazing architectural skill before 800 years ago those churches are also known as the eight wonders of the world which is one of Ethiopian UNESCO world heritages, overnight in Lal hotel or similar

Day 4.LALIBELA– GONDER (Drive)

We will drive to GONDER town which is been the capital of Ethiopia during the 16th century, after we pass through many rural areas of Ethiopia we will visit the ancient but still graceful palace which is known as the FASIL GHEBI which is a UNESCO world heritage site then you will visit the 17th century DEBRE BIRHAN SILASE church well known by its iconic paintings also the ancient KUSKUAM church then you will attend at cultural club to enjoy with the traditional singing, overnight inTaye hotel or similar 

Day 5.Day Trip to Simien Mountains National park

After we had our picnic lunch we will drive 120 km from GONDER town to visit this UNESCO world heritage park, after we arrive there you will make a hiking in the stunning mountains on the way you will visit the endemic Gelada Baboons and many species of Birds after having your lunch at the beautiful landscape we will turn back to Gonder town, overnight in Taye hotel or similar

Day 6.GONDER – BAHIRDAR (Drive)

Today we drive 100 km to arrive at the most beautiful city of Ethiopia called BAHIRDAR which is located at the lake shore of TANA after arrival you will make a Boat trip to visit the 14th century monasteries located at the islands those monasteries have got many historical and religious manuscripts, not only this you can observe many natural gifts such as coffee farms, aquatic birds and the hippos, after finishing the boat trip you will have a dinner with the best sunset, overnight in Tana hotel or similar

Day 7.BAHIRDAR- ADDIS ABABA (Domestic Flight)

Depending on the season you will visit the Blue Nile waterfall, this river is the longest river in the world then we make a city tour at this Beautiful town then transfer to the Airport to take a flight to ADDIS ABABA, Overnight in Lobelia Hotel or similar

Day 8.Drive to ARBAMINCH

We will start our cultural tours in the morning by driving to ARBAMINCH town En route visiting the ancient TIYA stele Field which is one of UNESCO world heritage site of ETHIOPIA then Visiting the DORZE tribe village they are well known by weaving and there amazing house building, finally we will arrive to ARBAMINCH town, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar

Day 9.ARBAMINCH -KONSO Villages

Visiting NECH SAR National park watching crocodile market a place where lot of crocodiles found including hippo and aquatic birds then you will make a boat trip on Lake Chamo after all this we will drive a one hour drive to arrive in KONSO town called KARAT, overnight in Edget Hotel or similar

Day 10.KONSO-JINKA via KEY AFER

Today you will be visiting the KONSO people cultural landscape terracing which is a UNESCO world heritage then you will visit all the ancient traditions at their different ancient villages and finally you will visit the Konso cultural center, then drive to JINKA after arrival you will visit the south OMO ethnological museum, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 11.Day Trip To MAGO National park 

Drive to MAGO National park to visit the MURSI people the woman who is well known by their clay disc on their lower lip, on the way back you will visit the Ari peoples also if there is a bull jumping ceremony in Hammer tribe village you will attend the program, overnight in Jinka resort hotel or similar

Day 12.Drive To Turmi

Today you will pass through the most interesting markets of the south Omo which is the Dimka and Turmi you will visit one of the markets to visit the diverse cultures of Hammer people and Erbore peoples, overnight in Buska Lodge or similar

Day 13.Turmi to Arbaminch

Early we start driving to Arbaminch Town via the Wita valley this will give you a chance to visit the Tsemay peoples and their traditions, after having lunch at Karat Town you will arrive at Arbaminch then leisure, overnight in Ezana Hotel or similar

Day 14.ARBAMINCH - ADDIS ABABA (Drive)

After having a breakfast we start our journey to get back to Addis Ababa, you will have a chance to visit many rural villages as well as small Towns after a half day drive you will arrive at Addis Ababa after you attend our farewell dinner at cultural restaurant transfer to Airport for your international departure
$
1,299
/ Person
Destination:
Ethiopia
Day 1 City tour in Addis Ababa  City tour in Addis Ababa from the first biggest open air market in Africa to the national museum of Ethiopia watching lot of ancient historical materials ... morealso fossil of early mankind, then at the night time watching cultural dancing called “eskista” and testing the traditional dishes of Ethiopia at cultural restaurant
Day 2 
Drive to Arbaminch
En route visiting the ancient Tiya stele then Visiting Dorze tribe village they are known by weaving and there amazing house building
Day 3
Arbaminch 
Full day visit and gaming in NechSar national park watching crocodile market a place where lot of crocodiles found including hippo and aquatic birds boat trip on Lake Chamo
Day 4
Drive to Jinka
Drive to the interesting people of konso village watching their cultural landscape terracing which is a UNESCO world heritage, depending on the day check in the colorful local market, then visiting the south Omo ethnological museum
Day 5
Drive to Mago National park
Full day visit and game drive in Mago national park to watch variety of best wild life and bird life then visiting the Mursi people the woman who is well known by their clay disc on their lower lip
Day 6
Drive to Turmi 
Visiting the local market then check in karo tribes and Bena tribes this tribes well know by their body painting, watching the Evangadi dance
Day 7 
Drive to Omorate
crossing the Omo River by local boat excursion to visit the Omorate, Dasenech and Hammer tribes observing variety of diverse life style, if there is a bull jumping watching the ceremony
Day 8 
Drive to Yabelo 
Hike to visit the Ari tribe village after lunch continue driving in the scenic road
Day 9
Drive to Awassa
Visiting yabelo wild life sanctuary where you can see both wild life and bird life in the juniper forest, and watching the amazing sun set of Awassa
Day 10
Drive back to Addis Ababa
Boat trip on the lake Awassa, Visiting the lake shore testing the fresh fish after all this drive back to Addis Ababa, after you attend our farewell dinner party with best Ethiopian coffee departure
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