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9 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Explore Tribes Of Omo Valley

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Awassa, Konso, Jinka, Turmi, Lake Langano, Mago National Park

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Nature Tour
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Culture Tour
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Tribal Experience Tour
Explore Tribes of Omo Valley

Hammer tribe people

Turmi-Ethiopia

Travel like a local in the great rift valley of Ethiopia, where you will experience an authentic culture of the Ethiopian tribes. 

DAY 01

Arrival at Addis ababa international airport

  • You will be picked up from your hotel.

  • Drive to the great rift valley through an open-air museum of Melaka Kunteri and the UNESCO heritage site of Tiya stele park.

  • Lunch break will be at Butajira which is the junction town of Awassa.

  • Drive to your destination for your overnight stay which is Yirgalem town.

DAY 02

Drive to Yirgalem via Meleka Kunteri (345KM)

  • You will be picked up from your hotel and will be driven to the great rift valley through an open-air museum of Melaka Kunteri and the UNESCO heritage site of Tiya stele park.

  • Lunch break will be at Butajira which is the junction town of Awassa.

  • Drive to your destination for an overnight stay which is Yirgalem town.

DAY 03

Drive to Arbaminch through the town of Awassa via Dorze village

  • After breakfast, drive to Arbaminch (40 springs); where one start to see people with their uninfluenced indigenous culture.

  • En route, stop to visit the fish market in Awassa then proceed towards the Alaba village and people.

  • Stop for lunch break at Wolayita then proceed to visit the Dorze village, who are famous for their intricately woven Bamboo huts and weaving of traditional clothes.

DAY 04

Arba Minch – Lake Chamo – Konso

  • After breakfast, boat trip on Lake Chamo where crocodiles can be seen in abundance. This place is locally known as the crocodile market since several crocodiles can be seen at a time. Hippos and plenty of birds; like storks, Egyptian goose, herons etc. can also be seen.

  • After your visit, proceed to the UNESCO registered town of Konso.

  • Check into the lodge and lunch proceed to visit the Konso village.

  • The Konso’s people are famous for their natural resource conservation activities like terracing for water and soil conservation. They are also known for wood carving art.

DAY 05

Konso-Jinka – Mursi – Jinka – Turmi (325Km)

  • After early morning breakfast, drive through Mago National Park, to visit the Mursi people who are famous for the clay disc the female insert into their lower lips as a mark of beauty. The larger the disc is, the more beautiful the lady is.

  • After the visit, drive back to Jinka for lunch break and then drive to Turmi village which is the Hammer peoples village.

  • The Hammer people are known for their dancing known as Evangadi, occasional bull jumping as a mark of promotion for the young men from childhood to adulthood, and they love to wear jewelry; like copper bracelets, beads etc and hairstyle.

DAY 06

Turmi – Karo – Turmi

  • After breakfast, drive to Murulle to visit the Karo people known for their body painting with the use of local colors especially white lime, which they use to imitate the plumage of Guinea fowl.

  • Then, cross-river Omo at Kangate to visit the Gnangatom(Bume) people, brave warriors, and also known for their decoration style.

  • After that, enjoy picnic lunch by the rift valley safari.

  • Camp, drive back to Turmi for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 07

Turmi – Dimeka - Arbaminch

  • After early morning breakfast drive to visit the weekly Saturday market of the Hammer peoples which is one of the biggest markets in the Omo valley.

  • After the visit drive to Arba Minch.

  • On the way visit Tsemay, Benna and Ari tribes coming to exchange their goods to one common ground and also exchange information.

  • Drive to Arba Minch town for your overnight stay.

DAY 08

Arbaminch – Langano

  • After breakfast drive to Lake Langano, which is one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes whose color is brown in Ethiopia and the only lake where you can also swim since this is the only lake that is without bilharziasis.

  • After arrival and check-in, you are free for swimming.

DAY 09

Langano – Addis Abeba(210km) – Departure

  • After breakfast, drive back to Addis Ababa.

  • En route visit the other lake Ziway which is the feeding ground of almost all bird lakes and in the afternoon free shopping.

  • In the evening, you will be the guest at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis to see the folkloric dancers of the Ethiopian people and to taste the variety of meals of Ethiopian people.

  • 2599 USD Per Group (* for 2 pax)
  • Room with single occupancy.

  • All Entrance fees.

  • Full board throughout except BB in Addis Ababa.

  • English-speaking Guide.

  • Local guides at the places where it is a must.

  • Transfer in and out service.

  • Boat on Lake Chamo & Omo river.

  • Scout at Mago National Park.

  • All government tax.

  • International  air ticket and embarkation fee

  • Hotel and Meal that is not written in the itinerary

  • Telephone, laundry, any payable alcohol, non alcohol and hot drinks

  • Permits to take picture or video

  • Tips and any other personal interest, which is not specified in the itinerary

  • This touring plan can be combined with Bale Mountain national park and it can also be customized to your demand.

  • This tour can be for families, single individual or groups.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Awassa, Konso, Jinka, Turmi, Lake Langano, Mago National Park

Nature
Nature Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Tribal
Tribal Experience Tour
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