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9 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Take The Thrilling South Omo Cultural Route

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

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 Take the thrilling South Omo Cultural Route

Omo Valley People

Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Go meet the indigenous tribes living in the South Omo Valley, some of them being the Konso, Tsemai, Mursi, Hamer, Bena, Karo, Ari etc. Walk through their terraced farm fields, learn more about their totems and indulge in tribal dance and music. If you are lucky, you may also get to see the bull jumping ceremony after the spectacular Evangadi dance.

DAY 01

Arrival- Addis Ababa City Tour

  • Your Addis Ababa tour guide will meet you outside the Bole International Airport after your arrival.

  • Transfer to a selected hotel for check-in. 

  • Proceed for the city tour after your arrival.

  • The city tour of Addis Ababa includes a visit to the Entoto Mountain. 

  • Next, we proceed to Merkato, which is one of the largest markets in Africa.

  • Explore the National Museum and do not forget to click a picture in front of the hominid skeleton. You can also proceed to the other ethnographic museums.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 02

Addis Ababa - Butajira - Arba minch

  • After breakfast, we will leave Addis Ababa. We will drive towards Arba Minch via Butajira and Hosaina. 

  • On our way, we will stop by at the UNESCO-registered Stelae fields of Tiya. 

  • After a quick lunch at Wolaita Sodo, we will proceed to Arba Minch. We will arrive at Arba Minch by late afternoon.

  • Overnight stay at Arba Minch.

DAY 03

Arbaminch - Jinka

  • In the morning, we will head down to Konso.

  • After a short drive, we arrive at Konso. We will also have a chance to visit a local Konso village and walk through their terraced fields. The Konsos are famous because of the advanced techniques that they use during terraced farming.

  • After lunch, we will drive down into the Lower Omo Valley past the Weito Plains. On our way, we might get to see the Tsemai tribe and the Bena tribe.

  • Later in the afternoon, we arrive at Jinka.

DAY 04

Mago National Park

  • After a quick breakfast, we will drive to Mago National Park. We will not only try to spot wild animals but also visit the Mursi tribe.

  • All the members of the Mursi tribe live inside the national park. Most of them live near the lowland plains. You can learn more about their culture and way of life. 

  • We will head back to Jinka in the afternoon.

  • Next, we will visit the South Omo Museum, to learn more about the various tribes of Ethiopia.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Jinka.

DAY 05

Jinka - Turmi

  • We will head to Turmi early in the morning. 

  • On our way, we will stop at Key Afer to visit the weekly Bena market. This market attracts tourists from all over the world because of exquisite local items that are available here. We will be able to see what a local Ethiopian market looks like. We will also get to see how the tribal dress up in this area.

  • After a quick lunch at Key Afer, we will drive to Turmi.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel at Turmi.

DAY 06


  • In the morning, we will drive to Korcho.

  • We will visit the homes of the Karo tribe. Most of their houses are located near banks of the Omo River. They are famous for their body paintings and various art forms.

  • The village also offers a spectacular view of the Omo River. From here, the river flows south into the Turkana Lake. 

  • We will head back to Turmi. On arrival, we will have an authentic Ethiopian lunch.

  • In the evening, we will head to one of the tribal villages to watch the Evangadi dancing ceremony. 

  • Overnight stay in the hotel at Turmi.

DAY 07


  • Mid-morning, we will drive to Dimeka.

  • Travellers can buy some of the local items that are available at the local Hamer market. 

  • Before heading back to Turmi, we will also visit the Hamer village.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel at Turmi.

DAY 08

Turmi - Arba minch

  • After breakfast, we will drive to Arbaminch.

  • We will be driving past the Buska Mountains. We might also get to see the Arbore tribes on our way.

  • After lunch at Weito, we continue driving and finally reach Arba Minch after dusk.

  • Overnight stay in Arba Minch.

DAY 09

Transfer to Addis Ababa

  • Early morning, we will be heading back to Addis Ababa via the Rift Valley line. 

  • We will drive past the lake region. So be ready to capture the Ziway, Langano, Shalla and Abiata lakes and additionally the Crater Lake region of Debrezeit. 

  • We will reach Addis Ababa sometime in the afternoon.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel. 

  • 1850 USD Per Adult (* This price is only for two travellers. If the number of travellers increase the price will decrease depending on the number of travellers and the season during which the tour is conducted.)
  • Meals.

  • Transportation.

  • Accommodation.

  • Flight tickets.

  • Visa.

  • Personal expenses.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

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