Connecting travellers to guides around the world


8 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Scout Round The Tribal Omo Valley

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

Culture Tour
Museum Tour
Tribal Experience Tour
Daily Group Joining Tour
Scout round the Tribal Omo Valley

Karo tribe

Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Meet some of Africa's most fascinating and colourful ethnic groups of Mursi, Karo, Dassanech and Hamer as you travel down the Rift Valley Lakes. The journey begins in the capital and continues southward to the springboard to the Omo valley. Also, visit the market towns along the way.

DAY 01

Addis Ababa City Tour

  • Visit the National Museum with your Ethiopian guide.

  • Explore the bustle around the “Mercato” (market) having an array of fascinating goods and curios selling typical artisan wares and antiques.

DAY 02

Addis to Arbaminch - dorze village

  • Drive to Arba Minch, one of the main towns in Southern Ethiopia, and visit Dorze Village in the Guge Mountains, known for their tall, beehive-shaped bamboo houses.

DAY 03

Arba Minch - Jinka

  • After breakfast, take a boat trip to Lake Chamo and view some of the largest crocodiles in the world sunning on the banks of the lake. Hippopotami and birdlife are also abundant here.

  • Drive to Jinka and meet the Gamo and Derashe people.

  • Stop at Key Afar's weekly market and wander among the various tribes such as the Benna and Ari gathered to barter their goods. 

DAY 04

Jinka - mursi tribe's - Turmi

  • Take an early morning drive to the Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people. The Mursi women are known for the clay plates they insert into their lower lip.

  • After lunch, drive to Turmi to visit the Hamer tribes who are well known for scarring their bodies using clay and shaping their hairstyles. 

  • Watch the unique practice of "Bull-Jumping" which every young man must accomplish prior to marriage.

DAY 05

Karo tribe's and dassanech tribe's - Turmi

  • Begin the morning with a visit to the Karo Tribe, famous for their body paintings. They use clay and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on their bodies.

  • After lunch, drive to Omorate and visit the Dassanech people. 

  • Visit the Hammer Tribe's Village to see their lifestyle and later, attend the Evagadi traditional performance.

DAY 06

konso tribal village -Arbaminch

  • Visit the Konso Tribal village, a World Heritage-listed site of cultural significance, invariably built on hilltops as protection from the lowland tribes. You will see the unique architectural aspects, largely unchanged cultural heritage and social cohesion of the village, and how it has adapted to its harsh environment.

Overnight  Arba Minch. 

DAY 07

Arbaminch -awassa

  • Drive to the lakeside town of Awassa.

  • Rest at one of its finest resorts.  Relaxing by the hotel, take a boat ride and visiting town are possible. 

DAY 08

awassa- Addis Ababa

  • In the morning, visit the Awassa fish market.

  • Drive to Addis Ababa, the country's commercial and cultural hub and visit the Rift Valley Lakes.

  • Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. 

  • Transfer to the airport.

  • 1853 USD Per Adult , 1450 USD Per Child
  • Accommodation with twin-bed sharing.

  • All meals throughout the tour. 

  • All entrance fees.

  • Transfers.

  • Boat rent at the lake.

  • All ground transportation with fuel, and insurance.

  • Professional English-speaking Ethiopian guide.

  • Flight tickets

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi

Culture Tour
Museum Tour
Tribal Experience Tour

Contributed By

Eliyakim Bekele

starting from
USD 1853
Other Tours by this guide
  • tourHQ

    From USD


    Meet Gelada Baboons, the ...

    4 Days

    Visit the majestic Simien Mountain in Northern Ethiopia in an exotic setting with gentle highland ridges and high plateau. Trek ...

  • tourHQ

    From USD


    Interact with Ethiopia's ...

    3 Days

    Catch a flight from the Ethiopian capital to travel to ethnic villages and witness their unique traditions and customs, ...

  • tourHQ

    From USD


    Attend the festivities ...

    8 Days

    Be a part of Genna, the Ethiopian Christmas to experience Ethiopian traditions and customs. Also, visit famous ...

  • tourHQ

    From USD


    Venture inside Danakil ...

    4 Days

    Cross one of the most inhospitable places on earth to reach one of the longest-existing lava lakes in the world. Set up camp to ...

  • tourHQ

    From USD


    Combine Erta Ale ...

    7 Days

    Visit one of the most inhospitable places on earth- the Erta'Ale volcano and also, the Danakil Depression where you set up ...