8 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Scout Round The Tribal Omo Valley
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.
Addis Ababa City Tour
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.
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.
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.
Karo tribe's and dassanech tribe's - Turmi
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.
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.
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.
Accommodation with twin-bed sharing.
All meals throughout the tour.
All entrance fees.
Boat rent at the lake.
All ground transportation with fuel, and insurance.
Professional English-speaking Ethiopian guide.
Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Turmi
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