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11 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Experience Tribal South Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Awassa, Jinka, Lake Langano, Mago National Park, Nechisar National Park, Tiya, Turmi, Yabelo

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Tribal Experience Tour
Experience Tribal South Ethiopia

Tribal people of Alaba

Arba Minch-Ethiopia

Visit the most beautiful part of Ethiopia which combines the cultural and natural attractions of the country. Meet the tribes of Alaba and see their beautifully painted houses called Wolita. 

DAY 01

Arrival to Addis

  • You will be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, and transferred to your hotel. 

  • Overnight at Hotel in Addis.

DAY 02

Addis to Tiya – Adadi Mariam – Langano

  • Drive south to the Rift Valley Lake of Langano visiting the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam that is believed to be the southern-most church founded by King Lalibela, the pre-historic archeological site of Melka Kunture, and the Stelea field of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

  • At Lake Langano, enjoy swimming and bird watching. 

  • Overnight at Langano.

DAY 03

Langano to Arba Minch

  • Drive 300 km south to Arba Minch visiting the tribal people of Alaba who are noted for their beautifully painted houses Wolita, known for their cultivation of Enset or False Banana, and Dorze – who are renowned for their huge huts and colorful cotton clothes, en route.

  • Overnight at Lodge in Arba minch.

DAY 04

Arba Minch

  • Go for a morning visit to the Nech Sar National Park to visit mammals like Swains Hartebeest (endemic). They have Burchil’s Zebra, Grants Gazelle and also endemic birds like the thick-billed raven, the Wattled ibis, and the mysterious Nech Sar nightjar. 

  • In the afternoon, enjoy a stunning boat trip on the rift valley lake of Chamo to visit the ‘crocodile market’ where you can see the display of large African crocodiles, hippopotamus, and low land water birds.

  • Overnight Arba minch at Lodge.

DAY 05

Arba Minch to Jinka

  • Drive 275 km south to Jinka visiting the villages of the Konso people who are renowned for their colourful hand-woven cotton clothes and beautiful rock terraces. 

  • If the day is Thursday, stop on your way at Key Afer to visit the most colorful multicultural market in the Lower  Omo Valley, which is attended, by the tribal groups of Ari, Benna, and Tsemai.

  • Overnight Hotel at Jinka.

DAY 06


  • Today, you will have an excursion to the Mago National Park and visit the people of Mursi who are typically known for the clay lip plates of the women.

  • Then, drive back to Jinka and visit the Cultural Museum of the People of the Lower Omo Valley.

  • Overnight at Jinka.

DAY 07

Jinka to Turmi

  • Drive to Turmi – the village of the Hamer people whose women are noted for their typical hairdressing, and leather skirts.

  • If today is Saturday or Tuesday, you will have a stop at the colorful weekly market of the Hamer and the Benna people at Dimeka.

  • Overnight at Buska Lodge.

DAY 08


  • In the morning, you will have an excursion to Omo Rate to visit the Dasenech people who are the southernmost people of the country and are known for their scarifications.

  • Then, with a picnic lunch stop at Murulle, head to Korcho – the village of the Karo people.


  • If the day is Saturday or Tuesday, have an excursion in the afternoon to visit the colorful weekly market of the Hamer at Dimeka, or if Monday at Turmi). 

  • Overnight at Buska Lodge.

DAY 09

Turmi to Yabello

  • Drive to Yabello with a stop at the villages of the nomadic people of Erbore.

  • Overnight at Yabello Mote.

DAY 10

Yabello to Awassa

  • Head to the north, visiting the nomadic people of Borena, and the other people of Sidama who are renowned for their cultivation of Enset or False Banana.

  • Overnight at Awassa Hotel.

DAY 11

Awassa to Addis

  • Visiting the ‘Fish Market’ at the Shore of Lake Awassa, drive back to Addis visiting the chains of the Rift Valley Lakes of Langano, Abiyatta, Shalla, and Ziway. Have a free afternoon in Addis.

  • In the evening before departure, have a farewell dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants where you will see the folkloric dances of the people of Ethiopia, and taste a variety of Ethiopian meals.

  • Transfer to the airport for your evening departure.

  • 177 USD Per Adult (* Minimum 2 pax)
  • Full-board accommodation.

  • Local guiding services.

  • Ground transfers.

  • All entrance fees.

  • All necessary government taxes.

  • Tips.

  • Personal expenses.

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Awassa, Jinka, Lake Langano, Mago National Park, Nechisar National Park, Tiya, Turmi, Yabelo

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Tribal Experience Tour

Contributed By

Armaye Negalign

starting from
USD 177
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.

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