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6 Days Culture tour itinerary for ethiopia: Form A Deeper Connection With The Locals

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Konso, Mago National Park, Turmi

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Tribal Experience Tour

Cross rivers & lakes, hike through plantations and drive across the valleys to meet with the local tribes of the country. Learn about their distinct traditions, witness how they go about spending their day and observe their enchanting dances.

DAY 01

Arrival in addis ababa

  • On your arrival at Addis Ababa, Bole international airport, you will be welcomed your Ethiopia guide and driver. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. 

  • Take rest and have refreshments at the hotel.

  • In the afternoon, visit the National Museum to view a replica of the famous, 3.2 million-year-old fossilised human remains known to the rest of the world as “Lucy”.

  • Inspect the Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University,

  • Head to the Holy Trinity Cathedral to enjoy a panoramic view of the capital with fresh air on top of Mount Entoto.

  • Shop at the bustling Merkato, Africa’s largest open-air market. 

  • Stay overnight in your hotel in Addis Ababa.

DAY 02

Flight from aDdis ababa to arba minch

  • In the morning, fly to Arba Minch, a town that owes its existence and vitality to the twin lakes of Abaya and Chamo. Arba Minch which in Amharic means “Forty Springs”, a peaceful and warm town that offers a magnificent view overlooking two lakes in the Rift valley.  

  • Upon arrival at Arbaminch, transfer to your hotel. 

  • In the afternoon, visit the Dorze tribe. Once formidable warriors, members of this ethnic group have turned to weaving and farming Enset (false banana) to earn a living.

  • Take a hike through the plantations and pass the charming traditional huts made of bamboo.

  • Stay overnight in your hotel or lodge in Arba Minch.

DAY 03

Arbaminch - Konso - Turmi

  • After breakfast, drive to Turmi. The home of the hammer tribe and the center to visit the Omo valley tribes. 

  • On the way, stop at Konso and visit a village. The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honour of dead heroes. 

  • Proceed to Turmi and visit the hammer tribe known for their bull-jumping ceremony. 

  • Stay overnight in a lodge or campsite at Turmi.

DAY 04

Turmi - Omorate - Jinka

  • In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassench tribe who are living on the other side of the Omo River.  

  • Cross the Omo River with a local boat and enter a Dassench village. 

  • Return to Turmi and proceed to Jinka. 

  • Stay overnight in a lodge or hotel in Jinka.

DAY 05

Jinka - Mursi - Arba minch

  • In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. 

  • In the afternoon, drive back to Arba Minch. 

  • Stay overnight in a hotel or lodge in Arba Minch.

DAY 06

Arba minch - Addis Ababa - departure

  • In the morning, go for a boat trip on Lake Chamo. The lake supports a large population of crocodiles and hippos, and fish such as Nile Perch, tilapia, and catfish. 

  • Transfer to Arba Minch airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. 

  • Arrive in Addis Ababa late in the afternoon. 

  • In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at an Ethiopian cultural restaurant with tasty Ethiopian national food and cultural dances performed by different ethnic groups. 

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

  • 840 USD Per Adult , 300 USD Per Child (* Flexible price; Discount available for group)
  • Transfer in a 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser and fuel

  • Ethiopian tour guide/driver

  • Accommodation - Hotel

  • Food & water

  • Entrance fees

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • International flights & domestic flights 

  • Personal expense

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips

Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Jinka, Konso, Mago National Park, Turmi

Nature Tour
Culture Tour
Tribal Experience Tour

Contributed By

Anteneh Sileshi

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