Ethiopian Cultural Tour Duration: 10 Nights / 11 DAYS
Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotels/ Lodges
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa meet and greet, get assisted for a transfer. Hotel
Day 2: City tour of Addis Ababa that includes; National Museum famous for housing the humanoid fossil Lucy, Trinity cathedral, ethnographic Museum, Entoto Mountain and Mercato, the largest and most vibrant market in Africa.
⇒ At the end of today’s activities you will be briefed about the cultural tour of Omo Valley. Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch via Hosaena to start Ethiopian Cultural Tour
⇒ Tiya stelae field UNESCO world heritage site
⇒ Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church
⇒ Gurage and Oromo people and their villages. Hotel/ Lodge
Day 4: Full day in Arba Minch
⇒ Nech Sar National Park game drive
⇒ Boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding and spotting hippos and crocodiles. Hotel/ Lodge
Day 5: Drive to Jinka
⇒ Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages’
⇒ today is a market day at Key Afer, the most colorful market day in the Omo Valley region, Market attracts different tribes like, Tsemay, Bana, Ari, Basheda etc. Resort Hotel
Day 6: Excursion to Mago
⇒ Mursi Tribe, their women are famous for Lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick
⇒ Drive back to Jinka and continue to Turmi via Dimeka.
⇒ On the way Ari and Bana People. Hotel/ Lodge
Day 7: Drive to Kangaten to visit the Nyangatom after crossing the Omo river with engine boat. On Return stop at Murulle for picnic lunch then proceed to Korcho to Visit the Karo tribes who live in the western bank of the Omo River. Afterwards drive back to Turmi. Hotel/ Lodge
Day 8: Full day in Turmi
⇒ Excursion to Omorate for the Dasenech tribe
⇒ Turmi market (Thursday)
⇒ Boating on the Omo River
⇒ Hamer tribe and their villages
⇒ Tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite, occasional and optional. Hotel/ Lodge
Day 9: Drive back to Konso and make a detour to Yabello, the home of the Borena Oromo tribes who are best known for Gada System,
⇒ Visiting on the way Erbore and Konso tribes. Some 25km before today’s destination you will visit Singing Well, age old technique of watering cattle by the Borena tribe. Motel
Day 10: Yabello-Yirgalem
Located in serene environment in the center of the Sidama village, the spot is the best place for cultural interactive light hiking through the villages. Lodge
Day 11: morning departure for Addis Ababa with a stop at Awassa Lake Fish Market
⇒ Drive back to Addis Ababa
⇒ Moreover in the evening Ethiopian traditional night before a drop off at the airport for international departure. Departure
———End of Ethiopian Cultural Tour arrangement———
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