Duration: 8 Days
Itinerary Code: WETT0031
Type of Tour: Cultural tour to Omo Valley
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Wow Ethiopia Tours representative will meet and take you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival you can do sightseeing of Addis Ababa. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arba Minch
Morning start full day drive southward of Addis for Arba Minch (505km). En-route you will visit the series Rift Valley lakes that are teemed with different bird species. Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Jinka
Drive to Jinka (256km) enjoying the Omo Valley tribal people of Gatto, Darashe, and Konso whose known for Terracing and hard working , and also visit Tsamay, Banna that preserve their traditional ways of life hardly changed from what they were centuries ago. Overnight hotel.
Day 4: Jinka - Mursi - Jinka
Morning drive to Mago National Park through natural forest and undulating terrain to visit the Mursi tribe whose women wear circular clay plate on their lower lip as well ear lobes the men are known for the fierce stick fighting. Afternoon visit Jinka town, daily market and Ethnographic Museum that gives a good overview of the Omo Valley people culture and way of life. Overnight hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Turmi
Drives to Turmi en-route visiting Ari and Banna tribes arrive have lunch; fix our camp and rest till the sun get cool. Late afternoon walk to the villages of the Hammer people that enjoy body decoration and wear quantities of colourful beads and clay hair buns with Ostrich feathers spend pleasant after noon with friendly Hamar people walk back to the camp before dark. Overnight hotel.
Day 6: Omorate - Turmi - Karo - Turmi
Morning after breakfast drive to Omorate the village of Dassanech tribe living on both side Omo River here we take Canoe to cross the Omo river and visit the Village of Dassanech drive back to Turmi.Afternoon visit the nearest village of the hammer tribe village and possibly the hammer marriage ceremony. Overnight hotel.
Day 7: Turmi-Arba Minch
After breakfast we drive Arba Minch on the way, you will have a stop at Arbore. The Arbores are settled parallel to Lake Stephanie and at the Northern edge of Buska Mountain chain that extends 96Kms in the Weyto Plains of the Omo Valley. Short break at Weyto for proceed to Arba Minch. Overnight hotel.
Day 8: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Morning drive to Chencha village to visit the Dorze people, renowned cotton weavers as well construction of tall beehive-shaped dwellings or like Elephant shape Enjoy the false banana bread with hot spice. And then proceed driving to Addis Ababa via Hosanna and Butajira towns this day will give chance to drive on the edge of the great east Africa rift valley where you can enjoy the superb green and fertile valley and the way meet the friendly countryside people arrive Addis late afternoon .