Tour Code: AAETO 023- Omo and rift Valley

Duration: 14days/13nights</strong

Destinations:Arbaminch, Key Afer, Jinka, Mursi, Dimeka, Karo, Dassanech, Erbore, Konso, yabello, Langano or

Awassa

Transportation: Surface drive

Southern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1- Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa. Afternoon take a city the tour and visit Entoto Mountain with a view over the capital, the National museum, and St. George church. O/n hotel.

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Day 2- Addis Abeba-Arbaminch

Drive to Arbaminch through, Melkakuntur Archaeological site, Tiya cemetery field, Addadi Mariam rock hewn church, village of Guraghe people and their scenic lands covered with false banana plantation. Lunch in Wolaita town; continue to Chencha village to see the Dorzie people. On the way have stop for photos. O/n hotel..

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Day 4- Arbaminch

Full Day in Arbaminch. Morning, game drive in Nechi Sar NP. Afternoon, boat trip over lake Chamo to view the biggest Crocodiles in Africa, Hippos, and other bird species. O/n hotel..

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Day 5- Arbaminch-Jinka

Drive to Jinka, via the village of Derashe, Konso, Tsemay, Bena and Ari people. Lunch picnic on the way at woito village then heading to Key Afer Market (if Thrusday) where the aforementioned tribes are meet and shopping each other. O/n hotel.

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Day 6- Jinka

Full day in Jinka with an excursion to the Mursi village through Mago NP. Back to Jinka for lunch and visit the ethnographic museum in the afternoon and the village of Ari people. O/n hotel.

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Day 7- Jinka- Turmi

Drive to Turmi, via the village of Dimeka where the colorful market of Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people are coming on, (If Saturday). Lunch picnic in Dimeka then proceed to Turmi to attend the Bull jumping ceremony of the Hamer people (if available). O/n hotel.

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Day 8- Turmi-Full day in Turmi

Morning Drive to Koricho village to see the Karo people know for their body painting and scarification. Back to hotel for lunch then in the afternoon, walk around the villages of the Hamer people, visit their houses and attend the Evangadi Dances of young girls and boys (if avaiable). O/n lodge.

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Day 9- Turmi

Full day in Turmi with an excursion drive to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people, who are living by the bank of Omo River. Back to Turmi for lunch and attend at the colorful market day of the Hamer, Karo and Dassanech people in Turmi (if Monday). O/n hotel.

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Day 10- Turmi-Konso

Proceed to Konso, on the way stop at the village of Erbore people known for their bead decorations. Lunch picnic at woito village then head to Konso. Late in the afternoon visit the konso village and enjoy their mysterious villages, other unique tradition of the people. O/n hotel.

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Day 11- Konso-Yabello

Drive to Yabello and find the Borena Oromo people. In the afternoon, visit the singing wells at Dublock, the Elsod crater lake locally known as Chew bet where the Borena men extract salt in the marshy lake). O/n hotel or lodge.

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Day 12- Yabelo – Langano

Drive to Langano via the village of the Guji people then head to Awasa for lunch and more relax around the rift valley lakes of Awass. Late in the after noon, proceed to Langano lakeside lodge. O/n lodge

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Day 13- Langano-Addis Abeba

In the morning takes your time in Lnagano then back to Addis Ababa via Lake Ziway. Lunch in Debrezeit. In Addis Abeba, more site seeing and shopping. Dinner at traditional restaurant. O/n hotel

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Day 14

End of the tour.

1-3 persons 2163$

4-7 persons 3363$

8-10 persons 3317$

11-14+2 persons 3393$

15-18+2 persons 33104$

19-22+2 persons 3249$

23-26+2 persons 2393$

SRS 351$