Tour Code: AAETO 024- Omo and Rift valley

Duration: 13days/12night</strong

Destinations:Dorzie village, Arbaminch, Nechisar Np, Konso, Erbore, Jinka, Mursi, Mago NP, Murulle, Turmi,

Erbore, Yabello, Awassa, Abijata-Shalla NP, Debrezeit Crater lakes

Transportation: Surface drive

Southern Ethiopia

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1- Addis Ababa

Arrive Addis Ababa, transfers to the hotel then take site seeing in Addis Abeba. National museum, Entoto Mountain, Trinity cathedral, St. George church, Marccato and more. O/n hotel.

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Day 2- Addis Abbeba

Arbaminch- driving to Arbaminch, through the villages of Guragie, Wolaita, Dorzie and lake Abya, one of the rift valley lakes. O/n hotel.

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Day 3- Arbaminch

Full day in Arbaminch. Morning, game drive in Nechi Sar NP where you could see Swayne Hartebeest, Zebras, lesser kudu, grater Kudus and others. After noon make a boat trip on lake Chamo and see crocodiles, hippos and other bird of great white Pelicans, African fish eagle, and…. O/n hotel.

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Day 4-Arbaminch-Turmi

Drive to Turmi via the woito valley touching the villages of Derashe, Konso, Erbore and Hamer people. Lunch, picnic at woito village. O/n hotel.

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Day 5- Turmi

Full day in Turmi. This day attend the colorful market of the Hamer people in Turmi (if Monday), or drive to Dimeka to the market of Hamer, Karo and Dassanech tribes (if Saturday). In the afternoon, go back to the Hammer village and attend the bull jumping ceremony with their Evangadi dances. O/n hotel.

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Day 6- Turmi

Drive to Omorate crossing the Omo River, and visit the Dassanech people. If the road condition is good, drive to lake Turkana, a border with Kenya and see tribes in the surrounding. Back to Turmi. O/n hotel.

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Day 7- Turmi-Murulle

Drive to the Koricho village to visit the Karo people and their villages flanked by the side of the Omo River. O/n, Murulle lodge.

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Day 8- Murulle-Mago Park

Continue driving to Mago NP crossing the Neri River. O/n camping.

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Day 9- Mago NP-Jinka

Proceed to one of the Mursi village where the Mursi people are living. They are known for their lip-mutilation practices (women) and stick fighting ceremony (men). Have time with them and take photos, visit their houses then head to Jinka. O/n hotel or lodge.

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Day 10- Jinka-Koso

Morning, visit the Archaeological museum in Jinka or walk around in the village of Ari people. Then Continue to Konso via Key-Afer Market place (if Thursday) and visit the Bena, Temai, Ari and some time the Hammer people. O/n hotel.

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Day 11- Konso-Yabello

After break fast and some visit of the Konso village drive to Yabello where the Borena people are living. Lunch in Yabello. In the afternoon, excursion to Elsod village to see singing wheel and to the crater lake of Chew bet where the local Oromo people are extracting salt. O/n hotel.

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Day 12- Yabello-Awassa

After breakfast head to Awasa, on the way visit Tutu-Fela archaeological site. Lunch in Dilla. O/n hotel.

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Day 13- Awassa-Addis Abeba

Head to Addis Abeba through the rift valley lakes and Abijata-Shall NP. Lunch, in one of the towns on the way. Then time for shopping or other activates in Addis Abeba. In the evening, dinner at traditional restaurant with live local dances. Transfer to the airport for your departure home.
End of the tour.

1-3 persons 3710$

4-7 persons 3336$

8-10 persons 3208$

11-14+2 persons 3329$

15-18+2 persons 3234$

19-22+2 persons 3172$

23-26+2 persons 3100$

SRS 368$