Tour Code: AA-ETO 08 Days Omo Valley

Duration:Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 DaysDestinations: Arbaminch, Jinka, Turmi

Directions-Southern Ethiopia

Transportation: Surface drive

Meal- Full board base

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Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa: Meet and greet at the airport by our company preventatives, get assisted to collect your luggage into the car and transfer to your hotel. City tour of Addis Ababa including the panoramic view point Entoto Mountain, Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest market of its kind, and the National Museum (home of Lucy, hominid skeleton dating back 3.2 million years) and the ethnographic museums. Over Night in Hotel.

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Day 2: Drive Addis Ababa to Arba Minch

Depart south from Addis via the Great Rift Valley, stopping on the way at Lake Ziway to visit the bountiful birdlife on the shores of the lake. Continue driving to Arba Minch via Sodo, Ascend into the Gughe Mountains to visit the Dorze people, who are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. Over Night in Hotel/ Lodge.

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Day 3: Drive to Jinka

In the morning, take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market and hippo pods after the boat trip, continue driving to Jinka via Weyto (market day Sunday) and Key Afar (market day Thursday). Over Night in Hotel/ Resort.

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Day 4: Excursion to Mago National Park

Morning drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribe, who are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. Afterwards, return to Jinka to the Ari village and visit the South OmoMuseum & Research Center for more information about the tribes. Additionally, Tuesdays and Saturdays are market days in Jinka, which will be visited. Over Night in Hotel/Resort.

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Day 5: Drive Jinka to Turmi

Turmi is the the principal town of the Hamer people. Enroute a short stop at Dimeka for the local market, if this day falls on either Tuesdays or Saturday. This is one of the most colorful markets in the South Omo and is visited by neighborhood Hamer, Benna, Karo, Tsemai and Ari tribes.Over Night in Hotel/ Lodge.

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Day 6: Drive to Murulle for the Karo peoples and back to Turmi

Today will be a day trip to visit the people of the Karo tribe. Depart from Turmi to the villages ofMurulle, Kolcho and Dus on the shores of the Omo River. The Karo people are the smallest in number of all of the tribes of the Omo Valley, and they are known for their elaborate decorations, particularly during local ceremonies. Over Night in Hotel/ Lodge.

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Day 7: Drive back from Turmi to Arba Minch

Depart from Turmi to Arba Minch, via Erbore in the Weyto valley and Konso. Friday is market day in Erbore, so if passing on this day, the market will be visited. Stop in Konso for a visit with the Konso people, who are known for their totems erected in honor of the dead and their intricate agricultural terracing techniques. Afterwards, continue to Arba Minch for overnight in Arba Minch.

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Day 8: Drive back to Addis Ababa – Evening Departure

On your way back to Addis Ababa via an alternative route through Ziway-Butajira so you can visit UNESCO registered Tiya standing stones and Melka-Kunture archeological site where thousands of Stone Age tools are found.
You will arrive in Addis late afternoon and you will be our guest for a fare well dinner in Ethiopian traditional restaurant with tribal music and dance show. Get transfer to airport you’re your departure flight to your home country. Evening Departure
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