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Tour to Omo Valley Tribes 11 Days

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa and City Tour
On arrival Addis Ababa GLT representative will meet you at Bole international Airport and transfer to you hotel afterwards, you will visit the diplomatic capital of Africa, headquarters of the Africa union starting from Holy Trinity Cathedral (The church is constructed in 1955 for the 25 years anniversary of Emperor Haileselassie and painted richly with remarkable biblical and other saint’s story), National museum (home of Lucy hominid skeleton dating back to 3.2 million years) .In the afternoon after lunch you will visit Ethnological museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie then proceed to Mountain Entoto for panoramic view of Addis Ababa.
Accommodation: Hilton hotel or similar
Meal: Breakfast

Day 2: Addis Ababa-Jinka
Morning take flight to Jinka and you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes. Alternatively, take a hike in the surrounding hills to visit a local Ari village.
Accommodation: Eco Omo Lodge or similar
Meals: Full Board

Day 3: Jinka-Mursi-Turmi
In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of the Mursi tribe. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, and proceed to Turmi, home of the Hamer tribe. At night, you can see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer tribe, known as evangadi.
Accommodation: Emerald Lodge www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 4: Turmi –Omorate-Turmi
In the morning, take a day trip to Omorate to visit the Dassenech tribe with a wooden boat crossing the Omo River and enter a Dassenech village. Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. If there is jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony that will be visited.
Accommodation: Emerald Lodge www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 5: Turmi –Karo-Turmi
Early morning depart from Turmi to the village of Kangatan. Here you will cross the Omo River and take a short walk through the local fields to visit a village of the Nyangatom tribe. After the visit, return across the river and proceed to the Karo village of Korcho, with a stunning location looking over the Omo River. The Karo people, while the smallest tribes of the Omo valley in number are also known to be the most decorated. Afterwards, return to Turmi
Accommodation: Emerald Lodge www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 6: Turmi-Konso
After breakfast depart from Turmi to Konso via Key Afar. Thursday is market day in Key Afar, where you will see the Benna and Tsemai tribes trading goods. This is another very popular market in the region. After the visit, proceed to Konso (market days are Mondays and Thursdays). The Konso people are known for their wooden statues, known as wakas, which are erected in honor of dead heroes as well as their innovative agricultural terracing. Today you will have a brief opportunity to visit a local village and the cultural museum displaying many waka statues.
Accommodation: Kenta Lodge or similar
Meals: Full Board

Day 7: Konso-Arbaminch
Morning after breakfast drive to Arbamincha then transfer to Emerald Resort Arbaminch with spectacular views over Chamo & Abaya Rift Valley lakes and the Netch Sar National park, Relax at the Emerald Resort and enjoy the indoor and outdoor games, swimming pool with its views, gym, spa with professional massage, and more Have your lunch,
Accommodation: Emerald Resort Presidential room www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 8: Arbaminch
Morning after breakfast take flight to Arbaminch via Addis Ababa, up on arrival ascend into the Gughe Mountains to visit the Dorze people, who are known for their tall beehive-like houses and their fine cotton weaving. Visit market in Dorze (Market days in Dorze village are Mondays and Thursdays and in Chencha on Tuesdays and Saturdays). Dinner will be served at Emerald resort international restaurant after that you will have Campfire and enjoy with Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
Accommodation: Emerald Resort Presidential room www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 9: Arbaminch
Morning breakfast take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to the “Crocodiles Market”, where large numbers of Crocodile (some up to 6 meters long) gathers to sunbath and the Hippos pool. Afternoon enjoy at Emerald Resort
Accommodation: Emerald Resort Presidential room www.emeraldresortandlodge.com
Meals: Full Board

Day 10: Arbaminch-Addis Ababa
Transfer to the airport fly back to Addis Ababa. Evening you will have traditional dinner in one of the Ethiopian restaurant for cultural dances from the different ethnic groups.
Accommodation: Hilton hotel or similar
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Addis Ababa/Departure
Morning visit Mercato, one of Africa’s largest outdoor markets and enjoy shopping in the city. Evening transfer to Airport for flight back to home
Accommodation: Day use room at Sheraton hotel or similar until your departure
Meal: Breakfast

Package Inclusions:
Hotel accommodations Sharing basis;
All transfer in and out from Airport;
Surface using Mini Bus (12 seater including fuel and driver’s allowance;
Meals in BB (bed and breakfast) in Addis Ababa while for the rest of the tours are: FB (full board; breakfast, lunch & dinner included);
Professional English Speaking guide;
Local guide’s service;
Boat Trip on Lake Chamo ;
entrance fees; and
All applicable government taxes.

Package Exclusions:
Travel insurance & Visa expenses;
Video or photographing fees or tips at different sites;
Addis Ababa Meal and any alcoholic drinks;
Entrance to special ceremonies you might encounter by chance;
Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature;
International & domestic flight; and
Any other personal item expenses not mentioned on package inclusions part.

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