Tour to the Omo Valley and Historic Route 24 Days
The Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia is a little visited area of Ethiopia containing some of the most colorful tribes and ethnic groups. The fascinating costumes, colorful ceremonies and celebrations, arts, crafts, music and dance of the Benna, Hamer, Mursi, Karo, Dasenech, Arbore, Nyangatom and Borenna people are very special. In the Omo Valley region many of the tribal groups have changed little over hundreds of years and they offer the visitor extraordinary insight into a variety of traditional cultures. On this trip, you get truly off the beaten track, exploring little visited villages and vibrant tribal markets of the Southern Ethiopia.
The second overland journey will take us to the rich historical sights of Ethiopia through stunning landscape, people and villages of the Amhara, Oromo, Tigrai, Agew . . . and more. In addition to this! the aged island monasteries and the fabulous Blue Nile falls, the famous royal compound of Gonder known as the Camelot of Africa, the dramatic summit and breathtaking scenery of the Simien Mountains, with their endemic flora and fauna, the ancient Stelae, churches and tombs of the Axumite kingdom, the cliff top rock churches of Tigrai as well as the 12th and 13th century monolithic rock hewn churches of Lalibela can be visited.
Tour code: OLET 4000
Duration: 24 Days and 23 nights
Means of Transport: by surface
Day 1: Arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Head south to Arba Minch visiting Dorze tribal village. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Discover Netchsar National reserve and Lake Chamo. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Drive to Jinka; en route visit the Konso tribal village. Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Excursion to Mago Park to see the Mursi tribal village. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Journey to Turmi via Dimeka and Key Afer villages. Overnight Hotel
Day 7: Trip to Murulle and visit Karo and Nyangatom tribes. Overnight Hotel
Day 8: Daytrip to Omorate and discover the Dasenech tribe. Overnight Hotel
Day 9: Full day stay around Turmi; possibly visit ceremonies. Overnight Hotel
Day 10: Head to Konso en route visit the Erbore tribal village. Overnight Hotel
Day 11: Enter into Borenna tribal land; and visit El Sod crater. Overnight Hotel
Day 12: Day drive to Hawassa set at the shore of Lake Hawassa. Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Drive back to Addis Ababa passing the rift valley area. Overnight Hotel
Day 14: Journey north to Bahir Dar discovering Debre Libanos. Overnight Hotel
Day 15: Boat trip over Lake Tana and visit island monasteries. Overnight Hotel
Day 16: Head north to Gonder; afternoon visit castle complex. Overnight Hotel
Day 17: Journey to Axum passing through the Tekezze valley. Overnight Hotel
Day 18: Keep on visiting the attractions of Axumite kingdom. Overnight Hotel
Day 19: Head to Mekelle visiting the Debre Damo monastery. Overnight Hotel
Day 20: Depart to Lalibela; en route visit Yimrehanne Christos. Overnight Hotel
Day 21: Walk and discover the rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Overnight Hotel
Day 22: Journey to Kombolcha with a stop at Haik Estiphanos. Overnight Hotel
Day 23: Now leave Kombolcha and drive back to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 24: Time for last minute shopping; then in the evening departure to home.
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