Timeless Ethiopia tour company has been organising trips to the Omo Valley for many years.
2 - 4pax = 1500 $ USD per person; single room supp. 195 $
Duration: 9 days
Any date and any route of this package tour in Ethiopia are possible.
- Hotel accommodation based on double/twin sharing in 3* S hotels
- Transfers to/from airport
- Meals – half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
- 4X4 car with driver guide, fuel, insurance
- Local guide service in each destination
- Scout in Omo Valley
- Boat trip
- Entrance fees
- Local taxes and service charges
- 24/7 assistance from Timeless Ethiopia Tour Operator Head Office in Addis Ababa
- International flights (country of origin/Addis – Addis/country of origin)
- Personal expenses (telephone calls, laundry, gifts etc)
- Tips to guides and drivers
- Personal insurance (highly recommended)
Day 1: Addis Ababa
Arrive to Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport, meet and greet with one of Timeless Ethiopia staff (outside the airport building) for the transfer to the hotel. Overnight
Day 2: Addis Ababa
Today you have a full day city tour in Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, where you see the famous fossil Lucy, who was 3.2 million years old, the Ethnographic Museum, Entoto St. Mary Museum, St .Trinity Cathedral church, and Merkato market, the largest open-air market in Africa. Overnight hotel
Day 3: Arba Minch
Drive to Arba Minch via Butajera. On the way visit the rock hewn church of Adadi Mariam, which believes carved by King Lalibela at the end of 12th C and the steles of Tiya, which carved from monolithic stones and used as Tomb for the soldiers who died between the age of 18 and 22. And also the Stele of Tiya registered on the UNESCO Album as one of the world heritage site. Overnight hotel
Day 4: Arba Minch
AM visit village the Dorze people who live on the Guge Mounatin and are famous for their beehive bamboo house and weaving skill; In their society, it is a taboo for men to spin the cotton and also taboo for the women to make a traditional cloth. After lunch will have a boat trip on the 3rd lagest lake in Ethiopia called Chamo; which famous for big Crocodile, Hippos, and water birds. Overnight same hotel
Day 5: Jinka
After breakfast drive to Weyto via the town of Key Afer. On the way visit the konso village, where you see colorfully costumed dress, impressive terracing of the land, annually engraved wooden status used as grave markers and community house. In the community house called Mora, all the young boys above 12 years old expected to stay every night in it till their marriage . And then drive to Weyto for Lunch. After Lunch continue driving to the town of Jinka. Overnight hotel
Day 6: Turmi
AM drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people with their village. The mursi are well known for the large clay discs that the women wear inserted in their slit lower lips ; The Mursi women start cutting their lips between the age of 12 and 16 years and then after they cut their lips, they put small wooden plugs and change every night with the big one to stretch the lips till their lips can hold 6 inch round clay. The Mursi men wear very little, although a cotton wrap is be coming more & more common . After lunch drive to Turmi via Dimeka. If the day is Saturday or Tuesday, will have a chance to see the colorful weekly market at Dimeka. Overnight hotel
Day 7: Turmi
A.M drive to Korocho village to visit the Karo tribe; They are famous for body decoration during the ceremony; In the old time, Men are famous for body scars; By counting of the scars, you can identify how many person he killed. Afternoon drive to Omorate to visit the Dassench people, who live across the Omo river. And then drive back to Turmi. If the day is Monday, there is a weekly market at Turmi for the Hamer people. Overnight same hotel.
Day 8: Arba Minch
Visit the Hammer village, where you see kids playing in the compound and women are decorate their hair by using red soil, water and cow butter. Hamer people have a bull Jumping ceremony; This ceremony is a transformation for young boys from young to adulthood; During the ceremony, you see the real Hamer traditional dance called Eveangadi; and also the women from the jumper’s families are being wipe by his friend’s to show their love to the Jumper.
Drive to Arba minch via Arbore. On the way will have stop at Arbore tribe, who practice circumcision before marriage for the girls. After circumcision program, she will stay two month in her Husband’s family house. Overnight hotel
Day 9: Addis Ababa/Departure
Drive back to Addis. On the way visit Lake Zeway, where you see the Colorful water birds and it is the largest lake from the Northern Rift Valley Lakes. Evening after the dinner program in one of the traditional restaurant, transfer to air port for departure. The end of an amazing trip to Ethiopia.