10 Days South OMO Valley Ethiopia

10 Days South OMO Valley Ethiopia


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10 Days

Tour Type





Surface And Fly




Explore the fascinating cultural and natural wonders of Ethiopia with the Lalibela and South OMO Valley tour. This 10-day adventure takes you from the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the vibrant tribes of the OMO Valley. Begin your journey in Addis Ababa and fly to Lalibela, where you’ll marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of the rock-cut churches. Continue to Lake Langano for breathtaking views and relaxation before heading to Arba Minch and exploring the Dorze and Chencha villages. Journey through the picturesque OMO Valley, encountering tribes like the Bena, Hamer, Karo, Mursi, and Bodi.

This trip will end with a visit to Addis Ababa’s landmarks and a farewell dinner. Immerse yourself in Ethiopia’s rich heritage and diverse landscapes on this unforgettable tour.

Tour Plan

On arrival in Addis Ababa you will be met at the airport and transferred) 11;30 AM fly lalibela, we will visit the first cluster of rockhewn churches in the afternoon. Lalibela, the ‘New Jerusalem’, is thought to have been constructed some 800 years ago by King Lalibela. Lalibela was his capital city, but today it is a small village. Although churches carved in rock are found in other parts of the world, those found in Ethiopia are particularly interesting. Generally, they were excavated on all sides of a rectangle, leaving a large block of granite isolated in the center. This rock was then shaped and formed both inside and out and the carvings show extremely skillful workmanship, they have been classified as one of the wonders of the world. Each church has a unique architectural style and all are superbly carved. There are 11 rock-cut churches of which the most impressive is Bet Giorgis. It is carved in the form of a Greek cross and It is exceptionally well preserved.

Overnight in Tekule lodge (B,D)

On the morning Sunday Celebration Holidays, late in the mooring excursion to Asheten Mariam church found on top of a hill. You will be back around midday. you will visit the remaining 5 rock hewn churches. Finishing the churches visit you will be invited for a coffee ceremony in one of the traditional houses.

Overnight Tukulu Hotel. (B,D)

In the morning, we will directly drive to Lake Langano and enjoy more of the Rift Valley landscape and the stunning views over the Lakes of Abijata and Shala. In the afternoon, we will relax on the shore of lake Langano, side resort for our overnight. Overnight at Sabana Beach Resort (B, D)

After breakfast, drive to the famous lakeside town of Arba Minch. En route visit the villages of Gurage for their staple food of Kocho made from the false banana. We drive through one of the most colourful and scenic areas of Southern Ethiopia, a land that is inhabited by the Wolayita people, who were once nomads but are now farmers. Before arriving in the town of Arba Minch, a long section of the road offers magnificent views of Lake Abaya, surrounded by mountains. The lake has volcanic origins and is almost pink in colour.Afternoon in the way drive 40kms northwest of Arba Minch to the Guge Mountains to visit the Dorze and Chencha villages. Once warriors, the Dorze have now turned to farming and weaving to earn a living. They speak an Omotic tongue and the Dorze name is synonymous with the best woven cotton cloth. The "elephant huts" of the Dorze are unique and worth seeing. Also, the Dorze beehive-shaped houses are constructed entirely of organic material and have their own small garden surrounded by beds of spices, cabbage and tobacco. Some of Ethiopia’s best-woven cottons come from Chencha, which is located 8 km northwest of Dorze Village. Men weave and women spin. Overnight at Haile Resort (B, D)
In the Morning, a boat trip on clear blue waters of Lake Chamo to see the crocodiles, hippos & aquatic bird species. The northern shores of Lake Chamo are famous for its large crocodiles, which can be seen in great numbers lounging in the heat. The lake is about 32km long and provides a lush wetland habitat for many species of flora and fauna. Late in the morning drive to Konso where colourfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of the land and unusually engraved wooden statues used as grave markers can be seen. Differing from their neighbours, the Konso are pure agriculturists, famed for their use of the stone terraces that they utilise to such good effect in this dry and barren region of basalt hills. Originally from the east and speaking an east Cushitic language, the Konso live in settlements that are surrounded by stone walls. The age of each town is classified by a generation pole and each family lives in compounds that are accessible only through gateways that require the visitor to enter on all fours thereby rendering any potential attackers vulnerable.After visiting we drive on to Tutmi, often called the gateway to the Omo Valley.Overnight at Busk Lodge (B,D)
In the morning, the tribes walk 10 kms to go to DIMEKA colorful Tuesday y where we should see the Bena and Hamer people. Here you will see them starting from their village on their way to the market. The Bena and Hamer women usually favour red clay braids in their hair, shiny with butter and perfumed with incense. The long beaded skirts of the Tsemay have a stick incorporated in the back to denote a married woman and the men have elaborately plaited hairstyles decorated with feathers and colourful beads.Afternoon Drive to Turmi, often called the gateway to the Omo Valley. Overnight at Busk Lodge (B,D)
This day morning, we continue through the savannah along tracks that are barely visible, passing through a vast meadowland with shrubs and umbellifers ('umbrella' acacia trees) for an excursion to the Murulle area. We arrive at Korcho village with beautiful views over the Omo River to see the Karo ethnic group, experts in body painting, using clay and locally available vegetable pigments to paint fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms and legs. These designs have no special symbolic significance but are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo their fellow artists. Karo men also sculpt and shave their hair into extravagant shapes, with special ochre "caps" of hair usually containing several ostrich feathers. A little bit across with Omo River by local boat and walk for not more than 15 minutes then will visit a typical village, Kangatae. En route have a picnic lunch.Afternoon Drive to Turmi, often called the gateway to the Omo Valley. Overnight at Busk Lodge (B,D)

In the morning Drive to omorate, for a visit of Dasnech peoples with crossing the omo river by small local boats with having a walk also in the villages. Drive back to Turmi with have lunch at the Big Tree shadows. Reach in Turmi and in the afternoon, This day, we will continue driving through the Omo Valley region to Turmi via Jinka the Hamer tribe is one of the largest groups in the Valley. The Hamer cultivate millet, vegetables, tobacco and cotton as well as raise cattle and goats. They are known for the fine pottery they produce as well as their remarkable hairstyling. Most dramatic of all are the clay hair buns with ostrich feathers that the men don when they have killed a fierce animal. The Hamer women are simply stunning. The women wear beaded necklaces and iron coils around their arms and decorate their skin with cowry shells. These decorations indicate the wealth and prestige of a woman’s husband.

Drive to Jinka for your Keep driving to Kay After Market ( if the day is on Thursday where we should see and photograph the Ari, Bena, Hamer and Tsemay people. The Bena and Hamer women usually favour red clay braids in their hair, shiny with butter and perfumed with incense. The long beaded skirts of the Tsemay have a stick incorporated in the back to denote a married woman and the men have elaborately plaited hairstyles decorated with feathers and colourful beads.
and after visiting the market, we drive on to Jinka, often called the gateway to the Omo Valley. Overnight at Eco Omo Lodge (B,D)

Early morning drive to Mago National Park, from here, visit the Mursi highlands where the most illustrious of Ethiopia's unique tribe’s lives. The Mursi are known all over the world, for their decorative lip plates that adorn the lower lips of the Mursi women. The plates stretch the lower lip beyond imagination and the women's beauty, pride and desirability are determined in direct proportion to the size of the plate. The Mursi men and women may appear gracious but the Mursi warriors are not to be sneezed at. On their arms are deep crescent incisions that represent each enemy they have killed in battle. The men are also famous for their hairstyle. The various cultural aspects of the tribe will be explained and you will be able to take their photographs but not for free.Then continue driving and visit the Body village. They are with different tribes with fatty bodies. They also have a culture of drinking cow blood.After visiting we drive bake to Jinka, often called the gateway to the Omo Valley. Overnight at Eco omo lodge (B,D)
In the morning fly from Jinka We will fly back to Addis We will arrive in Addis Ababa In the Afternoon, will have a visit to the Addis Abeba National Museum, selasae cathedral church and the African open big market MERKATO. And you might be interested for the last-minute souvenir shopping at the markets. In the evening, we will go out to one of the best cultural restaurants for the Farewell Dinner at traditional restaurant with live traditional dances program.Then, transfer to the airport for your departure to Home. Tour End!    (B,D)

Include And Exclude

Services Inclusions

  • Meet and greetings at the Airport and assistance for Hotel transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodations based on twine Room.
  • half board meal (breakfast and dinner with soft drinks)
  • Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees where applicable according to the itinerary.
  • Domestic Flight
  • Professional Guide (English speaking).
  • elder payment 
  • Transfers and all ground transportations based on Best 4WD cars fuel and driver expense.as per the itinerary with all fuel expenses.
  • Additional activities for experiencing the real culture of Ethiopia: Coffee ceremony and Honey wine drinks in Addis Ababa.
  • All necessary Government taxes. 

Services Exclusions

  • International Flight
  • Porterage fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Video filming and photography fees.
  • Personal nature expenses, alcoholic drinks, laundry expenses, telephone calls, tips for the tour staffs etc…

Any other expenses except those listed on the inclusion parts

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