Tour Code: VET030
Duration: 11 Days & 10 nights
Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa and city tour (visit Entoto Mountains, with nice view over the capital, and church of St. Mary with adjacent museum of imperial objects. Then back to the city, for the National museum at night hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Arba-minch, with some stops for Wolayta people and houses on the way, interesting their houses, way of life, and cultivation of the false banana called Kotcho and other, at night hotel at Arba-minch.
Day 03: Morning drive to the mountains of Chencha to visit the houses, works of weavings (for which they are extremely famous), cultivations of Dorze people. Afternoon boat trip on Chamo Lake, for hippos and crocodiles with length reaches 6 meters. Dinner and at night hotel at Arbamich, (use the natural path from Swayne’s hotel to the springs it is very interesting.
Day 04: Morning drive to Jinka, admiring on the way the interesting Konso, Derashe, Ari, benna and Tsemay people, very famous for hairstyles, their unique culture and traditions, as the ornaments all over their body Konso people famous for their terracing agricultural works and villages traditions. Night camp or local hotel Jinka town
Day 05: Admire Mursi people and villages, here for beauty women inserts to a round clay plates in to their lips. Men different scarification based on number of enemies or wild animals killed in battle and many othe cultures, at night Mago park camping
Day 06: Crossing the Karo eople region and visit their villages of Korcho, with beautiful views over the Omo River, Karo people are famous are famous for their extravagant hairstyle in men and for the different ornaments and painting all over their body all men, women and children. Continue for the beautiful Hammer people region and at night Turmi at the Evangadi camp site & lodge camp or fixed tents.
Day 07: Full day Turmi, the region of the very nice Hammer people, with unique hairstyles, different cultural traits, ornamental traditions and more, visit very interesting villages and folk dances. If by chance it happens, you will see the Hammer marriage ceremony with unique celebrations, such as the bull jumping by men and many others. If necessary, in the morning can done excursion at Omorate, around the bank of Omo River, for Dassanech tribes and villages too. Night Turmi camp or fixed tents.
Day 08: Drive toward konso and visit the Konso villages and very interesting cultures, at night hotel in Arbamich.
Day 09: Morning Netch Sar Park, Afternoon drive to Langano Lake, at night hotel.
Day 10: Rift valley lakes of Shalla and Abyata back Addis Ababa at night hotel
Day 11: Departure