Tour Code: VET082
Duration: (16 days, 15 at nights)
Mode of transport : surface and air
Day 01: Arrival Addis Ababa, Afternoon tour the National Musium and Entoto Mountains with views
Day 02: Fly Bahir Dar, visit Bezait palace and view over Blue Nile falls and Tana. Afternoon boat trip on Tana Lake to admire 2-3 monastries with very interesting construction and paintings, as Ura Kidane Mehret and Mahal Zeghie Gyorgis
Day 03: Morning drives to admire the Blue Nile Falls, back for lunch, Afternoon drive to Gondar.
Day 04: In Gondar visit the castles compound, King Fasil’s Bath and Debre Birhan Selassie church (light of Trinity) with wonderful murals, Qusuqam church, Queen Mentewab palace and more.
Day 05: Fly Lalibela afternoon visit the first group of the rock churches
Day 06: Morning, mule excursion to Asheton Ariam, with very nice view through villages’ afternoon the second group of the rock churches
Day 07: Fly to Addis and lunch there. Drive to Langano Rift Valley Lake at night Wenney lodge or other.
Day 08: Continue to Arba-minch admiring Wolayta people, their villages and very nice views. Afternoon ascend Chencha hills for the Dorze village to see their culture, work of weavings, cultivation of false banana from which they extract traditional bread (Kocho), their 18ms high houses and more. Dinner and at night Swaynes hotel (3*) with remarkable views over the Chamo lakes and Abayta lakes and the Nech Sar Park.
Day 09: Morning Nech Sar Park, for an early morning game drive. Here you can see wild animals i.e dominated by Zebras, it’s also possible to see the endemic Swain’s heartbeats, greater and lesser Kudus, different gazelles and more. Afternoon boat trip over lake Chamo and encounter the huge hippo colonies and biggest crocodiles in Africa (as some says in the world 6-7ms long). Meals and at night Swains hotel (3*)
Day 10: Drive to Jinka, on the way admire Derashe, Konso Ari, Benna and Tsemay tribes with their respective villages. Konso are famous for the agricultural work with terracing culture at night Jinka local hotel or camp.
Day 11: Drive to Mgo national park and excursion at Mursi people villages at night National park camping.
Day 12: Cross Karo people region and visit their villages of Korcho, with also very nice views over Omo River. Drive to Turmi for dinner and at night Evangadi campsite and lodge. (Camp pr fixed tents).
Day 13: Visit Hammer people villages, culture and possibly their dances. If possible we try to show the unique ceremonies of marriage, with slashing of woman, bull jumping, and more. If Mon or Sat visits market of Hamer, Kara and Dassanech people here or near by Dmeka’s village.
Day 14: Drive to Arba-minch through Erbore people village and afternoon visit Konso people village. Dinner and at night Swaynes hotel Arba-minch
Day 15: Drive back to Addis Ababa
Day 16: Departure
Tour Code: VET082