Trip Type: 
Cultural and Nature Tour

Tour Code:  JSTET-059

Duration: 12Days |11Nights

 

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive at Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the transfer to hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa.
O/N: hotel.

Day 02: Addis Ababa-Arbaminch

In the morning, start driving south of Addis Ababa through the Great Rift Valley to Arbaminch en route visiting the Rift valley Lakes of Ziway, Abiata and Shalla.
O/N: hotel.


Day 03: Arbaminch-Nechsar National Park-Lake Chamo

In the morning, will have a game drive around the Nechsar National Park. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles and hippopotamus.O/N: hotel.


Day 04: Arbaminch -Turmi

After an early breakfast, we will drive to Jinka en-route visiting different cultural people and their villages which include the Konso and the undulating landscape of Konso area.O/N: hotel.


Day 05: Turmi-Omorate

In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat.In the afternoon, we will visit to Hamer Village. At the same village we will enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi (Hamer Dancing).
O/N: hotel.


Day 06: Turmi-Keyafer-Jinka

After breakfast, we will drive to Jinka through Keyafer. At Keyefer will visit the colorful weekly Keyafer Market.O/N: hotel.


Day 07: Jinka-Mursi-Jinka

After having an early breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and continue driving back to Jinak through the park.O/N: hotel.


Day 08: Jinka-Yabello

After breakfast, we will start driving to Yabello through Konso with brief stops at different sites and villages.O/N: hotel.

 

Day 09: Yabello-Yirgalem

After breakfast, we will visit the “Singing Well”, a remarkable feature of the Borena Culture and drive to Yirgachefe.O/N: hotel.

 

Day 10: Yirgalem-Awassa-Langano

After breakfast, drive to Langano through Awassa.O/N: hotel.

 

Day 11: Langano-Addis Ababa

After spending part of the morning relaxing around the beautiful lake, we will continue driving to Addis Ababa with brief stops at different towns like Mojo and Debrezeit.O/N: hotel.

 

Day 12: City Tour of Addis Ababa

Today you will have a full day city tour of Addis Ababa which includes: The Ethnological Museum, the national museum and Merkato.In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks. After farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour!

 

Price Includes:

First 2 nights addis Hotel  on B/B.Accommodation as stated in the Itinerary,Surface transportation with 4WD Toyota land cruiser model,Boat excursion on Lake Tana,All Transfers in and out,Arrival and departure transfers,All entrance fees,Porter,Embarkation fee,Park feeEnglish speaking guide services,Meal on H/B basis i.e Breakfast and dinner,a bottle  of  water P/P per day,Scout and local Guides in MNP,All government taxes.

 

Price Excludes:

Photo or Video fee of any ceremony or local festivals,Tips, Alcohol drinks, meals and personal expenses, Travel And accident insurance Any optional activities and items of personal Nature.

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Arrival/departure transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer will be arranged based on flight information provided to us. It is often difficult to enter the arrivals area for our drivers and greeters and it's likely you will have to exit the airport to meet them. After you collect your luggage and put it through the scanner for customs, continue through to the meeting area. If our representative is not there  within 5- 10 minutes, exit the airport at the far right hand set of the sliding doors and walk down the ramp to the parking where our representative will meet you with the sign/pager With your Full Names.

 

Private Journey

Experience the ultimate adventure, ethnicity and rituals, with nature retreat of astounding beauty and tranquility.

Isolated for millennia from the rest of the world, the beautiful Omo Valley is home to an exciting mix of many small and distinctive tribal groups. Amongst others, we find the Karo, the Mursi and the Hamer-all of who have retained their own unique customs and traditions.

Lifestyles are as varied as the tribes themselves. Lacking any material, culture and artifacts common to other cultures, these tribes find unique ways in which to express their artistic impulses. Both the Surma and the Karo, for example, are experts at body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on each other's faces, chests, arms, and legs. These designs are created purely for fun and aesthetic effect, each artist vying to outdo his fellows.

Trip highlights

  • Meet plenty ethnic groups
  • Experience the natural beauty of the country
  • Stunning savannah plains
  • Witness elaborately terraced hillsides
  • Enjoy the ample culture
  • Elaborate hairstyles and personal adornment
  • Colorful different African Markets
  • Vast coffee fields 
  • Visit the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, Africa’s Capital
  • Meet your ancestor LUCY at the National Museum in Addis Ababa
  • Test varied Ethiopian food and attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
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