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Discover Ethiopia's South & Omo Valley in 9 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa

Upon your arrival in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to rest and explore the vibrant city on your own.

Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour

Embark on a guided city tour of Addis Ababa, visiting the National Museum, home to ancient artifacts and the famous fossil "Lucy." Explore the Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the bustling Mercato, one of Africa's largest open-air markets.

Day 3: Flight to Jinka

Catch a domestic flight to Jinka, a town located in the heart of the Omo Valley. Upon arrival, visit the South Omo Research Center and Museum to learn about the diverse tribal cultures of the region. In the evening, immerse yourself in the local culture by attending a traditional dance performance.

Day 4: Excursion to Mursi Tribe

Drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribe, known for their unique lip plates and intricate body scarification. Interact with the tribe members, learn about their customs, and witness their traditional rituals. Return to Jinka for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Turmi and Hamer Tribe

Depart for Turmi, a town inhabited by the Hamer tribe. Witness the traditional bull jumping ceremony, a rite of passage for Hamer men. Explore the local market, where tribes gather to trade goods. Enjoy an evening in a traditional Hamer village, experiencing their way of life.

Day 6: Karo Tribe and Konso

Visit the Karo tribe, known for their body painting and intricate scar patterns. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Omo River and the surrounding landscapes. Later, drive to Arba Minch and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konso, known for its unique terraced hills and traditional agricultural practices.

Day 7: Boat Trip on Lake Chamo

Embark on a boat trip on Lake Chamo, known for its abundant wildlife. Spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Visit the Nechisar National Park and explore the "Bridge of God," a natural land bridge connecting two parts of the park. Overnight stay in Arba Minch.

Day 8: Return to Addis Ababa

Fly back to Addis Ababa. Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Mount Entoto. Spend the afternoon exploring local markets and souvenir shops. Attend a traditional Ethiopian cultural show and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 9: Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, taking unforgettable memories of your Ethiopian adventure back home.

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