Booking for : Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Excursion; 5 Days / 6nights

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Excursion; 5 Days / 6nights

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Tour Itinerary OV5

Arrival   Bole International Airport
Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Tour Itinerary OV5,

Arrival Bole International Airport Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Day 1 ,Addis Ababa

City tours of Addis Ababa the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Tour the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie. Overnight Hotel - (B, L, D)

Day 2,Addis Ababa – Jinka – Hamer Village

Drive to Dimeka to visit the colorful Hamer tribe. They are well known for their remarkable hairstyles made of ochre, water, and binding resin, resulting in copper-colored locks. This is a sign of wealth for this tribe. The Hamers are also considered the masters of body decoration. Continue to the town of Turmi. Overnight Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3,Omorate Excursion (Hammer, Karo, and Dasnich)

Turmi is our new base as we explore the region and meet the different tribes who share this valley but live a life uniquely their own. Drive to the Murulle area. Murile lies on the banks of the Omo River, and is a popular base for exploring this area. The two main tribes who live here are the Karo and the Hamer, both of whom practice scarification and have elaborate hairstyles. The Karo are experts in body painting, using clays and locally available vegetable pigments to trace fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs. These designs have no special symbolic significance but instead are created for fun and aesthetic effect, as each artist tries to outdo another. Karo men also sculpt and shave their hair into extravagant shapes, with special Ochre "caps" of hair usually containing several ostrich feathers. Later in the Afternoon drive to Jinka for Overnight Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4,Hamer – Turmi Market – Dimeka – Ari Village

After relaxing morning and breakfast start driving to visit Dimeka market that takes place with Hamer, Karo, Arbori, which is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distances on foot to attend. After Lunch drive to Jinka via Dimeka, in this afternoon you will visit one of omo valley tribe called the Ari village. Overnight Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5,Mursi, Mago National Park

This morning drive to a Mursi tribal village. The tribe is renowned for the now-uncommon custom of their women, upon reaching maturity, having their lower lips slit and circular clay discs inserted. Return back to Jinka for lunch, after lunch, Fly to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit either the Ethnographic Museum or the National Museum, home of the 3.18 million year old skeleton "Lucy." Optional souvenir shopping in the afternoon, In the evening you will attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served END OF THE TOUR This itinerary is flexible and will likely change in order to coordinate visits with market days in the south, which is a great opportunity to mingle with the people, many of whom travel long distances on foot to attend.

Additional Info

  • Person : Any Number
  • Availability : Available
  • Location : Addis Ababa, Bahar-Dar, Gondar, Simien Mountains National park, Axum, Geralta, Mekele, Ahmedila, Dallol, Ertale, Mekele, Lalibela

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