Vast Ethiopia Tours is a locally owned and independently run business known as one of the best tour and travel companies in Ethiopia. Vast Ethiopia Tours has expert knowledge of Ethiopia's landscape and culture and offers affordable custom tours.
Day 1: Drive Addis to Arbaminch on the way visit pre history Archeological site Tiya where a group of steale stand together continue through wolayta and other Towns overnight Dorze Loge
Day 2: Visit the mountain to nearly 3000m to Chencha, the main village of the Dorze people. Take a local guide to visit the village and learn about the Dorze way of life. See how they weave their huts, textiles and the cultivation and production of the false banana tree from which the Dorze make their traditional bread (kotcho). Afternoon drive to Arbaminch and have a boat trip on Lake Chamo to see hippos , crocodiles and different birds Overnight Paradise Lodge
Day 3:Drive Arbaminch to Jinka on the way visit some interesting tribes such as Ari, Tsemay and others if the fals Thursday you will visit the interesting Key Afer Market Overnight Jinka Resort
Day 4:We will drive visitors through the Mago National Park en route to the isolated Mursi tribe nestled between the Mago and Omo rivers. The Mursi are perhaps the most well known and photographed of the Omo Valley tribes due to the plates placed in their women's lower lip. Spend the rest of the day among the tribe visiting the village and the market Overnight Jinka Resort
Day 5:Get up early to drive five hours south to Turmi. En route, visit the village of Demeka home to the Hamer people where on market day, dozens of tribes from the region converge to barter and trade. Continue the drive to Turmi, the Hamer's most important village. In the evening, visitors may witness a marriage ceremony as well as Hamer's cultural dance known as the evangadi dance. Have dinner and spend the night in the comfortable Turmi Lodge
Day 6:After breakfast drive to Murulle to see the Karo culture, one of the smallest tribes in the Omo valley numbering some 1000 and are known for their body paint and face masks. The tribe's two main villages are located along the Omo river where they subsist on growing maize and sorghum. We then return in the late afternoon to Turmi to relax in the Turmi Lodge.
Day 7:The final day excursion from Turmi leads west some 70km to Omorate. Here visitors will experience the austere conditions of the Omorate tribe and the Dassanech people living on the other side of the Omo river. Visitors can take a small boat across the river to see this tribe, originally nomadic by nature now living in dusty huts constructed mostly from tree branches. Overnight Turmi Lodge.
Day 8:Drive Turmi to Konso, The Konso people are famous for their villages and community cooperation to work together and protect one another. The village registered as world heritage by UNSCO Overnight Konso Kenta lodge
Day 9:Leave the Omo valley area and drive eastwards through the Great Rift Valley to the town of Yabello, located in Borena territory. In this region, visitors can see how salt is extracted from the Elson salt flats and possibly visit a 'singing well' where the Borena people sing while extracting water from the earth Overnight in Yabello Motel
Day 10:Get up early to leave the dry climate of the deep south for the lush Ethiopian highlands on the main road to the town of Yergalem. En route pass through Yerga Chefie, known throughout Ethiopia as having the highest quality coffee. After a half day's drive, relax and enjoy the views from the Aregash Lodge, located in a beautiful forest teeming with birds and primates.
Day 11:Drive Aregash Lodge to Wondo Genet on the way visit the interesting city of Hawassa, the lake and surroundings proceed to Wondo Genet and spend the night Wondo Genet Resort
Day 12:On the tour's final day, we will make our way back to Addis Ababa passing through the lakes of the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy lunch at a resort on the banks of Lake Langano, one of the most popular and swimmable lake you can have a wonderful time there. shopping before a farewell dinner in one of the city's many cultural restaurants.transfer to the Airport to fly back to home
This price includes:
� All hotel accommodations on the basis of availability and meals
� Toyota Land Cruiser, fuel, insurance and driver
� All transfers and visits according to the itinerary
� Boat trip on Lake Chamo and Omo river
� All entrance fees at museums, churches, archeological sites, national parks and villages.
� Professional tour guide
who speaks fluent English (or other languages upon availability)
� Fees for local guides and scouts in parks and villages
� All service charges and government taxes
This price does not include:
� Laundry services
� International flights, visas or other related taxes.
� Alcoholic drinks
� Payment to take video or photos