Day 1: Addis Ababa
Be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air Port, and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Ethiopia
Fly west to Gambella, in the morning, and after lunch visit the cultural market of Gambella, and have an interesting walk by the Baro River, which joins the White Nile in Sudan, enjoying bird watching and the sunset.
Day 3: Ethiopia
In the morning, drive 48 km to Itang to visit the Nuer people who are cattle keepers and fishermen, and in the afternoon, visit the Agnuak people on the outskirts of the town of Gambella.
Day 4: Ethiopia
Drive to Bebeka, where the largest coffee plantation is found at, visiting the people of Maji people, and the Tepi Tea Plantation on the way.
Day 5: Ethiopia
With a short visit of the Rubber Plantation around Bebeka, proceed driving farther south to Kibish, via Tulgit – the other settlement of the Surma people, and crossing the Akobo River, which flows, to Baro River.
Day 6: Ethiopia
Full day with the Surma people who share the practice of the women’s inserting of clay discs in their lower lips, and the men’s ‘Stick Fighting’ – with the Mursi people who live on the other side of the Omo River.
Day 7: Ethiopia
Drive Mizan Teferi via Bebeka where you will visit the coffee exporting processes from nursery to packing and transporting.
Day 8: Oromia
Visiting the Chat or mild Stimulant cultivation, and the Muslim Oromo people on the way, drive to Jimma – which was the regional capital of Ethiopia in the late 19th Century.
Day 9: Arba Minch
With a stop at Gojeb River where you may spot hippos, drive 360 km to Arba Minch. On your way visit the people of Wolita who are known for their cultivation of Enset of False Banana.
Day 10: Jinka
Visiting the most colorful multicultural market in the Lower Omo Valley at Key Afer – which is attended by the tribal groups of Ari, Benna, and Tsemai, drive 275 km to Jinka.
Day 11: Jinka
Today, you will have an excursion to the Mago National Park and visit the people of Mursi who are typically known for the clay lip plates of the women. Then, drive back to Jinka and visit the Cultural Museum of the People of the Lower Omo Valley.
Day 12: Turmi
Drive to Turmi – the settlement of Hamer people. Stop off at Dimeka to visit the other interesting weekly cultural market of the Hamer and the Benna people. After dinner at your hotel, you will be driven to the nearby village of the Hamer people to see the traditional dances of the Hamer people – the Evangadi Dance.
Day 13: Turmi
In the morning, you will have an excursion to Omo Rate to visit the Dasenech people who are the southernmost people of the country and are known for their scarifications. After a picnic lunch at Murulle, proceed driving to Korcho to visit the Karo people. And, finally drive back to Turmi.
Day 14: Arba Minch
With an early start, drive north to Arba Minch with a stop at Lake Chamo to have a remarkable boat trip to visit the ‘Crocodile Market’ where you can visit display of big African Crocodiles, hippos, and various low land water birds.
Day 15: Lake Langano
Drive north to the Rift Valley Lake of Langano visiting the people of Dorze who are known for their huge bamboo huts, and colorful cotton clothes. You will also visit the chains of Rift Valley Lakes on your way.
Day 16: End of Itinerary
Drive back to Addis, in the morning, and after lunch at Addis have a short city tour of Addis to visit the National Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa, and Merkato – the largest open air market in Africa. In the evening, before departure, you will be guest of Dinknesh Ethiopia Tour at one of the best traditional restaurants to taste the variety of Ethiopian meals and to see their folkloric dances.
Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure.