8 Days Tour to Lalibela and Tribes of Omo Valley

Tour Description

Tour Code: 8 Days Tour to Lalibela and Tribes of Omo Valley

Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife

Duration: 8 Days &7Nights

Transportation: Surface drive &flights

 

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port

Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.

And depending on your arrival your first  visit Addis Ababa will be the National Museum (pre historic, cultural, archaeological attractions), Or Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University (culture, dressing style, traditional practices of over 80 ethnic groups, and collection of traditional musical instruments).

Your visit also comprises tourist attraction sites like Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (after a drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level).

After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and spend the night there.Overnight stay in Oasis Hotel Apartment, Addis Ababa.

 

Day 2: Flight to Lalibela & visit rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

After breakfast, a short flight will take you to Lalibela. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive by a minivan to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes.

Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay in Panoramic View hotel.

 

 

Day 3: Flight back to Addis Ababa and continue to Arba Minch

After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon. Check in again for flight to Arba Minch. You will have lunch in the airport terminal.

In the afternoon you will take a short flight to Arba Minch with a vehicles waiting for you at the airport for a pick up to a lodge for check in.

After checking in and short break, you will be driven to and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). You will be driving back to Arba Minch and have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.

 

Day 4: Drive to Turmi, Hammer tribe

After breakfast you will be driven to Turmi (280 Km from Arba Minch). En route atDimeka visit the Tuesday Hammer market (56 Km before Turmi). Then you will drive to Turmi.

You will arrive in Turmi late in the afternoon. Check-in to the lodge. Then you will walk to the non-touristic Hammer Village to explore the Hammer tribes (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs). In the evening, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Turmi Lodge.

 

Day 5: Excursion visit Dassench village & drive to Jinka

An early morning drive will take you to Omorate to visit the Dassench tribe (75 Km from Turmi). From there, you will take a boat trip on the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village. Then back for lunch to Turmi.

After lunch & brief break, you will be driven to Jinka (142 Km from Turmi). You will arrive in Jinka early in the evening. Check in to hotel/resort. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel/resort. Overnight stay in Jinka Resort or Orit hotel.

 

Day 6: Excursion to Mursi village & drive to Konso

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribe village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips). Then you will drive back to Jinka for lunch. 

After lunch, you will visit be driven to Konso (190 Km from Jinka). Upon arrival you will check into a lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge and you will spend the night there. Overnight stay in Kanta Lodge.

 

Day 7: Visit Konso Village & drive to Arba Minch

In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the Konso village (famous for their colorfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land - recently registered as World heritage by UNESCO, and engraved wooden statues grave markers). Later after lunch you will be driven to Arba Minch (90 Km from Konso). Check into a lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.

 

Day 8: Boat Trip on Lake Chamo - flight back to Addis Ababa & departure

In the morning, after breakfast you will take a boat ride on Lake Chamo and visit to huge crocodiles, hippos, a variety of birdlife.

After a relaxed lunch, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs.

Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance.

Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

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Rate: Upon request

Domestic flights depend on your international flights

Addis Ababa– Lalibela- Addis Ababa - Arba Minch– Addis Ababa

·       If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = 290 USD

·       If not (with other airline) =520 USD

 

Flight cost subject to change & always ask the updated price for your departure dates.

 

Price includes:

 

·       Transport in Addis Ababa, and Laliblea

·       Well-maintained and insured 4WD vehicles  for Southern Route Day 3-8

·       Fuel

·       All transfers in & out

·       Experienced English Speaking tour guide+ his allowance + domestic flights

·       Meals on full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

·       Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis (i.e sharing a Double room)

·       All entrance fees as (including 50 USD per person for Lalibela Churches), local guide fee, scout, and boat fees

·       Bottled natural water every day on coach  

·       Service tax

 

Price DOES NOT include:

·       Entry visa

·       International flights

·       Domestic flights (Addis Ababa– Lalibela- Addis Ababa - Arba Minch– Addis Ababa)

·       Meals (Lunch & Dinner)

·       Photography & Video fees,

·       Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.)