6 Days Omo River Valley Tour

6 Days

Embark on a 6 Days Omo River Valley Tour with Top Omo Valley Tours; the #1 best local tribal tour operator in Ethiopia.

06 Days Omo Valley Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly Addis Ababa to Jinka (Baco) - Drive to Turmi (Hamar Tribe)
Your guide will meet you at Jinka airport and continue driving 130km to Turmi town. On the way, you will visit a tribal market such as Keyafer market (on Thursday), Alduba Market (on Tuesday), Dimeka market (on Saturday), or Turmi market (on Monday). If it's not a market day, you will visit a village of the Banna tribe on the way. You may visit Hamar village or attend the available ceremonial events (Optional).

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive 70km south to meet with the Dassanech people. The word Dassanech means people of the delta. They are unique people whose livelihood interlay depends on the Omo River. Return to Turmi for lunch and visit a market if it is a market day. You may also see the Bull Jumping Ceremony (Optional).

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive 65km west of Turmi and meet the Kara (Karo) tribe famous for body and facial paintings. They live in a beautiful village by the shore of the Omo River. You will meet the kara people and visit a family who will prepare a traditional coffee ceremony in their house. You will have the chance to discuss with the family and get a genuine connection with the people. In the afternoon, head to Jinka 128 km from Turmi.

Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge in Jinka (from the newly built rooms)

Drive some 50km through the Mago National Park to meet face to face with the most famous Mursi tribe. The Mursi are popular for lip plates. They also do extensive body scarification. You will return to Jinka for lunch and continue the 140km drive on an asphalt road to Konso.

Overnight: Kanta Lodge Konso

On the morning of this day, you will visit Konso village UNESCO world heritage site. You will discover the ancient wall or fortress of the Konso village, the community houses (Mora), and generation poles. You will also visit the Konso chief's compound and meet him at his traditional palace. You will visit his ancestral graveyard inside the forest by walking for about 20 minutes one way. Continue to Arba Minch for lunch and prosed to Dorze peoples village located on top of the Guge Mountain at an altitude of 2400 meters. You will enjoy the traditional doze food made from the False Banana (Enset) plant, and experience the traditional techniques of weaving and making pottery.

Overnight: Haile Resort Arba Minch (from lake view room)

After breakfast, you will drive 10km to Lake Chamo and go on a boat trip to see Crocodiles, Hippos, and some birdlife at the so-called Crocodile Market. You will return back to Arba Minch and head to the airport before or after lunchtime for your flight to Addis Ababa. It will be the End of the tour.


Cost Includes

  • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • Guide and local guides
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodations during the trip: the best in the destinations
  • All entrance fees except ceremonies
  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Photo fee in tribal villages

Cost Excludes

  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Food and accommodations in Addis Ababa
  • Ceremonial Events; Bull Jumping ceremony, Evangadi dancing etc.
  • Tips, Invitations, etc.

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6 Days Omo River Valley Tour
From $990
/ Adult

6 Day Omo Valley Trip Info

  • The best in destinations (high-end)
  • Included
  • Jinka airport
  • Arba Minch
  • Yes
  • No
  • English
  • 2500 meters
  • Included (B, L, D)
  • Jinka airport
  • Included
  • USD or Euro Cash
  • Always guaranteed, private
  • 4WD SUV with AC
  • none
  • Available

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