7 Day Lower Omo Valley Tour

7 Days

7 Day Lower Omo Valley Tour; Immerse yourself in the rich culture of tribal communities, witness mesmerizing bull jumping and evangadi dancing ceremonies, and explore vibrant tribal markets.

07 Days Omo Valley Tour Itinerary

Your guide will meet you at Jinka Airport and transfer you to the best restaurant in town. Today you will visit the Aari tribe Village outside Jinka. The Aari tribe boosts the largest population in Omo Valley. They are famous for their pottery making skills. If it is a market day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday) you will visit a tribal market in Jinka or the nearby towns.

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

After breakfast at your lodge, depart early to Mursi village (50 km one-way drive on gravel road) so as to get a genuine experience with the famous Mursi people. Return to Jinka for lunch and continue to Turmi town of the Hamar tribe. On the way you will visit the Banna tribe in a village or at one of their weekly market. You may also witnesses the famous Bull Jumping Ceremony of the Banna or Hamar Tribe on this day upon availability.

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Following breakfast, depart to Omorate town 75 km south on an asphalt road to meet with the Dassanech tribe whose name means people of the delta. Omorate is the last border town in southern Ethiopia. Immigration officials will examine your visa and passport, then continue to one of the best non-touristy Dassanech villages and experience the Dassanech people. You will return to Turmi for lunch and get rest. You will visit Hamar Village in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive from Turmi to Karo Korcho 60 km road to the most popular and attractive Karo tribe village. The village is on a hill where the Omo River makes a zigzag turn. You will meet the Kara tribe and interact genuinely by not rushing to take pictures. After getting an enriching experience with the Karo tribe and learning the local perspective of the cultures, you will return to Turmi for lunch. After lunch, you will visit a tribal market available in the area. There is a chance to see the Hamar bull jumping ceremony during your stay in Turmi town.

Overnight: Paradise Lodge in Turmi

Drive 200 km to Konso village on partial gravel and partially asphalt road. On the way, you will visit the available tribal market (if preferable and available to be decided by your guide by considering the previous day's activities) and stop for lunch either in Key Afer or Woyto town depending on your morning activity. In the afternoon, you will visit Konso village, the Konso King at his traditional palace, the graveyard in a sacred forest where his ancestors are barred, and a grave mark called Waka erected.

Overnight: Kanta Lodge in Konso

Drive 90 km to Arba Minch, continue to Dorze village. After enjoying the beautiful Dorze landscape and people, you will return to Arba Minch for the night.

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

On the morning of this day, you will head to Lake Chamo for a short boat trip. It is highly likely to see Crocodiles and Hippos in the Lake. You will also see some of the beautiful lake birds. After lunch, head to Arba Minch airport to fly back to Addis.


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 fees 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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7 Day Lower Omo Valley Tour
From $1155
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • High-end: Paradise Lodge Turmi, Eco Omo Lodge Jinka, Kanta Lodge Konso, Haile Resort Arba Minch
  • Jinka airport
  • Arba Minch
  • Included
  • Autumn
  • Guided
  • English
  • Included (B, L, D)
  • USD cash
  • Available 4 hours before starting
  • none
  • no

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