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Meskel Celebration in Addis With The Omo Valley Tour

Meskel Celebration in Addis With The Omo Valley Tour

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Description

the core objective of this package is to give tourists the chance to celebrate the colorful Meskel; festival in Addis Ababa and also if they have additional days it gives the access to travel to the south omo valley tribes and see some culture that’s makes the package a little bit of contemporary it’s also fixed date package since holidays are not changed every year.

Activities

colorful festivals, peoples, Alaba village, Chencha village, Tsemay, Bena and the Ari ethnic groups, National parks,Mursi village, Tsemay ethnic group, Dassenech ethnic group, hamer villages in Turmi , nature, culture, breathtaking scenery & much more.

13 Days and 12 Nights
  • Destination
  • Departure
    From Hotel
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 7.30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 6.30 PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    3 Star Accommodations and above
    Airport Transfer and city tour
    Breakfast
    Personal Guide/boat trip fee
    Transportation by Latest 4WD
  • Not Included
    • 8 nights accommodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms
    8 nights accommodation in good hotels (4-star in Addis Abeba) in double rooms
    All entrance fees
    All meals as stated in the program
    All necessary transfers
    camping equipment/scout
    Dinner
    Domestic air ticket fare
    English speaking, qualified national tour guide
    Farewell-dinner (flight schedule permitting)
    Gallery Ticket
    Lunch
    Roundtrip as per program

Tour Plan

1

Arrival Addis

Day 01, Sep 25 Arrival Addis: Upon arrival be met and welcomed by AETT Tour and Travel and Tours representative and transfer to Hotel
2

Meskal Festival at Addis Ababa

Day 02, Sept 26 Meskal Festival at Addis Ababa: Morning, After breakfast you will have a sightseeing of Addis Ababa which includes Trinity Cathedral beautiful church with a baroque style of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dated 3.5 million years back.Afternoon after lunch you will attend the very colourful Meskel Festival (the finding of the true cross) at the Meskel square
3

Drive to Arbaminch

Day 03, Sep 27 Addis – Arbaminch: in the morning drive to Arbaminch on the way visit Alaba village and their unique way of home decorating style, overnight in hotel ore lodge at Arbaminch.
4

Arbaminch

Day 04, Sep 28 Arbaminch: In the morning drive to Chencha village, to visit the Dorze ethnic group with their unique home building style and traditional weaving. (Visit their market if it is a market day), drive back to Arbaminch. After lunch in hotel, boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles (at Crocodile Market) and hippos, overnight Arbaminch
5

Drive to Jinka

Day 05, Sep 29 Arbaminch- Jinka: Drive to Jinka on the way visit the Tsemay, Bena and the Ari ethnic groups with their untouched culture, overnight in Jinka
6

Jinka

Day 06, Sep 30 Jinka- Mursi- Jinka: after breakfast drive to Mago national park and proceed to Mursi village to visit the Mursi people, whose females put lip plates on their lower lip. Drive back to Jinka for lunch, after lunch visit the Ari village or the museum in the town. Overnight hotel in Jinka
7

Drive to Turmi

Day 07, Oct 1 Jinka -Turmi: After breakfast drive to Turmi-On the way visit the Tsemay ethnic group and the most Colorful market in the Omo valley- Key Afer market if it is Thursday and the Dimeka market if it is Tuesday overnight at lodge or hotel
8

Turmi

Day 08, Oct 2 Turmi – Omorate – Turmi: in the morning drive to Omorate and after crossing the Omo Rive by traditional boat visit the Dassenech ethnic group with their untouched culture. Drive back to Turmi, in the late afternoon visit one of the Hamer villages in Turmi, overnight lodge or hotel in Turmi.
9

Drive to Murule

Day 09, Oct 3 Turmi – Murule – Turmi: in the morning drive to Murule to visit the Karo Ethnic group who are very well known for their body painting and their fascinating houses. Drive back to Turmi for overnight, and visit market of Turmi if the day is Monday or Market of Dimeka if it is Tuesday. Overnight lodge or hotel in Turmi
10

Drive to Yabello

Day 10, Oct 4 Tumi -Yabello: in the morning drive to Yabello on the way visit the Cushitic-Elbore tribe, and the Konso village who are famous for terracing and unique way of living, before arriving to Yabello you will see the Borena Oromo people, overnight at hotel in Yabello
11

Drive to Awassa

Day 11, Oct 5 Yabello – Awassa: after breakfast drive to Awassa on the way you will visit 9th C Tutu Fela Stele Park, continue driving to Awassa trough the village of the Borena people, and also trough the breathtaking landscape and vegetation, overnight hotel in Awassa
12

Awassa

Day 12, Oct 6 Awassa – Addis: After breakfast drive to the beautiful fish market on the shore of Lake Awassa with many aquatic birds, and then continue driving to Addis, on the way to Addis you will visit Ziway lake which is rich in aquatic bird life and, over night in hotel.
13

City tour of Addis

Day 13, Oct 7 City tour of Addis and Departure: Sightseeing tour that includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church with a baroque style of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dated 3.2 million years back, Ethnological Museum-presents different collections to have an overview of the history, culture, tradition and religions of almost all tribal groups in Ethiopia, St. George Cathedral and Museum-a historical church with the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church architecture founded by Emperor Menelik-II, Mount Entoto panoramic view point at the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, The Merkato: the biggest open air market in Africa. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks. After farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back

Tour Location

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