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Tour of Omo Valley tribes, the Rift Valley, Awash National Park,
drive to Hosanna town on the way, you visit Tiya (world Heritage site by UNSCO).This site is famous for its ancient monolithic stele which is engraved with some fascinating symbols and visit Adadi Mariam church which is believed to be southern extension o
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Title:Tour of Omo Valley tribes, the Rift Valley, Awash National Park, Danakil Depression and the Historic Route

Tour Code:Tst-Sadkowski

Duration:23 Nights/23 Days

Included: Visits/activities

Up on your arrival, you meet our representative and get transferred to hotel. After having breakfast, drive to Hosanna town on the way, you visit Tiya (world Heritage site by UNSCO).This site is famous for its ancient monolithic stele which is engraved with some fascinating symbols and visit Adadi Mariam church which is believed to be southern extension of Lalibela rock hewn churches. On the next day you drive from Hosanna to ArbaMinch through Gurage village. In the morning, drive to the highland people of Dorze village with their unique handcraft and house structure. In the afternoon, you visit Netchisar National Park and have boat trip on Lake Chamo where you have the opportunity to see the great Nile crocodiles and Hippos. On this day you visit the Konso people and their village which is terraced landscape on the way to Jinka. In this Morning, you drive across the heart of Mago National Park to visit the Mursi tribe whose women have a distinctive culture of inserting geometrical lip plates in the slits of their lower lips. In the same afternoon, you visit the fertile village of the Ari. You visit drive to Muris Hanna and Omo Valley village then to Turmi on the way you visit Dimeka Tuesday women Market. Next, you have an excursion to Koricho village to visit the Karo people who are famous by their body painting tradition. On Saturday, you have another excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassenetch people who have unique hair style. Up on your return; you drive to visit Dimeka market where you meet the Hammer, Benna and sometimes Tsemay people. On this Morning, you visit typical Hammer village near by Turmi. You will visit Hammer women wear their hair in dense ringlets smeared with mud and clarified butter and topped off with a head-dress featuring oblongs of gleaming aluminum. On the next day, you drive to Yabello by visiting Erbore village. On the next day, you drive to Yabello by visiting Erbore village. Then, you have an excursion to Elsod Crater Lake, where extraction of salt is conducted by the local people passionately. Then, Proceed to Wondogenet town known for its thermal water used either for sickness treatment or for relaxation purpose. On the way visit the surrounding dense coffee forest, coffee farms and one of the Sidama tribal villages. On the next day leave Wondogenet and drive to Awash National Park. In the afternoon, you visit beautiful birds, some mammals such as Beisa Oryx, Gazelle, Salt’s Dik Dik, and Warthog etc. For the next four days drive across the territory of the Afar people to Asaita or Semera and you will visit active volcano Mount ErtAle; as the night you will walk to see the dramatic color formation as result of the eruption. the lowest point in the earth Dallol, then you return to Axum through Hamedela. After early breakfast you drive to Lalibela 8th wonder of the world and registered by UNSECO as a world heritage site. Then you fly to Gondar and depending on your time you visit the town of Gondar and drive to Lake Shore city of Bahirdar After check in the hotel, you drive about 32 Km to visit the Blue Nile Falls which looks particularly spectacular during the rainy season of June, July and August. In the morning you will have boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the nearest monasteries of Ura Kidane Meheret and Azwa Mariam of the Zeghe peninsula. Finally, you fly back to Addis and have a city tour that includes the National Museum, The Holy Trinity Cathedral church and Merkato, the largest open market of Africa. On the same night, you will finalize your tour by having a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurant of Addis where you are able to serve Ethiopian traditional meals with folkloric dances. On the next day you will transfer to Bole international air port for your departure flight.


 
Itinerary

Day0) Saturday, Nov. 03, 12

Arrive in Addis Ababa 01:10am (the night from Friday 04 Nov-Saturday 05 Nov) 13suns representative will be waiting airport, and transfer to hotel.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel 

Day1) Saturday, Nov.04, 12

Arrive in Addis Ababa and transfer to hotel. After taking a little bit of rest, drive to Hosanna town. En-route, you visit Tiya (world Heritage site by UNESCO). This site is famous for its ancient monolithic stele which is engraved with some fascinating symbols and visit Adadi Mariam church which is believed to be southern extension of Lalibela rock hewn churches in the north. You will also visit Gurage peope’s village along the way.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Heme Hotel.

Day2) Sunday, Nov.05, 12

Drive from Hosanna to ArbaMinch. On arrival set out  for a boat trip on Lake Chamo to experience some  herds of Hippo, sun bathing crocodiles and pelicans (if the time coincides with the time when some Zebras and Antelopes wonder around on the lake shore searching for water to drink, you will see them too). You will also have a chance to glimpse Abay Lake as well.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Overnight: Swaynes hotel

Day3) Monday, Nov.06,12 

In the morning, drive to the highland people of Dorze to visit their excellent beehive shaped bamboo houses, fertile grounds of false banana and colorful waving products of cotton material. In the afternoon, you will have game drive in NechSar national park to visit the endemic Swaynes heart beest, Kudu, Antelopes, Zebras, and once more the view of Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo .Situated between two of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley Lakes, this park is one of the most scenic national parks in Africa.

Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Overnight: Swaynes hotel

Day4) Tuesday, Nov.08,12

Proceed via Derashe and Karat Konso to Jinka. En-route, in Konso, you visit Konso terraced hills, the Konso Museum, and the compound and house of the Chief of Kertita Clan and his chiefly artifacts. The Konso people are famous for their traditional terracing system and Waka Totem (Grave Wooden Totem).

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Jinka Resort.

Day5) Wednesday, Nov.09/11

Excursion drive to the fascinating Mursi people whose women adore wearing geometrical lip plates in the slits of their lower lips. The drive to the village of these people takes you in the heart of Mago National Park. In the afternoon visit the Ari villages, their neat compounds, and fertile surroundings.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Jinka Resort.

Day6) Thursday, Nov.10/11

Drive to Hanna Mursi and Omo Mursi villages; visiting more Mursi village. Then Drive from Jinka via KeyAfer and Dimeka to Turmi. En-route at Key Afar, you visit one of the most exciting markets of the Omo Valley people _Thursday Market of the Benna, the Tsemay and the Ari people with their local agricultural products.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Day7) Friday, Nov.11/11

Excursion drives to Murule; visit the Karo village at Korcho. Their village is perched in a magnificent setting overlooking the Omo River. The Karo are very small in number and they live at the bank of Omo River. During special ceremonies the Karo adore painting themselves in the imitation of the plumage of the guinea fowl. In the afternoon, explore a typical village of the Hammer people.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Day8) Saturday, Nov.12/11

Excursion drives to the Dassanatch people and their village located on the other side of the Omo River at Omorati. Then, drive to Dimeka to visit one of the most colorful markets (Saturday) of the Hammer, Benna and sometimes the Tsemay people.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Day9) Sunday, Nov.13/11

Visit more Hammer tribe’s villages near Turmi. Hammer women wear their hair in dense ringlets smeared with mud and clarified butter and topped off with a head-dress featuring oblongs of gleaming aluminum.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Buska Lodge.

Day10) Monday, Nov.14/11

Leave the heart of the Hammar land down to the Tsemay Territory and gazing over the terraced hills of the Konso to Yabello. The area after the Konso land is inhabited by the Borena Oromo. En-route, with a short stop at the Weyto Valley, you visit the beautiful people of Erbore in their village.

Meals Plan: Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner

Overnight: Yabello Motel 

Day 11) Tuesday, Nov.15/11 

Early in the morning go From Yabello to visit Elsod crater where down the crater Borena men extract salt for their cattle). Then, Proceed to Wondogenet town known for its thermal water used either for sickness treatment or for relaxation purpose. 

Meals Plan: Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner l

Overnight: Wabishebelle 

Day12) Wednesday, Nov.16/11

Leave Wondogent and drive to Awash National Park. In the afternoon, game drive in the Awash National Park to visit Awash River gorge and Awash River Falls. The thorny bushes of Awash National Park supports not only beautiful birds but also some mammals such as Beisa Oryx, Somme ring’s Gazelle, Salt’s Dik Dik, Warthog, Black backed Jackal, Hamadriyas Baboon, Greater and Lesser Kudus.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Awash Falls Lodge

Day13) Thursday, Nov.17/11

Drive across the territory of the Afar people to Asaita or Semera. Produce the permission; organize the scouts e.t.c. Then, drive to Afrera Salt Lake, the real desert of the Afar region begins from here.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Camping

Day14) Friday, Nov.18/11

Drive to the typical Afar village of Dodom (Kusawat) from where we trek to the volcano. Prepare for trekking and in the evening trek to the rim of the volcano. During the night, you visit the drama of the active volcano of Mount ErtAle, in whose crater lays the only permanent lava lake in the world, and another volcano of bubbling lava.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Camping

Day15) Saturday, Nov.19/11

In the morning, trek back and meet the vehicle to drive to Ahmedela, a far flung settlement in a nomadic tribal area.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Camping

Day16) Sunday, Nov.20/11

Excursion drives to Dallol Depression, one of the lowest points on the earth which dips to -116 meters. Visit amazing rock formations and bubbling sulfur springs. Also, you visit the salt mines at Lake Asale, where salt bars are cut and prepared for camel transportation, return to Hamad Ela for a sight of fantastic camel caravans as they pass by Hamad Ela.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Camping

Day17) Monday, Nov.21/11

With a sight of camel caravans along the route, you will drive from Hamed Ela via Berhaile and Agula to Mekele.

Meal plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Axum Hotel

Day18) Tuesday, Nov. 22/11

After early breakfast leave for Lalibela passing through the stunning scenery of the North central Massif and the Tigrean plateau arriving Lalibela late afternoon. Before entry to Lalibela, visit the magnificently built up cave church of King Yemrehana Kirstos. This atmospheric church is even older than that of King Lalibela’s Rock-hewn churches

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Mountain View Hotel 

Day19) Wednesday, Nov.23/11

Today you visit the first and second group of King Lalibela’s 12th.C rock hewn churches (World Heritage Site). Although all of these churches are carved out of huge blocks of rocks, each of them displays unique architectural features from the other. Wrap up the tour in Lalibela by visiting King Neakuto La’ab’s cave church and its religious relics.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Mountain View Hotel

Day20) Thursday, Nov.24/11

Transfer to the airport and fly to Gondar. After check in to hotel, excursion drives on a rough road to the magnificent Blue Nile Falls. It is about 400 meter wide with full flood (in June, July and August to mid September). Late in the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful sun set drama from the Bezawit Hill where the palace of the late Emperor Hilesilassie is situated.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Summer Land Hotel.

Day21) Friday, Nov.25/11

In the morning, boat trip on Lake Tana to see beautiful island monasteries and their valuable treasures which includes biblical wall paintings, crowns of different Ethiopian Kings, ancient illuminated parchment books, superb crosses etc. After getting back, visit the Bustling market of Bahir Dar.

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Summer Land Hotel

Day22) Saturday, Nov.26/11

Get transferred to the airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. Then, you will have Sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa which includes the National (Archaeological) Museum, the Ethnological Museum in the former palace of King Hailesillassie, the superb Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, and Merkato_ the largest open-air market in Africa. At first sight, this market appears full of chaos and impenetrable mass of stalls, items and people. However, a deeper inspection reveals that this market is pretty organized with different sections for different products. In the evening, you will be invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital. Then, transfer to airport and depart.  

Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel 

Day23) Sunday, Nov.27/11

Transfer to airport and depart.

 
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