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TST 2017
Arbaminch, konso, Yabello tour
You drive to Arbaminch,Boat trip on Lake Chamo to see the great Nile crocodiles and Hippos,visit the Dorze village with their unique handcraft ....
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Title: Arbaminch, konso, Yabello tour 

Tour Code: TST 2017

Duration: 6 nights and 7 days

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On the first day of your arrival, you meet our representative to get transferred to hotel. On the next day, you drive to Arbaminch, on the way you will have the chance to vist  the stele of Tiya. Then, early in the morining you will have boat trip on Lake Chamo where you have the opportunity to see the great Nile crocodiles and Hippos. In the afternoon, you visit the Dorze village with their unique handcraft and house structure. Next, you drive to Yabello by visiting the Konso people and their Terraced village. Then, you have an excursion to Elsod Crater Lake and Dublock, Borena singing well where extraction of salt is conducted by the local people passionately. On the next day, you drive to the growing city of Hawassa. En route you visit the stele field of Tutufella. Finally, after visiting the Hawassa fish market, you drive back to Addis across the Rift Valley and Abjata-Shalla National Park. In the evening, you have a farewell dinner at one of the traditional restaurant of Addis Ababa where you enjoy Ethiopian folkloric dances and traditional meals.

Remark

For those who have more days it is possible to include going through tribal route and continuing to Yabello.

 


 
Itinerary

Day01

Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our staff and get transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel

Day02

Drive from Addis Ababa to Arbaminch. En-route you visit Tiya (World Heritage Site registered by UNSCO). This site is famous for its ancient monolithic stele which is engraved with some fascinating symbols.

Overnight: Swaynes Hotel or Similar

Day03

In the morning, you will have boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit some herds of hippo, aquatic birdlife, and huge sunbathing crocodiles on its shore. Through the boat trip, you will also visit Nech SAR National Park. In the afternoon, excursion drives to the highland people of the Dorze to visit their excellent beehive shaped bamboo houses, fertile grounds of false banana and colorful waving products.

Overnight: Swaynes Hotel or Similar

Day 04

Drive to Konso. The Konso people are famous for their traditional terracing system and Waka Totem (Grave wooden totem). Today, you will be able to visit the compound and house of the Chief of Kertita Clan and his chiefly artifacts. En-route, you see the beautiful terraced agricultural fields of the Konso. Then, proceed to Yabello; the area after the Konso land is inhabited by the Borena Oromo.

Overnight: Yabello Motel

Day 05

From Yabello, visit Elsod crater where down the crater Borena men extract salt for their cattle and also visit the Borena singing wells at Dublock.

Overnight: Yabello Motel

Day 06

Drive across the beautiful coffee land of the Sidama people to Awassa. On the way there at around Wenago, you visit the Tutu Fella Stones Site.

Overnight: Lewi Resort

Day 07

In the morning, visit Awassa fish market and its birdlife on the shore of Lake Awassa. Then, continue across the rift valley by visiting Abijata-Shala National Park back to Addis Ababa. In the evening, you are invited farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurants of the capital for traditional Ethiopian dish. Transfer to the airport and depart

 
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