Omo Valley Holiday Packages:
The Omo Valley areas of Ethiopia are one of the few places in Africa where one will have a chance to see a rich cultural mosaic places. Unity in diversity is one of the special characteristics of the people in Omo Valley. Most of the Omo Valley sightseeing holiday packages include vehicles as a mode of transport in their itineraries.
Omo Valley Tour Package Itinerary
Day 01: ARRVAL ADDIS ABABA AND FULL-DAY CITY TOUR Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to your hotel accompanied by Paragon Ethiopia Tours’ representative. Then you will have a full-day city tour of Addis which includes the modern and historic features of the city. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 02: ADDIS ABABA – AWASSA Today pick up from your hotel is at 7:00 am. Meet your driver and guide and then, take the road south to get Awassa. En-route, you will have a chance to see the Rock-Hewn Churches of Adadi Mariam which is far closer in style to its counterparts at Lalibela than to any rock-hewn church in Tigray, the Stone-Age archeological site of Melka Kunture, and finally the Tiya Stele Field—a belt of secret-full carved steles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 03: AWASSA – ARBA MINCH After breakfast, visit the local fish market and drive south to get Arba Minch. En-route, visit the Sankale Game Sanctuary which protects Ethiopia’s largest concentration of the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest and where the sightings of this wild animal is practically guaranteed. En-route, visit the Dorze Tribe who are famous for their cotton weaving activities and whose tall bee hive-shaped huts make them more unique tribe than any other people in Africa. At this place, you will have a chance to see the colorful local market if this day falls either on Monday or Saturday. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 04: ARBA MINCH - JINKA In the morning, take boat on Lake Chamo to explore parts of Nechsar National Park and the lake’s shores, and then drive further south to the town of Jinka. On your way to Jinka, visit the Ari, Banna and Tsemay peoples in their respective locations. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 05: JINKA - TURMI In the morning, you will drive to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi people who are best known for the “lip plate” worn by the women and, after lunch, drive to Turmi, the village of Hamer people, of course with a stop at Dimeka to see the weekly colorful and warmest local market if this day falls either on Tuesday or Saturday when people from Hamer and Banna come to attend it. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 06: FULL-DAY AROUND TURMI In the morning, you will have excursion to Omorate to see the Dassanach people (fishermen and hippo and crocodile hunters) and their traditional village. In the afternoon, visit the Turmi traditional market if today is Monday. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 07: TURMI – YABELLO Drive from Turmi to the villages of Erbore and Tsemai people to see their respective villages before continuing to Yabello for an overnight stay. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 08: YABELLO – YIRGALEM Drive from Yabello to Yirgalem. En-route, visit the Elsod Crater Lake (House of Salt) and the Tutu Fella Stelae Field where one can have a chance to see more than 300 stelae lies within a small village encircled by natural forest and where little excavation has taken place at. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 09: YIRGALEM – BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK Today you will drive from Yirgalem to Bale Mountains National Park, home of many Ethiopia’s endemic birds and mammals through its southeastern highlands for two overnight stays. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 10: FULL-DAY IN BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK Today you will continue your exploration of the Bale Mountains National Park by climbing up to Sanetti Plateau to see one of the loveliest mountain scenery in Africa, Ethiopian wolf, Golden Jackal and Klipspringer. Overnight stay in a hotel
Day 11: BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK – ADDIS ABABA - INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT Retrace to Addis Ababa Leaving the Bale Mountains National Park behind, and in the early hours of the evening transfer to the airport for your evening return flight back to home.