Omo Valley Tour in 7 Days 7 days

Visit the most colorful tribes of the omo valley in southern Ethiopia. The visit includes the Hamer, Mursi, Dasenech, Dorze and Konso peoples.

On the way you will visit the Stelae Park of Tiya and the southern most rock hewn churches of Adadi Mariam.

The round boat trip on Lake Chamo is also part of the daily program.

Day 1 Arrival in Addis Ababa

On arrival in Addis Ababa meet and greet at the exit of Bole International airport terminal one, you are assisted for a transfer to your hotel to spend the night if your arrival is in the midnight.

Overnight: Ye Afoli Hotel

Day 2 Tiya Stelae - Adadi Mariam - Hossaena - Gurage Tribe - Oromo Tribe - Arba Minch

Morning drive southward via Butajira to visit the Tiya Stelae field (a UNESCO registered world heritage site) and Adadi Mariam, the only southerly rock hewn church.

Lunch at the available restaurants in Hossaena.

En-route meets the Gurage and Oromo people and visit their villages.

Overnight in Arba Minch: Paradise Lodge or similar

Day 3 Arba Minch - Nechisar National Park - Lake Chamo

In the morning boat crossing to Nechisar National Park for spotting the endemic Swaynes Heart beast, Burchele zebra and have a boat trip on Lake Chamo, birding, hippos and crocodiles.

Overnight in Arba Minch: Paradise Lodge or similar

Day 3 Jinka - Keyafer

Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka and attend Thursday local market at Keyafer. Meet and visit Tsemay, Bana and Ari people and their villages.

Today is THURSDAY a market day at Key Afer, the most colorful market day in the Omo Valley region. The market attracts different tribes like, Tsemay, Bana, Ari, Basheda etc.

Overnight: Jinka Resort or similar

Day 4 Mago National Park - Mursi Tribe - Turmi

Early morning drive to Mago National Park to meet the Mursi tribe, their women are famous for wearing lip plates and men for ritual fighting with stick (tourists not allowed the stick fighting due to gov regulation) and visit their villages.

Then proceed to Turmi with a detour to Caro tribes, the famous body painters.

Overnight in Turmi: Splendor Lodge or similar

Day 5 Turmi - Dimeka - Hamer Tribe - Turmi

Morning drive some kms to Dimeka for a colorful Saturday local market at Dimeka so you will attend the market and you will meet the colorful Hamer, Karo and Dassenech people to see their somehow modern and traditional bartering exchange system.

Lunch at the available restaurant.

Then back to Turmi to visit Hamer tribe villages and attend EVANGADY - tribal dance or Bull Jumping rite (occasional and optional).

Dinner and Overnight in Turmi: Splendor Lodge/ similar

Day 6 Turmi - Konso Village - Arba Minch

In the morning after breakfast drive back to Arba Minch. En-route visit the Konso people, their king, totems, their villages, and their famous terracing system.

Lunch in Konso. Continue driving to Arba Minch.

Dinner and overnight in Arba Minch: Paradise Lodge or similar

Day 7 Dorze Village - Awassa - Abijata-Shalla National Park - Addis Ababa

After morning breakfast drive some kilometers to visit the Dorza people and their traditional tukul villages and bamboo houses.

The Dorze peoples well known for their traditional weaving and cotton made cloths. Then continue driving to Awasa for lunch.

Then proceed to Addis Ababa, on the way depending on time and optional short visit to the Abijata and Shalla National Park, a spot of numerous common and endemic birds.

Moreover, in the evening around 18:30 you will be our guest for a farewell dinner in one of Ethiopian traditional restaurants with folkloric dance.

Then you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Evening Departure.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Breakfast
  • Taxes
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Pick up and drop off

Available in

Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Other, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Addis Ababa

Pick up times available: 07:00

Pick up location: Bole International Airport - Terminal 1 passenger exit

Ends at: Bole International Airport - Terminal 1 Gate

Nearest airport: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) - Terminal 1 passenger exit



Additional Info

Country: Ethiopia

Duration: 7 days

from $1199

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • Tiya Stelae
  • Lake Chamo
  • Konso
  • Mursi
  • Hamer
  • Dorze
  • Omo Valley
  • Adadi Mariam
  • Rock-hewn Chruches
  • Dasenech
  • Nechisar National Park
  • Keyafar Market
  • Abijata-shalla National Park
  • Hamer Bull Jumping