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Code: PET 106: Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition –   the Omo valley tribes OR With extension to Bale Mountains National Park and Sof Omar Cave
Duration: 10days/9nights OR 15days/14nights
Transport: Surface & Air

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Lake Langano Recreational center: visiting Melka Kunture Archeological site, Adadi Mariam rock church, Tiya Stele, Gurage tribal village. O/N - Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch: visiting Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.  O/N - Hotel. 
Day 4: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel  
Day 5: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N - Lodge
Day 7: Excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. PM: visit the Market of the Hamar and Bishada. O/N- Lodge  
Day 8: Excursion to visit the Nyangatom/Bume/ and Kara tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 9: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 10: Fly back to Addis, city tour of Addis, Evening farewell dinner and departure

Extension:

Day 10: Drive to Hawassa, visiting the Gamo and Hadiya tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 11: Drive to Bale: scenic drive and game drive at the headquarter of Bale Mountains National Park to see Ethiopia’s Endemic mammals and birds. O/N-Hotel
Day 12: Excursion to the Sanette Plateau to see Ethiopian Wolf-endemic and the plateau hosts a large number of raptors that feed on the sizeable rodent population. Proceed to Tulu Dimtu, at an altitude of 4377m asl, is the second highest peak in Ethiopia.
Day 13: Excursion to Sof Omar Cave- the largest cave in Africa and the most spectacular and extensive underground caverns in the world. Late afternoon game drives at Gessay Valley, The flat valleys of Gaysay are dominated by species of the genera Ar temisia, Helichrysum, Ferula and Kniphofia.
Day 14: Drive back to Addis through the highland of Arsi Mountains range. O/N-Hotel.
Day 15: Sightseeing tour of Addis, including National and Archeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. George Cathedral, Entoto- highest peak in Addis/3200m) for panoramic view of the city and finally Merkato-largest open air market in Africa. Evening farewell dinner party and Departure.

Code: PET 106-1:  Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition –   the Omo valley tribes
Duration:  7 days/6nights
Transport: Surface & Air

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Arbaminch; excursion uphill to Chencha to visit the Dorze tribal village. O/N- Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Jinka: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: head into the Omo Valley and stop at the village of Konso tribe and their terraced field. Continue to Jinka.  O/N-Hotel  
Day 4:  Excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. PM: Drive to Turmi and visit the Hamar tribal village. O/N-Lodge
Day 5: AM: Excursion to Murule and visit the Kara tribal village; PM: excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. O/N-Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 7: Fly back to Addis, city tour of Addis, Evening farewell dinner and departure

Code: PET 106-2 : Lalibela and Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition –  the Omo valley tribes
Duration:  11days/10night
Transport: Surface & Air

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Lalibela- it is famous for its 11 monolithic rock-hewn churches hand carved by king Lalibela in the late 12th and early 13th century A.D.  Afternoon visit the first and third groups of rock churches. O/N -Hotel.
Day 3: Morning optional excursion to Ne’akuto Le’ab Cave church or to Semi-hewn church of Asheten Mariam on Mule back on Top of Mount Asheton/3200m/ or drive and visit Yemrhane Kirstos built-up Cave Church; Afternoon visit the remaining second group of rock churches of Lalibela. O/N - Hotel
Day 4: Fly back to Addis, and drive to Langano via rift Valley, stop at Lake Ziway to see aquatic birds. 
Day 5: Drive to Arbaminch: visiting Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.  O/N - Hotel. 
Day 6: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel  
Day 7: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel
Day 8: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N – Lodge
Day 9: AM: Excursion to Murule and visit the Kara tribal village; PM: excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. O/N-Hotel
Day 10: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 11: Fly back to Addis, city tour of Addis, Evening farewell dinner and departure.

Code: PET 106-3 :  Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition – Gambella, Suri tribe Or with extension to the Omo Valley tribes
Duration:  11days/10nights or 17days/16nignts
Transport: Surface & Air

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Nekemte: visiting the Gurage and Oromo tribal villages. O/N- Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Gambella: visiting Coffee and Tea plantations. O/N- Hotel
Day 4: Excursion to visit the Nuer and Anuak tribal villages. O/N- Hotel
Day 5: Drive to Mizan Teferi: Scenic drive and visiting Oromo and Keficho tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Tulgit visiting the largest Coffee plantation at Bebeka and late afternoon visit the Suri/Surma tribal village. O/N-Camping
Day 7: Drive to Kibish and visiting more Suri/Surma tribal village. O/N- Camping
Day 8: Drive back to Mizan Teferi, visiting the Minit and Bench tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 9: Drive to Jimma, visiting Seka Waterfalls. O/N-Hotel
Day 10: Drive back to Addis through Gibe Gorge and visiting the Gurage and Oromo tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Addis, including National and Archeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. George Cathedral, Entoto- highest peak in Addis/3200m) for panoramic view of the city and finally Merkato-largest open air market in Africa. Evening farewell dinner party and Departure.

Extension


Into the Omo Valley tribes

Day 10: Drive to Arbaminch: Scenic drive and visit the Wolayta tribal village. O/N-Hotel
Day 11: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel  
Day 12: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel
Day 13: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N - Lodge
Day 14: Excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. PM: visit the Market of the Hamar and Bishada. O/N- Lodge  
Day 15: Excursion to visit the Nyangatom/Bume/ and Kara tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 16: Drive to Arbaminch, visiting the Arbore and Tsemay tribal villages. O/N-Hotel
Day 17: Fly back to Addis, city tour of Addis, Evening farewell dinner and departure.

Code: PET 106-4:  Ethiopian Grand Cultural Expedition –   the Omo valley tribes, Omo National Park and Suri/Surma tribe
Duration: 14days/13nights (3nights Camping)
Transport: Surface & Air

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bale International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will be met by Passion Ethiopia Tours representative and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Lake Langano Recreational center: visiting Melka Kunture Archeological site, Adadi Mariam rock church, Tiya Stele, Gurage tribal village. O/N - Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Arbaminch: visiting Alaba and Dorze tribal villages.  O/N - Hotel. 
Day 4: Drive to Konso: AM: Boat Excursion on Lake Chamo to see Africa’s gigantic Crocodiles and Hippos; PM: village of Konso tribe and their terraced field, Cultural Museum. O/N-Hotel  
Day 5: Drive into the Omo Valley and stay at Jinka: excursion to visit the lip plated tribe of the Mursi via  Mago National Park. O/N-Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Turmi: AM: visit the A’ari and Benna tribal villages; PM: visit the Hamar tribal village.    O/N - Lodge
Day 7: Excursion to Omorate and Cross the Omo River to visit the Dassenetch tribal village. PM: visit the Market of the Hamar and Bishada. O/N- Lodge  
Day 8: Drive to Omo National Park, enroute visit Excursion to visit the Kara and Nyangatom/Bume/tribal villages. Late afternoon game drive to see mammals. O/N-Camping
Day 9: Early morning game drive to see mammals and birds and continue driving to Kibiesh. Afternoon visit the Suri/Surma tribe. O/n Camping
Day 10: visiting the Suri/Surma tribal villlages. O/n Camping
Day 11: Drive to Mizan Teferi, visiting the Bebeka Coffee plantations and Minit tribal villaje. O/n Hotel
Day 12: Drive to Jimma visiting  the Bench and Keficho tribal villages. O/n Hotel
Day 13: Drive back to Addis, visiting the Gurage and Oromo tribal villages. O/n Hotel
Day 14: sightseeing tour of Addis, Shopping, farewell dinner and departure. 

Notes.
The above Culture itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for people who love exotic culture. It can be shortened or extended.
All the date of itineraries includes arrival and departure dates.
All trips are available year round, but prices may be adjusted around special holidays.
Fitness:
The tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations please contact us.  


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