• Lalibela

    Lalibela, a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wallo, lies at the centre of an extensive complex of rock churches. Some can be reached by one or two hours drive, others are a full day's journey

    Lalibela has 11 remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches, believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th or early 13th Century.
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  • Gondar Castles

    Gonder was the 17th Century capital of Ethiopia, and is notable for its medieval Castles and churches.

    The City's unique imperial compound contains a number of Castles built between 1632 and 1855 by the various Emperors who reigned during this period.
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  • Tribes in Omo Valley

    The Omo valley and the surrounding areas are also well known because of their most attractive National Park and various tribes that have led traditional life styles. The famous national parks such as Nech sar, Mago and Omo are found around the Omo Valley.

    The tribes that live in the lower Omo Valley are believed to be among the most fascinating on the continent of Africa and around the world.
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  • Blue Nile,Bahir Dar

    Bahar Dar is a small town set on the south - eastern shore of Lake Tana, where local fishermen still use papyrus boats, and just 30 km from the spectacular Tissisat Falls. Here the Blue Nile creates “Smoking Water" an awe-inspiring sight as it plunges into the gorge below.

    From Bahar Dar one must explore some of the ancient monasteries that have been built around Lake Tana, or on the many Islands.
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  • The Dallol Depression

    The Dallol Depression, also called Danakil Depression, is a desert with some areas that are more than 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level. This is special because it is one of the lowest points on earth not covered by water.

    There are hot yellow sulfur fields among the sparkling white salt beds. Heat isn''t the only thing people feel in the Dallol Depression. Alarming earth tremors are frequently felt. There are also several active volcanoes
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7 Days Tour to Southern Ethiopia

Tour Summery

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days             
Type of Tour: Nature & Culture
Tour Code: ESE - 001
Mode of Transport: Surface
Route: Addis Ababa – Arba Minch - Konso – Turmi – Dimeka - Jinka – Mursi – Arbaminch - Addis Ababa. 

Detail Program

DATE ACTIVITY OVER NIGHT
Day 1
WELCOME TO ETHIOPIA!
ELMI Tour welcomes the group at Bole International Airport.
Transfer to your hotel to leave the luggages (if rooms are available, check in).
A mini city tour: Mercato (the biggest open air market in East Africa), Trinity Cathedral (the magnificent baroque style architecture), Entoto Mountain (highest peak and city view at 3,200m above sea level, and more.
Welcome Dinner at Ethiopian Cultural Restaurant.  Enjoy the music and dance from different parts of the country over traditional food (injera) and honey wine (teji)!

Addis Ababa
Day 2 ADDIS ABABA - TIYA - ARBA MINCH
After breakfast, go on a road trip to the South.
Today we drive to Arba Minch along the Butajira road.
On the way, visit the stelae of Tiya.  Lunch stop in Welayta town - This town known for the finest Kutfo (raw meat dish of Ethiopia).

Arba Minch
Day 3 ARBA MINCH - DORZE - ARBA MINCH - KONSO
Morning drive to a village of the Dorze people (around 2700-3000m above sea level) who live in hilly mountain of Gughe (the highest peak in the region). They were once warriors and now turned to agriculturalists.  Their houses are typically beehive shaped huts, and they are famous for their weaving culture.  .
Lunch back in Arba Minch.
After lunch, boat trip on Lake Chamo where crocodiles can be seen in abundance. This place is locally known as the crocodile market since several crocodiles can be seen at a time.  Also found are Hippos and different kinds of birds including storks, Egyptian goose, herons etc.
Late afternoon continue drive to Konso. (90Km)

Konso
Day 4 KONSO - TURMI
Morning visit the Konso village,The Konso people are famous for their natural resource conservation activities such as terracing. They are also known for wood carving art. The Waga village for the woodcarvings erected as a mark of tomb. The Konso terracing is recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site. Then drive to Turmi 160Km. Lunch in Turmi then visitTurmi Market of Hammer people.
If we are lucky, we can catch the Bull Jumping Ceremony of the Hammer people - promotion for the young men from childhood to adulthood.  If a boy can jump on top of morethan 20 bulls (3 round trips), then he is considered as an adult man and can marry any beautiful girls in the village.
Turmi
Day 5 TURMI - KARO - DIMEKA - JINKA
In the early morning  drive to Karo village to visit the Karo people and their calture. (140Km) Then drive to Dimeka to visit the Hamer and Karo market. (20Km)
Lunch in Dimeka.
After lunch drive to Jinka. (90Km) Hotel check in and if time allows visit the South OMO ethnological museum
Turmi
Day 6 JINKA - MAGO/MURSI - JINKA - ARBAMINCH
In the morning, drive through Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. (90Km)
The world famous Mursi people - known for the clay disc the female insert in to their lower lips as a mark of beauty.  The larger the disc is, the more beautiful the lady is considered to be.  
Lunch in Jinka.
After lunch drive to Arbaminch. (260Km)
Arba Minch
Day 7 ARBAMINCH - ADDIS ABABA
After breakfast drive to Addis Ababa through Langano. (500km). Short stop to visit in Shashemene(The Rasta village) and lake langano and lake Ziway.
Dinner in Addis Ababa.
 Addis Ababa

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