Tour Code: 8 Days Tour to Addis Ababa, Axum, Lalibela and Tribes of Omo Valley
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 8 Days &7Nights
Transportation: Surface drive & Boat ride
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel.
Depending on your arrival visit/city tour in Addis Ababa. You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum. It houses numerous antiquarian relics and archaeological artifacts (most famous exhibit is the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy). Then you will continue to visit Mount Entoto (3,200 above sea level. The Church of St Mary (1885) and Emperor Menelik II Palace. The Entoto Museum, with its historical exhibits is well worth a visit. Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.Overnight stay in Oasis hotel apartment, Addis Ababa.
Day 2: Flight to Axum & City Tour in Axum
Early morning, a short flight will take you to Axum where you will check into a hotel. After a short break, you will visit to the Steale of Axum, the Inscription of Ezana, Queen Sheba’s Palace, the Famous St. Mary of Zion Church, Ruins of Ancient Palaces (built until 4th Century A.D.), all day with lunch break in between.
In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there. Overnight stay in Sabean hotel, Axum.
Day 3: Flight to Lalibela& visit rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
After breakfast, a short flight will take you to Lalibela. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour guides, drive by a minivan to a hotel where you will check and rest for few minutes.
Your first visit will be to the eleven Rock-hewn Monolithic (carved from a single rock) Churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax. Overnight stay in panoramic hotel.
Day 4: Flight back to Addis Ababa and continue to Arba Minch
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon. Check in again for flight to Arba Minch. You will have lunch in the airport terminal. In the afternoon you will take a short flight to Arba Minch with a vehicles waiting for you at the airport for a pick up to a lodge for check in.
After checking in and short break, you will be driven to and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). You will be driving back to Arba Minch and have dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.http://www.paradiselodgeethiopia.com/
Day 5:Drive to Turmi, Hammer tribe
After breakfast you will be driven to Turmi (280 Km from Arba Minch). En route at Dimeka visit the Tuesday Hammer market (56 Km before Turmi). Then you will drive to Turmi.
You will arrive in Turmi late in the afternoon. Check-in to the lodge. Then you will walk to the non-touristic Hammer Village to explore the Hammer tribes (best known for elaborate hairstyles, body painting using clays and vegetable pigments to make fantastic patterns on their faces, chests, arms and legs). In the evening, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and spend the night at the lodge. Overnight stay in Turmi Lodge.
Day 6:Excursion visit Dassench village & drive to Jinka
An early morning drive will take you to Omorate to visit the Dassench tribe (75 Km from Turmi). From there, you will take a boat trip on the Omo River and visit the Dassench/Geleb village. Then back for lunch to Turmi.
After lunch & brief break, you will be driven to Jinka (142 Km from Turmi). You will arrive in Jinka early in the evening. Check in to hotel/resort. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel/resort. Overnight stay in Jinka Resort.
Day 7: Excursion to Mursi village & drive to Arba Minch
In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribe village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips). Then you will drive back to Jinka for lunch.
After lunch, you will visit be driven to Araba Minch (290 Km from Turmi). You will stop for lunch at Konso and will proceed driving to Araba Minch, where upon arrival you will check into a lodge. Dinner will be at the lodge and you will spend the night there. Overnight stay in Paradise Lodge.
Day 8: Flight back to Addis Ababa & departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will bring you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa midday/early afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance. Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.
Starting from: $ 1,275 USD per persons
Single Supplement: $ 125
Domestic flights depend on your international flights
Addis Ababa –Axum – Lalibela – Addis Ababa-Arba Minch – Addis Ababa
- If you fly your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines = 850 USD
- If not (with other airline) = 330 USD
Flight cost subject to change.
- All transfer in & out
- All transport in Addis Ababa, Axum and Laliblea
- Well-maintained & insured 4WD Vehicle for the tribes of Omo valley with driver & driver’s allowance
- Hotel Room on Double Occupancy basis including breakfast
- All entrance fees (including $50 p.p in Lalibela), and local guide fee
- Bottled natural water every day,
- Service tax
Price DOES NOT include:
- Personal expenses (tips, photo & video fees, phone calls, table drinks, laundry, etc.),
- Any other services/expenses not mentioned above.
- Addis Ababa –Axum – Lalibela – Addis Ababa-Arba Minch – Addis Ababa