The Omo Valley is well known by its popular ethnic treasures. This is where about 50% of Ethiopia's ethnic groups live: the Konso with their terraced agriculture and rituals; the Mursi with their clay lip plates and barbarian life style; the Hamer with their bull-jumping ceremony, which young men must experience in order to qualify for adulthood; and the Karo with their body painting and adornment. Here unusual traditions such as dance, music and rituals from birth to marriage and burial are still observed in their genuine and original forms.
Day 1. Arrival- Arrival to Addis Ababa International airport where you will be met with Untouched Ethiopia tours representative and transfer to Kaleb hotel. Dinner and overnight in kaleb hotel
Day 2. Addis – Arbaminch (505kms): in the morning drive to Arbaminch on the way visit Alaba village and their unique way of home decorating style, Dinner and Overnight in Paradise lodge in Arbaminch.
Day 3. Arbaminch: In the morning drive to some 40kms to Chencha village, to visit the Dorze ethnic group with their unique home building style and traditional weaving. (Visit their market if it is a market day), drive back to Arbaminch. After lunch in hotel, boat trip on Lake Chamo to see crocodiles some aquatic birds and hippos, Dinner and overnight Arbaminch in paradise Lodge
Day 4. Arbaminch- Jinka (250kms): Drive to Jinka on the way visit the Tsemay, Bena and the Ari ethnic groups with their untouched culture. Dinner and overnight in Jinka Resort.
Day 5. Jinka- Mursi- Jinka (90kms): after breakfast drive to Mago national park and proceed to Mursi village to visit the Mursi people, whose females put lip plates on their lower lip. Drive back to Jinka for lunch, after lunch visit the colorful market in Jinka and museum in the town. Dinner and Over night Jinka resort.
Day 6. Jinka –Turmi (140kms): After breakfast drive to Turmi to visit the Hamer tribes -On the way visit the Tsemay ethnic group. Dinner and overnight in Buska lodge
Day 7. Turmi – Murule – Turmi (150kms): in the morning drive to Murule to visit the Karo Ethnic group who are very well known for their body painting and their fascinating houses. Drive back to Turmi and visit market of the colorful market at Turmi. Late afternoon visit the hammer tribes’ village. Dinner and Over night in Buska lodge.
Day 8. Turmi –Arbaminch (270kms): - Morning after breakfast, drive to Arbaminch on the way visit the chustic speakers of Arbore people and their village. Lunch at Weyito and drive to Konso to visit Konso people and their village. Konso people are very well known by terracing farming. Then keep on driving to Arbaminch. Dinner and Overnight at paradise Lodge.
Day 9. Arbaminch-Addis Ababa-Departure (505kms): - In the morning after having your breakfast, Drive to Tiya steles (UNESCO world heritage site), which date back to 10 to 13th C. And then proceed to Addis Ababa. Evening Farewell dinner in one of the best traditional restaurant with various folkloric music and dances, which belong to the various nations and nationalities of the country. And then transfer to airport for your departure to home with a life time memory.