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11 Days Omo Valley, Danakil Depression & Lalibela Tour


Tour Type


11 Days


Flight + 4W Drive


Day 01 Arrival Addis Ababa and City Tours

You will meet upon arrival from international flight and take to Hotel refresh and begin sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of Lucy fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. Then proceed to Ethnographic museum it was the palace of Emperor Hailesellase until 1960.Finally drive to Merkato, the biggest market in East Africa Established by the Italian around 1937.

Overnight Triple E Hotel and Spa

Day 02 Fly Addis Ababa to Semera and Drive to Hamedella

After breakfast you will take to airport your flight to Semera. You will meet upon arrival and drive to Hamedella visiting beautiful landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis after you pass several small hamlets start visiting Hamadella village total population of more than 500 people to see the life style of the local Afar people. Finally, precede to Salt Lake Asale a huge salty lake where you will swim in a natural pool while enjoying sunset reflections of the salty ground.

Overnight camping at Hamedella

Day 03 Visit Dallol Then Drive to Erta Ale

Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. Look the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity (125 meter below sea level, one of the lowest and hottest places in the world) colorful salts mining and different terrestrial places formed by volcanic activity like bubbling oily lake creates a different experience of your trip. Then we back to hamadella for lunch then proceed to Ertale. We spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Ertale ranks one of the most alluring and  physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit. Ertale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Ertale is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

Overnight camping at Ertale

Day 04 Ertale Drive to Lake Afdera – Semera and Fly to Addis Ababa

After early Breakfast we will drive to Afdera it is used for salt extraction. It is named after the saline Lake Afdera, located in the southern part of the Afar Depression. It is a major source of salt extraction in Ethiopia, where the Lake water is pumped to saltpans
for solar evaporation. After lunch, we will drive to Semera airport for your flight to Addis Ababa.

Overnight Triple E Hotel and Spa

Day 05 Fly Addis Ababa to Lalibela

After breakfast, you take to airport your flight to Lalibela. You will meet upon arrival and take to your Hotel. After lunch, you will Visit the first group of seven churches lie in rock cradles one behind the other: Bet Golgotha, Bet Mika’el, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danagl and Bet Medhane Alem. Bet Medhane Alem, the largest one, is built like a Greek Temple and its stone floor is so polished by the
countless numbers of visitors that it reflects shafts of light from apertures in the walls high above. In a corner are three empty graves symbolically dug for biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Later you will visit the other groups of Rock churches of Lalibela Bet Giyorgis, possibly the most elegant of all the Lalibela churches which lies somewhat isolated in the southwest part of the village on a sloping rock terrace.

Overnight Lalibela Maribela Hotel

Day 06 Fly Lalibela to Addis Ababa

In the Morning you will visit the remaining churches like Bete Gabriel, Bete Marqorios, Bete Emmanuel, and Bete Aba Libanos. Later you will take to airport your flight to Addis Ababa.

Overnight Triple E Hotel and Spa

Day 07 Drive Addis Ababa to Hawassa

After having breakfast at the hotel we will drive to hawasa. On the way you have a chance to visit Abijatta-Shalla National Park. It contains 887 square kilometers including Abijatta and Shalla two alkaline lakes. The habitat of Abijatta-Shalla National Park
contains open grasslands, dry savannas, arid shrub lands and that were dominated by Acacia trees, which include umbrella thorn acacias, red acacias and gum acacias. You will see Grant’s gazelles, Common Warthogs, the park is also home to 300 species of
birds that are listed as endemics, residents, and migratory. Common Ostriches and Somali Ostriches are mostly common for their breeding.

Overnight Hawasa Lewi resort

Day 08 Drive Hawssa to Arbaminch

After breakfast you will visit the local Fish Market and different kinds of bird watching at Amora Gedele After lunch you will drive to Dorze village. Dorze people who are expert in weaving called Shammas Weaving are a primary profession for a number of Dorze people. The shape of their house looks Elephant, to remember the existence of these animals around the area many years ago. They are known for their traditional weaving of huts made out of local bamboo. Enset “fake banana” is the stable food for these peoples.

Overnight in Arba Minch Paradise Lodge.

Day 09 Drive Arba Minch – Konso – Turmi

After having your breakfast you will take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. On the Lake you may have a chance to see the Nile crocodiles, hippos and different types of birds. Visit and proceed southwards to Konso of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing in order to protect against soil erosion from the sporadic and often heavy rainfall in the region. The villages are encircled by one to six concentric rings of stone walls, mainly consisting of basalt boulders. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village. Proceed to the Turmi Hamer village. The Hamer they are known for their unique custom of “bull jumping,” which initiates a boy into manhood, practice of body adornment and wearing a multitude of colorful beads. The men of the tribe will often style their hair with clay, creating a sculpture of sorts that is styled with various pigments, mostly red and white, and in smoothing the clay they create very small protruding tube in which they house ostrich feathers from their hunts.

Overnight Emerland Lodge in Turmi

Day 10 Drive Turmi – Karo – Turmi – Jinka

This day you will drive to Murulle where you can find the Karo people. Karo People is very famous for their splendid body decoration, which they paint their bodies and faces with white chalk to prepare for a ceremony. The women scar their chest believing it makes them beautiful. The men’s scars represent an enemy or dangerous animal killed. Visit and proceed to Nyangatom people, 17 km away from the Murulle area. To adore their long and lean bodies, the Nyangatom women wear numerous necklaces and long Skirts from goatskins that are richly decorated. Then back to turmi for lunch. Later Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery, blacksmith and distillation of traditional Liquor.

Overnight in Jinka Resort

Day 11 Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka and Fly to Addis Ababa

After breakfast at the hotel Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves around Mago River. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. The men practice light scarification on their shoulders after killing an enemy and shave geometric patterns on their head. Drive back to Jinka airport your flight to Addis Ababa. At the Evening you will have a Dinner at Traditional Ethiopian Restaurant with Ethiopian different traditional live music and meals. Finally, take to airport your flight to Home.

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