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Historic Route & Omo Valley Tours – 15 Days

Durations

15 Days

Difficulty

Challenging

Min Age

18

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Discover the wonders of Ethiopia – if you have been looking a nice combination of tour package that compose from a remarkable collection of landscapes to the Omo Valley with its peoples and cultures and the historical Islamic Center of Harar with visiting Awash National Park on the way, don’t search out further – just you are here in the perfect tour itinerary. You’ll visit the colorful culture of the tribes in the Omo Valley with its unforgettable local markets. And you will proceed further to the Harar and Awash National Park through some of the Rift Valley Lakes.

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Itinerary

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Warm reception by your guide and Transfer to hotel for check-in after short break City tour of Addis Ababa Overnight in Addis Ababa.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar and you will visit the 3 ancient monastery on the islands lake Tana (by boat) after lunch break you will drive 35km from Bahr Dar and half hour trekking you will to see the fascinating gorge of blue Nile falls. Overnight stay in Bahr Dar

in the morning You will drive 180 km from Bahr Dar to Gonder after a lunch break you will explore the royal enclosure which contains several stone-built castles of different emperors. The most impressive building is Fasilidas castle. He was the emperor who established Gonder as a powerful cultural and religious center at 16th century. Overnight stay in Gonder

In the morning you will drive from Gonder to Semen Mountain. The Semen national park is register as UNESCO world heritage site. The highest mountain in Ethiopia Ras Dashen is also found in the semen national park. The park is home of mountainous and wild animal species like the Walya Ibex and Chelada baboon which are endemic in Ethiopia. This is an ideal place to do some trekking to the most beautiful place with panoramic views. After a short trekking you will drive back to Gonder for Overnight stay

Fly from Gonder to Axum and Full day visit historic sites it was once the capital of the Ethiopian kings and the oldest ancient civilization in the world and represented a connecting-point between Africa and Asia for almost a thousand year. Some of the archaeological sites can give you an idea of the former high standard of civilization visit the famous steles ,see the churches of St. Mary of Zion which contain the crowns of Ethiopian kings and other treasures and the tomb of king Kaleb . Overnight stay in Axum

After breakfast drive to visit the ruins of Yeha dating from the 8th to 5th centuries BC, and thought to be the capital of Ethiopian civilization before Axum. Afterwards, visit the Debre Damo monastery, where the men climb up a 15-m rope to enter the uphill situated monastery. Return to Axum for overnight.

Fly from Axum to Lalibela after short break start visit the first group of the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela which are carved out of living volcanic tuff with super architectural skill that the world has never seen, yet elsewhere. UNESCO registers these churches as world heritage. Among churches of this group Bete Medahine Alem (house of the redeemer) is the largest with 5 aisles, 72 pillars, vaulted dome and molding decoration. Bete Mariam (house of St. Marry) is the most decorated among the rock hewn churches. Overnight stay in Lalibela

In the morning excursion to Yemerhane Kirstos cave church outside of Lalibela through beautiful mountainous land scape of last region. Back to the hotel for lunch and after noon visit the second group of the rock-hewn churches; Bete Emanuel (house of Emanuel) is architecturally the finest. Bete Giorgis (the house of George) is the finest of all the churches in Lalibela for which reason art historians conclude that this church is carved at the end of the cluster. Overnight stay in Lalibela

Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa on arrival Depart south from Addis via the Great Rift Valley, stopping on the way at Lake Ziway to visit the beautiful birdlife on the shores of the lake. Continue driving to Hawassa for overnight stay

In the morning visit the fish market on Lake Hawassa, and then drive continue to Arba Minch via Dorze village the Dorze people live in the Guge mountains near Arba minch in a cold and misty climate. They are very famous for their skills in cotton-weaving. Many of the traditional clothes of the Ethiopians came from chencha the biggest town in the area. Overnight stay Arbaminich.

In the morning take a boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market and hippo pods also you will visit Nech sar national park to visit zebras and other wilds animal after the boat trip, continue driving to Jinka via Weyto (market day Sunday) and Key Afar (market day Thursday). Overnight stay in Jinka

Drive from jinka to Mursi proceeds to the Mursi people and village. For beauty where the Mursi women use clay plates into their lips. Drive from Mursi to turmi and if the day you arrive Monday or Saturday admire the very colorful markets of the Hamer and Dassanech tribes are famous for their hairstyles, ornaments, scarification, culture and more… Overnight stay Turmi

Today will be a day trip to visit the people of the Karo tribe depart from Turmi on the shores of the Omo River. The Karo people are the smallest in number of all of the tribes of the Omo Valley and they are known for their elaborate decorations particularly during local ceremonies. Overnight stay in Turmi

Drive back to Arbaminch on the way visit konso people. The konso people are famous for their terraced agriculture and for their practice of sculpting wooden totem called”WAKA” to the mark their gravies. The konso have a special kind of social organization, interesting handicrafts and a special architecture which can be seen and experienced best by trekking through the region. Overnight stay in Arba minch

  • Drive from Arbaminch to Addis Ababa on the way you will visit the UNSCO world heritage site Tiya. After visit drive back to Addis Ababa. Evening Have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopians.
  • Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure. End Tour.

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