9 days Bale Mountains trek & Omo Valley Tours in Ethiopia
|Day 1 – Arrival in Addis Ababa. Get Transfer to your hotel. If your arrival is in the day time you will have a short sightseeing of Addid ababa. Hotel.|
|Day 2 – Drive to Dinsho, Bale Mountains National Park Head Quarter In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dinsho, via Shashmene (410 Km from Addis). En route, you will make a stop on Awash River and Lake Ziway (best known for its birdlife) to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch at Shashmene (250 Km from Addis). You will proceed driving and arrive in Dinsho late afternoon. Upon arrival, you will check into a guest house and do all the requirements for trekking at the Bale Mountains National Park HQ. Later, you will prepare the necessary logistics for your trekking. After a brief break, you will have time to make a short hike along the northern part of the park. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the guest house. Overnight stay in Dinsho guest house.|
|Day 3 – Drive Dinsho – Goba (20 Km from Dinsho). And continue to Southern part of the park, Sanetti plateau. The top of the Sanetti plateau has an altitude of 4000 m. covered by Afro-alpine Moor land together with the beautiful wild alpine scenery. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.|
|Day 4 – You will have also a full day’s excursion in Bale Mountains national park. Then back for overnight in Goba.|
|Day 5 – Drive Goba to Arba Minch for a tour to Omo valley
In the morning you will drive to Arba Minch (455 Km from Goba). You will stop for lunch at Wolayta Sodo(315 Km from Goba). You will continue driving to Dorze (415 Km from Addis) and visit to the Dorze village (famous for their bee hive shaped houses, weaving styles and their lifestyle). You will be arriving in Arba Minch late afternoon and check into your hotel. You will overnight stay in Arba Minch.
|Day 6 -Drive from Arba Minch for a tour to Jinka
In the morning, after breakfast you will drive to Jinka (270 Km from Arba Minch). And upon arrival at Konso (90 Km from Arba Minch), you will visit to the Konso Village (famous for their colorfully costumed dresses, impressive terracing of land (recently registered as World heritage by UNISCO) and engraved wooden statues grave markers).
On the ways upon time you will visit Tsemay and Ari villages. Overnight in Jinka
|Day 7 – Excursion tour to Omo Valley to visit Mursi people and their Village Via Mago national Park
Morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mursi (55 Km from Jinka) and visit to the of Mursi tribeS village (popularly known for their attractive culture, women wearing large clay plates into their lower lips and the stick fight among young boys (Restricted by Government to attend the stick fighting).
Then you will drive back to Jinka for lunch. After lunch, you will visit to the nearby village and museum in Jinka. Night in Jinka
|Day 08 –Morning drive Jinka to Arba Minch then in the afternoon you will have a boat trip on Lake Chamo for crocodile market. Overnight in Arba Minch.|
|Day 09- Drive back to Addis Ababa via Awassa to complete the cultural Omo valley tour -Evening Departure
Þ Morning you will visit the dorza people and their traditional tukul villages. The dorze peoples are well known on traditional weaving. Then continue driving to Awasa.
Þ On the way you will visit Awasa fish market.
Þ Evening you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.
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