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Day 1

Arrival + Addis

Be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air Port, and transfer-in to hotel. O/N – Jupiter International or other Similar 4* Hotel

Day 2

Addis – Tiya – Adadi Mariam – Langano

Distance : 220km
Road condition : 196km Asphalted and 24km gravel
Driving hour : 6-7hrs with visit, lunch and photo stops
Drive south to the Rift Valley Lake of Langano visiting the rock-hewn church of Adadi Mariam that is believed to be the southern most church founded by King Lalibela, the pre-historic archeological site of Melka Kunture, and the stelea field of Tiya (UNESCO World Heritage Site). At Lake Langano enjoy swimming and bird watching around.
O/N – Sabana Beach Resort

Day 3

Langano – Arba Minch

Distance : 307km
Road condition : 95km, asphalted, 52gravel and 185km currently under construction
Driving hour : 9hrs with visits, lunch and photo stops
Drive from Langano to Arba Minch through the fertile land of Wolayta and Alaba regions, The Alaba people are very famous for their beautiful home painting style. And on the way visit Sinkile Wild life Sanctuary, here you will see the endemic Swain’s heart best and other mammals.
O/N – Paradise Lodge

Day 4

Arba Minch

After breakfast drive to Chencha, to visit the Dorze village, the Dorze people are well known for the weaving tradition and their attractive elephant shaped traditional hut made from bamboo and false banana tree leafs , here you will also see the daily activity of the Doreze people, drive back to Arba Minch for lunch and in the afternoon you will have a boat trip on lake Chamo one of the rift valley lakes, on this lake you will visit the Crocodile Market where you can see large number of crocodiles, different aquatic birds and hippos.
O/N – Paradise Lodge

Day 5

Arba Minch – Jinka

Distance: 275 kms
Road condition: 215kms Asphalted, 60-gravel under construction
Driving hours: 8 - 9 hours with visits, photo stop and lunch

Drive 275 km south to Jinka visiting the villages of the Konso people who are renowned for their colorful hand-woven cotton clothes and beautiful rock terraces

O/N – Jinka Resort Hotel

Day 6


Distance: 140 kms round trip
Road condition: gravel, twisty, and up and down road
Driving hours: 5-6 hours with visits, photo stop and lunch

Today, you will have an excursion to the Mago National Park and visit the people of Mursi who are typically known for the clay lip plates of the women. Then, drive back to Jinka and visit the Cultural Museum of the People of the Lower Omo Valley.
O/N – Jinka Resort Hotel

Day 7

Jinka – Turmi

Distance: 132 kms
Road condition: gravel road (under construction)
Driving hours: 7 - 8 hours with visits, photo stop and lunch

Drive to Turmi – the village of the Hamer people whose women are noted for their typical hairdressing, and leather skirts. (If today is Saturday or Tuesday, you will have a stop at the colorful weekly market of the Hamer and the Benna people at Dimeka.)
O/N – Buska Lodge

Day 8


Distance: 144 kms round trip
Road condition: gravel road
Driving hour: 7- 8 hours round trip with visits, photo stops and lunch

In the morning, you will have an excursion to Omo Rate to visit the Dasenech people who are the southernmost people of the country and are known for their scarifications. Then, with a picnic lunch stop at Murulle, head to Korcho – the village of the Karo people. (OR if the day is Saturday or Tuesday, have an excursion in the afternoon to visit the colorful weekly market of the Hamer at Dimeka, or if Monday at Turmi.)
O/N – Buska Lodge

Day 9

Turmi – Yabello

Distance: 290 kms
Road condition: 75 kms –asphalted, 215 kms –gravel road
Driving hour: 7-8 hours with visits, photo stop and lunch

Drive to Yabello with a stop at the villages of the nomadic people of Erbore.
O/N – Yabello Motel

Day 10

Yabello – Awassa

Distance : 410km
Road condition : full asphalt
Driving hour : 6-7hrs with visits, lunch and photo stops

Head to the north visiting the nomadic people of Borena, and the other people of Sidama who are renowned for their cultivation of Enset or False Banana.
O/N – Tadesse Enjori or other Similar Hotel

Day 11

Awassa – Addis

Distance to drive=275KM / 5-6hrs
Road condition= Full Asphalt road

Visiting the ‘Fish Market’ at the Shore of Lake Awassa, drive back to Addis visiting the chains of the Rift Valley Lakes of Langano, Abiyatta, Shalla, and Ziway. Have a free afternoon in Addis. In the evening before departure, have a fare well dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants where you will see the folkloric dances of the people of Ethiopia, and taste the variety of Ethiopian meals.
Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure

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