Ethiopia is one of those rare Africa destinations with two distinct diversified regions of historical and geographical uniqueness. Travel to the northern part of the country with its 17 centuries of Christian history. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and learn about interesting historical parallels with Jerusalem and Queen of Sheba, the famous leader of the Axumite Empire. Proceed to southern Ethiopia and be amazed on how the culture and lifestyle is so different from their fellow Ethiopians to the north. Visit four distinct tribal villages and feel as though you have stepped back in time.
Type of Tour: Ethnic (Minority) Group and historic route
Duration: 10Days and 9Nights
Method of Transport: Surface (4WD) and flight
Description: this tour includes the cultural and historical route of Arbaminch –turmi-karo-jinka-and Lalibela
Day 1: Addis Ababa: arrival at Addis Ababa Bole international airport and you will be met by the representatives of Wisdom Ethiopia tours then you will be transferred to your hotel. Over night at your hotel.
Day 2: Addis Ababa –Arbaminch: drive to Arbaminch through Butajira road and visit some of the cultural houses of the Dorze village and one of the world heritage sites the Tiya Stele. Continue driving and you will admire the natural beauty of the area. Overnight paradise lodge in Arbaminch
Day 3: Arbaminch- Turmi:- Early in the morning drive to Turmi via Key Afer(if the day is Thursday or Saturday there is a very color full market on Dimeka and the client will have the chance to visit the market )Clients will appreciate the cultural activity of Hammer tribe .Over night Buska Lodge
Day 4: Turmi-Omorate-Turmi:
After breakfast drive to Omorate to see the Geleb people and their fascinating houses after crossing the Omo River by traditional boat return trip to Turmi and visit the Turmi market.
Overnight Buska Lodge
Day5: Turmi –jinka-mursi-jinka:
After breakfast leave to Jinka and drive to Mago National park. Visit the Mursi Village and appreciate the culture of Mursi people whose females put lip plates on their lower lip and in the late evening drive back to Jinka. Over night at Jinka Resort
Early in the morning drive to Turmi via Key Afer(if the day is Thursday or Saturday there is a very color full market on Dimeka and the client will have the chance to visit the market )Clients will appreciate the cultural activity of Hammer tribe .
Day7: Arbaminch-Addis Ababa:
Drive to Addis Ababa with photo stops on the way. You will visit the creator lakes of Debre Zeit .At the evening you will be the honorable guest of noble conference and Tours at one of the best traditional restaurants for dinner with folkloric dance Hotel.
Day8: Addis Ababa –Lalibela: Transfer to the Air Port and fly to the legendary town of Lalibela. After check in to the hotel, visit the 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela town, dating back to the 12th century and which is considered to be the 8th wonders of the world.
Overnight stay will be in Roha hotel.
Day9: Lalibela and its Surrounding:
Have half day visit some of the rock hewn churches around Lalibela town, Yemrehanna Kristos; Arbatu Ensessa built in AD 518 prior to the churches in the town. In addition to the architecture of the churches, here you will admire the panoramic view of the town with the surrounding beautiful sceneries. Return to Lalibela for lunch. After lunch visit the remaining churches of the 11 monolithic rock-hewn churches in Lalibela town. Overnight stay will be in Roha Hotel
Day10: Lalibela- Addis Ababa:
fly back to Addis Ababa and you will have city tour of Addis Ababa to the national museum, trinity cathedral, ethnographic museum, the panoramic view to the capital city Addis Ababa Entoto and the largest open air market in Africa Mercato. In the evening a fare well dinner will be prepared in one of the traditional restaurant with cultural folkloric dance. Finally transfer to your airport for your final departure.