In the morning drive to Awassa. On the way, visit the rock-hewn church of Adadi Maryam and the ancient stellae field of Tiya. O/N AWASSA (HOTEL).
DAY 2: AWASSA – ARBA MINCH
After breakfast drive to Arba Minch. On the way, you will stop in a Dorze village to visit the Dorze people and maybe the market if it is a market day. The Dorze people are known for their very tall huts made by Bamboo. O/N ARBA MINCH (LODGE).
DAY 3: ARBA MINCH – TURMI
In the Morning drive to Turmi via Konso. The Konso people are known for their totems erected in honor of the dead and their intricate agricultural terracing techniques. Visit a local Konso village and the natural New York village, which gets its name from the tall sand formations that resemble skyscrapers. Afterward continue driving to Turmi. O/N TURMI (LODGE).
DAY 4: TURMI – OMORATE – TURMI
In the morning, drive to Omorate where you will cross the Omo River by local boat and visit the Dasennech tribes. Afterwards, return to Turmi and, if there is Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer wedding ceremony, it will be visited. In the night, see the traditional night dancing of the Hamer people, known as Evangadi. O/N TURMI (LODGE).
DAY 5: TURMI – JINKA
Leaving Turmi, you will stop to enjoy the market in Key Afar, you will have the opportunity to visit the Benna people at the local market in Key Afar, which takes place on Thursdays. Afterwards proceed driving to Jinka. O/N JINKA (HOTEL).
DAY 6: JINKA – MAGO NATIONAL PARK – MURSI – JINKA
In the morning, drive to Mago National Park and visit the Mursi tribes. The Mursi are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. In the afternoon, after returning to Jinka, you can visit the South Omo Museum & Research Center to learn more about the local tribes. O/N JINKA (HOTEL).
DAY 7: JINKA – ARBAMINCH
In the morning drive to Arba Minch. . In the afternoon, take a boat ride on Lake Chamo to visit the crocodile market and hippo pods. O/N ARBA MINCH (LODGE).
DAY 8: ARBA MINCH – ADDIS ABABA
In the morning drive to Addis Ababa and 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 varietyof Ethiopian meals.