GLT 2011. 13 SOUTH ETHIOPIA

OMO VALLEY with BOAT on OMO RIVER

15 days and 14 nigths

Mursi
Mursi

1: Addis Ababa

Beginning of the tour in Addis Ababa. Afternoon (1400 hrs from the hotel) start the tour: visit Entoto mountains with views over the capital, the National museum, St George church.. ON (overnight) hotel.

2: Addis Ababa - Arbaminch

Drive to Arbaminch, admiring Tiya steles or Adadi Mariam church (rock-hewn church, as per tradition associated with King Lalibela during early 12th century), the Guraghe + Wolayta people & villages and spectacular views. Lunch on the way. Reach Arbaminch, with spectacular views at the Swaynes hotel over Chamo & Abaya lakes. Dinner & ON Swaynes hotel. www.swayneshotel.com

3: Arbaminch - Jinka

Drive to Jinka, admiring the Konso, Derase, Tsemay, Ari and Benna people on the way. Visit a Konso people village, which are famous for the terracing agriculture, and have particular way of life and traditions. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON Jinka in htl

4: Jinka - Mago National Park

Enter into the Mago National park, admiring different mammals and birds on the way; and proceed to visit the Mursi people and villages. Here for beauty women use to put round plates into their lips. On camp near to Elwoha village

5: Mago National Park (Mursi and Body Mursi)

Full day to visit the very interesting Mursi and Body people villages. If is June visit also the Body people competition, which is an unique experience. Also having a full day for the Mursi people you can really experience their way of life, culture and traditions. On camp near to Elwoha village

6: Mago National Park - Omor River

Drive to the Omo river & start navigating, with boats capacity 6 clients/boat. Is a unique experience, visiting these villages which have very few contact with tourism and you can really experience their culture. ON next to a Mursi people village

7: Muguji village

Continue boating and this day experience the very colorful & interesting Muguji people, with unique culture. ON camp, next to a very interesting Muguji village

8: Muguji & Nyangatom people & villages

Visit Muguji & Nyangatom people & villages. ON camp next to a village

9: Karo Kortcho village

Reach Kortcho village, admiring Nyangatom & Karo people. End of boating days. Fantastic view over Omo river and the valley. ON camp next to Kortcho village.

10: Karo Kortcho village - Turmi

Meet our vehicles & drive to Turmi, to visit the Hamer people & villages. Visit Monday's very colorful Hamer, Karo & Dassanech people market at Turmi village. Afternoon walk to a Hamer village to experience their culture. With luck we'll try also to participate to the Hamer people marriage ceremonies, with the bull jumping & more. Also in the evening to admire one of their dances: the Evangadi. Meals & ON Turmi Evangadi lodge www.evangadilodge.com

11: Turmi - Omorate - Turmi

Morning drive to Omorate, at bank of Omo river, to visit the Dassanech people. Then back to Turmi, for the Hamer people villages. ON Evangadi lodge Turmi

12: Turmi - Konso - Arbaminch

Drive to the Erbore people and visit their villages & culture. Then cross the Weyto river valley, to the Konso people (if their village not visited on day 04, can be done now). Proceed to Arbaminch. Lunch on the way; dinner & ON Swaynes htl.

13: Arbaminch (Chamo Lake - Netch Sar National park)

Boat on lake Chamo admiring crocodiles, hippos and birds. Reach the other side of the lake and walk to the Netch Sar park. Visit animals, as Swaynes Hartbeest, lesser kudu, zebras, birds & more. Reach the mountain top ("Yesghier dildi", which means mountain of paradise) with spectacular view over Chamo & Abaya lakes and the Netch Sar park. Have lunch. Drive back. Dinner & ON Swaynes htl

14: Arbaminch (Chencha) - Langano

Drive to the Dorze people, admiring their villages, and particular way of life and houses. And very nice views. Lunch box. Drive then to the Rift Valley of Langano. Dinner & ON Wenney ecolodge www.wenneyecolodge.com

15: Langano - Addis Ababa

Relax at Langano. Possibility of trekking, birdwatching, horseriding, cycling, swimming. Lunch. Drive then back to Addis Ababa. Ones in Addis, short visit of the Mercato, biggest open air market in Africa. Dinner in traditional restaurant with folkloristic dances. Then transfer airport for departure

 


"WHAT are and HOW do our GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOURS work?"


Also being one or two persons, you or your clients can have the chance to get very good prices, in joining other clients in very interesting programs
Are in BB (bed and breakfast) in the capital cities, to give the chance to clients to experience different restaurants, and in FB (full board) during the rest of the tour
Dates are fixed dates. Please see here and choose the most suitable for you
We have tours with English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and Russian speaking guides. English speaking drivers always
Minimum number of persons required to confirm a tour are 2 (two) persons.
Then whenever a tour is confirmed, also 1 (one) person can book on it
Maximum number of clients in a tour are 18 (eighteen) persons
Prices are net prices (non commissionable), in USD, per person, in twin room sharing (For clients that want a single room, please refer to the SS = single supplement price, to be added so to the price)
Booking and cancellation fees are found here in these documents too
If some clients need to extend some days in Addis Ababa or arrive some days before the start of the tour, please find in these documents all prices for different categories of hotels in Addis Ababa, transfers, and vehicles cost
We provide domestic and inter-regional flights, as requested. And by request we can provide also international flights.

We hope you'll enjoy while travelling with the Green Land Tours & Hotels
Please send us your comments on our services also after the end of the tour
Wish now to hear from you soon and a most enjoyable trip. Thank you.

 

DATES TO GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

English SPEAKING DEPARTURES
June 2011 - 18
July 2011 - 09
August 2011 - 20
September 2011 - 03
October 2011 - 15
November 2011 - 26
December 2011 - 03

EXTENSIONS FOR THIS TOUR

PRICE

Please contact us via email dario@greenlandethiopia.com or greenplc@yahoo.com or dario@greenlandtoursandhotels.com
Thank you

SERVICES INCLUDED

INCLUDE:
-Vehicles as follows: capital cities + Historic routes + extension tours by minibus/bus (minibuses are 12 or 15 seats but we accommodate till 9 or 12 clients only respectively; Coaster buses are 22 seats but we accommodate till 19 clients only), the rest of the tours in Ethiopia, Sudan & Djibouti with 4WD Land Cruisers capacity till 4 clients/car (max 4 passengers, which could include also one guide or one cook, + driver) [while in Djibouti will be capacity till 6 passengers/car] and minibuses or Land Cruisers with open roof capacity till 5 or 7 clients/each in Kenya &Tanzania
-4* hotels in the capital cities in BB (bed and breakfast)
-2-3* hotels & camping during the rest of the tours in double/twin room
-Meals in FB (full board), with non-alcoholic drinks, during the tours
-ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, FRENCH, JAPANESE AND RUSSIAN SPEAKING GUIDES all the tour
-Entrances fees & needed permits for visits
-Cook or driver-cook or local cook for camping nights
-Boat on Tana and/or Chamo lakes as on the program
-Needed support vehicle for cook, escorts, police, scouts etc when needed
-Necessary escort & police during Danakil trip, scouts during trekking at Semien mountains or boat trip on Omo River
-Camels for materials climbing ErTale volcano or mules for materials during trekking at Semien Mountains
-Boats on Omo river capacity till 6 clients/each
-Needed truck to bring the boats on Omo River
-Administration cost & government taxes

DON'T INCLUDE:
Drinks and meals in the capital cities; Alcoholic drinks and drinks out of the meals for all the tour incidental meals, snack and drinks; Flights, including embarkation fees, airports porters and taxes (are quoted separately, and can be booked if you request us on time during booking); Tips, all personal expenses, expenses to see dances, ceremonies; Photo and video filming fees; Laundry services; excess baggage charges; Hotel/airport porter fees and gratitude expenses; Personal traveling insurance (is requested); All whatever not included under the list "Services INCLUDE"