Lower Omo Valley Tours

5 Days

Our 5-day Lower Omo Valley Tours takes you to UNESCO’s world heritage site in southern Ethiopia and to unique tribes of the Omo Valley. The Omo Valley is one of the most culturally diverse areas with more than 16 different tribes in an area of about 160 square kilometers. Visit the Omo Valley by booking this unique 5-day tour; you will explore the most amazing and famous Omo Valley tribes such as: Mursi, Aari, Banna, Hamar, Karo, and Dassanech tribe. In addition, you will visit the Konso and Dorze people at their unique villages before your return flight from Arba Minch.

Omo Valley Tour and Travel offers exceptional Omo Valley independent travel packages to south Ethiopian tribes. Book your 5 days of Lower Omo Valley tour from Jinka. This tour include visits to the tribal markets in Keyafer, Dimeka, Turmi and the Alduba market depending on the travel date. Book enriching cultural tours with a local tour operator from the Omo Valley and receive a warm welcome from the tribes. Your tour guide, Minalu (founder of Omo Valley Tour and Travel), speaks most tribal languages well enough and can translate any questions you and/or the tribes ask. It will be an authentic, lifetime cultural experience when you travel with the best local Omo Valley Tour Guide and Operator on TripAdvisor!


Minalu, your guide will welcome you at Jinka (Baco) Airport and start your 128 km drive to Turmi town where the Hamar tribe resides in nearby villages. If it is a market day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday), you will visit a tribal market in the town it takes place. In the late afternoon, you will visit a Hamar tribal village and attend a tribal coffee ceremony inside the Hamar hut. Overnight: Buska Lodge
Visit the Kara (Karo) people who live by the Omo River and experience face and body painting. Here, you can get your face painted and experience the Karo way of beautification. The Karo (Kara) tribe number around 2500 and are famous for elaborate body and face paintings. You will return to Turmi for lunch and attend a tribal market if a market day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday). You may also see the Bull Jumping Ceremony (optional) or the Evangadi Dancing Ceremony (Optional). Overnight: Buska Lodge
After breakfast, depart around 8:30 am 72 km drive to Omo Rate town, which is the last frontier near the Kenyan border. Here, you will go to the immigration post and get your visa checked by officials before heading to the Dassanech tribe village. You will visit the Dassanech people who live on the west bank of the Omo River. Return to Turmi for lunch, then attend a tribal market if a market day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday). You may also see the Bull Jumping Ceremony (optional). Continue driving to Jinka. Overnight: Eco-Omo Lodge
Visit the famous Mursi tribe by driving some 50 km north-west crossing Mago National Park. Meet with the Mursi people whose women wear lip plates. After interacting genuinely with the Mursi, you will return to Jinka and continue driving 140 km to Konso. You will visit Konso village and head to Arba Minch. Overnight: Hayle Resort
On this day, you will continue on a 1-hour drive to visit the Dorze people who live on Guge Mountain at an altitude of 2400m. After exploring Dorze, you will go to Arba Minch airport to catch your flight to Addis Ababa, it will be the end of this 5-day tour.

Price of 5 Days Lower Omo Valley Tours for Different Group Size

  1. Price for One (1) Person = $1290 USD
  2. Price for Two (2) People = $1530/group or $765/person
  3. Price for Three (3) People = $2025/group or $675/person USD


Cost Includes

  • Transportation (4WD vehicle with driver and fuel starting from Jinka airport),
  • Guide (Minalu Adem), the best Omo Valley guide in Ethiopia.
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodations during the trip: the best in the destinations
  • All entrance fees except ceremonies
  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Photography fee in tribal villages
  • A free copy of “A Guide to the Tribes, Omo Valley” written by Minalu Adem, founder and guide @ Omo Valley Tour and Travel.

Cost Excludes

  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Food and accommodations in Addis Ababa
  • Ceremonial Events; Bull Jumping ceremony, Evangadi dancing etc.
  • Tips, Invitations, etc.

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Lower Omo Valley Tours

Ethiopian Tribes Tours

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