Three days Omo Valley Tours

Turmi girls in omo valley a must include visit on your ethiopia tours
Turmi Girls, famous for their elaborate hairstyles, which are made of ochre, butter, and twisted strands of hair.

Are you looking for a unique travel experience? As an experienced tour operator in Ethiopia, we would highly recommend visiting the Omo Valley for a truly unique and unforgettable experience. The Omo Valley is located in the southern part of Ethiopia and is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, each with their own unique customs and traditions.

Omo Valley tours are designed to give you an authentic experience of the region’s rich cultural heritage. You’ll have the opportunity to visit local villages and meet the people who call them home. You’ll learn about their way of life, their customs and traditions, and gain a deeper understanding of their unique culture.

In general, a visit to the Omo Valley offers a unique experience to witness cultures that are vastly different from anything you might have seen before.

Day 01: Addis Ababa – Jinka

On the first day of the Omo valley tour, we will have flight from Addis Ababa to Jinka.  then you will drive to Turmi through Keyafar to attend the colorful local markets, Keyafer on Thursday, Alduba (Demeka) on Tuesday, and Monday market in Turmi. Then proceed to Hamer village to attend the most unique but seasonal traditional ceremony of bull jumping. At night, the bull-jumping day is called off after a colorful party with Evangadi’s dance (night dance). Meanwhile if there will not be bull jumping, you will visit Hamer village in the afternoon. Overnight in Turmi.  

Day 02: Turmi – Jinka

In the morning, we will go for a day trip to Omorate to visit Dassenech, one of the indigenous ethnic groups of the valley.  Here you will cross the Omo River by local boat and enter a Dassenach village.  Afterwards, return to Turmi (Monday is market day) for a visit to a local Hamer village. In the afternoon If you don’t see on day one, we will try this day to see the bull Jumping of the Bulls traditional Hamer coming-of-age ceremony, that will be visited.  Afternoon drive to Jinka. Overnight in Jinka.

Day 03: Jinka – Mursi – Addis Ababa

In the morning, drive through the Mago National Park to a local village of Mursi. Mursi’s are known for their lower lip and earlobe plates. At mid-day we will drive back to Jinka for Lunch. Finally head over to the airport to return to Addis Ababa. Tour Ends!

What not to miss on you Omo Valley Tours?

Omo National park 

South Omo Research Centre Museum

Mago National Park

The Lower Valley of the Omo is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many tribal communities. The variety and diversity of life in the region is truly a melting pot of humanity and will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Best time to have Omo valley?

The best time to visit the Omo Valley is at the end of June to September or from November until early MarchThe best time to find ceremonial events in the region is after harvesting, which is from September up to January.

However, you can visit the Omo Valley any time of the year. Even during the rainy season. The roads are well-paved and the annual rainfall, in general, is very low.