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Great Rift Valley ( Tour Code: GTT 15 Duration 7 Days)

Day 1: Arrival Addis Ababa 

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by Ghion Travel and Tours representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your hotel

Day 2: Addis-Arbaminch 

In the morning, drive to Arbaminch, on the way visit Tiya Stele Site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and MelkaKunture archeological site. Then keep driving to Arbaminch and overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 3: Arbaminch 

Morning, drive to Chencha village to visit the Dorze tribe who are well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts. Then, drive back to Arbaminch and in the afternoon boat ride on Lake Chamo to visit hippos and crocodiles at crocodile market on the lake. Overnight in your hotel/lodge 

Day 4: Arbaminch to Awassa 

In the morning, drive to Hawassa a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Hawassa. Late afternoon, visit Lake Hawassa's shore would give you the chance to observe many different species of birds and mammals in close distance. Overnight in your hotel 

Day 5: Awassa- WendoGenet- Awassa 

After breakfast, drive to WondoGenet area to observe striking forest plant and bird species, hot spring, landscape and view of coffee plantation. After visiting, drive back to Hawassa and overnight in your hotel/resort 

Day 6: Awassa- Langano 

Morning, drive to Langano. Lake Langano is one the rift valley lakes in Ethiopia and safe to swim with a maximum depth of 46 meters. After check in to hotel relax on the lake side beach and visit the other rift valley lake park of Abjata and Shala with a maximum depth of 250 meters, this makes it the deepest lake in Ethiopia and in Africa north of the equator and has an elevation of 1,567 meters. Overnight in your hotel/resort 

Day 7: Langano- Addis- Departure 

After breakfast drive back to Addis, on the way visit the rift valley Lake of Ziway with its diverse species of aquatic birds like greet pelican, Marabou stork, hammer cop and different kind of goose, Evening farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer in to airport to fly back home, where the tour ends. 

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